Now is the time for us all to galvanize our belief in the survival of our species.
The indigenous view of our main human purpose or task, according to ninija is:
“…to communicate Earth’s enormous soul stored in the Milky Way and to communicate our own souls stored safely deep inside Father Earth’s body to each other and to all other beings.”
It was decided by the Great Mother that humans were special enough to sing the songs of the Milky Way and to paint sacred pictures to decorate the Earth’s skin with. They were to be the creative children of Father Earth who would, with life’s experience of communication and their social groups, develop great wisdom. This Earth wisdom was what the Great Father wanted more than anything.
When the creation of humans was finished, she appeared to them standing on the red Rock overlooking the nongarru—the ring where all the fertility rites would take place to increase their numbers. She was small and neat, and spoke in a quiet voice.
“My children, I am pleased with you. I am pleased with all my designs so far, although there will be things I have overlooked. You have seen how Earth has provided this wondeful place for us. You have seen how all the animals and plants and land forms and weather I have made love to make Earth happy.
You too must continue to make Earth happy. You must listen carefully to his needs and always respect the Stories and the Songs. We made you to step out of his rich black heart. Your black and white beautiful souls will last forever, journeying round Earth’s soul, learning, celebrating, making campfires and singing. He loves your special Songs of truth. Your heart is his and his is yours. He knows each one of you so you are not separate from him ever. And you are not separate from me. Sun and Moon rise and set inside you.
Never forget that you are all as important as each other in my great plan. No one has more or less. You all have a special role to play to make our paradise work well.
Tides and estuaries come and go. You take in the Air provided by Earth and blow it out again, feeling your body moving against Sky, Lands, and under cool green Waters. You take in Earth’s sounds and he takes in your shouts and sighs, your speaking and singing. And then you step back inside his skin to be still and sleep and dream and love.
You will never leave your home for there is no other. Walk and run and love with the Dreaming Sky Heroes. Feel your spirits rub against theirs. We all have special missions to complete while we are in this visible realm before we travel back into the fathomless invisible.”
She walked forward and bent to touch the hot surface of the Rock.
“—Now I must make the Four Great Stories: The Galactic Story; The Earth Story; The Life Story; and The Human Story.
When I have finished them I will come and tell you. We must share. We must listen. We must keep the balance.”