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Amanda Ritchie

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Amanda joined the Londolozi team early in 2015 & immediately took the Londolozi Studio to an exciting new level. Her unflappable work ethic & perfectionism are exemplary, & under her guidance the Studio has become one of the busiest areas on Londolozi. The ...

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on Day 1 – The Tenacity of the Dung Beetle

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Love this message – it goes beyond Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Water Buffalo!

Such amazing practice! Thank you so much!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

I am so grateful to begin this second series. The first really changed the way I view priorities. I loved the journalling today with the question of how can I get the ball rolling without knowing where it will go? That is so powerful to me because I do get bogged down in knowing what the end result should be. This felt freeing to just think on ways to go about starting goals not knowing the end – I came up with so many ideas this way – Thank you so much!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Love it. So true. Life will take you to where you are meant to be. Just let go.

Claudia Steiner
Digital Ranger

Feeling very grateful to Londolozi-initially I was impressed by your the habituated leopards, the photography, then by your philosophy, your Lightroom tutorials (and the list goes on…) And now this. In addition to helping one cope, it’s an enrichment-thank you for your generosity. ❤️

Eve Eaton

I love a dung beetle! Gives ‘get the ball rolling’ an entirely new perspective.

Di Metcalf

Thank you so much for this gift.

Janice Meyer

Thank you for confirming the healing value of meditation. I appreciate the integration of the animals and nature as I do that myself quite both in photos on my daily walks and, my personal writings.
Janice Neal Meyer, MDiv
Author, ” A Low Country Advent”
A Daily Devotional Guide
Published Nov. 2019
Available on line Amazon.com

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

The tenacity of the dung beetle is a lesson for all of us. In watching this smallish beetle push his mighty ball, one wonders where he’s headed, if he knows his final destination or if he will know his journey is complete. My takeaway is not to worry so much about the outcome but to enjoy the journey, breathe, relax, and it will be. Thank you for this new beginning of our seven day journey,.,,

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Dung beetle offers the opportunity to remove the emotional charge from beginning, and freedom from needing to “know” the result before it is revealed. The doing is…

Sheila Patel

This is brilliant! Loved this! Best one so far! Even the breathing.

Talita Van Wyk

Amazing, thanks so much!

Gail Gould
Guest contributor

Inspiring and calming. I’ve been looking forward to this as Boyd’s podcast ended. Perfect timing! Thank you. 🙏🏻🐾 GG

Sarah Dyer

Felt totally energised after that breathing excercise

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

I was very appreciative of the focus on the tenacity of the beetle. It is particularly appropriate to the challenging period we have been in for the past 24 hours in our business. Thank you for the breathing exercise. We will try it again to practice.

Valerie Zaffos

How I long to return there! Thank you for continuing the series, offering connection to the magical place that is Londolozi. In today’s meditation on the dung beetle, I found myself focusing more on what he rolls rather than the fact that he’s rolling. It’s literally “his sh*t”! We all take our “sh*t” with us wherever we go. Typically we are ashamed – or righteously indignant – about the nature of our dung. This tenacious beetle reminds us that dung also is a life-giving form of nourishment and regeneration of ourselves AND the environment we all share. We need only to shift our focus. Tend to our “sh*t” with care and compassion.

Rachel Yordy

Gratitude to ant and dung beetle for their teachings today… and their service on the planet, supporting the cycles of creation and decomposition. A beautiful way to begin round two… thanks!

Excited to be back for Round 2 of this animal wisdom journey! Interesting breath work – felt a lot of energised sensations at the end of it. Are you able to give us a little more info on the diagram on the Ant card? Seen it before but not sure of the deeper meaning. Thank you!

Jade McKinnon

Feeling so much gratitude towards these practices and being able to connect with the nature inside of me, it is an incredible gift, so thank you! Absolutely love the oracle cards as well

April Salisbury

Inspired, energized. I have a new direction for an artwork! To honor the dung beetle! Much gratitude!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

I’d like today health, happiness, and make peace!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

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