Seeking the Sacred in Uluru

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I never quite know where they are going to take me, or what will happen once we get there. It’s become a game of trust and an adventure that teaches me as much as I hope it will teach those who read their stories.

The first character made her appearance as an orange and black butterfly. Later, when she transformed into a girl she gave me her name. Aponi. Then the five others  started appearing on the page. Three adolsecent girls and three boys about the same age. I thought more might come. I waited for their arrival and even tried to force a few onto the page, but it seems there had to be six warriors. No more. No less. So I allowed them to take their places on the points of a star, which revealed itself to be a labyrinth of broken light in the body of Earth.

Our journey together has only just begun, even though we’re nearly ready to release Book 1. The cover is being designed and the formatting will follow soon after. These 6 teens, though, are not ready to wait. They have me working on Book 2 (which I must confess I began nearly a year ago, and put aside for other projects).

Now it is time to return to their stories, only there’s one small challenge I’m hoping you might help me face. You see, one of the six has decided she wants to land in Australia. I’m not surprised she chose Uluru, but she’s thrown me for a bit of a loop. You see, I’ve never been there myself. I’d like to someday, but I don’t imagine that day will come for awhile yet.

Here’s where my request comes in. If you have been to Uluru, I’m hoping you might be willing to share a bit about your experience there. In particular:

  • What did it feel like to be in this sacred place for you?
  • What did your eyes notice?
  • What was the air like while you were there? The sky? The ground beneath you?
  • Most importantly, what impression did you have when you first saw Uluru, and what has stayed with you since?
  • Did you have a mystical experience that you would be wiling to share?

Any other stories regarding Uluru or related areas, such as Kata Tjuta in Australia would be welcome and can be sent to me via my email aekehas@gmail.com.

With much gratitude in advance,

Alethea

 

14 thoughts on “Seeking the Sacred in Uluru

  1. It’s so interesting how our characters just decide things and can’t be dissuaded. I hope you get to go there yourself someday. Hopefully if you don’t get your answers here or on the internet, your character will tell you what it’s like for her. 🙂

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    1. They sure do hold the reins, and as you suggested, I do believe she just wants me to trust and allow myself to go there with her…there’s something to be said about surrendering to the process. On the other hand, there’s that part of me that wants to get it “right.” 🙂

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  2. Suzanne

    I agree with the first comment. I haven’t been to Uluru though I have been to other places in Australia that are aboriginal power places. The aboriginal spirits are very strong in these places. Some places easier to be in than others. Some places seem to amplify inner stuff that I need to look at.
    The aboriginal people ask that visitors do not climb Uluru but many people do. In my experiences of other places like that can sometimes give a place an edgy feel.

    I think that you will find the answers you are seeking if you travel to Uluru and Kata Tjula energetically.

    From the point of view of what it would be like to visit there now – the tourist area caters for both luxury tourism and campers. Sunset tours and wining and dining at sunset are very popular with richer tourists. People from all over the world go there and the tourist areas are crowded. There are also tours organised by the aboriginal people which involve walking around the base of the rock. I think some of the Dreaming stories that can be told to the uninitiated are explained on some tours. I’ve heard something about a cave at the base that is very significant but you’d have to look it up – I’m a bit hazy on details. I think it is something to do with the Rainbow Serpent Dreaming.

    It is often very hot during the day – 40 C and the heat is very dry. Night times can get very cool in the winter months. Down to 1C with very clear skies. The stars in the outback are very clear and seem to be closer. The area of the Milky Way where there are no stars (the Dark Rift in western astronomy) looks like a giant emu. Many aboriginal tour guides point this out to people. It takes a while to figure out what they mean, but once you see it’s amazing how much like an emu that dark area looks.

    Can’t think of much else to say at this point – I would suggest you do some kind of visualisation or spirit journey to get a feel for what that place wants to tell you right now. I think it must be calling you in some way. Places in Australia can do that sometimes. You have probably heard that many people see Uluru as the Solar Plexus chakra of the Earth.

    Hope something in what I’ve said helps. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne, This was very helpful. I got the body tingles in certain places, which seems to confirm where I am being led when I do close my eyes and step into the energy of this sacred place. It’s always helpful to have that confirmation. As you said, the signficance of this as a chakra of the Earth is a key reason why my character wants this in the story and I have a feeling the Rainbow Serpent will make an appearance again (also appeared in Book 1). Thank you for this! I hope you are well. ❤

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  4. Janet Gogerty

    I haven’t been there but I just asked my daughter. It is immense and glows at sunset. It is daunting to think this rock has been a spiritual power base perhaps forever, for the oldest people in the world.

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