are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
January 15th, 2017
- Aboriginal Spirituality -
Kevin is a member of the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council.
He has gained a great deal of knowledge of aboriginal cultural heritage from his Elders from Gomilaroi Country and through working in the area as an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Officer. He is also an Aboriginal Artist with many of his works sold and collected by various Art Galleries.
Aboriginal spirituality is defined as at the core of Aboriginal being, their very identity. It gives meaning to all aspects of life including relationships with one another and the environment. Everything is interconnected, people, plants and animals, landforms and celestial bodies are all part of a larger reality. In this world, nothing is inanimate, everything is alive; animals, plants, and natural forces, all are energised by a spirit.
As such, humans are on an equal footing with nature; are part of nature and are morally obligated to treat animals, plants and landforms with respect. In this world, the invisible and the visible pulse with the same life, and the sacred is not separated from the secular, they are interconnected and interactive.
But also in this world, the unseen spiritual forces are stronger and hold sway over all nature. A healthy respect for the power of spirit forces is learned from early childhood.