My garden reminds me that the good things in life need time and tending in order to grow well.
This is a reminder I need often. I’m in such a hurry for some reason.
I want to manifest my new ideas–NOW.
I want to reap the rewards of my endeavors–NOW.
But as I push little seeds into the ground to plant my medicinal herbs, I know the Calendula will take all the time it needs so it can grow properly.
First it sits in quiet darkness.
Then its roots grow down and settle into the soil.
Eventually, once everything has established itself, the Calendula will begin its journey into the light.
It’s a natural process and I’m in awe of it every time the tiniest bit of green shows above the soil.
Yet the second I want to grow something in my life, I forget about the most crucial parts of living from Essence–the darkness.
The darkness is a place of unknowing. It comes when the person you’ve left behind is no longer a part of you, but the person you’re becoming is still a mystery. In this place there are only two things you need to do–trust and surrender.
Trust and surrender are quite possibly the most difficult qualities to sink into. It requires practice and perseverance, and sometimes you need deep healing to slip into a state of allowing this to be.
So I’ve dedicated my work to helping women (and myself) live from their Essential Self by first learning how to trust and surrender to the voice of their Soul.
It’s a journey worth taking. Will you join me?