by Meme McDonald
‘Uluru is an enormous library – a living, breathing, evolving Story place. The Anangu elders are the librarians. For over 40,000 years people have been drawn here first and foremost because it is a place for watering and food gathering. In a desert, this makes Uluru an important place.
When asked about healing places for Anangu people, Bob explained: ‘The natural feelings of beauty and peace that every living thing feels need to be present for a place to be right for healing. The place is effected by the healer but also by the patient. Wherever the meeting place of healer and patient may be, that place is also effected and added to by the energies of that healer and that patient. In a healing place, the energy of everything there is the natural energy of goodness.
‘Everywhere on earth has the potential to be a healing place,’ he continued. ‘Healing can happen publicly or privately, it can happen walking around or in conversation, here there and everywhere. It is the energy of the patient and the healer together that makes healing happen. Nothing else is really needed. The support of others, of family for instance, can help, can add to the effect, but it is not essential. The healer and the patient, it is between them. Both need the positive energy that healing is going to happen. You can call this faith.’