Early this morning as I wandered in my garden with my cup of tea, I noticed a flower that seemed to appear out of nowhere. I was awe-struck by its exquisite beauty and its innocence, and surprised me especially as it may have been growing from a neighbor’s garden. I felt it giving without condition, that is to say, this flower in all its radiance didn’t care who I was, where I had been, what I had done (good, bad or indifferent). It gave itself away freely, regardless of the “me” standing in front of it. Just like our sun which shines itself on everything equally without a hint of hesitation, it asks nothing back and just shares. It’s not fussy about where its light and energy goes. It simply IS.
It’s so obvious that it may escape our notice. The force of life is what sustains and animates everything on the material plane. Without it, creation ceases to exist. Life is simply happening within and without, on a macro and micro level, far and wide and deep. All of life is yearning to be known, sharing itself in its extraordinary generosity through the manifest universe.
It shares everything because it lacks nothing.
Life is only here to be given away. This love-light is not only within you, it is you. Everything you ever sensed, anything you ever did, all memories, dreams, and all your joy and sadness was still happening in the glow of loves light. There’s nothing within life that is not of it. All of you is gleaming already, so let go of thinking you have to direct it at all. Just BE.
The power in the flower is in its ineffable simplicity, it’s Gods undying gift in us all, born in the radiance of it. Coming to know this is our holy inheritance. Seeing we are pure life itself and giving it away is our reason for being.
Go on then, shine your beauty and remind the world with your sweet perfume!