Daily Message ~ The Ever-Unfolding Rose 🥀 Cracked Open...It is happening for you, not to you!
The challenge of life is to keep your heart open when you want to close it.
To let life crack you open.
To open through hurt and loss.
To allow what is falling away to fall way.
Being human is a courageous act!
A life well lived is full of losses and tragedies, as much as triumphs and adventures.
Whenever you find yourself in a moment...feeling some type of way...life is coaxing you to keep your heart open no matter how much it hurts.
To continually unfold... To let life crack you open!
Perhaps you are going through a difficult time right now.
Instead of cursing the difficulty, see it as a blessing.
To open yourself up to the truth that, perhaps, as hard as it may be, life is happening for you...not to you.
And one day, in the not-so-distant future, you may just bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open because the world needs you open.
Now is the time to go gently.
To treat yourself like a tender, sweet baby.
To wrap yourself in a blanket and trust that the Mother has you cradled in her arms.
The seas may not be all smooth sailing, but you are safe and held.
One day, not too far from today, you will look back at the transformation and be blown away by the poetry of life.
Everything is going to be ok. 🌸
Thanks to the person who kindly placed Life Cycles face out on the shelf at @foylesforbooks. Apologies to five-time Tour de France winner Bernard "The Badger" Hinault, doing a turn underneath me in the cycling section.
Giving My Possessions Away Has Been Freeing.... Especially When You See The Joy Sharing Can Bring Others..... All Of Life Has A Cycle As Does It’s InHabitants....And So It Flows💝#giving#sharing#lifecycles#gowiththeflow
The issue with expecting to succeed is that, without more, the self-absorption of that expectation can slowly and subtly poison everything around you, including your business and your health.
When achievements come your way, it is wise to accompany them with a strong sense of gratitude. And it's not just simply saying thank you for it, it is being humble enough to recognize and remember everyone who helped you get to this particular time and place.
Without this grounded gratefulness, any success is lessened and, most likely, fleeting.
Aside from taking care of your nearest and dearest, think how you can pay your position in life forward, by being a mentor and helper to others. Sometimes your advice and experience can contribute greatly.
What better way to have plastic free fruit and veg than to grow your own?! Here we have carrots, lettuce, sweetcorn and tomatoes. We also have a few other things growing (cucumber, courgette, cabbage and peas), and we’ve already eaten the radish we grew. We did also have some broccoli seedlings which sadly were demolished by a neighbours dog when he came into the garden before I’d planted them out 😕
This is the first time we have grown our own produce with the boys and they have really enjoyed it. From getting muddy fingers planting the seeds, watching the first shoots appear, planting them out in the garden, watering them, and finally getting to eat some, they have been fascinated. It’s taught them about different foods, what their seeds look like and how they grow. They’ve observed how some things grow quickly and some take a long time (Jack’s lack of patience has had a few things picked and pulled up early 😆), and how some things will grow back once picked (our ‘cut and come again’ lettuce) and others once it’s done it’s done. It’s even encouraged Colby who is a terribly fussy eater to try a few things 👍🏻
The reason why we are trying to reduce our plastic waste is to try and create a better planet for our children. However plastic is not our only concern, we aim to be more environmentally friendly in general, and sometimes it’s hard to know which is the best option - the vegetables that are organic and wrapped in plastic or the non-organic loose produce? The ones that have been locally grown but are wrapped in plastic or the ones that have been flown or shipped from overseas but are plastic free? Fair trade products in plastic packaging or loose non-fair trade? Growing your own solves this ethical dilemma too!! I’d be interested to know what is top of your agenda? I always choose fair trade above all else but actually have found the packaging on that tends to be better anyway 😄
The process of bringing my cabbages back to lobes is totally beautiful. I’m particularly enjoying the range of colour variations in the drying process. This one...is melting me. Today I’m thinking about time and how much time is involved in ‘timelessness.’ Working with these dried skins is a delicate process involving much love and breath. Being an organic skin, it responds well to touch and warmth, but any rushing or impatience results in irreversible breakages. The incredible velvet colour that is laced around the edges of this particular specimen is present due to a little moisture still remaining in the leaf. #vegetabletaxidermy
This is too true, even if what you believe in ends up destroying everything but hey what’s new? I’d rather die for what I believe than live a life without meaning 🤘🏻 @thewordalive @telletwa #LifeCycles
•L u n a E c l i p s e•
Luna Eclipse Practice
Saturday 28th July
Join me for 2 luxurious hours of restorative yoga and powerful intension setting, utilising the healing powers of connection, aromatherapy, meditation and ritual.
We will be moving through a slow and mindful luna focussed practice, listening to the underlying messages from with in order to release trapped emotions, allowing us to live in alignment with the rhythmic cycles of the universe.
Register to secure your place. 🧘♀️❤️🌕
🌸Nosso sitio com pessegueiros em flores. Debaixo dos pés completamente desnudo de folhas🍃, mas tomado por suas delicadas flores cor-de-rosa,contemplando um céu azul infinito, cá fico eu a pensar que cada pequena florzinha anuncia um pêssego que logo vai crescer. 🍑
Antes das flores chegarem, todas as folhas caíram, e pra quem olhasse com pressa, não poderia ver nada além de uma árvore e cinza e seca.
Que linda a mudança das estações de nossas vidas, ciclos infinitos de perdas e ganhos, escolhas e renúncias.
Para chegar ao tempo das flores, é preciso abrir mão das folhas verdes que toda árvore deve ter. Difícil mesmo é despir-se de toda a beleza exuberante das flores para dar lugar aos frutos que logo lhe serão furtados por um par de mãos qualquer, ou com sorte ser alimento de algum passarinho faminto.
Mas nunca há o que temer ou eternamente chorar. Logo folhas verdes mais uma vez vão nascer, e desta vez a árvore ( já mais sábia ), entenderá que este ciclo sem fim é obra do Criador, que tudo fez com perfeição.
É preciso cuidado para não se rebelar, e acabar tornando-se uma árvore seca e amargurada por não saber viver sem perder algo de si em favor do outro.
Ano passado os pêssegos destas quatro árvores foram pequenos, azedos e tomados por bichos. Mas ali sentada debaixo daqueles pés, fotografando suas flores, eu não deixei de colocar minha fé em uma futura colheita de frutos grandes e doces.
Afinal, cada ciclo novo pode e deve ser melhor que o anterior. Não posso deixar de crer assim.
Resta-nos apreciar com alegria cada fase, debaixo do mesmo céu, com raízes firmes na verdade inegociável do amor. .