Co-Creating a Dream

With the goal of seeing a brighter future for our children and bringing forward the message of our ancestors we are committed to being the change that we wish to see by honoring and connecting to the source which we all live and breathe.... and with that the Co-Creating a Dream journey was born. With the intention of honoring the sacred wisdom that his rooted within all of us and bridging culture around the globe, it is our goal to honor and respect this wisdom and bring forward the change within, and remind us all that we are all woven deep into this fabric as ONE! 

We set our intentions on bridging with one of our oldest and most sacred of cultures...The aboriginal communities of Australia. It was our intention to not only bridge the gaps between cultures and connect the children, but also to honor the culture behind the instrument that has become a foundational part of my life and my music. Yidaki as it is traditionally called, has been a deep part of my musical message and with this journey into the heart of Australia, we shared commitment to honoring the land, its people and seeking out the wisdom that runs deep within this ancient culture. 

Amala Dopia infusing the energies of Rainbow Serpent and final touches on this magical yidaki. We spent the previous day with hunting the wood and carving. MAGIC!!

Amala Dopia infusing the energies of Rainbow Serpent and final touches on this magical yidaki. We spent the previous day with hunting the wood and carving. MAGIC!!

                 Sharing song and eats after a good day collecting oyster from the local waters at Wallaby Beach.

                 Sharing song and eats after a good day collecting oyster from the local waters at Wallaby Beach.

                                                                  Nephew Xavi sharing his bright light

                                                                  Nephew Xavi sharing his bright light

                 Amala and Cousin bathing with X in the sacred waters of Guanna Lagoon after a day of cutting yidaki

                 Amala and Cousin bathing with X in the sacred waters of Guanna Lagoon after a day of cutting yidaki

With 25 show dates across the Eastern region, we began our journey in the south and met with community along the way. Our first stop was in Melbourne. Here is a shot of Nalu during our performance at the Swaggerfest 2014 in Wandiligong... sharing Native American grassdance for the first time on Australian soil. 

With 25 show dates across the Eastern region, we began our journey in the south and met with community along the way. Our first stop was in Melbourne. Here is a shot of Nalu during our performance at the Swaggerfest 2014 in Wandiligong... sharing Native American grassdance for the first time on Australian soil. 

One of our most memorable stops was the William Rickits sanctuary just outside of Melbourne in the Dandinong Mountains. We had a chance to meet with our good friend Ganga Giri who led us to this magical garden in the forest. There was a powerful energy here. It was a silent and heavy one. The sculptures that were created here among these trees had a story in every one of them. 

One of our most memorable stops was the William Rickits sanctuary just outside of Melbourne in the Dandinong Mountains. We had a chance to meet with our good friend Ganga Giri who led us to this magical garden in the forest. There was a powerful energy here. It was a silent and heavy one. The sculptures that were created here among these trees had a story in every one of them. 

A blessed evening with our good friends at IDIJ. After a proper meal we sat and shared story and then got a go on the 'Blue Bamboo' (One didg many breathes). This didg has been shared by many wonderful folks and it was a massive honor to send our vibes through it…Big thanks Guan and the IDIJ family!!

A blessed evening with our good friends at IDIJ. After a proper meal we sat and shared story and then got a go on the 'Blue Bamboo' (One didg many breathes). This didg has been shared by many wonderful folks and it was a massive honor to send our vibes through it…Big thanks Guan and the IDIJ family!!

                               Jamie and Xen getting some needed down time on the South Coast bathing in the beauty of the 12 Apostles! Powerful country!!

                               Jamie and Xen getting some needed down time on the South Coast bathing in the beauty of the 12 Apostles! Powerful country!!

                                                                       Nephew getting crazy for the camera!

                                                                       Nephew getting crazy for the camera!

                                            Getting little heart some bathing time after breaking his leg at Port Campbell 

                                            Getting little heart some bathing time after breaking his leg at Port Campbell 

                                                                              Mystery gazing in the NT

                                                                              Mystery gazing in the NT

                                                                          Amala Dopia cooking it up proper

                                                                          Amala Dopia cooking it up proper

                                            Words of wisdom from Bipi Djalu before we held ceremony and released the ashes

                                            Words of wisdom from Bipi Djalu before we held ceremony and released the ashes

Had a chance to share some jams with Brother Larry and Andrew of the Barra West Wind band of NE Arnhem Land. So blessed to share story and song lines with these Brothers!

Had a chance to share some jams with Brother Larry and Andrew of the Barra West Wind band of NE Arnhem Land. So blessed to share story and song lines with these Brothers!

                                                               Little Heart receiving blessings from Bipi Djalu. 

                                                               Little Heart receiving blessings from Bipi Djalu. 

                                      Bipi Djalu walking hand in hand with Ryder after offering healing on his broken leg

                                      Bipi Djalu walking hand in hand with Ryder after offering healing on his broken leg

                                                        Bipi Djalu road testing the new yidaki we crafted together

                                                        Bipi Djalu road testing the new yidaki we crafted together

                                             Amala singing with joy as we gather the honey we found while cutting for yidaki

                                             Amala singing with joy as we gather the honey we found while cutting for yidaki

                                            Sharing some time with the love of my life in the waters at Guanna Lagoon

                                            Sharing some time with the love of my life in the waters at Guanna Lagoon

                                      Leilanni and Xavi getting covered up

                                      Leilanni and Xavi getting covered up

                                                                The dream team that fuels my heart every day! 

                                                                The dream team that fuels my heart every day! 

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