Songlines came through about a month ago, although the image has been sitting in the back of my mind for a few years after attending a powwow in Colorado. At one point there was a generational dance, and I recall three women dancing together close to where we sat. Clearly grandmother, mother and daughter, the energy was captivating and deeply moving - I felt a deep presence and care through the generations and a beautiful spirit that each woman carried. Men also danced with son's, father's and grandfather's. At first the artwork was nameless. Often this is the case as they speak for themselves, yet the name songlines came through because of the connection I witnessed through the dancers of spirit, heart and Earth.
Songlines was inspired by the energy and essence of our individual dreaming (or medicine) and spirit which is carried through the generations. The generations are of human form and also other forms such as water, rocks, trees and stars in sacred places across the Earth. These songs of spirit are sung through the land and cosmos and extend through time and the very fabric of creation. Part of the personal spirit song discovery is to recognize one's own unique dreaming and sacred place within the whole (in relationship to the greater community, nature, the Earth and cosmos).
*Honoring my homeland - the term songlines (or dreaming track) is a European interpretation of how the First Nation Peoples of Australia sing to the Earth and to the ancestors or creator beings who brought the land into being.
Soulful Living Blog I love sharing my traveling journeys, be it when setting sail across the ocean or when I am called deep within, traveling spiritual miles. Although these experiences often bring a deep silence to my soul, I also love to share this depth and presence through art, photography, creative writing and music.