Today as I prepared the gardens for the next season, I repeatedly found beautiful new flower perennials and succulents growing. As I leaned down to look at each sacred surprise peeking out through the leaves, I was amazed at their resilience. A few weeks ago, it was 22° one night, and everything in the gardens said their goodbyes. I assumed I wouldn’t see them again until the spring. And yet, there they were, growing again.
Humans were created with the same automatic growth instincts as nature. Our bodies and souls are wired to heal themselves, and they are also designed to keep growing. Nature is an extraordinary teacher because it doesn’t resist nor fear the positive changes of growth. The plants and trees simply reach for what they need and are resilient to the adversity that shows up on their doorstep.
The holiday season typically brings us more “growth opportunities” than any other time of the year. My wish for you is that you remember how resilient you are at your core. You are a beautifully designed being equipped with your own inner Siri that instinctively knows which direction to go so you can allow in more light, and in turn, more growth.
For more frequent and merrier moments this holiday season, listen to your heart and make choices that honor your truest desires. If you get off balance, try shifting your focus to help someone else have a better day, or reach out for an energetic re-calibration to get grounded and connected again.
For the month of December, as part of my sacred service commitment this holiday season, I’ll be donating a percentage of the money received for each healing session I facilitate to Ahimsa House.
(Ahimsa House, which is pronounced “uh-HIM-sah” and means “nonviolence” in Sanskrit, was founded in 2004 by Emily Christie after she lost a pet to domestic violence after leaving it in the home she’d fled for safety. None of the local domestic violence shelters accepted animals. Ahimsa House became Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.)
This holiday season, I wish for you serenity and happiness that’s deep within your soul. You’re a blessing! Keep growing. You've got this. You are loved.