Embodied Songlines: Image - Word - Love
This is a new Page on this Site for a new Project I am currently developing: Embodied Terrain Songlines.
I'll soon be sharing online and live Events with you. One of these offerings, the inaugural online journey, lives Here >
In each Songlines event or offering, you will journey through the Country of yourself through Photography, Writing, Movement and Sound.
Within the Songlines process, I am offering also a Service of Mentoring
Please check the Events page to see my whereabouts and what's currently on offer.
the journey - and, where to next
During 2017, I journeyed in Hawai'i, Mexico, New Zealand, in Tasmania and along the East Coast of my native Australia.
The next stage of my journey moves further across the globe:
During May 2018, I made a Pilgrimage to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Sacred land of profound resonance.
Whilst I imagined that this journey would be a Home-Coming to me, I was most deeply touched in unexpected ways.
You can read a little of that profound experience here >>
You can also visit the new Galleries, and experience the touch of these places, through Image.
In late June I travelled to Iceland. The opposite side of the planet from Central Australia.
Land of Glacier and waterfall and black sand beaches. Land of my Ancestral Vikings.
I was honoured to have been invited to teach the Dance Improvisation component in a Women's creative retreat.
Galleries of a few images from this journey live here >>
In late 2018-early 2019 I'll be in Mexico and Hawai'i once again. Together with Vancouver Island, and the Oregon Coast.
Offering you deep movement, sound and photographic Events in collaboration with Megan and Olivier of Sound Bath Healing.
Offering you experiences of somatic enquiry with Caroline Kleindeinst in Maui.
You can find out a little more about these upcoming offerings here >>
This concept, this Practice, of Walking in the Land, is not new to me. It isn't new to you, either.
It is, in fact, your natural way of Being.
As you walk in Country, in Place, it sings you into being. As you sing the land into being.
In intimate relationship with Place, you are part of the greater ecology, and literally, belong to one another. Body and Land.
When we inhabit ourselves, as felt, known Place, we re-turn to our Source. Embodied. Present.
Resonant and Alive.
This Project is offered in Loving service to Everything that you truly Are.
This next stage of the development of Embodied Terrain Songlines, happens with far greater ease and flow, with your loving support.
Your support assists me in physically making the Songline Journeys across our World; being present in the Land, creating the Images and writing the Words.
All offered to You, in loving service, and held as sacred. As Upliftment, for us All. Now.
This Project includes the development of a suite of deeply transformational Embodiment Online Events & Resources, a Gathering of the Presence of physical images, and the evolution of live events, Retreats and Workshops.
You can make a Contribution to this forward journey. For All of Us.
I invite you to join with me. To join with all of Us.
You can Contribute whatever amount you wish.
Please know that everything offered assists this Project. Everything.
My Deepest Gratitude to You,
Love, Narelle xo
Image Making - my Prayer to Place
I am a Photographer and a Writer. (School of Life)
A Dancer, a Yogi, a spiritual Transformer. (Formal, rigorous and looooong, Training)
I am also a Scientist. (Academic study, teaching, and post graduate Research based)
For the curious amongst you, you can read a little of my Photographic Story here >
"Songlines" is a term that is often used to name a sacred Indigenous Australian relationship with creation and the land.
My own work in Songlines, is sourced in my own life's walk, together with a grounded and formal initiation I received by an Indigenous Elder from the Darwin area of Northern Territory, Australia, and its subsequent deep and conscious integration of that in the Blue Mountains, NSW, over a decade, and in South East Queensland for over two decades. The conscious journey continues.
Embodied Terrain Songlines, as this project offers, is your own embodied relationship with Place. The Places you walk in your own life, both interior, and in the land. My work offers deep reflection and conscious self-participation with that walk, through image making (photography), writing, deep embodiment of the land, and movement practices.
Everyone is a Dancer, an Improviser. Everyone breathes, moves. Everyone inhabits the land, their greater ecology.
How you move, is effected by your conscious relationship with Place.
With the rocks that echo your bones, with the earth's waterways, echoing your own interior fluid systems.
Everything around you is alive.
Your breath, your sound, your embodied movement is in reverent, listening communion with All Things.
To create images - to photograph - from this place of conscious communion with the land, in a way that tells your heart's story, is your own Songline acknowledgement and creation.
Please join with me. Breathe, Image, Move, Experience.
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Images of Narelle Carter-Quinlan by GE McKerrihan