This picture was taken at the last Woodford Folk festival before the COVID 19 changes that effected us all so much!
Here we are with the Yolngu Seven Sisters of North east Arnhem Land standing outside our Medicine Room Stall at the Woodford Folk Festival Blue Lotus precinct.
This project is to make a Herbal skin balm in collaboration with The Seven Sisters of North East Arnhem Land. They have taught Dom the medicine and have supplied the leaves. Medicine Room have manufactured and packaged the balms with full collaboration and permissions from these healing women.
The money from the sale of the balms goes towards the further health and wellbeing of women and children of the Yolngu. We welcome you to buy a balm and enjoy the healing benefits while supporting this collaboration.
The ladies had travelled to share healings with us all. This evolved to a relationship between Medicine Room and The Seven Sisters. Mermaid the head healer invited me to heal with them. They taught me about the bush medicine, the way to prepare it and while the festival was on I was taught how to perform the healings and what to say and do in the process. It was so beautiful.
We went down to the Northern Rivers with them and aided in the healings. It was a wonderful learning curve and one I am honoured to have been invited to participate in. A huge Thanks to Kate and Ali Wali who work together making the magic happen with the Seven Sisters and keeping projects alive and beautiful in the Community. So grateful that we met and this happened!
Ali Wali and the Mermaid sent down some leaves. We were delayed in making a healing balm for them by the whole covid time and we were unable to manifest the dream project they invited us to participate in. The ladies wanted us to make a healing balm from their leaves and to add in our medicine room magic to collaborate and create something they can sell and raise some funds for their community who always need support for education, wellness, housing, clothing and health. They are a strong community and take much pride in their culture and its a privilege to be invited to make the balm.
The artwork was done by famous artist Djakanngu Dorothy Yunipingu whose work is in galleries and centres across Australia. She made this label for us. It represents the seven sisters, their stars and the canoe they travel in together throughout time, space and dimension. This healing and bush medicine is beyond the physical project, it is deeply immersed in dreamtime and connection.
The project was dreamed of and initiated by Mermaid who is no longer with us here and will be watching from her star!
The Seven Sisters are on the Woodford Program healing every day from 8am till 10am in the Sand area. They are a wonderful mob and we are honoured to be in collaboration. Make time to come to The Woodford Folk festival. Its amazing and wonderful. So much art, talent, music, yoga, dance, fun, food, connection and love!
Want To purchase a balm now!
Please Text Ali and she will help you with a purchase. +61404679367
( Medicine Room will have these balms again at Woodford Folk festival. Until then please text Ali on the number above and she will help you)
We have our herbal Tea Making class on Sunday 12th November for an afternoon of awesome Medicine Room Connection. Here in Maleny please come and join us $35 per person.
Try our beautiful new radiance exfoliating cleanser this summer for some lovley face toning, cleansing and polishing!
This Tuesday coming The 31st October I'm presenting a webinar for NHAA on Herbal First Aid. Join us online at 6pm ( NSW time) online. Book here at NHAA directly.
With Love Dom xoox