Are you embracing the darkness?

For several weeks I had been watching the sunflower bud slowly enlarge then even more slowly it eventually broke into this delightful bloom. As I observed it, I noticed two things:

a) The bud was taking a long time to open

b) I could not rush the process. If I pried it open, I would destroy it.

When the bloom finally opened, I was delighted. It took my breath away. The wait was over… but every bit of that wait was worth it. Yes, the bud took a longer time compared to other flowers but a SUNFLOWER is a SUNFLOWER – bold, huge and beautiful!

When the bloom finally opened, I was delighted. It took my breath away. The wait was over… but every bit of that wait was worth it. Yes, the bud took a longer time compared to other flowers but a SUNFLOWER is a SUNFLOWER – bold, huge and beautiful!

I think of how easy it is for us to get frustrated when we feel stuck in a dark place or simply when we feel that we are not making as much progress as we would like to in our daily lives. When you go through such moments, think of the sunflower bud and how MUCH MORE you are than the sunflower! It is o.k if you need more time to heal, restore, create, think, plan, regain your perspective etc. The darkness can only work in our favour when we understand that it is simply a natural process to bring balance life. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Don’t be afraid of being in the dark… have faith that all things will work out for your highest good.

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Stand proud…even if your head is full of seeds :)

I have been waiting patiently for this sunflower to burst into its lush yellow golden petals. It is not quite fully open yet but I wanted to share the photo and a quote with you.

“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower

To always follow the sun

Turn my back to darkness

Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” Unknown

Need I say more?

Stand proud, tall and straight even with your head full of seeds!

Love,

Mags

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ― Oscar Wilde

Last night I sat in my garden inhaling the essence of the everything which makes my garden beautiful, colourful, inviting and intimate. The candles and garden torches were all lighting, bringing to me the energy of fire and passion. Above me the clouds floated and a few stars twinkled. I smiled as I thought that they must be happy with me – flowers around me and stars above me!

And then I found this quote this morning. How perfect.

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

And then I found this other quote;

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde

How true. A flower blooms in it’s own time. Of course, it is influenced by the forces around it but it blooms for it’s own joy. Not to be compared to others, not to feel less or more than.. for it’s own joy.

Let us bloom for our own joy. Like the flowers, we are unique, beautiful and connected to all of creation. Bloom for you and for your joy – in your own time.

Love,

Mags

Happy Spring! Which is your favourite quote?

 

Happy Spring

I love Spring.  I can’t wait for the twittering of  birds and the buzzing of  bees… I can’t wait for my garden to bloom.  Oh Spring… I am so happy that you have arrived.

Here are a few beautiful Spring quotes.  Which are your favourite? Do you have any to share?

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet
Love,
Magdalene