I’m not too sure if I will be able to answer any comments because of my breaking Heart. Yet I will do my best. Just in case my Mom is still viewing my Petals and for her pleasure, I will keep on posting at this time in my Life, even if it is difficult for me to do. My Mom LOVES flowers and she has fallen hard for those very flowers I photograph. In creating these posts mainly for her viewing pleasure, this is the role I choose as she gently leaves this world to enter the Next. These posts are my Gift to my Mom.
Today I am led to show an image (above) that to me speaks so beautifully of the Transition my Mom is heading towards. A beautiful opening in lush Green, a Green she adores, beckons to the observer to come closer and to walk through. I actually walked through the “Door” after I took this picture and as I did I felt a Peace and heard the words …
The Old is behind and the New is ahead.
Dying is beautiful. I know. There is nothing to fear. Nothing. I had a NDE in 1984 and believe me, no matter who you are, and no matter who you are leaving behind, you do not wish to return to this realm. It is Instant 100% Unconditional Love in the space of a breath, if that. Every single atom of your Being is filled with Light and with Love, and that only upon which you know you are Loved.
You are Loved for who you are unconditionally and without judgment. When I died I was so far away from living the Higher Way, yet in that Moment I was not turned away but only accepted and embraced in Love. Truly, and I say this without double guessing myself, this was and will be the most beautiful Moment of my Life.
And my Mom is heading towards that Place I know exists. I wish I were going with her. Yet that is not to be for my work is yet to be done …
On August 12th I was at Chestnut Ridge Park when this picture was taken. Instead of taking my usual trail I decided to go on another one I normally do not frequent. Yes I had my Canon with me because I had a feeling I would actually witness the path of the tornado that hit here several weeks ago. And I was right. At first when I arrived I stopped in my tracks and just stared. It was awful as I looked upon total devastation. Tears came and my Heart just, broken as it is, broke more. Standing amongst the ruins of what used to be hundred years old trees, the Forest spake to me.
I being who I am, chose to allow the tornado to hit me directly to save those lives in the homes just around the bend.
Knowing this Forest as I do, the very one who on countless occasions has taken my pain and my fears and my tears and transformed them into Love and into Peace, I knew the words that whispered that day were true. I will be posting the pictures to show you how we are no match for Mother Nature, to be sure but before I do I want to make sure with my Mom they will not upset her. If they do, I will choose only flowers to post and after she walks through the Doorway to Paradise, I will then show you the devastation left in that tornado’s wake. Yes those images show beauty even with the Forest being torn and snapped and smashed.
In closing, the Flower Picture for today’s post is a capture of my fiery red/orange roses called Fragrant Cloud. Who may you ask is in the background? Why that is Jersey, one of our Beloved barn cats from next door who lives in my gardens and who has become my Photographer’s Assistant. Now if she would only learn how to stay still and stop head bumping me when I kneel down. 😉 For you, Mom ….
Photography/ “Doorway To Paradise”/August 2017©AmyRose