Most people know the expression, Go On Walkabout, comes from the Aboriginal people. But most people don’t know much about the underlying reasons for the practice. When aborigines set off on a Walkabout, they’re taking a spiritual journey to a “Belonging Place” in order to renew their relationship with their Dreaming and the Landscape.
I was born a Dreamer. And I’d been going on my own version of Walkabouts long before I’d ever heard of the term or learned anything about the Aboriginal people. In fact, I’ve been traveling to my Belonging Places ever since I was old enough to set off by myself. (I took my first one when I was nine years old.) Since I’m getting ready to set off for another Belonging Place, I thought I’d share how the process works for me.