As I am sitting looking with fresh eyes at the glass vase filled with water on my table…I am noticing with a quiet mind the exquisite beauty of the flowers blooming at the top of the stems.The way each lily gives space to the one next to it, each with an opportunity to blossom. None taking too much space or too little, all with their heads towards the sky. All the leaves on the stems are also making room for each other, no crowding the other, all holding their own sacred space.
Are we like these flowers? Are we rooted deep in a Cosmic Soup? A place filled with billions of possibilities? A place where a billion expressions of Love is happening now, is possible now? A small pond, a stream, a lake, a river, all expressions of the Ocean…just seeing and being seen from different points of view, from a different perspective? Each holding the potential of the Ocean.
Do we, like the flowers stems…filter our experience of the Cosmic Soup? Because it is too much for us to see and experience all at once here and now?
Just as the water is feeding the flowers in the vase, is this Cosmic Soup feeding us? Is the Cosmic Soup God? Where do “I” begin? Where do “I” end?
There is a point where the stems are no longer fully immersed in water…is this the point we refer to as NOW? This is the only point along the stem where there is a reflection happening within the water and both sides of the stems can be seen to echo the pattern of the ones above and below.
In this now is their a reflection of something much deeper happening, where all possibilities are flowing to a point of experience, is this who we are? A point of experience out of time, out of matter simultaneously existing in both “worlds”?
Can the flower choose to bloom? Or does it have a distinct purpose to simply be…its Self? Be beautiful? To be what it IS? Does a flower complain about anything? Does it trust in its process? How ready and willing is a flower to Bloom? What happens to the essence of a flower once it dies…does its scent remain for a while after? Does the fullness of its being still impact the space it once held?
Does one flower blooming make a difference?
It is obvious the flower is not competing with anything or anyone, it simply knows that it is perfect in its imperfection. Is the Dharma of a flower to Be to the fullest of its potential? To Bloom as fully as is possible, so that its petals can not reach any further in all directions so that it tastes this world as fully as possible while also remaining fully immersed in the “other”,as it draws on the Cosmic Soup for nourishment, nutrients, information and Love?
You are all aspects of the Flower, the Cosmic Soup, the Stem and the Bud, the water in the glass…the Ocean and you are happening Now. The way in which you see your Self depends on the ways in which you look. If you look with the mind you will see things, thoughts, stories, judgement, the body, the mind, desires, form, contructs, constraints, conditionings, beliefs, patterns, religion, separation, the material. If you look with the heart you will see love, perfection, the formless, freedom, divine desire, oneness, acceptance, connection, being-ness, truth, experience, purpose, divinity, integrity, belonging, becoming, purpose, magic, now, God in all things as all things.
Both of these experiences are needed, you can not know one without first knowing the other and you can not Be fully without knowing what you truly are. No-thing is excluded and all is perfect.
Love Love Amelia (DP)❤️