The Disempowerment of the Aboriginal People by Europeans

It has been estimated that when the British arrived in Australia in 1788, the indigenous population was somewhere between 750,000 and 1,250,000. By 1900, there was about 75,000 Aborigines living in Australia. Of those who disappeared, it is estimated about 20,000 were directly killed, and the remainder died as a consequence of disease, forced dispossession from their lands, and profound social and cultural destabilisation and demoralisation.

The impact of European culture ripped the heart out of the Aboriginal soul. They were almost totally disempowered physically, psychically and spiritually. When they died, their crippled souls were unable to progress beyond the astral plane, a dimension of reality in which everything appears as it does in the physical world, but where there is no body, no solid objects. It is an in between world, a holding station for souls to gather and reflect on what they left behind. They can be locked into the astral indefinitely by grief, anger or despair, emotions which are fear based and are carried by the spirit after physical death. This is a potentiality available to all people, not just Aboriginals, but in their case their anguish was so great that their energy became like a black cloud over the Australian continent, pulsating that energy and its emotional power down to the living people. The ancestral spirits from earlier days, so revered by the people on the earth, were powerless to help them.

The background theme of this book is the story of how a Portal was opened for the release of the disempowered Aboriginal spirits. Using this Portal, John and his friends enabled the dark energy to dissipate, eventually leading to a more harmonious relationship between Aboriginals and Europeans. It was not long before people starting to call for reconciliation, and governments started to listen. The march on May 28, 2000 across the Sydney Harbour bridge was to become a defining moment in Australia’s social history. More than 300,000 people participated on that day in support of Indigenous Australians. It was soon followed by walks in other capital cities and towns, involving almost a million people around the country.

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Dreamtime spirit Wharumbidgi

While visiting friends in the Blue Mountains, John was told by friend Robyn that a Dreamtime spirit named Gudjewa was asking if he would help disempowered aboriginal spirits move on to the Dreamtime. Having considerable experience releasing lost spirits in the past few years, John agreed. On returning home, John could feel their intense energy of despair, thousands of spirits waiting for him. He called in the power and the love of the Christ Light, and told them to move into that Light. He could feel their gratitude as they passed through, taking about two days to clear.

John was contacted by Charles and Lee who were interested in what he was doing. Whenever Charles visited, he could hear a voice in his head, as though someone was wanting to talk to him. When he told John and Lee, they suggested the three of them sit quietly and meditate. It was then that Wharumbidgi introduced himself. He explained that he was the guardian spirit of the sacred site where John lived. Charles learned to go into a trance state to allow Wharumbidgi to speak through him. He explained that a Portal had been created by “good white spirit” for the purpose of releasing disempowered spirits. He said it was his job to gather the spirits to the Portal, and he asked if the three friends would direct the releasing because it needed to be done by people on the ground. The three agreed to do that and began meeting on a regular basis. The releasing ceremony was carried out at the circle of trees where John and his Findhorn friends had been drawn by the lights one evening a few years earlier. The place was known as the Grove.