Antipodes are, as per definition from the Webster "Australia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere)".
Well. I finally made it to the antipodes. Australia to be exact. They were in my bucket list, and because I was born in Italy I finally made it as far as I could, away from my native land. The second definition of antipodes is "the direct opposite of something". And as much as it is correct geographically, it's certainly not at all the experience I am having with the delightful people I have met, so far.
I am here as a 5Rhythms Teacher, together with my beloved Vehllia, holding our Heartbeat/Waves workshop Earth to Ether. I'm here, together with many beautiful souls and together we explored the elements and we stepped into them following the heart and the emotions that live in them. And the participation and the response was absolutely heartfelt and heartwarming. Earth in this continent is evidently powerful and the maps of the aboriginal artists are talking a similar language of the 5Rhythms maps. They are not coming from the rational and scientific view point, they come from the heart of wise humans with absolute connection with nature. Fire is in majestically made visible by the power of the sun and stored in natural colorful painting of the desert rocks. Water is all around and infinite beaches are bordering clear, alive and refreshing oceans, renewing and cleansing the shores and our bodies, surrendering to them. Air is the pristine kingdom of many amazing birds and buzzing insects and the sky is framed by Sistine chapels clouds. Ether remain invisible and mysterious but becomes palpable, if one stays open-hearted, in many magical incredible forms and shapes all around us.
We had a chance, before stepping into the delightful Melbourne, to travel a bit around this vast continent. We walk barefoot on desert sand and wash our feet in the clear waters of different Oceans. Too little time. There is so much to discover and to appreciate here. As there is so much to discover and appreciate all over in this amazing endangered planet. And there is so much to do to stop the crazy stupidity of some ignorant humans that cannot see what damage we are doing to this magical gift. So I am glad that I can travel and offer my two cents of love, respect gratitude and call into action to every possible corner I can visit and in every possible modality. I believe in the power of intention and I intend to be at service in any possible way to do all I can to give my grain of sand contribution to save the earth. And you can call me a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. We might be living in a dark moment, but giving up hope up on this, is at the antipodes of me.
Darkness can be the result of detrimental events, but the natural increasing darkness of the change of season can be an opportunity to meditate on our lives. Looking forward to dance and meditate with many of you in our celebration of the (Northern Hemisphere) Autumn Equinox: Inspired Darkness. Much Love to All.