I travelled to Cobargo in Yuin Country after the devastating
bushfires. A lovely local took me into the bush near the sacred
mountain Gulaga, the mother. Here we made an essence using Wattle and
Gulaga water. I am still developing an understanding of this essence,
but you can read the information I have so far if you click on the link
– Coppins Creek.
Although this has been a terrible time for locals and the recovery
will be long and slow, I saw so much positivity in people – the best of
human nature was in evidence. It was a time of transformation for me
and I think for everyone as we move into a future that is so unknown at
this stage. Thank you Cobargo, I hope to be back soon.
All of my Bush Essences are now available in the online shop
The complete set now includes essences made at Mt Alexander, Mt Franklin, Mt Tarrengower and Charlton. Please click here for a full description of each essence.
I hope these essences bring a taste of the magic of Jaara Country into your life. The dry, dusty and damaged bushland in Central Victoria has so much beauty, it’s harsh surface hides a gentleness and deep and ancient wisdom. These essences have taken me on a journey of transformation, they have given me an expanded awareness of myself and a deeper respect for country. I hope that they will take you on your own journey of transformation.
Over the last couple of years I’ve been venturing into the bush around Bendigo making a series of bush essences. These essences are as much about place as about person, made in damaged landscapes that in some way reflect our inner terrain. The project is now finished (or so I believe for the moment)!
In total there are 11 essences. The first 7 will go into the online shop today, the next 4 will be there soon. You can read about all of these new essences here.
This has been quite a journey for me and my four legged essence assistant as we moved out of the backyard essence laboratory and into the open spaces. We’ve both covered a lot of country and I feel quite transformed by the process. I hope that these essences resonate with you.