This leaf looks as if it is showing new life. In reality it is starting to decay and renew.
Its intricate beauty arrested me to stop, to look deeper, to think. It was discovered whilst following my natural instinct, taking myself out of my normal comfort zone, on a study course.
In becoming more still, by changing our environment and exploring our creativity, using our senses with nature, writing, art, poetry, music and meeting different people we create the opportunity re-connect with ourselves.
When did you last find space to unearth and coax your hidden talents out into the open? For me it was the unfamiliar albeit safe and inspiring environment of Ruskin’s home. Here I felt connected, nurtured by nature’s elements watched over by the ancients: the trees and the solid, magnificent fells surrounded by Coniston’s soothing waters.
The lesson? Sometimes we need to trust and let go of the old ways to create space, be that mental, physical or emotional. We need to open ourselves up to new ways of being. Sometimes our initial observation of things, situations, people or ideas is not accurate. The truth can be camouflaged. If we can keep more open, be more aware, more present, and more patient. If we can look just a little deeper, over time something much more precious, more beautiful has the chance to unfurl and be revealed.
Are you ready to renew, create new life and become more of who you are? Is it time for you to flourish? Please get in touch and tell me more.