I’m a relentlessly optimistic person, and I think ‘The Waterhole’ is a story of hope and that even though nature goes through cycles, we prevail in the end. — Graeme Base
Waterholes by Tania Walker
Aboriginal people survived on one of the driest continents for thousands and thousands of years,” says Brad Moggridge, who is from Kamilaroi country in northern New South Wales.
Indigenous Australians dug underground water reservoirs that helped them live on one of the world’s driest continents. The waterholes are part of the stories that the old people used to tell, about very powerful creation stories. For example, the rainbow serpent is a key symbol of creation but its journey from underground to the surface also represents groundwater rising to the top via springs.
The indigenous remind us that just because a waterhole is dry, doesn’t mean there isn’t water underneath. It just means, we have to dig a little deeper to find it.
During these COVID changes and times, we may think that the waterhole is dry and feel like it will always be this way. But Mother Nature and life is always abundant, and provides and support those that help themselves.
If you are thirsty right now, or feel like it’s all too hard.
Dig a little deeper.
You may find an abundance of life and freedom beneath the surface of your stories and pain.
You may discover, it was there in front of you all the time.