Aboriginal Spirituality with Brooke Prentis
Wellspring Centre is delighted to bring those with an interest in spiritual accompaniment and spirituality to gather together with Aboriginal Christian leader, Brooke Prentis.
Brooke will offer three interactive sessions and you can come to one or two or all three. Each session would include a talk, workshop practical tasks, and Q&A
Topics will include:
The Dreaming: Aboriginal Spirituality in Country;
Reconciliation: Heartbeats Healing Country; and
Deep Listening: Connecting to Country.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring your own lunch, a journal and waterbottle.
The Dreaming: Aboriginal Spirituality in Country
The Dreaming is a whole system of law and living. The Dreaming is past, present, and future. The Dreaming comes from the Creator, is given to the Elders, and is passed from generation to generation. The Dreaming is also held by Aboriginal Christian Leaders. The Dreaming has much to teach all of Country including all peoples of all cultures today. Come and weave your story with the Creator’s story that is embedded in the landscape
Deep Listening: Connecting to Country
Country is not somewhere you go – it is every part of these lands now called Australia. Aboriginal peoples have been practicing deep listening to Country for thousands of years. The Aboriginal practice of deep listening means listening with ears, eyes, minds, hearts and whole beings. Come and learn how to tune in as we learn and practice deep listening on Country.
- Reconciliation: Heartbeats Healing Country
We each have a heartbeat. Aboriginal people heart the heartbeat of Country. Reconciliation is the building of relationship between Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous peoples of all cultures in these lands now called Australia. Reconciliation has a role to play in our hearts beating in rhythm. Come and explore the journey for healing Country through Reconciliation.
More about Brooke Prentis:
Brooke Prentis is a Wakka Wakka woman and nationally recognised Aboriginal Christian Leader. Brooke is an Aboriginal, Education, and Reconciliation Action Plan Consultant, as well as a theologian, writer, speaker, educator, justice advocate, and poet. Brooke has appeared on national television and radio programs including Channel 9's Helping Hands, ABC's The Drum, NITV's The Point, and has guest hosted ABC Radio National's Soul Search as well as been a guest on God Forbid and the Religions and Ethics Report. Brooke is currently writing a book which will be out next year called "Listen, Learn, Love: Walking with Your Aboriginal Neighbour" equipping peoples of all cultures to practically live out Reconciliation. Brooke shares a message of Reconciliation as Friendship and dreams of an Australian built on truth, justice, love, and hope.
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