Meeting Jingki was always going to be a compelling adventure, I am fortunate enough to have Jinks stay next door. Most nights I am enveloped by the smell of smudging and the sweet sound of tribal songs drifting over the fence. My little loves have been drawn to spend time with Jingki, they feel her 'light' and it is so like them to head to where the 'sun is shining'. One morning after my loves had been next door, my 8 year old love asks, ‘Mamma, are we sovereign beings?' I couldn’t help but smile, with as much Mamma wisdom as I could muster an engaging conversation ensued.
The children that we (both myself and tribe) are raising (co raising) are open minded, free thinkers, we teach them to question everything. I am wanting my boys to think for themselves and also to have the wisdom to understand that people see things differently. I am wanting them to stand up for what feels like their truth. At times this is trying and I don’t always get it right. I am however committed to having them to trust their own internal compass and have them follow their own path without any external influence.
Jingki is a wise one, her strength and clarity of voice appear as a message from the ancients, a directive from the elders. Walking the roads to our photographic destination, car after car would stop to find out what we were doing, just like my curious little ones, people are curious and drawn to the 'light'. The spirit of this Soul radiates. "Mamma she knows, [mother earth] she only needed one of us to wake up and remember. Only one of us to remember to sing the song to call the others home. People are waking up, they remembering. We are from the stars, we are divine beings, it is our birthright to be on this land. My people know that we don’t own the land, we are custodians, we have been programmed to believe that there is division, that we are separate from one another, from the land. The ancient ones know, the ancient ones teach about our connection to it all. The people are waking up, it is our time.”
Sitting with Jingki was deeply moving, a once in a lifetime, profound experience. Jingki shone, I felt like I had been versed in life, privy to the ancient sacred teachings. What a privilege to capture the essence that this magical one is bringing. Jingki is truly a gift that we have been given.