I used to get so angry on Australia Day… It infuriated me that us white Australians somehow believe that this is ‘our’ country; that and that this nation’s total identity reflects the White Man’s values and beliefs.
I’m not pissed off anymore. It IS possible to experience gratitude and compassion simultaneously. My heart will always go out to the indigenous folk who call this land their home, and at the same time, I count my blessings that I live in a country that allows me to mind my own business, switch off the news, express myself, and say ‘fuck’. I’m grateful I live in a time and place that supports my mission of becoming a powerful woman, whose soul purpose is to help other women step into THEIR power.
I’m done with the resentment. I believe we live in a beautiful world. It’s our job to make it more beautiful for tomorrow, and to do that, we need to embody compassion for tradition, and peace for the present moment.
Happy Australia Day- wherever you are.