Sleeping in late, I start my walk an hour later than normal. It’s the weekend and the trail is busy with people wanting to exercise before the heat of the day. Lately, I have used walking as my meditation and prayer time, instead of sitting. Feeling more connected to Infinite Awareness out in nature with the sights, sounds, and smells of morning in the woods, I head out the door in shorts and a tee shirt. It’s a hot one again today.
Starting my usual prayers, I feel a shift. The message is to feel the morning. Feelings can be more powerful than words. Feelings are a truer reflection of our inner self, if only we tap into them. Mindful of the bird song and the heron in the marsh, I tune into how I feel, here in this moment. Peace and bliss come to mind. I soak up the rays of sun and fragrance of the spring air.
Today will be another active day with the girls. I have one friend to take home and a shopping trip scheduled. Hoping to remember this feeling, as I maneuver my way through the day, feeling peace and bliss at any moment.
Susan J. McFarland
May 26, 2018
Some people love to garden, I am not one of those people. In the spring, I pot flowers, plants, and herbs. Even this causes me stress. Opening space in my schedule, selecting the plants, arranging them in their pots, putting the right amount of dirt in, is a process that can overwhelm me. Once I have committed to the idea and I’m in the moment of creation, I fully enjoy it, but getting started takes effort. It’s not my routine or my comfort zone. Finishing up with my pots, I admire the end result, ready to tackle more later.
Potting plants or gardening requires planning. With love, the little flowers are selected. The soil is purchased and the empty pots are chosen. Determining the arrangement for each one, while making sure to leave enough room for growth is important for the health of the plants and the visible outcome.
Are you leaving enough room for growth or is your life so full that you are crowded in the pot? Your health desires room for growth. Giving yourself space in the pot will allow for the fullness of your beauty to transform your pot into a work of art.
Susan J. McFarland
May 18, 2018