“The land is where my ancestors live, its where they communicate with me, its where I will live when I die”.Join Blood Origins on their adventure into the Australian Outback starting May 1.
For generations, hunters have left indelible footprints on this Earth, signs that they once occupied the land, drank from the rivers, and partook in the circle of life that was Gaia herself. Gaia’s motto was simple then, and it is still simple today: life begets death, death begets life, and as humans we are intrinsically a part of this circle. Yet in today’s society, we have forgotten our role, the circle, and at a basic level, what it means to be a part of it all.
The ancestors of the Australian Outback talk about “Dreamtime” as a state of being. Dreamtime is connected with how life began and with how the circle of life connects us all together. Dreamtime is a state of connectivity to something more ancient, something more primal, something that goes beyond description; through it, we enter into the world of sensory perception, allowing for us to see pattern for engagement with the natural world.
You don’t have to look very far back in anyone’s genealogy to discover a heritage of hunting. Though the reason for hunting may have changed with time, the idea, the need, and the fulfillment from it has not changed. It is buried in our blood, and for some it creates an itch that continuously needs to be scratched. However, to achieve that today, you have to travel to place that it essentially untouched, disconnected, and is a representation of that place where we came from. That’s why we undertook Dreamtime – an exploration into the Outback of Australia – a walkabout to find ourselves.
Why? Why did I travel half way around the world to hunt? Today’s society has lost its connectivity. You may have lost your sense of being. By returning to nature, by going out and experiencing Gods creation and immersing ourselves back in the natural world something intrinsically happens. Its almost like our internal biological clocks get rewired. A rewiring that is almost familiar. A rewiring that is old, ancient in its ways, but results in our senses, the things that allow a human to essentially feel and know that we are alive, to be resurrected. You have likely experienced this yourself. You start seeing things that you may not have ever noticed before. You start being able to smell things on the wind that intrigue you, warn you of danger, engage a deeper memory of time and space in your psyche. The touch of the land starts to feel familiar. You audibly detect how mother nature moves around you. As those typical direct senses start reengaging something almost intangible occurs that is almost your sixth sense, a sense of institution, of danger, of familiarity, of a sense of peace and belonging. For me that was my Why!
“To me my ancestors lived out there. Lived in the bush, connected with the bush. Walkabout gives me that ability to connect with them, talk to them, be with them. Where else can I get that?”
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My name is Röbbie Kroger: native to South Africa, proud American, rooted Mississippian, member of the Hunting Family.
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