The wisdom of the Ancestors is brought to life in this deck which is based on beliefs and practices of a First Nations people that spans more than 160,000 years.
Aboriginal Ancestral Wisdom Oracle has a unique method of exploring the same situation from various viewpoints, by including a light and dark message from the Ancestors on each card, all the while working between 4 different environments:
Freshwater Wisdom represents our journey to seek clarity through the muddy waters and onto the clear fresh water downstream where everything becomes more transparent. Saltwater Wisdom represents our journey to the deepest depths of our wisdom and the closer we journey, the more evident our messages become. Desert Wisdom represents our knowledge which is hidden in plain sight, yet if time is taken to explore the situation as a whole, answers become more apparent. Rainforest Wisdom represents our ability to hide in the background while we assess our environment and ponder our next move.
The light messages are confirmation that we are on the right path and offer words of wisdom and encouragement to continue on the journey, whereas the dark messages prompts us to consider things differently and explore other ways in which we could attain an alternative outcome.
Mel Brown is a professional speaker, author and artist known for her expertise in cultural competency and lateral violence both nationally and internationally. Mel works with families and organisations to ensure Aboriginal children who are unable to live at home are not excluded from cultural connection to their families. She has a Masters in Indigenous healing and Trauma from the Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.
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