Yesterday I held a Gerber daisy in my hand, gently touching the velvety softness of the petals, enchanted by their gorgeous color which seemed as if an artist had mixed his most precious and beautiful oils together to achieve the vibrant hue. My eyes were drawn to the center of the flower where I found delicate concentric circles of vivid accent colors. The effect was stunning.
How beautiful, I thought. I felt I was holding an exquisite objet d’art. And then I realized that this daisy...and every rose, each droplet of water, the bark on my sycamore tree...EVERY manifestation in nature IS a masterpiece. All we need do is notice its design, its symmetry, its vibrancy. How could we not be aware that there is an exquisite and loving Source of all of this beauty!
These natural masterpieces are profound and loving gifts for us. They are here not only to illuminate our planet for our awareness and delight; they are also way showers for us. They are symbols of OUR beauty. We are as lovely and vibrant and captivating as our counterparts in nature except that we are in the process of courageously divesting ourselves of our earthly limitations. We are essentially as translucent as the exquisite Gerber daisy and lovely rose.
Underneath our earthly cares WE are luminous and eternal. Our paths are laden with these lovely gifts to remind us of OUR beautiful, joyous nature and guide us through our journeys.
As we successfully navigate our earthly challenges, our masquerade of stress, burdens and anxiety drops away, revealing our profound beauty through the simplicity of our now free and naturally loving hearts.
In the wise and wonderful words of actor and artist Jim Carrey:
Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.
Aperto Alla Luce!
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.