just lately, I have found myself in a different mindset... I am beginning to realize that this land, Australia, is my home. I have found myself defending it....and defending it with a passion
a few weeks ago, I had a friend visit who bought her niece visiting from the UK... she loved Cornwall and faeries and magick.. just like me but she was about 30 years younger in age... she was talking of how England has bluebells and woods and is mystical and magickal.. and I felt a real patriotism welling up inside of me.. and started to tell her of when I go walking and how I see a land so ancient.. canyons older than the Grand one in the US......I told her of flannel flowers and waratahs, of tree spirits, of earthy smells coming from decomposing eucalyptus leaves... we have vivid colours, unlike any in the world ....In 1997 Wollemi pines,that were thought to be distinct, were discovered growing, not far from where i live and they existed during time of dinosaurs .... we have places like Uluru and The Olgas, and while the druids were doing their work in England..
this land was sitting, quietly not being inhabited by any one except the indigenous people, who were one with the earth...I agree, we don't have 'history' but here, the land is the history.. you can feel it... a deep earthy wisdom.. I am sure not found anywhere else. I found this link that I wanted to share:-
Sacred sites ..even though I am not an indigenous Australian, these places stir something deep in my soul.. oneday, soon, I am going to visit the Outback.. I am going to walk on land, so ancient it will probably make me cry .. a land with which my spirit is starting to feel a belonging.Being a 5th generation Australian on part of my family tree, I have to accept the wisdom of my ancestors, I have to believe that they decided to come to this land to give their families a better life... and I believe they did.. Yes, I still want to visit Cornwall, I still want to find where my ancestry comes from..and yes, I will probably love it.... but I know that I will come home and feel blessed by this vast Australian land. So I can now start to say that my roots are in Cornwall but my heart is in Australia!!