In our world as it stands, we are taught to believe in limitations and finite supply. That certainly applies to money. We can tend to harbor a lot of fear around money, the fundamental one being that of survival. “If I don’t have enough, how will I support my family?” Our society is set up that way. There are rules to abide by to obtain money and keep it flowing.
Our fears about love are different. A big one is, of course, the fear of getting hurt. But there is no institution, government, or other rule maker saying how much we can love. It is all up to us, and the supply is infinite. Think of it! No external force has figured out how to choke off our supply, or tax us on it.
How much love you have in your life, how much you express it, is all up to you! The wonderful thing about love is,… The more you spend it, the more it expands and comes right back to you. So have the courage and will to love, in all kinds of ways, in every direction. The only one limiting your supply is you.
Simple, straightforward, and true, the lovely daisy reminds me of the girl next door in movies. She’s just there, being herself, being a friend, while the male protagonist is gaga over the breathtaking rose who is “stuck on herself” at school.
Sometimes we are blind to what is right in front of us. The daisy grows wild in the field, with the wind “blowing through her hair”. Yes, she can be grown in a hothouse too. But the essence of this flower is purity, innocence, and freedom. It’s no wonder that during the hippie movement of the 60’s, daisies were common in floral crowns worn by women, and a “flower in the gun” peaceful symbol of protest against war.
Do not underestimate the power of the demure daisy. Her genuine honesty and freedom-loving nature will sneak up on you, and steal your heart away.
Spiritual enlightenment, rebirth, the divine. For centuries the lotus flower has symbolized all of these, particularly in Buddhist and Egyptian cultures. It also represents good old grit and determination, the will to endure. A lotus seed can survive without water for thousands of years, and is still able to germinate. And when it does, it grows out of the murky mud beneath the water, gracing our world with exquisite beauty.
Whether you choose to embrace the pragmatic earthbound or the ethereal symbolism, they in fact go hand-in-hand. During our lifetimes our souls accumulate wisdom through our experiences, our willingness to learn, and our strength to endure.
Envision your soul as a beautiful lotus flower ~ growing your wisdom, unfolding and blossoming, petal by petal.
“Love is the movement within life that carries us, that enables us, that causes us to break out of what Alan Watts calls the “skin-encapsulated ego.” Without love, we are self-centered, but love enables us to move the center of our lives outside our ego. Therefore it expands our lives and, needless to say, enriches it. Any human being would give anything to love or be loved. When it really happens, it is like heaven on earth.” ~ Huston Smith
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
“Love expands your soul with something inexplicably fulfilling. If you die without ever having experienced it, you will miss life’s only true joy” ~ Adele Ashworth