During our first meeting, Christine asked for words people used for “Intuition” as the main exercise for the meeting was to try and have a conversation with our Intuition.
People suggested various terms including Universal Consciousness, Spirit Ancestors, Creation, Higher Self.
Tom Gertz offered the word “Gupi”.
Tom is a Traditional Owner and Elder of the Ngadjonji tribe through his mother and a Girramay man through his father’s mothers. They belong to the Dyribal language speaking groups of the Atherton Tablelands.
Tom said this:
“My Gupi is the natural landform created by my ancestral dreamings.
Gupi is as relevant to me today as it was in the time of Creations Dreaming.
Gupi represents the Spiritual Harmony of my Ancestors looking after the Land and Water and watching over you throughout your life.
Gupi is my connection to all within the nature of life.
Gupi guides me throughout my challenges and over obstacles to achieve awesome outcomes!
In my country here on the Tablelands I spend time in the environment to be close with Gupi.”
The group decided this was a fantastic word for Intuition for the group, and Tom was kind enough to agree.
NOTE: IEK on these sites is referred to as Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, but if Tom says or explains something in his Aboriginal way that’s called his Intellectual Ecological Knowledge.