INTERMISSION™: The Beauty & Magic of a Single Flower
A flower that sits on a table in my home.
It was a gift from someone special so it holds even more meaning.
This single flower holds the magic and majesty of nature.🏵️ If you think about it, what did it take for that flower to grow?
Who planted the seed?
Who fed and watered it?
How many hours of sunlight were required for it to sprout, to grow, to bloom? 🌱
How many hands touched it before it made its way to me?
It's pretty profound to think of all the flowers that grow and do their thing without worry or anxiety or fear they're doing something wrong.
They know to grow and bloom.
We have the same ability. To surrender into who we're meant to be.
As Eckhart Tolle says in his book The Power of Now, "to relinquish inner resistance to what is."
And in The New Earth, to "appreciate something simple - a sight, a sound, a touch - when you see beauty, when you feel loving kindness toward another, sense the inner spaciousness that is the source and the background to that experience." then being is bliss.
Doesn't that feel easier?
Isn't that simpler?
We make it harder than it needs to be.
Look at a flower and take in its beauty, complexity and magic while feeling how easy it is to be exactly what you're meant to be when you surrender to what it, to who you are and allow life to unfold as it's meant to be.
(if even for a few minutes a day 😊)! Let me know what you think about the nature of flowers... We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Gifts from the Past
I shared a book...theme this week apparently ☺️...from my dad.
We knew he loved us but he wasn't very demonstrative or verbal with his feelings.
So when he gave you something, it was a pretty big deal. 🎁
He gave me a book after a dance performance in first grade. And it meant the world to me.
I've carried with me all these years not because it's monetarily valuable but because it's value goes far beyond that.
It carries memories and love and his handwriting which I've always loved. 💖
It's priceless and irreplaceable.
Do you still have any gifts from your childhood? Items that you've packed and unpacked or stored away all these years?
What are they?
Why are they special?
INTERMISSION™: The Missing Piece
Gratitude, Gifts & Soul-Full Sessions
The words thankful and gratitude are bandied about in most conversations during the Thanksgiving holiday, but do we really know what these words mean?
I hit up good ol’Google to find out. The funny thing is that when I looked up thankful the definition said to be grateful or in gratitude and when I looked up gratitude it said to be thankful. (Insert head scratching.)
Digging a little deeper, I discovered a definition for gratitude that felt just about right, “readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”