This morning I sang a mantra while focusing on my heart, and I felt I was breathing in the fragrance of rose, and that there was a rose within my heart, a place of light and beauty. I felt I was connected to the Goddess, and I wanted nothing more than to get closer, closer.
Each summer I make a jar of rose honey, from the wild roses growing by the ocean, where the sky is blue and the air salty, the wind dancing through the grass. I love that place. I love that there are no mountains to block my view, so that I can stare into the horizon, breathe deeply, feel windswept and free.
Now that winter is here I open my jar of rose honey and remember those days of summer. It’s such an amazing medicine for me. Spirit medicine, – for the closed heart, just daring to live again, to open again, to love again, and to be loved.
I feel I’m just beginning to understand the power of rose. I feel she is showing up in my life in so many ways, bringing healing and hope.
Do you feel drawn to roses? Which is your favorite healing flower?