I feel like running outside and singing today--the landscape around the farm is wearing all of its summer splendor and finery. The grass is lush and dewy from the rain and there are bees and small yellow and white butterflies fluttering in the air and quietly landing on pink petunias, white phlox and purple sea lavender in the gardens. The air is warm and softly murmuring a comforting song to hush my need to go and do.
I LOVE the land and trees that are starting to spruce up again after drinking deeply from what the earth received this weekend in thirst-quenching water. Everything seems to be perking up and you can feel the shift in energy around and underfoot. There is an anticipation, a silent preparation and push to embrace all the wonder and beauty of these sunny, glorious mornings.
I took this picture alongside the road with the cattails brown and blurry in the background and the sunny yellow faces in front because I liked the visual reminder of balance between Earth (brown) and Sun (yellow). Its juxtaposing image encourages me to be rooted first in who I am so I can reach toward the heavens and manifest and embrace my dreams. WHO I am doesn't really change--it is solid and comforting in the background of all time--but my dreams and experiences continue to evolve and ebb and flow with the movement and passing of my life.
The seasonal clock is also moving and turning and reminding us to NOW--in this moment and time--see ALL LIFE (not just the parts we love and to which we are drawn and can relate) through a lens of miraculousness. When I do this, I can feel the energy inside of me shifting, too. I understand I am like the land...living, waiting, appreciating, growing, being and dying in cycles of NOW. I know in these moments I am filled with divine grace and I choose to see it in all things and beings around me.
I hope you can use your lens of miraculousness and feel your heart of gratitude beating strongly today.
Jen Martin is a Mom, Medium and Movement Person. She uses her intuitive abilities and training in yoga, prenatal yoga, meditation, and business to help others appreciate and help themselves. If you have kids, like hearing from loved ones in spirit or enjoy taking heart-centered yoga and meditation classes, check out Jen's blogs.