“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.”
I’ve been overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude since coming home to our little farm.
I have also been overwhelmed with a shimmering grief. And really, that’s okay.
As I work on the rough draft of my Kimberley story, I’ve been remembering not just all of the wonderful things that have happened in my life, but also the difficult things, the sad things, the things so hard that I can scarcely breathe for thinking about them.
While I stood in the garden sipping from a mug of hot tea yesterday, the blooming camelias reminded me of my childhood, and I thought about how flowers connect me to some of the most treasured relationships in my life.
I decided to use my afternoon meditation time to make a mandala for heart chakra healing – and to send out love, blessings, gratitude and compassion for all of the people who have crossed my path (including you!). The mandala is centered with a blue howlite Crystal.
Of course, Harry and Bert helped immensely in the construction of our floral offering too…
We offer this mandala to you with much love ♥ xoxo