Water / Fire Ritual
with Wiruungga Dunggiirr & Garra rrana (Blue Dragonfly)
Balancing the masculine and feminine
A smoking Ceremony is a very ancient ritual by the first nation people/Aboriginals that usually takes place at the beginning of every ceremony. It accompanies a welcome to the land and the spirits of the land and makes a pathway for physical and spiritual prosperity. Garra and Wiruungga will use native medicine plants to produce smoke to cleanse the people and the land, supported by chanting. The sacred fire will be the centre of this ritual, the doorway to communicate with spirits and ask permission and guidance.
The life force of existence will now come into action, ready to cleanse, purify and bring in positivity. Our African ancestors always started their rituals with libation. Following their tradition we start by offering the sacred water to mother Earth/Mama Aisa and the spirits so she can provide for her children, and asking for her permission and blessings. Our beloved Mama gave us beautiful gifts, all with different qualities: medicine plants, herbs to heal, flowers to uplift etc
It’s our tradition to make a spiritual bath with these herbs, bringing in all the wisdom in the water, and wash ourselves to purify, and uplift our body, mind and spirit, so we are clean and open to receive the love, wisdom and knowledge This ritual is the empowerment to walk the path of our heart/true self in our honouring of Mama Water.
About Wiruungga and Garra rrana:
Wiruungga is an Elder from the Namba Gumbaynggar Nation, New South Wales, Nambucca Heads. Wisdom Keeper who is carrying the knowledge of the Dreamtime, past on from generation to generation. Leading ceremonies, rituals and walkabouts. Traditional artist, dancer of the dreamtime, fire keeper from the Never-Never, story teller and teacher who dedicate his life to building bridges to keep the culture alive. Traveling with his partner Garra rrana to remaind communities to support them by bringing clothes and building gardens…. Their new dreaming is to start up a bush university on tribal land to share the knowledge and wisdom of the and creating space for all people to receive the healing of medicine plants in the bush.
Garra is walking the songlines of her African Ancestors, by the guidance of her Grandmothers. Medicine Woman and teacher, who works with traditional medicines and leading different ceremonies and rituals. Creative artist, sharing the language of the spirits in tribal dance and songs. Together with Wiruungga Dunggiirr they are building bridges and bringing different cultures together to create awareness of the new dreaming.