Into The World

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Carefully tended – 

delicate blossom outgrows 

its youthful garden.

 

Having recently become an empty nester, I’ve been contemplating how, ultimately, the sign that we have done our job as parents well is that our children move away.  To raise a child who is strong and independent enough to venture out into the world and start growing in a garden of their own making is what we strive for.  It is an emotional time, but can be an exciting transition to being able to focus on your own garden.

Looking At You!

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Brillantly common –

a symbolic messenger

grabs our attention.

 

We flit through our days, busy with mundane chores.  Perhaps we feel invisible or commonplace, just another person trying to get through a day.  We lose sight of our uniqueness, the things that make us special…like a cardinal is unaware of it’s brillant coloring.  Fluff your feathers and remember who you are!

Winds of Change

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Invisible push-

automatic resistance

before the release.

 

I learned a valuable lesson recently.  Even when we desire and know that a change must happen, there is an inherent urge to resist.  This resistance can take many forms and it’s important to recognize how you unconsciously fight change.  Like the milkweed seed, we cling to where we are, even though we are meant to fly in a new direction.  Learning to recognize  your own tendencies to resist change and  overcome them is something that can only make your life better.