• Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Day 17 – The Blossoming of Oneness

Sep 10, 2011

Ah, early autumn flowers. Yes, they are gorgeous. :)
Reds and Burnt Oranges and Yellows.. The colors of autumn.

The Blossoming of Oneness

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
— Anaïs Nin

“Earth laughs in flowers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Exercise

Today, take time to stop and smell the roses, literally and symbolically. You’ve been consciously tending to your garden of Oneness through disciplined and devoted practice. Now it’s time to take a moment to reflect and examine. What’s growing in your garden? Is anything blossoming and bearing fruit? How is the ever-blooming consciousness of Oneness changing you, your relationships, and your life? Acknowledge yourself for your decision to become a spiritual gardener, sowing the seeds of Oneness . . . seeds of love, connection, and union.

Notice how Oneness is unfolding in your Soul. What unique qualities of Soul are growing in your life? These emit fragrances in the form of a spiritual personality, creating an atmosphere of grace and carrying the scent of the sacred, of Oneness. What scent are you offering to others and the world?

Spend time with a blossom today. Look for one in nature or treat yourself to a majestic rose, joyful tulip, luscious peony, or whatever calls to you. Be in prayerful communion. Imagine that this blossom is an outward expression of the inner flowering of your heart as a mystic, lover, and peacemaker in the world. Notice its colors, textures, and smell. What are its qualities? What qualities do you share with it? What guidance and inspiration does this blossom have to offer you on your journey into Oneness? What does it inspire you to become?

Allow yourself to overflow with the joy, beauty, and infectious delight of this flower. This is the blossoming of Oneness.

Affirmation

I AM the scent of the sacred emanating the perfume of Oneness.

Em

I'm Me!

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