Monday, September 23, 2013

The Gift of the Bromeliads - An Angel Message

(Bromeliad in bloom in the garden last year)

Sometimes things aren't as they seem.  Someone's discard can be another's treasure.  The universe is always giving.  Look at the sun, the air, the sea.   I've been reading the Tao, and trying to put it into practice.  One verse was on intention:  Having a desire and not trying to fulfill it myself, but allowing it to come to me in whatever way it may appear.

 My garden recently got a new addition, a refurbished cute playhouse in which to store garden supplies. I thought bromeliads would make a nice border along the pathway to the little front door.  At Lowe's, these exotic beauties are rather expensive, $15 or more per plant.  Instead, I replanted some from other spots, knowing they would eventually multiply. I also set an intention for them to come my way.  Then soon forgot about it...

Until passing by a historic house in town,  I spotted a long green leaf in a  trash bag on the curb.  I wanted to stop to check see if it was a bromeliad, but Elliot and I were in a hurry that day, so I didn't mention it. 

Then on Sunday on our way home from an angel lecture in Orange City, an intuitive flash nudged me to check out that trash bag I'd seen.  I'd hit pay dirt!  Over 20 uprooted bromeliads were in need of a rescue. Thankfully, I grabbed the bag and headed home.   The timing was good, because they were all tucked in the ground before it began raining.  I thought  I heard a sigh of relief as trash day was right around the corner, but they were now safe at home. I was so thankful for the "angel" reminder.  The bromeliads were in good shape, just in need of a little TLC.

The Tao principle had worked. Curious, I looked up the symbolism of bromeliad on-line: Rich blooms in deep colors can mean wealth or success in life or love.  Softer shades often mean a wealth of beauty, charm or elegance. 

Some of mine were soft pink, others I'd have to wait for the blooms.  The esoteric message of the bromeliad was helpful:  To open up to our deeper nature, the self that is part of a grander whole. These flowers teach that we are surrounded by all the support (love) we need.  They show us the innate potential within, our resourcefulness and capacity to change, adapt and grow! (like my new flowers).  Bromeliads help us to challenge many of the flawed views we hold about life and ourselves by learning to cultivate and build upon the potential that is within us-- as opposed to working on the list of faults that limit us.  The moral?  Be yourself.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And look for the beauty within you.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen