Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This Flower Yet Blooms

shocking be the news
this flower yet blooms
misunderstood be the views
this flower yet blooms
deception and deceit
this flower yet blooms
pesticides and toxins
this flower yet blooms
lawsuits and trials
this flower yet blooms
chaos and disasters
this flower yet blooms
pain and loss
this flower yet blooms
Creation's bounty ours to hail
beyond all illusion
truth and beauty to prevail.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

This Flower Yet Blooms, Photo: Amaryllis, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.

Amaryllis Flower Meaning
Symbolic of success won after a struggle.

Thank You Dear Meeka

and so a shared word...

Letting Nature Work

Silent Change

Often, when we are not looking,
in the silence of nature's embrace,
the miracle of change happens.

"We all see things about ourselves, our relationships, and our world that we want to change. Often, this desire leads us to take action toward inner work that we need to do or toward some external goal. Sometimes, without any big announcement or momentous shift, we wake up to find that change has happened, seemingly without us. This can feel like a miracle as we suddenly see that our self-esteem really does seem to be intact, or our partner actually is helping out around the house more. We may even wonder whether all of our hard work had anything to do with it, or if it just happened by way of grace.

As humans, sometimes we have relatively short attention spans, and we can easily lose track of time. We may worry about a seedling in a pot with our constant attention and watering for several weeks only to find ourselves enjoying the blooms it offers and wondering when that happened, and how we didn't notice it. Nature, on the other hand, has infinite patience and stays with a thing all the way through its life. This doesn't mean that our efforts play no part in the miracle of change they do. It's just that they are one small part of the picture that finally results in the flowering of a plant, the shifting of a relationship, the softening of our hearts.

The same laws that govern the growth of plants oversee our own internal and external changes. We observe, consider, work, and wonder, tilling the soil of our lives, planting seeds, and tending them. Sometimes the hard part is knowing when to stop and let go, handing it over to the universe. Usually this happens by way of distraction or disruption, our attention being called away to other more pressing concerns. And it is often at these times, when we are not looking, in the silence of nature's embrace, that the miracle of change happens."


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