Where I am sitting outside in my friend’s house, I see Magnolia buds and half-opened flowers. This is already September but these flowers seems not to know about the harsher winter conditions further north. I love Magnolia, I planted a small Magnolia in my garden, it is still very small because of our cold winters. It didn’t give me any buds yet being only 2 feet high on its third year. I am seeing it as myself trying to finally flower, but unable because the surrounding conditions are not favorable yet. It is discouraging, but I will definitely learn something. I am sure there will come a time when the full blooming will take place in splendor and naturally springs forth with the glory of spirit vibrantly present.
May I venture to present you with this question: Do you bloom in what you do? Does it contribute to making this a beautiful world, or do you come and take, never expecting to give back?
Wise Magnolia gives abundant showers of sheer beauty; this is its nature. Giving more and then letting go, resulting in many seeds of more beauty. We can follow its way if we like. It is up to us.
I am thinking for myself I can learn from Magnolia, to just be me and shine my inner light. All have this light, and we do not have to steal it from others; just discover our own inside.
Yet some do not even see the flowers…