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Listening to the Lotus Flower
I saw a magnificent photograph of a Lotus blossom.
I was searching to find where I could buy such a plant for my garden.
The unguarded, wide-open petals of the Lotus flower looked majestic and vivacious because she was attired in shades of bluish purple, lavender, sprightly shimmering greens, and perky periwinkle blue colors.
An idea for a poem came to me
I paused to contemplate this snapshot. I had the strong feeling that I was actually there, with the Lotus.
I imagined what the Lotus might whisper to me:
Close your eyes so that you can see the beauty all around you.
Set your heart towards the sunshine that dwells inside of you.
Listen with your heart for the sounds of the Universe.
Do you hear the music of Eternity?
Together, we can hold the hand of God.
Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
This reflection was inspired by the quote below:
The lotus flower sits upon one of it’s leaves, having risen to the surface as the sun, held in the hand of God, invites it upward to the light. This unique plant is rooted in the mud and muck at the bottom of a body of water, it’s stem reaching up to the surface, where the leaves rest quietly. At night, the flower closes and sinks below the surface, only to rise with the daylight and once again, gradually unfold it’s petals.
What we learn from this amazing plant is how our own spiritual path unfolds and opens to the light, then at times gently folds in on itself for a proper rest when the daylight fades.
Your spiritual unfoldment is occurring at all times, whether or not you are aware of it. It is inevitable as long as you put your trust in the hands of the Creator, the One who holds the Light.
Like the Lotus, your soul is always reaching for the light to fulfill its karmic destiny, but even in that process, there are periods of darkness and times to rest. It is a natural cycle, one that cannot truly be coerced or halted.
It has an innate rhythm of its own, one that is unique to the Being that is you!
~ from, Earth Magic, by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D
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Photo of Lotus Flower and where you can purchase seeds to have one in your water garden.
Lynda McKinney Lambert. July 2, 2018. Copyright. All rights reserved.