Oh, Monday Me! Lotus

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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.

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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: 

 

Slow down!

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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NOTE:

Photo of Lotus Flower and where you can purchase seeds to have one in your water garden.

Click here for information on how to purchase seeds for this lotus flower.

 

 

 

 

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Lynda McKinney Lambert.  July 2, 2018. Copyright.  All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Oh, Monday Me! Lotus

  1. Patty, thanks for the re-blog of my meditation on the Lotus.
    I started thinking about this piece a few years ago. I had some notes and some photos, and yesterday I brought them all out and began to write it piece to post for my “OH, Monda Me” feature. I’m glad I did because it calmed me down and brought me peace to remember how such a little thing as a Lotus blossom has life-lessons to show us.

    Alice, I appreciate that you left a comment on this little meditation on a Lotus. Your coments are always so meaningful and I am glad you liked this piece. The Lotus is a symbolic image of so many eternal truths and a reminder of the beauty and purpose embedded all of nature.

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  2. Alice and Patty – thank you for commenting on the Lotus piece. This is something I began writing, I think, in 2012. I returned to my draft yesterday and spent almost the entire day with the Lotus. Nature never fails to inspire me. As a child I grew up in a neighborhood where a neighbor had a back-yard pond. It captivated me and I visited that pond often in the summer months so that I could just see the beautiful flowers on the surface, and the gold fish swimming among them. In winter months, I visited her home because the gold fish were indoors in a tank. When our children were still at home, we had such a pond in our shade garden and we enjoyed the fish all winter as well, in a tank in our home.

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  3. Hi, Lynda–Thanks for sharing the beautiful word pictures of the lotus blossoms with us!  What a captivating image and superb analogy!

        You are certainly a busy blogger who shares up-lifting pieces.

    Happy blogging!  Alice and Willow

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  4. Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    This afternoon author Lynda McKinney Lambert has a beautiful poem to share.
    Once you’ve read and enjoyed, please make sure to check out Lynda’s works.
    She has some great books art and other wondrous things to share.
    Oh yes, please if you would, please share.

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