Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Things grow in some very strange places

Things grow in some very strange places

Are you attuned to the dark side?
What's your default setting?

Are you attuned to the 'Dark Side'? Or are you attuned to the Dark Side? No you are not seeing double.  I really did type that sentence twice. So..  what's your default setting?  Default settings are very much taken for granted and yet there are two sides to every coin and two sides to every Dark Side.  It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, things are meant to fit together rather than exist in isolation and sometimes we just have to drive through the Dark Side to arrive at the promise of the Dark Side.

It is, of course, the way we see things that makes all the difference.  Everything remains a mystery unless we are willing to explore its potential.  There's darkness and yet again 'there is a darkness carrying a light all of its own.'

There's the darkness which castes dark fearsome shadows and is a bit like treacle to walk through.  It draws us off the beaten track and into unknown territory conjuring monsters up from behind every blind corner. Take that turning and shadows sit heavily on our shoulders dragging us down with a vengeance! And there's the darkness which leads us off the beaten track and into a bright new world of miracles and opportunity. Our step is much lighter here. This is a darkness which invites us to turn over the rich soil at our feet to discover a land full of treasure and adventure.

Everything is born out of the darkness and that includes us.  Next time you're out and about, notice how many beautiful flowers push themselves  through the tiniest crack in some unimaginable places into the light!  Its found its way through heavy, saturated soil inching slowly but surely towards the light.

Rainbow colours are waiting to unfold within you too, petal by petal.  But it is the darkness which holds the key, whether you see darkness as friend or foe, and which side of the beaten track you choose to step onto 

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” 
― Bram StokerDracula

Thursday, 2 June 2016

You, too, are a part of the natural world

The magic of each season sings through YOU
We are all a part of the natural world,
 rather than separate from it.

Our loved ones whisper words of encouragement and loving support from the other side of life.  They too are a part of the rich tapestry called life, even though now invisible to most eyes.

We are all a part of the natural world, rather than separate from it.  The magic of each season plays through us just as it still plays through our loved ones on the other side of life.  Each season sings its own song, and each song is part of a symphony or huge wave we call LIFE. We are not passive onlookers, but dancers surrendering to the beat.

We, too, like the flower kingdom grow from the tiniest of shoots into a riot of bold colour and then are moulded into delicious, succulent fruits by life itself. The fruits we bear, in our turn, contain seeds for generations yet to come.

Seeds are our connection to the future but are also rooted in the past.  They are fuelled by our loved ones, just as the seeds we leave behind will fuel generations to come.  Our ancestors remain our inspiration.  Our loved ones whisper encouragement and loving support urging us to keep on moving and to break free