Deep Listening in ActionAn Ancient Community Development Model for the 21 st Century                                      ...
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The tepee was erected during a cross-cultural exchange between Australian and Canadian Indigenous people as part of the De...
Tepee at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada belonging to the Centre for Aboriginal Leadership and Management
Elder Tom Crane Bear, a Siksika Elder , conducts a smoking ceremony in the tepee during the cross-cultural exchange
Prayer
What is Deep Listening?
Vicki CouzensKeerray Woorroong / Gunditjmara Woman
Vicki Couzens
For Aboriginal people Deep Listening comes naturallyIt’s about walking on the landSoftly quietlyAnd listening to the stori...
Elder Tom Crane Bear         Blackfoot Siksika
Everything is connected and doing its work
If the system breaks we all get sick
The trees purify the air that we breathe
The rocks purify the water that we drink
The trees drink that water
And give us branches and leaves
We know about the Creator who made everything
The planets and the sun
What is Deep Listening?                     Everything is holyDeep Listening is an Aboriginal concept which translates as ...
Deep Listening Circles
The ritual was underpinned by Deep Listening, an Aboriginalconcept which means deep and respectful listening which buildsc...
We are all connected
Jing      Ting敬 聽Respect   Listen
The characters for Deep Listening incorporateHeavenPeopleEarthEarEyeHeartRespectAuthorityTenOneAnd the relationships betwe...
Traditional Chinese characters have been passed down through the ages
Each character has a story with multiple layers of meaning
The layers of meaning in this combination of characters involve …                        Listening respectfully
Knowing our position in relation to Heaven and Earth
Listening in the context of surroundings – Land, People, Heaven and Earth
Oneness of mind and heart
Being connected to all things
Relationality to the Land
Understanding relationality
Giving your undivided attention
Giving yourself wholeheartedly
Involving total dedication
Treahna Hamm      Yorta Yorta
Dunghala Dilly Bag Treahna Hamm
There’s a strengthening of the bond we have when we get together There’s a sharing of stories In our stories we come to kn...
We look up at the sky and we see the cloudsWe see the blue gaps in betweenThe gaps matterThey link the clouds togetherThe ...
The world is not as we would like it …                                         Ben Okri
Don McIntyreOjibway of Tamiskaming First Nation
Things need to change                        They must
We start as blank canvases  And transform along the way
If we’re stuckWe need to move forward
Moth is the transformerThe dark transformerThe Moth Medicine is helping us all to move through                            ...
In the ShadowlandsThere are no secrets
Time and space don’t work in the same wayEverything plays back into the spiral
There is a point where it stops being about us                             Our work here is connected to a much larger pro...
Our community includes the CreatorWe are in the protective arms of the Creator
France Trepanier in conversation with Laura Brearley
The Shearwater Project: Celebrating BiyadinBuilding partnerships, cross-cultural understanding and environmental awareness
Billie’s message …Please look after the shearwaters and look after our oceans for the shearwatersTake good care of them an...
Cowes Primary School Grade 4
Cowes Primary School Grade 4
Cowes Primary School Grade 4
VERSE 1Guyup guyup           BirdsWuwan gabuthdui       Fly over theWarrin warrin         SeaNunnin all together   All tog...
VERSE 2Guyup guyup           BirdsWuwan gabuthdui       Fly over theWurru wurru           SkyNunnin all together   All tog...
CHORUSBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing ...
VERSE 3Guyup guyup           BirdsWuwan gabuthdui       Fly on theMummut mummut         WindNunnin all together   All toge...
VERSE 4Guyup guyup           BirdsWuwan gabuthdui       Fly on theWilam wilam           HomeNunnin all together   All toge...
ChorusBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing ...
ChorusBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing ...
further information        Dr Laura BrearleyCoordinator, Deep Listening Project  laura.brearley@tlc21.com.au          0434...
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  1. 1. Deep Listening in ActionAn Ancient Community Development Model for the 21 st Century Dr Laura Brearley and Friends Photography Terry Melvin
  2. 2. Acknowledgements
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. The tepee was erected during a cross-cultural exchange between Australian and Canadian Indigenous people as part of the Deep Listening Project
  5. 5. Tepee at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada belonging to the Centre for Aboriginal Leadership and Management
  6. 6. Elder Tom Crane Bear, a Siksika Elder , conducts a smoking ceremony in the tepee during the cross-cultural exchange
  7. 7. Prayer
  8. 8. What is Deep Listening?
  9. 9. Vicki CouzensKeerray Woorroong / Gunditjmara Woman
  10. 10. Vicki Couzens
  11. 11. For Aboriginal people Deep Listening comes naturallyIt’s about walking on the landSoftly quietlyAnd listening to the stories around the campfireWe’ve got to listen to the wind in the treesListen to the birdsIt’s the feeling of a giftA gift always comes back Ron Murray Wamba Wamba
  12. 12. Elder Tom Crane Bear Blackfoot Siksika
  13. 13. Everything is connected and doing its work
  14. 14. If the system breaks we all get sick
  15. 15. The trees purify the air that we breathe
  16. 16. The rocks purify the water that we drink
  17. 17. The trees drink that water
  18. 18. And give us branches and leaves
  19. 19. We know about the Creator who made everything
  20. 20. The planets and the sun
  21. 21. What is Deep Listening? Everything is holyDeep Listening is an Aboriginal concept which translates as … Deep and respectful listening which builds community
  22. 22. Deep Listening Circles
  23. 23. The ritual was underpinned by Deep Listening, an Aboriginalconcept which means deep and respectful listening which buildscommunity
  24. 24. We are all connected
  25. 25. Jing Ting敬 聽Respect Listen
  26. 26. The characters for Deep Listening incorporateHeavenPeopleEarthEarEyeHeartRespectAuthorityTenOneAnd the relationships between all of these
  27. 27. Traditional Chinese characters have been passed down through the ages
  28. 28. Each character has a story with multiple layers of meaning
  29. 29. The layers of meaning in this combination of characters involve … Listening respectfully
  30. 30. Knowing our position in relation to Heaven and Earth
  31. 31. Listening in the context of surroundings – Land, People, Heaven and Earth
  32. 32. Oneness of mind and heart
  33. 33. Being connected to all things
  34. 34. Relationality to the Land
  35. 35. Understanding relationality
  36. 36. Giving your undivided attention
  37. 37. Giving yourself wholeheartedly
  38. 38. Involving total dedication
  39. 39. Treahna Hamm Yorta Yorta
  40. 40. Dunghala Dilly Bag Treahna Hamm
  41. 41. There’s a strengthening of the bond we have when we get together There’s a sharing of stories In our stories we come to know ourselves
  42. 42. We look up at the sky and we see the cloudsWe see the blue gaps in betweenThe gaps matterThey link the clouds togetherThe shapes we see in the clouds may differBut the sky and the clouds connect us all
  43. 43. The world is not as we would like it … Ben Okri
  44. 44. Don McIntyreOjibway of Tamiskaming First Nation
  45. 45. Things need to change They must
  46. 46. We start as blank canvases And transform along the way
  47. 47. If we’re stuckWe need to move forward
  48. 48. Moth is the transformerThe dark transformerThe Moth Medicine is helping us all to move through We are at our most present in crisis
  49. 49. In the ShadowlandsThere are no secrets
  50. 50. Time and space don’t work in the same wayEverything plays back into the spiral
  51. 51. There is a point where it stops being about us Our work here is connected to a much larger project
  52. 52. Our community includes the CreatorWe are in the protective arms of the Creator
  53. 53. France Trepanier in conversation with Laura Brearley
  54. 54. The Shearwater Project: Celebrating BiyadinBuilding partnerships, cross-cultural understanding and environmental awareness
  55. 55. Billie’s message …Please look after the shearwaters and look after our oceans for the shearwatersTake good care of them and give them loveMake sure they come home safely
  56. 56. Cowes Primary School Grade 4
  57. 57. Cowes Primary School Grade 4
  58. 58. Cowes Primary School Grade 4
  59. 59. VERSE 1Guyup guyup BirdsWuwan gabuthdui Fly over theWarrin warrin SeaNunnin all together All together
  60. 60. VERSE 2Guyup guyup BirdsWuwan gabuthdui Fly over theWurru wurru SkyNunnin all together All together
  61. 61. CHORUSBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing on the wingBoonwurrung Biyadin … Connecting everything
  62. 62. VERSE 3Guyup guyup BirdsWuwan gabuthdui Fly on theMummut mummut WindNunnin all together All together
  63. 63. VERSE 4Guyup guyup BirdsWuwan gabuthdui Fly on theWilam wilam HomeNunnin all together All together
  64. 64. ChorusBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing on the wingBoonwurrung Biyadin … Connecting everything
  65. 65. ChorusBoonwurrung Biyadin … Whistling in the windBoonwurrung Biyadin … Calling in the SpringBoonwurrung Biyadin … Dancing in the sunBoonwurrung Biyadin … Connecting everyone
  66. 66. further information Dr Laura BrearleyCoordinator, Deep Listening Project laura.brearley@tlc21.com.au 0434 596800

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