back to the source - hoki ki nga waiora
back to the source hoki ki nga waiora was first presented as part of a collaborative transmedia water journey, facilitated by Caroline Robinson, The Big Idea Digital Artist in Residence 2013.
back to the source hoki ki nga waiora is on ongoing research process, exploring people, water and the bonds between us.
We are thinking into the future... a deeper way of seeing, thinking and being in ‘conversation with water’.
Water is our primordial ancestor, alive within our bodies and linking us back into the source of all life. How can opening our lines of communication, through direct conversations with water, elevate the next frontier in our personal lives and in our evolution as a species?
back to the source hoki ki nga waiora is a kinship of people in conversation. We are in conversation with water, and with each other. We are re-activating old languages, and revealing new ways of communicating, through the waters of life.
We are focusing on our direct experiences, enhancing the way we communicate with the physical world and influencing how we live our lives, in the most practical, ordinary and extraordinary ways. What can we learn from water about creating conditions for wellbeing? How do we apply this in our life's work?
This is a living laboratory, an experimental space for people who seek to be more deeply connected, in full cooperation with our living nature, as a means to make practical and positive changes in the human work of designing, making and organising.
back to the source hoki ki nga waiora is for futurists, adventurers, pioneers and explorers.
Have some fun with us!
Join our experimental, optimistic, restorative, futuristic ‘living laboratory’ – and activate you own sensuous reunion with water.
Tarariki - Michael O'Donnell - clayworker, waterman and activator, Paeroa, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Nomad Soul Records - Russel Walder
Numerous participants via The Big Idea community (whose posted contributions are no longer 'live' online)
back to the source hoki ki nga waiora
MEMORIES OF WATER - RADIO NZ
I’ve been listening to water. Water’s voice calls me to rediscover the essence of who I am, and who we are - our true human nature, boldly expressed in our work. It is time to dismiss all human behaviour that destroys our living earth, and take up that which nourishes life.
As an artist, I build with others. We build with love. We make land art, sculpture, story, gardens, homes and cities in a way that seeks to powerfully express our divine essence. My work revolves around unifying us, so that what we say and do can elevate human wellbeing, so that all of life can be seen as sacred.
Click the link below to hear me speak about my work as an artist, building unity - ''Memories of Water''.
Thank you to Sonia Sly and Radio New Zealand National - Spiritual Outlook programme.
24th August 2014
click images below to hear audio
This Living Laboratory is a cross pollination of inquiry methods: play, science, art, action research, somatic (body) and mindfulness practices, unified in simple ideas for living our conversations with water.
Living Lab: Earth's surface waters
21 Jun 2013
Living Laboratory - A Conversation with Water
Purpose: To uplift conscious awareness of the earth’s surface water at home or nearby, and its relationship to our body
Try This! Suggestions for simple ‘experiments’ with water.
The purpose is to practice communicating consciously and powerfully with water, in very simple ways.
Whether you are new to this idea of ‘talking’ with water, or it’s familiar ground, play with the possibility of radically new insights! There is no limit.
We invite you to ‘report’ on your observations or discoveries from these personal experiments.
Prompt us with your ideas for experimentation.
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How do I cherish the earth’s surface waters?
To uplift conscious awareness of the earth’s surface water at home or nearby, and its relationship to our body
EQUIPMENT/ WATER SOURCE
Surface water, for example puddle, drain, spring, stream, river etc
10 minutes – or as long as required
Choose a location at your home or nearby, where water is visible on the ground (or if there is no water, a place where there is evidence water once was.)
Observe your ‘pre-state’, record several comments.
Sit or stand comfortably and quietly where you can see and touch the water (or dry water bed). Touch the water (or space) very, very slowly and gently.
Observe your experience in detail at each stage, on approach, on contact, and as you lift away.
Use all of your available senses to make contact (touch, smell, hearing, sight, taste-if practical).
Record your observations, impressions or inspirations.
What did you notice? Were there any surprises? How will you apply these insights or ideas?
SHARE YOUR OBSERVATIONS
Travel to a source of water that has significance to you, such as a spring, a river you swam in as a child or a body of water where a dear ones ashes were spread, and repeat the process.
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