I am learning to ask the questions and be open to receiving the guidance. If we don’t ask the questions and we don’t listen, how will we know what serves us, what harms, what heals, what direction to grow? The connection was made many years ago, but I now know the depth of beauty and power that exists within. And I have learned this is the most important relationship I will ever have. One that is with me head to heart, heart to head, and walks with me through the darkness, the pain, the challenges and leads me along the twisting windy path to the light. To the understanding.
“But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts. The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius; for it commonly operates revolutions in our way of life, terminates an epoch of infancy or of youth which was waiting to be closed, breaks up a wonted occupation, or a household, or style of living, and allows the formation of new ones more friendly to the growth of character. It permits or constrains the formation of new acquaintances, and the reception of new influences that prove of the first importance to the next years; and the man or woman who would have remained a sunny garden-flower, with no room for its roots and too much sunshine for its head, by the falling of the walls and the neglect of the gardener, is made the banian of the forest, yielding shade and fruit to wide neighbourhoods of men.” ~ Compensation, Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Everything in life balances itself out. Remedial forces ever present, the Universe is the great equalizer. From pain to power, mistrust to trust, fear to love, betrayal to compassion to building the most beautiful garden sprouting from the wounds of the broken hearted. We will create from this place and we will change the world.” ~ Personal Journal, Welcome from your Spirit guide
What am I going to grow?
Love. Compassion. Belief. Faith. Knowing. Connection to the earth. Love of the One and the Self. Understanding. Fun. Adventure.
How am I going to grow it?
Trust. Patience. Connection. Listen. Keep your guard and instincts on hand. Move. Smile. Laugh. Play. Believe. Cherish. Love your life. See the beauty.
What is my first step?
Get out of your way.
(big laugh)….Don’t take it all so personally. It’s only life after all.
Yes I am learning. Learning to ask the right questions. Learning to trust what comes. I have planted the seeds. I have nurtured the flower. I have been burned and bruised and cut down. I have weathered the storms. And I am growing. Growing my garden of Compassion and Love, Belief and Faith. And like the Banyan, the garden will be wide spreading and fruitful to all who pass through.