This passage from "The Book of Awakening" kind of fits my mood today...
THE COURAGE OF THE SEED
"All the buried seeds
crack open in the dark
the instant they surrender
to a process they can not see"
What a powerful lesson is the beginning of spring. All around us, everything small and buried surrenders to a process that none of the buried parts can see.
And this innate surrender allows everything edible and fragrant to break ground into a life of light that we call spring.
In nature, we are quietly given countless models of how to give ourselves over to what appears dark and hopeless, but which ultimately is an awakening that is beyond all imagining. This moving through the dark into blossom is the threshold to God.
As a seed buried in the earth cannot imagine itself as an orchid or hyacinth, neither can a heart packed with hurt imagine itself loved or at peace.
The courage of the seed is that once cracking, it cracks all the way.
This entry made me sit, draw a deep breathe and give grace to what is trying to awaken in me. Spring is for renewal, shedding of old skin. This, to me, is a metaphor to listen to what my heart is telling me.
This may very well lead to unseen beginnings underground..
We are all new seedlings at this time and can blossom into whatever we imagine. A new lease on life...
(I took these pictures with my Nikon and processed them with pic grunger app)
(On a side note...my dad is finished with his 48 radiation treatments! His doctor informed him that everything looked great, to come back in 10 days, if everything still looked good, he was good to go! Talk about a new lease on life!! I am beyond thrilled and very proud of my dad for handling a stressful 3 months with such grace, humor and dignity. I am proud of you dad!)