I’ve posted this before, but I thought I would start out this blog with some old meditations before I post new ones. :) Enjoy.
Flowers open in the morning and close in the evening. As the sun rises it wakes up the flower to play in the light of the day and at night as the flower closes the moon comes out and whispers into the flower’s ear; secrets about the mysteries of life.The moon’s insights fall to the earth in the form of water, little droplets of information, truths and insights to the flower’s true nature. It falls into the center of its being, trickling into the stem nourishing the flower as it sleeps. Sometimes the flower isn’t able to fully understand the moon’s wisdom and as the sun comes up, it dries up the moon’s dew gems.
But by listening to its heart, the flower will have access to all the information that the moon has shared with her, even if she doesn’t understand it in its entirety. When the sun shines bright, it invites the flower to laugh and play and move and dance and shine its radiance upon the earth and its fellow inhabitants. When the sun has had its fun, it returns to the center of the earth and allows the moon to come out and play in its own way; with rituals, and its calming magic.
She showers the flower with love and intuition and the dew falls to its heart and slowly travels down its stem and as she sleeps, it integrates into the flower’s essence, affecting its color and soft fragrance. All of this happens daily, and we humans pass by it without a second thought. The only way we know of this magic is by going up to the flower and smelling it, or taking the time to notice the layers of color on each petal. Flowers are a constant reminder of the beauty and majesty and splendor of the divine truth that we are. Flowers don’t go looking for people or other flowers, and say “hey come smell my sweet nectar!” or “look at my beautiful colors!” or “see how I’ve transcended the laws of nature!!” No, they just absorb the energy and love that is all around them and in turn emit the most beautiful fragrances and colors ever imaginable.
They are beauty and divinity. It is up to us to take the time and go up to the flowers and learn from them the secrets that the universe imparts to them, so that we can accept our own beauty and divinity. To accept it; without guilt, or denying it. Have you ever seen a flower that is denying its own truth? Saying, “NO I don’t want to bloom today!” “I don’t feel like creating the most beautiful, soft and pleasant smell or sharing my glowing glory with the world”. No! Flowers accept their divinity and majesty— just as the world turns, and the sun and moon appear to rise and fall with the turning of the day.
When the sun sets and the moon rises, the flower closes up to rest and regain its energy so that in the morning it can once again wow us with its immeasurable beauty and majesty.
And when the flower has done this, and in due time, its petals will fall off and wilt to the ground. The bees that were sharing in the creation and expansion of life will move on and the flower will die. But the plant lives on, in hibernation, waiting for the winter to pass and the spring to once again bring new life. The flower is just one part of the plant; it never truly dies. It lives on, and goes through the seasons and the cycles of nature with ease, without complaining. For that is the nature of life. It hibernates as it gets colder, listening and learning from its surroundings, waiting patiently until spring so that it can bloom once again. And it knows more now than it did the season before and shines ever more radiantly in its truth. And the cycle continues. It blooms and then it dies so that it can bloom again.
As do we.
Find a nice place in the sun; if you can be in the water and the sun, that is even better. But if not, you can imagine that you are in water!
(If you are in water) Feel the water nurture your body, your stem. Your roots are digging deep into the earth and soaking up its nourishing energy. Your soul is being fed by the calming water and the healing earth. Feel the water move through your body as the blood runs through your veins and feel the earth in your bones.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth, so flows the water and blood throughout your body. In through the nose and out through the nose, pull up the earth as it moves through your skeletal system, reminding you that like our bones, the Earth is the foundation that hold us up. Raise your hands to the sky and allow the sun to warm your whole being, breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose and feel the suns radiant life force energize you.
As you breathe, feel your heart flower begin to blossom open as you open yourself up to the beauty of this life. Feel this flower open and move up to your crown and open wider to accept the sun into your whole being—warming you, and nourishing your mind, body and spirit. Continue these breaths and allow the love of the universe to flow freely through you. See yourself as a lotus flower, floating on the surface of the water, but still tethered to the mother. As you continue to breathe and pull these elemental energies into your body, feel your heart expand with love for all of life. And as the plants give us oxygen to live, by drawing from these Earthly energies, so do we feed the world with our love.
This performs the same task as oxygen does; it is life giving, healing, moving and the magic that shifts the world. Be like the flowers. Accept your divinity. Blossom each day with the intention to create love tangibly for all to feel, in whatever medium your flower chooses. By accepting this purpose in life (to be like the flowers) we can change the world from one full of weeds to a magical Eden—a sanctuary of the most beautiful flowers and exotic plants and species we have ever seen.
A temple of divine beings, living in harmony with each other. Creating love and peace. Let us learn from the flowers, and transcend from being an ordinary plant to becoming an extraordinary being of God.