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The Silence of Winter

RomanceToday as I walked, I turned towards the forest, hidden in a cloud of white. I stepped among silent trees, the sun like gold behind them, the ground frozen beneath me.

On my way back I realized I had been thinking, not even seeing what was around me. I stopped and leaned into the stillness, even as I felt restless.

There is a silence that seems to be in the earth, in the trees, even in the sky. I sometimes hear cars in the distance, and other noises, and yet this silence persist,  -everything asleep.

I pondered upon the meaning of frost, of being frozen, when there is little life, nothing moving, nothing stirring, yet everything is filled with beauty.

When we’re frozen, there is silence, nothing seems to be happening, and yet we’re preparing for something new. Sometimes after going through pain, we need to rest, and then slowly, spring will come.

 

Spirit of Rose

1512629_514746288623785_1358495770_nThis 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?

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