Bloom Where You Are Planted
Nature has a lovely way of surprising us. So often, where we see decay and waste, suddenly we see beauty spring forth.
Nature teaches us lessons. Bloom where you are planted. The daffodils in the picture above are a brilliant example. Hanging tenaciously to the side of the pond, they are blooming in profusion; a welcome sign of spring. They could be washed away if there are heavy rains or crushed underfoot, but in spite of that, they bloom.
We, too, can bloom where we are planted in spite of difficulties and hardships. This is a lesson I have learned over the years that once again has become evident in my life.
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The past year I have been struggling to find a full-time position. I have several part-time jobs writing and teaching, but nothing permanent and nothing that gives benefits. I could look at this as a negative, but instead, I have found that it is an opportunity, almost a calling, to do something new with my life. So, I have taken this opportunity to write more, develop my craft and learn more about comparative religion. How do I do this?
Connecting to Spirit has always helped me bloom. Remembering to take time to be silent, to listen, to wonder, to accept, to acknowledge, to give gratitude and to ask forgiveness is an act that should be done daily. Remembering to breath deeply into my solar plexus is another part of the process. Like any seed that is planted, the seeds of the spirit need to be nurtured and cared for, eliminating the toxins in life aids in developing strong, sturdy blooms. Feeding the soul with the beauty of Nature, the Arts and Loving relationships is another essential.
Life, as they say, is filled with choices. We can decide to wither away in an environment of self-doubt, despair and dissolution, or, we can thrive in an environment of Love and Light.
Bloom where you are planted! The world needs you.