June is National Rose Month, the perfect time to celebrate the Queen of Flowers and United State National Floral Emblem! Roses have graced us with their fragrance and beauty since . . . well, reportedly about 35 million years! Yes, that's how long roses have been with us! The oldest fossil of a rose was found right here in the U.S.A., in Colorado.
I've been collecting rose trivia and my mini e-book is almost ready for its debut! It is filled with rose legend and lore - some fact and some fiction - a light look at this lovely flower!
Faith is living in pure peace, knowing that we are in the perfect place at any given moment, loved and supported unconditionally. It guides us to give up the struggle and enjoy the present.
For those of us living with seasons, summer represents the flower of a year's journey, beginning with fall's harvest, winter's quiet dormancy, and spring's budding promise that the blossoms will reappear.
We are not afraid. We do not doubt summer's return. We trust in the cycle of seasons We release fear because we've seen this pattern time and time again, year after year. We trust in nature and seasons' cycles.
It is the same in our life's journey. At times our lives have been abundant with harvest. Other times have appeared bleak and fruitless. Without a predictable time line, it is easy to forget that our personal winter is also a time of unseen growth, powerful in its deep rooted and often invisible mystery. Spring follows, then summer in glorious abundance. Lack of faith will not change the result. Summer will return, but the doubting will only create unnecessary stress.
Maybe you could - reflect back on your life's journey. Notice patterns of productivity and harvest. Recall times of stagnation and frustration (often disguising times of the greatest growth), followed by promise and abundance.As you do, rest in the peace and faith that these patterns of learning, growth, accomplishment and ultimate reward will continue. Allow these patterns to enable you to release fear. Use that energy instead to embrace the present moment, follow your dreams and believe in the promise of summer!
Diamonds will be most comfortable seeing this chronologically, listing blocks of time by years, for example.
Amethysts will prefer a mind map or broad concepts - childhood, middle school years, teens, young adult, etc. - and may use colors, doodles and sketches to capture concepts.
Rubies may want process their memories with a friend or family member, reflecting on feelings.
Emeralds will get right to the point with a broad overview of past events, focusing on facts and results.
You are a priceless treasure - lovely and full of wisdom and promise. You have gifts to share unlike any other person who has ever lived! As you flower from within, your gifts will bless others. Have faith that you are exactly where you should be at this moment and the universe is unfolding its blossoms of promise..
Wishing you a beautiful summer!
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anaïs Nin
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
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