We can learn so much from nature
I often forced myself to bloom before I was ready, but to no avail. I imagined I needed to grow in a certain manner or direction, only to realise I was standing still – or even worse – I had started to wilt.
Because a rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way – Miranda Kerr
Nature is our great inspiration and teacher.
Have you ever observed a flower?
I love spring. I love to walk around and see what is coming out of the soil. I love to observe the trees and see the leaves coming out, or notice if the blooms come first, even way before the leaves, like seen on a Hazel tree, for example.
I love tulips. I love how their long stalks grow out of the soil as soon as it gets a bit warmer and then some leaves appear, and then one or several buds. That buds remain closed, till the flower is ready to bloom.
And then the flower just blooms
It never forces its bud to open.
What are you forcing in your life? Where do you desperately want to bloom, only to realise that nothing is happening?
It may be time to just relax, breathe, and allow things to happen. Allow your inner flower to bloom, effortlessly.
Often, we allow things to unfold naturally when we step back.
Be a flower in your life.
A flower just blooms
A flower just is, and just blooms.
It does not compare itself to the flower next to it. It does not compete.
No flower is better or worse than another in the eye of a flower.
A flower just is.
And a flower blooms whenever it is ready, not when the others are.
Go within; reconnect with the flower within you. Allow yourself your own time and colour and smell.
Allow yourself to just be you.
Embrace your own beauty.
A flower just is
A flower just is. It does not run to the bee. It does not ask the bee to come. A flower is open and ready and allows a bee to come to it.
Where in your life can you just be and allow things to unfold?
Take a deep breath, relax and trust the Universe to bring you the things that are meant to be while you just bloom.
Just close your calyx on rainy days
I love the early mornings when the flowers reopen and bloom.
I admire how flowers close their calyx (the outer part of a flower) overnight, and allow themselves to rest, and to protect their treasures from the cold.
The same is true on rainy or grey days when a flower might not even open up. It remains closed and safe and protected.
Do you give yourself enough rest every night?
Do you allow yourself a day off?
Do you step away from work on weekends?
I used to work non-stop, being a Mompreneur. I was working on my business whenever time allowed, and there was always something to do, even on weekends.
When I was not working on my business, I was busy being a Mom. I never allowed myself time just for myself or allowed myself to lay low on a rainy day. Then one day I realised it was getting to be too much, and I felt drained and exhausted and like I was headed for another burnout.
Nowadays, I remember the flowers and how they close their calyx each night and allow themselves to rest on a rainy day.
Remember, when we force ourselves to open up on rainy days, we get wet and our bloom starts wilting.
We know four seasons in nature. I love to live in a climate where we do have seasons and where we celebrate each; however, spring is my favorite.
In Spring nature reawakens. Everything starts to grow and bloom, and we have an abundance of flowers and colours and smells.
In Summer, everything is open and alive and enjoying the sun and warmth.
In autumn, leaves start to turn and we harvest our fruits of the year and prepare for winter.
In Winter, everything sleeps and rests. The world is quiet and peaceful.
We all have those seasons within us – not only once a year, but every month, every week, and every day.
We grow and wake up each morning, feeling fit and inspired to start a new day.
We enjoy lovely mid-day and celebrate the morning.
In the late afternoon, we start to prepare for the evening and the night ahead.
And then we rest during the night and allow ourselves to grow roots and ideas in our sleep.
Do you know that children only grow when they sleep?
Maybe I love Spring so much because I am a morning person. I love mornings and I don’t mind getting up earlier, just to have time for myself.
What is your favorite time of day?
What is your favorite Season?
Allow yourself to follow your own rhythm and embrace the seasons around you as well as the seasons within you.
You can also read The Importance Of Being In The Flow
You can learn more about the Seasons and how to listen to your soul’s whispers to embrace and follow your own rhythm in life in my Private Facebook Group Open Hearted Sisterhood.
Go outside for a walk. Take your time to look around and observe nature.
What do you see?
What do you find?
What can you learn from nature?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite tree?
How does this all relate to your life and situations?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Leave a comment.
Enjoy a fabulous week.