By Hakima Betty Lou Chaika

For her Mother’s Day Ziraat Retreat in Ashville, NC, Darvesha asked me to make an ending ritual as a seal on our intentions to reciprocate with Earth, and as an empowerment for the participants to go forth to celebrate the Divine Mother and Mother Earth. She also asked me to write about the creation of a ceremony, so here’s the story:

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by Arjuna

 Welcome to our inaugural Bulwalwanga Ran Festival! ‘Bulwalwanga Ran’ in Dhurga language of the Yuin Nation of the South Coast of NSW means ‘we are strong you all.’

Our festival is about celebrating indigenous and other world wisdom traditions that honour Mother Earth. It is about learning from each other and finding the best ways to support personal as well as planetary wellbeing. It is also an attempt to redress some of the wrongs of the past when Europeans first encountered the First Nations of Australia.

(From accessed 7/9/2017)

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