a flower knows how to do is to bloom.”
“A seed represents
the possibility of growth. It contains within it a miraculous
blueprint of an astonishing life that has yet to emerge
and the mystery of its particular way of becoming and being.
When nourished and nurtured through its innate relationship
to the cycles of the earth, the seed will root itself and
unfold. Its shoot will find a particular pathway that will
lead it to the warmth and brightness of the sun’s
light. What it becomes will reveal itself over time. As
it blossoms, into its fullest potential, its radiance will
capture an awe of wonder and inspire creativity.
As we root the seeds
of awareness into our being and grow the shoot through our
mindful life practices, we allow our inner light to illuminate.
This illumination buds our intuitive sense and the petals
of our deepest consciousness have room to blossom with the
infinite beauty of our true nature.”
-Tara Rachel Carey Jones-
During my first teacher
training, in Val Morin, Canada, we went on an early morning
silent walk and there I saw hundreds of daisies, which matched
the color of our class uniform; Yellow
symbolic of knowledge and inner wisdom and White;
symbolic of purity and awakening. The symbolic flower of
yoga, the lotus has a similar metaphor; a flower that grows
out of dark mucky waters and emerges to the surface of the
water to bloom towards the light.