Saturday, July 1, 2017

One Thing Leads to Another: An Angel Message

While in the garden this week, I began picking up fallen branches from the recent windy rains.  That's when I noticed oak leaves had roosted in the bromeliad funnels. The wet foliage blocked the plants from receiving water and sunlight needed to bloom.  These beauties first develop their blossom within and grow upward and outward on a thick flowering stalk.

With one of the long, thin sticks from the yard, I found myself clearing the wet leaf blockages one by one.  The clumpy brown leaves slid out easily, and I wondered why I hadn't thought of using this method before.  As I slowly worked, I recognized a lesson from nature coming to mind.   Do I let my own "past thoughts" collect and block my ability to bloom?

Uncovering the wayward damp leaves, I found  unfulfilled blossoms buried in the funnels, just waiting for an opportunity to reach up higher and share their beauty.

That garden stick had served me so well that I decided to save it.  And I wondered why, as they are plentiful in the yard. The answer came when I bent over to prop it up by the house.

 I came eye-to-eye with a long forgotten white orchid that had flowered on its own!

It was the same plant that had survived last year's hurricane and had bloomed in the storm.  A wonderful reminder of our own resilience....  Yes, we will face personal storms, but with God and His angels we will bounce back, ready to blossom again.

In hindsight, I could see the invisible hand of the angels guiding me that morning.  One thing leads to another, and with their loving help, it seems to happen naturally as I gratefully go about taking care of this or that in the moment.  

Faith grows in a garden.  Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen