Yellow tulip by GabeRobertsart.com
My youngest son made me this gorgeous card for Mother’s Day. It was a celebration of the one tulip that blossomed from a clump that his lovely wife had transplanted from her mom’s house to theirs. They cut it and brought it inside to enjoy.
He writes: “It strikes me that anybody who can truly appreciate the beauty of a tulip bending and stretching upward for days, all alone on a kitchen table, has got to be a good person and do good things for our world. It’s so very simple! There’s nothing more true nor more important than beauty-the simple beauty of a flower. And every spring, Mother Earth throws them upwards at us in great number and wild colors and in the darkest and densest of places. “
This rock with its sunburst of white!
Beauty…it fills my days as the birds sing me awake, the flowers offer their scents and forms, my son’s paintings surround me. A wool runner for the table discovered at a thrift store highlights the sheen of the wood table, a new skirt makes me smile as it swirls about my legs, the sounds my grandson makes over the airwaves as I watch him play 3000 miles away brings laughter. All fills my heart as my soul enters in more fully. My personality self has felt worn, fatigued, disinterested, complete with this earthly sojourn. Yet now our souls and divinity are anchoring within our forms and discovering the pleasures of this realm anew.
I awoke yesterday with a sense of being reborn. I felt so good in my body, still do. Amazing energy running through me that has every cell singing a love song! Oh my, this is the youthing I have desired. This feeling of well being. This joy filled note that sings everything into harmony. My body feels alive in a brand new way. I feel my divinity through my toes, so excited to be walking on the earth. There is a sensualness that has been absent for decades, now a stream running clear and bright within. My outer form may not reflect it as yet….though I sense that it will soon. No matter the form, what we desire is this feeling of aliveness! This openness to life’s pleasures. The gray hair, the wrinkles, the body shape and size, none of that matters. It is the feeling of delight, of wanting to take big bites out of life. Experiencing ice cream’s creaminess on my tongue, the bitter heady scent of coffee in the morning, the juice of a peach coursing down my chin and arm, the earth encrusted fingernails from a morning gardening. My inner being is doing cartwheels and handstands while I smile at her delight.
The new has landed in. It will get more and more physical, show up in ways we have not imagined. The love pods are beginning to vibrate their threads of connection that will weave the communities together into form. I am knowing to show up and connect with those whom my heart calls in. Sharing our love and codes of light so as to weave new patterns of beauty and love light.
The borage offering its brilliant blue flowers for my salads.
We have made it through the dark night, the tunnel that seemed never ending. Yet we are still standing, still in these dear bodies that have served us so well. I am so grateful for and to us all. Today is Memorial Day here in the USA. May it be the last one where there are any men or women engaged in the horrors of war. May all that was, fade away. May life be celebrated as freedom comes to all people. It starts within me, and within you. May a peace filled world emerge where all may drink of beauty each day.