New growth in surprising places

Oh, yes, it is all about perspective, as I said at the beginning of this week.  The lesson about changing our point of view was apparently something I needed to learn.

And here is what I am figuring out….

When we are our truest selves, when we remove the masks, open our hearts, and listen deeply to what our soul wants us to know…
change happens.  It may not be pretty, it may hurt, or it may bring us joy.

When it hurts, though, we need to take care of ourselves.  As someone pointed out to me this week, it is similar to those rehearsed messages on the airplane before take off…put that oxygen mask on you first, then help the other person.  

new growth in surprising placesWhen I took time to do some self care this week, the healing began.  Lots of talking to those I trust deeply, letting tears come, and allowing my self to process what took place. On this side of it all, looking back, I know that this was the best course of action.  I have changed a bit, have more awareness of what is true, and have identified something that has held me back for a very long time.

Then I got out the box of crayons and this tree appeared on the easel.  

A tree with a tiny branch of new growth in a surprising place.   A sign of hope.  A promise of renewal.  From deep below the surface…..where the light and love undulates and shimmers and produces the magic of life, deep within……nudges and messages of love flow freely.

Now it is up to me to just accept that love and let it spill out and share it with the world.

Thank you for your loving, thoughtful comments this week..



5 Replies to “New growth in surprising places”

  1. I am glad you took care of yourself, letting yourself be held up by your support circle. And that you expressed this new growth with that box of crayons – all the rainbow colors feeding you from within.

  2. LOVE this post and your vulnerability and courage in sharing it. I know it was out of your comfort zone. You are always there for me please know I am here for you, as well. Hope your life is moving in the direction you are intending. Just for the record…. I did spot the little branch even before I read your post.

    PS your new hair do looks fabulous!

  3. I'm not sure where to begin…I have been away visiting blogs since my mom came a week ago. Fun to see your picture on the side…I like being able to visualize the photographer. Your posts have been thought provoking…I especially like this one. How lucky to have an indigo bunting. Take care, Anita

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