Today Lori-Lyn Hurley has invited us to consider the word BLOSSOM.
One of my favorite Rumi quotes (and you know I have many!) is
“Stop learning. Start knowing. The rose opens. And opens. And when it falls, Falls outward.”
I love this sentiment so much I have it engraved on one of the bangles I wear every day.
It’s the sense of the blossom being so full that delights me. And the reminder that we are all blossoms – we are all full and expansive and lush.
There comes a point when we all need to own that – that stop learning/start knowing point. We’re not seeds, we’re not buds, we’re blossoms. I suppose we all come to that in our own time, and heaven knows it took me long enough. But it is my sincere wish that everyone knew that sooner rather than later. We hold ourselves back too much, and truthfully there’s no reason. There’s no holding the rose back when the petals start to fall. Opening, opening, opening.
I especially like this journal page I did, with an origami blossom that has the perfect folds to tuck in secret messages. So when I open it, things spill out. That always amuses me, and always acts as a reminder of how we are when we are open. Spilling our beauty.
And speaking of blossoming, this journal is a perfect example of that for me. I’m really not one for tidy tight little neat journals – I’m an over-full, spilling out, stuffed to beyond the max kind of journaler. And I don’t often work linearly. I love jumping around – doing pages here and there.
Today is the full moon and that seems like an especially appropriate time to think about blossoming. What has grown from the seeds you planted earlier? How are you opening? What are you holding now that needs to be expressed? Do tell – you know I love to hear.