A few people and I were watching as an entire community worked together to try and contain a large group of criminals who had done something very horrible. The community was able to round the people up like cattle.
Afterward, we sat behind a fence and watched as the contained group ended up splitting into two separate sets--one set that was sorry for the atrocity of what they had done and one set that wasn't. Beyond the fence the landscape abruptly changed into a very dry, red, rocky expanse that looked like parts of Australia. A dark skinned medicine man was kindly leading the repentant set of criminals (who all seemed dazed and uncertain) into the wild land.
I asked the guide of my group what was going on and he told me that the medicine man was taking those people to be healed. I understood that the healing would be a long process of re-learning for the people, not just a single ceremony. I felt relieved and and full of Love knowing that there was hope for wholeness for these people.
The guide of my group began asking us questions as though he were a teacher and we were his students. He asked, "What do you think of when you think of 'indigenous lands'?" I answered, "The whole world." He was pleased with my answer and I felt clever.
Another girl answered, "Australia." "Yes, Australia." said the guide, "Australia looks very much like this place."
He then told us that he could show us what any land had looked like before being over-run by modern civilization. We would call out names of places and the guide would form a picture in our mind of what the land there had once been like. I was incredibly excited about this. One of the places I requested to see was Russia and the guide began to form the place in my mind. The image would slowly build up in layers that became increasingly visible until eventually I could see the place realistically enough to actually be there.
I saw a place in Russia as unscathed wilderness and it was glorious, reminding me of parts of Montana. I was aware of a strong sensation that I had done this before, not just been in Russia when it had looked like this, but also that I have built up the image in my mind during dreams or meditation in order to go there. I knew that I had used the process the guide was using to take myself to lands that I miss.