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Never Smile At A Crocodile... unless this is its home, then you canโ€™t help it. ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ˜ - - - Leave only footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ . Take only memories ๐Ÿ“ธ . - - - #kakadu #country #connecttocountry #energy #sun #nt #northernterritory #seeaustralia #australia #cuinthent #ntaustralia #northernterritory #outbacknt #kakadu #kakadunationalpark #westarnhem #weaving #traditionalweaving #country #kakaduculturaltours #travelblog #traveller #travelwriter #writer #media #travelmedia #throwback #crocodile

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gigi.in.the.wild. Burnt leaves appearing in the garden, Earth is opening - to what?โฃโฃ
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Burnt leaves appearing in the garden, Earth is opening - to what?โฃโฃ I did sit spot here at dawn today, for the first time in a long while. I was woken at 5 and a message came of a way to make an offering to the ancestors of this land, who I talk with a lot, so I dragged myself outside to do what I was told, and then spent the next hour or so just sitting and taking in the garden. The birds are happy this morning, Scaly-breasted lorikeets are back, mangos are defying all odds and still slowly swelling. โฃโฃ The dryness is shocking, it seems to have increased exponentially over the last week or two,but the life force is palpable. โฃโฃ Many threads of my life are weaving together in an extraordinary way. More to share on this.โฃโฃ But for now, I want to say that itโ€™s more important than ever for humans to be connecting deeply to nature. โฃโฃ A friend shared last night, and I share her experience, that there is a deep confusion as our beloved places, that have been our sources of solace and refuge, becomes a source of danger. โฃโฃ And at the same time I am feeling the channels of communication open wider, nature is asking for us to join with her. However we can, in this time, keep tuning in, just noticing, just โ€˜being withโ€™. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šโฃ โฃ #lovefromaburningcountry #natureconnection #australianbushfires #connecttocountry #ancestorsspeak #messagesfromnature #rewilding

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My favourite photo from Kakadu. The next time youโ€™re watching the sunrise, donโ€™t forget to turn around and see if you can find the moon set. You never know what kind of magic you might find if you just turn around. ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒžโœจ๐Ÿ–ค - - - - Leave only footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ . Take only memories ๐Ÿ“ธ . - - - #kakadu #country #connecttocountry #energy #sun #goldenhour #land #earth #environmental #nt #northernterritory #seeaustralia #australia #cuinthent #ntaustralia #northernterritory #outbacknt #kakadu #kakadunationalpark #westarnhem #weaving #traditionalweaving #country #kakaduculturaltours #travelblog #traveller #travelwriter #writer #travelphotos

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wanyaari. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Weekend Adventures ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
#sunnymeadebeach #connecttocountry #s

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Weekend Adventures ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ #sunnymeadebeach #connecttocountry #saltwaterman #destinationsurfcoast #greatoceanroad

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|| still i rise || - - Fire is a necessary part of the environment. Traditional Owners in the Top End and beyond have been managing controlled fires for thousands of years. Fires are lit in the earlier stages of dry season when the earth is still damp enough to control the burn and eventually die out on its own. You see these fires throughout the NT, and land management has engaged Indigenous rangers to help. Burning is not without controversy and in recent times, used as a hazard reduction method, but failed to learn from the people who successfully managed land for thousands of years. Traditionally, I believe, fires were started with lightening, just before rains would come to put them out. The burning was used for many reasons: land management, hunting, and clearing paths to walk through country. Either way, the people who walked this country long ago were incredibly intelligent and connected to the land, and have taught us that fire and burns are necessary to prevent invasive flora like bracken chocking the natives and stimulate new growth. Fire. Burn. Simmer. Growth. The more I learn, the more Iโ€™m amazed. โœจ - - - Leave only footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ . Take only memories ๐Ÿ“ธ .

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Navigating the illusions of this social construct, the #mainstreamโ€ of our society with all its backward values of #consumerism and #capitalisation... and of course the overwhelming sadness at our unconscious collective use and manipulation of Earth/Country and her resources, can be heavy and hard. We can become overwhelmed, sad, depressed even, and it can raise strong existential questions... what is it all about? How can I bring change? How can I release myself from this madness? ๐ŸŒฟ Through the practice of self care and coming back to Self and Country, ๐ŸŒฟ Coming back to our innate and natural capacity to listen deeply to our soulโ€™s purpose and requests, ๐ŸŒฟ Participating in traditional practices of sitting with and acknowledging Country... Through these ancient traditions of ceremony and meditative deep listening, we are fulfilling our Soulโ€™s calling as well as Honouring Mother Earth. We learn her speak, intuitively we form relationship and go deeper in the receiving of her guidance, sharing the abundance of energetic healing and blessing and we find sweet release from the built up weight and stories of a disillusioned world. Nature and mediation brings clarity and cleansing. We align with the greatest forces of creation, and our Earth, and through our acknowledgment we energise her and all wellbeing. She can flick us off in an instant, and yet it is our relationship with Earth, with Country, with Spirit that brings us in strong connection of reciprocal blessing and support and inspires great action! Whoop!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Join @Jade.e.kennedy and I for profound awakening and relationship at the Deep Listening day - 2nd November. Places limited ๐Ÿ’ซ so DM for reservations ! Link in bio ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ read up about my bio and Jadeโ€™s including his super inspiring #tedtalk about #welcometocountry? on #YouTube ๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’› โ€ขโ€ขโ€ข #deepdive #deeplifequotes #deeplistening #connection #country #robertson #spirituality #spiritualawakening #awakeningspirit #meditation #innerwork #spirit #channeling #openingtochannel #intuition #developyourintuition #onedayworkshop #onedayworkshops #connecttocountry #yuincountry #climate #climatechange #stopclimatechange

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4x4dreamingau. 5 minutes is all you need 
5 minutes out of your day 
Connect to count

5 minutes is all you need 5 minutes out of your day Connect to country, connect to spirit, connect to self ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ . .. #4x4dreaming #4x4dreamingau #connecttocountry #connecttoself #connecttospirit #perth #wa #westernaustralia #australia #home #noongarboodjar #noongar

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Back out in the bush this week with @moorambilla โ€“ creating new Australian Music, Dance, and Taiko with an important and thoroughly Australian message. Despite some of the challenges that this region of NSW faces at the moment, this is always some of the most inspiring and connecting work I do all year. ๐ŸŽผ #moorambilla #wideopensky #australianmusic #musiceducation #connecttocountry #songlines

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tasteofthetopend. A gift to the hand model and wonderful friend Ben @kakadukitchen. This

A gift to the hand model and wonderful friend Ben @kakadukitchen. This is a copy (printed on metal) for Ben, waterlilly lover and holder of much traditional food knowledge. This waterlilly is a staple food in Kakadu. This is of one of the 6 photos of mine that are exhibited as a series as part of โ€œWe eat we areโ€ an art exhibition curated by Sarah Pirrie, all about food. My series of photographs comments and questions the change in relationship to food in the remote north of Australia. On Friday I was totally torn as whether to drive 650 kms round trip to the opening in Katherine or go to the climate change March. I chose the latter. The exhibition also travels to Alice Springs and Darwin. We can all assist climate change with life choices, although remote living often involves lots of driving ! We can consume less, fly less, waste less, and get to know our landscapes and love them. we also need better policies from above One of the biggest threats to our top end landscapes and native food sources, (alongside land clearing, fire and weeds) is fracking. We need a government who says no to any fracking and values the amazing treasures we have, including traditional culture and huge tracts of native landscapes and living rivers. #weeatweare #weareweeat #frackfreent #bushfood #nativeplants #indigenousaustralia #foragedfood #northernaustralia #outbacknt #topendtastes #localfoods @weareweeat #loveoftheland #waterlillies #livinglandscapes #foodfutures @spirries @mytopend @gyracc #kakadu #waterlillylove @weeatweare #foodfutures #nt #artbacknt #tropicalfood #waterlillies #bushfood #wildharvest #connecttocountry #wildfood #foodthoughts

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aquila84wa. Tune in to @abcperth at 2:30pm TODAY to hear more about these two prec

Tune in to @abcperth at 2:30pm TODAY to hear more about these two precious #Waalitj / #WedgetailedEagle #eaglets that I had the pleasure of showing @gillianoshaughnessy (handler Pic 1) & Glynn (handler Pic 2) over the weekend. We think this first bird was a male, slightly more developed that his smaller but larger-footed sister, who hatched about 5 days after him. Their older brother Darlyininy was (in 2017) a similar size once but is now free-flying & has roamed from their parents #PerthHills home range to Lake Argyle in the Kimberley, among other place. AmAZing #birds!! ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #WhereWedgiesDare #totembirds #eagle #outbush #science #raptorresearch #wildoz #wildlife #Aquila_audax #simoncherriman #insightornithology #abc720 #abcradio #abc720perth #scicom #sciencecommunication #connecttocountry #environmentaleducation #lovelife

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|| K A K A D U Q U A R T Z || Soaking up all that golden energy from the sun. Rose Quartz, otherwise known as the heart stone, is my favourite. Itโ€™s got a soft feminine energy, that connects with the heart chakra - itโ€™s the stone of love, healing, balance and compassion. Which is why I carry it around with me most days - love, compassion and heart are at the core of everything I do. I donโ€™t always get it right, but having this stone serves as a reminder to always come back to those values. It makes sense, then, that walking barefooted ๐Ÿฆถ over the lands of Kakadu, and across these sun-soaked stones on a womenโ€™s only tour had me feeling all kinds of magic. - - - Leave only footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ . Take only memories ๐Ÿ“ธ . - - - #rosequartz #kakadu #country #connecttocountry #quartz #quartzenergy #energy #sun #goldenhour #land #earth #environmental #nt #northernterritory #seeaustralia #australia #cuinthent #ntaustralia #northernterritory #outbacknt #kakadu #kakadunationalpark #westarnhem #weaving #traditionalweaving #country #together #kakaduculturaltours #travelblog #traveller #crystal #crystals

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hangupmyart. I like to stay grounded #earth #fire #wind #water ๐Ÿ’– got the #heart ๐Ÿ˜…

I like to stay grounded #earth #fire #wind #water ๐Ÿ’– got the #heart ๐Ÿ˜… You will notice how much your body loves it #mind #body and #soul #connecttocountry #sogood I like to walk barefoot and let the soles of my feet kiss the Earth and if I get the chance I will walk in the water.. I am a Nature Person ๐Ÿ’š and the old saying is #fire is the best medicine๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

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daniikacoffiin. Weekend out bush
#Lore&Culture 
#ConnectToCountry

Weekend out bush #Lore&Culture #ConnectToCountry

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birdwingsnature. Cloud-watching during sit spot โ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒค๏ธ #sitspot #connecttocountry #nat

Cloud-watching during sit spot โ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒค๏ธ #sitspot #connecttocountry #natureeducation #birdwingsbushclub

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Boomalli partnered with IAG's NRMA Insurance to connect roads to Country and increase awareness around traditional lands.โฃ โฃ Debra Beale, Sharon Smith and Jasmine Sarin created artworks which feature on billboards acknowledging their connection to Country.โฃ โฃ Look out for them when you pass through Wonnarua, Wiradjuri or Dharawal Country!โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ Images courtesy of NRMAโฃ โฃ #indigenousart #aboriginalart #aboriginalartgallery #nswaboriginalart #NRMA #IAG #connecttocountry #dharawal #wonnarua #wiradjuri #drivesafely

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edutipiac. We have a spiritual connection to everything that is living and non-lo

We have a spiritual connection to everything that is living and non-loving. It is in our DNA. ๐Ÿงฌ Taking the time to be present in nature is where it starts. Noticing the colours, the spirit, the wind, the sunshine, the sounds and feeling the interconnectedness between everything is absolutely perfect in that moment. Grandmother tree spoke to me. #connection #connecttocountry #aboriginaleducation #aboriginal #indigenous #australian #country

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aquila84wa. Four #flashbacks fitting for #Fatherhood: Caring for, nurturing & prot

Four #flashbacks fitting for #Fatherhood: Caring for, nurturing & protecting (1) a precious, vulnerable, dependent #newlife (2) is a sheer joy. A delightful privilege. Parental duties, in their relative simplicity - feed, clothe, change, wash, repeat - are actually quite easy. What's not easy... what is by FAR the most challenging aspect of being a new parent, is coping with all the other 'factors in the forest', some of which drive you #Raven mad!! ๐Ÿ˜‚. #Totembirds offer inspiration as to how best keep aloft (although this is not easily ingrained!): turn away, turn a blind eye if need be, hold your head high (3), & know that beneath everything, you DO have sharp, strong, powerful weapons (4) that will help you grasp, & cope with, any & all of the obstacles that arise. A #Waalitj has visited me each of these past three days, drifting overhead on blustery #Makuru winds, a calm & soothing message: "all is & will be well; how blessed you are to have solid love & support from many incredible, selfless souls" ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’› #keepcalmandloveeagles #koortwirin #totembird #spiritbird #talons #NoongarCountry #birds #ornithology #eagles #WhereWedgiesDare #insightornithology #simoncherriman #inspiredbynature #connecttocountry #lovelife #post650

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aquila84wa. Getting to know certain individual #eagles is one of the many delights

Getting to know certain individual #eagles is one of the many delights of carrying out ongoing #raptorresearch. I absolutely L.O.V.E. the power & audacity of this adult female #Waalitj, half of one of the #NoongarCountry pairs I visit each year. I haven't seen her in the flesh for months, but I see her in my mind, & sense her spirit almost daily. Today I had the privilege of talking at @kanyanawildlife's 2019 #Wildlife Rehabilitation in my #PerthHills birthplace, #Kalamunda, & it gave me a special tingle of warmth to 'see' her again during the part of my talk that features her family. It only takes a short moment to close one's eyes, set your mind #wildandfree, & go #soaring to THAT place... & find THAT bird. To see her, feel her powerful energy. And to let her #koortwirin flow through your veins to feed the fire that is #connection to your #totembirds. To do so is to truly #connecttocountry!! #WedgetailedEagle #Aquila_audax #eagle #eagling #ornithology #birds #simoncherriman #insightornithology #wildoz #eliteraptors #birdphotography #eaglesofinstagram #PerthHills #WhereWedgiesDare #Makuru #lovelife

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rowemidge3586. Made some bread with the Granddaughter. We made Wattleseed and Cinnamo

Made some bread with the Granddaughter. We made Wattleseed and Cinnamon Myrtle. Tastes pretty good. #bushtucker #wattleseed #cinnamonmyrtle #connecttocountry #nextgeneration

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dashaclarke. Mother Earth and birth are two powerful forces that drive our existenc

Mother Earth and birth are two powerful forces that drive our existence and both are in pain, needing our attention and love. Please donโ€™t ignore this plea for acknowledgment of where the two intersect. There is such a heaviness in my heart. My eldest son asked me why I was crying. I told him I felt sad thinking about sacred aboriginal birthing trees being desecrated so that a road could be made in their way. He told me he too felt sad about them being destroyed, he couldnโ€™t understand why the road had to be built exactly in that way. Neither do I. This week has been NAIDOC week in Australia which is a week of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It is also intended to bring awareness to the state of the relationships we have with each other on this incredible land. This land that we all owe NOT own. There is a lot of division and debate about the painful history of this land but one irrefutable fact stands - we all live here, we all call this home. Just like we all once called our mothers home too. Itโ€™s time to come back home. To honour our shared Mother Earth. We need to reconcile our relationship with the land if we are going to find any harmony upon her. Leave this sacred land be, we are killing more than a birthing tree. I support @dwembassy in their stand to protect and honour sacred land. Please follow them and show your support as they fight the good fight.

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WHAT AN EVENT !!! If you're around until Sunday then be sure to check out @ciafcairns !! We spent aaaallll day here with craft for the kids, amazing food stalls, live music and dance performance and am amazing gallery of so many gorgeous indigenous artists! The community, the connection & the commitment to country these events showcase is what we moved here to live more of and we're so grateful to be having these experiences with our community โค๏ธ Saturday and Sunday left to check this event out ! We will be back Sunday for the day and be there for the closing ceremony!

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aquila84wa. This stunning #'wantu' was a very humbling gift to me from #Martu chil

This stunning #'wantu' was a very humbling gift to me from #Martu children, school teachers & elders who last year presented it as a thank you for the #Walluwurru / eagle research & education I carry out each year at #MatuwaIPA in the WA desert (thanks to ongoing support by the #GoldfieldsEnvironmentalManagementGroup). It is a mat or #blanket made from the skin of a male #Marlu / #RedKangaroo - a classic, traditional piece of #MartuCountry - something that has for tens of thousands of years been used to keep Australians warm. So what a thrill it has been to use it as bedding for my new baby #son & see him snuggle on it with great contentment!! When not sleeping soundly on it, he lays on his back & rubs the back of his teeny hands on the #kangaroo's immensely soft #fur. . I thought this would be a very fitting post for #NAIDOCWeek2019. I hope everyone enjoys the coming days of #connection, community & #reconciliaton ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ . #macropod #macropus #macropusrufus #naidoc #happynaidocweek #naidocweek #connecttocountry #aboriginalculture #straya #thisisWA #mammals #simoncherriman @australiangeographic @westernaustralia @naidocweek #newlife #lovelife

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young_shaman. That feeling of warmth, rugged terrain and spectacular gorges. The wat

That feeling of warmth, rugged terrain and spectacular gorges. The water, the wisdom of a 100,000 year old culture and sitting in circle with women... . That is what the Kimberley Connection Women's gathering is all about, and we still have room for a few more women to journey with us. Would you like to join us? . #womensretreat #explorethekimberley #connecttoculture #connecttocountry #selftime #naturetime www.youngshamanfoundation.com/kimberly-connection-retreat-2/

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nambour_community_centre. Walk on Country with Kabi Kabi traditional custodian Brianna  Hanson a

Walk on Country with Kabi Kabi traditional custodian Brianna Hanson as a part of In this Land We Belong project. Connecting multicultural people to the land. Thanks for a great day @wattlebri Thanks for support Sunshine Coast Council, Uni of Sunshine Coast and Anti Discrimination Commission Qld #connecttocountry #multicultural #traditionalcustodians #kabikabi #sunshinecoast #walkoncountry #maroochybushlandbotanicgarden

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If your weekend looked this relaxing hands up ! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ We have some absolutely amazing places up here โค๏ธ What's your favourite weekend escape? #themossjournals #weekend #explorefnq #beach #relax #fire #fishing #familyvibes #familytime #connecttocountry #tnq #dayout #mothernature #lovenature #lovewhatyoudo

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