Consider the Lilies
Dear Blessed One,
Earth Angels . . ahhh . . you try so hard.
It’s much more enjoyable to rest and flow with life rather than resisting all the dips and curves. A friend once said to me that running up and down the aisle in the airplane will not get me to my destination any faster, so sit down and enjoy the flight. I heard her, really got it, and something inside of me relaxed that day so many years ago.
This doesn’t mean lay down and wait for life to tell you what to do, unless of course it does for you. I guarantee you can only lay there for as long as your inner guide will allow you to and eventually you’ll be moved to get up and interact with life again. However, as you do, “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
We are like the lilies of the field or the mighty oak. We are seedlings and as a seedling, efforting is not necessary. The seed in the earth does not try to grow faster or taller or have a need to produce more fruit or flowers. It rests with life, follows That which goes before it without a need to know, experiencing each nuance of itself as it arises in the moment. It bends with the wind, wilts with draught, and surges up with vibrant life again after a little rain.
You are in the process from seedling, to cracking open with the rain, to being fed with the soil’s nutrients, and reaching for the sun’s light. It’s a natural process with growth spurts that are quite often uncomfortable.
See if you can let Life do what she does, flow. Follow the breath and drop into the body to soften the mind when it’s insisting that you DO something. When the mind rests, Creative Inspiration can flow. Follow That.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us…”