they're common, they're everywhere.
But have you stopped to think about their role on Earth? The amount of energy needed to create a tightly wound bud, the force needed to unfold its petals and the magic that releases its fragrance.
And all that work to attract our attention, to give us pleasure...to offer us a glimpse of the Divine at work.
The variety of delicate, or striking hues and subtle shading that roses offer is simply astounding. A rose's capacity to bring a smile to our lips and joy to our hearts cannot but be the Divine Will at work.
No wonder the Rose is the flower of love.
How Apt an Expression . . 'Stop and Smell the Roses.''
I often wonder how we can take so much of creation for granted, missing nature's invitation to appreciate and be grateful for the infinite care that went into its design. All for our enjoyment.
As I walked in my garden I stopped by each rose-bush, looking earnestly at the blossoms and the incredible beauty each held. I noticed that my breathing slowed down, my mind stopped its incessant chatter, and a smile forced its way from my heart to my lips. "How exquisite you are!"
These pink blushing roses melted me...I thought of weddings and fairies and sunrise and angels. How could I walk by and not stop to pay homage to the Creator of this delicate flower...impossible.
Cut flowers in a room raise the energy. They are unique in the way they lend their aid when used in a meditation arrangement, complimenting objects or pictures that inspire you to focus on inner peace.
The Flowers of a Greater Garden
WE are no less beautiful, when we let go of ego based actions and reactions, when we stop trying to 'win' or impress, when we let the fragrance of our love embrace those around us indiscriminately, when we prevent ourselves from judging others...remembering that we are not perfect... then we too are roses in the Garden of the Divine, and we too bring a smile to His lips.
Resolve to be a rose. Share the light hidden in your heart with everyone you meet... whether through a smile, a kind word or a small gift. All you give returns to you tenfold, that is Love at work.
~ In Gratitude. ♥