Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives- Mary Ann Brussat
Last year Londolozi experienced one of the worst droughts we’ve seen in decades. Two years of failed rains meant the land became barren, completely devoid of grass and the Sand River dried up. Browsing and grazing animals bore the brunt of the suffering and buffalo herds became skeletal. The herds were so severely weakened that they became easy pickings for the lions. A lot of animals even vacated the land, spreading throughout the Greater Kruger National Park, desperately in search of food. At Londolozi we all feared that the land would never bounce back and that the place we loved so much would never be the same again.
And then in late November, the clouds rolled in from the west and dumped a deluge of life-giving rain on this land. As if overnight, Londolozi burst back to life again.
James Tyrrell and I had been documenting this process since the heart of the drought, in the hope that things would eventually change. Below is a video we have put together for you so that you too can witness the power of transformation.
What it’s shown all of us is that we need to question the stories we put onto the droughts in our lives. Despite the undeniable difficulty of the time; possibly this moment of barrenness, harshness, lack of opportunity or lack of abundance is actually stripping the landscape of your life in preparation for complete rebirth and renewal.
All this land needed was water to turn into a paradise again. The question is, what do you most need to bring you to life?