If you do not respect, like, love, or hold in high value yourself and what you do in your life, contentment or happiness will elude you. On the other hand, emptiness and lack of fulfillment will be your inheritance. Unable to feel admiration towards others’ hard-won accomplishments, unfortunately only frustration or envy will abound within that emptiness. Until you can honestly see how extraordinarily unique you are and in tandem, passionately love what you create, you will be as a lost ship in a storm tossed to and fro unable to find safe harbor.
When I live passionately and fully, beauty abounds in places I did not know exists. My flowers for example, reflect my heart, love, respect, my gentleness and kindness, yet too my Superwoman strength. Look and see below not only these tempestuous beauties that bees just cannot resist, but see yourselves within these beauties. Let go of what others have taught you to believe about yourself, dive deep within, and see you as God and Mother see you. Perfection. But first a story from my life …
The other day a woman stared holes through me while I was hugging a tree. I turned to look at her and asked, “Have you ever hugged a tree?” She replied, “No.” I said “Oh you should because it feels so wonderful!!” She laughed saying how funny I was. I continued saying, “Just because self-appointed “experts” tell us not to hug, that does not stop me! I am not afraid of anything so I hug who I want to, including trees. I am healthy with a strong immune system that God created assuring me I stay well. I just refuse to be afraid of a virus that has almost a 100% survivability rate. So I live my life as I want to.”
My words dropped her jaw in shock and horror. The conversation continued but it pertains to a subject that some get very hot about, so I will not continue talking about it. It was this woman who brought this subject up, not me. Let me just say by the time I waved goodbye to her with a huge grin on my face and a spring to my step, she was still standing in shock, as she witnessed me unafraid, freely saying and doing what I wanted to, and clearly not abiding by what man tells me to do. And it was also very clear to me how afraid she is and how very lost in the Land of Oz she is. How sad.
I’m not kidding when I state no one will stop me from being me! I will not not not bend my knee to fear or evil! I’ve lived it …. overcome it …. and refuse to go back because I found love! I brought self-empowerment to me. No one else can do that but me! I walk my talk and I fear not, and yes that includes death.
Comments will be open with this post. It is raining here so this will give me an opportunity to do my thang here. In all, I was able to open 4 gardens. That entailed going over to Karma the horse’s pasture with my wheelbarrow, traverse the Rocky Mountains (think deep ruts!), shovel horse poop filling my wheelbarrow, wheel that back over to my house, rake off all old mulch/leaves and pull/break off all dead from last year plants putting all that in another wheelbarrow and dumping that back in our wild part of our property; putting horse manure on gardens and working in with a hand rake, then the finale ……… dressing each garden with new mulch. I am NOT looking at how many more gardens I have left. Uh-uh. That would only get me discouraged. Do enjoy these Crocuses.
Photography/ “Own Who You Are” /March 2021©AmyRose
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