An Excerpt from Across the Creek – Land energy experiences in the home paddock. 1.32mins
With family and friends locally and in four continents, Helen shares the experiences from writing Across the Creek. Growing up on a property out of Warren, her years exploring consciousness through meditation and the the mystical and wonderful relationship with the Women
The full recording for the book launch. 34.56 mins
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Something I feel sadly missing in our modern world is the understanding of subtle realms and our ability to sense energies consciously. You often see people out in nature rushing around and not taking notice of the very reason they need to be there. The reflective nature of Across The Creek is a powerful way to go inside and contemplate our inner and outer environment so we can get back to what we all possess – the ability to feel and see, the ability to sense things beyond our over-active minds. The stresses we encounter in the 21st century are overreaching in many ways. In a world moving so fast, we need to understand what we are losing in terms of human experience and take it back before we have no hope of regaining it. Thank you Helen for your creative expression. Refreshing.
As soon as I held your book, the sensual black cover of Across The Creek immersed me in the numinous experiences that you reveal through your story. At first the black cover and then the Aboriginal Women in conversation, emerge. It’s beautiful, subtle and yet direct. Like the content of the book.
At Booroola, while you were writing on the spirit of organisations you lived the reality of the spirit, the driving forces, the light, within the land itself and listened to the knowing of all those who are present in it. I love the way you take the reader through an awareness of the multiple layers of reality. You not only take us across the creek, you take us on a journey through streams of consciousness that lift the veils of space and time. You peal away the layers that distract you from yourself. You see and map different dimensions and deeper realms of wisdom that are shared with you… And you have found a way in your beautiful artwork to show them to us.
You have such a down to earth way of leading us through the portals to land energies and the wisdom of the knowledge keepers. We get to see how you ask profound questions and then show us the raw experiences on the way towards understanding. The things that shaped you, shaped us.
You reveal the impact of a disconnect that underpinned the early settler’s misunderstanding of the land.
At the same time you reveal the far greater light within the land and within the people who KNOW they are part of it (and have been custodians of it for aeons). The keys you have given to subtle energy mapping will help others listen, to be receptive to what is.
I feel your book is a book of healing. A way for others to turn towards the inner realms of the Self and so, to know the world.
Perhaps with the help of the Wise Women, maybe heal it.
All the best creative woman for a very profound and joyful book launch
May the WOMEN be with you
Dr. Helen Russ has written an important addition to the bibliography on the subject of the subtle realm of land energies. Her artwork depicts her actual experiences on the faded out photographic representation of the physical realm. The spaces are tangible and the reader is brought on an intimate journey into the depths of the Australian land and given a glimpse of Aboriginal spirituality and relationship to the land.