I like you, feel scared and very concerned by what is transpiring in this world today. Do I allow myself to get pulled into the drama of it all? At times to be honest, yes. You just can’t help but not to. I’ve had to fight anxiety and the only way I can remain calm is by doing what I love to do and by being productive each day.
I look to Mother who does not ever lie. Her Truths are constant even if a bit confusing of late. She like us is effected by what mankind is doing on this planet and so Her Seasons have been anything but predictable. Ask anyone who gardens or who tends to the Earth. Yet even amongst Her chaos, She does not lie.
Always I turn to Her for Guidance. Yesterday I decided to crawl in the mud to see what I could discover in my gardens. For the most part, I saw a lot of decay and death. Yet within that bleakness and death, I saw New Life, sprouts of tiny life that will within a very short period of time, bring to this Earth and to my eyes huge quantities of bright color and so much delight!
Below is the proof that after every cycle of death there is re-birth. Always.
Buds on one of our Maple Trees soon to be leaves.
Primrose leaves poking through Maple Trees’ dead leaves.
Tiny new beginnings on my Spreading Phlox.
Lily sprouts pushing through the heavy mulch.
Tulip petal spearing a dead leaf.
A Hellebore flower bud.
Another Hellebore flower bud.
The start of Coral Bells.
Despite the upheaval in Mother’s World with Her Seasons chaotic and out of rhythm, Her Creations insist that they will live. And not only live, they declare to do so in vibrant bold color. I’m taking Mother’s example as the world we once knew is no longer in existence by insisting too, that I shall live in vibrant bold color.
Suggestions on how to rise above anxiety:
Do what you love with the extra time you have.
Turn the news OFF.
Focus on beauty and love.
Allow your creativity free reign.
Listen to soul-stirring music.
Take walks in parks.
Remember how to have fun and do those things.
Remember how to relax.
Create an alternative schedule for your family.
*Due to the times we live in, when outside your home, practice safety.*
Photography/ “Life After Death” /March 2020©AmyRose Photography
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