This is a beautiful message to remember with a number of layers and depth within it. The rose is a beautiful flower that can display a good range of coloration which is also one of the lessons a rose teaches us on diversity in unity. Another way of recognizing a rose is along its stem which are the thorns. The thorns are clipped from those harvested in the wild and horticulturists and gardeners have come to be able to grow roses without thorns yet there is a beauty missing and important lessons inherent within those when they are missing. Would anyone say that thorns on a rose stem lessen their attraction and beauty? No they enhance the beauty for they have been apart of the growth of that rose into becoming the vibrant and radiant flower that they are. These play into the
message of learning how to move or flow with the seasons of our lives by accepting ourselves more and more fully even with the thorns that can come. Take each season of your life as it comes moment by moment. Embrace yourself, be patient with yourself and love every part of who you are even when those thorns appear for can and will serve that purpose of giving greater depths of understanding, wisdom, compassion, healing, courage and love. Keep to our hearts there is never truly anything lost nor ends. Remember to take to heart that Nature is a patient, wise and benevolent teacher. As you enter into a more intimate relationship with Her you can and will become more intimate with yourself and those within your life. So you become more aware and attuned to You and your seasons. :)
Move easily through the
seasons of your life. Be as a rose.
those times when you are in the bud, when things are new and the spring seems as
if it will last forever. Enjoy the cycles of spring within your life, within
each year, within each day, within each moment.
And when life moves into
the summer, when you are enjoying the open blooming shining forth, your perfume
wafting across the garden, your beauty fully expressed, enjoy this as well.
Enjoy this period in your physical life and this period in your mental and
spiritual lives as well. And see also, like the spring, how different
enterprises you undertake move from spring to summer.
And when it is fall, enjoy
those last long days as they slide down toward winter and know that this is a
beautiful time as well, a time for gratitude and preparation, a time of
transition as well as a beauty of another sort, where the blooming is slower and
less full, but yet it is still there.
And when winter comes, when
one thing is ending and a cycle is over, be as the rose. Return your energies
and your focus to your roots. Know that you can weather the storm and the
transition, if you will but return to your center, your roots. If it is not
time to bloom now, it will yet be time again, when the spring returns.
As a life ends, an
enterprise completes, a love affair or marriage is over, let yourself be dormant
for a time, pulling in your strength from your roots. But then know that the
sun will shine, the snow will melt, and life will spring forth in newness. A
new rose, a new life, a new beginning, a new spring is always there.
Nothing ends. Nothing is
lost. Life flows and continues always.
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'
Universal Heart Center