Friday, May 18, 2018

Buttercup and Self-Worth: An Angel Message

The damp, rainy weather this week brought intermittent sunshine.  On this gray and cloudy morning while in the garden, I looked up underneath the patio umbrella.  Curious if the little treefrog was still hanging onto the bridge?  He came to visit on my recent birthday.

But he had let go.  No sign of him.  You can't make these things happen, I told myself, coming around the old camphor tree towards the house. 

At the back door, I happened to look down.

What a surprise...

The old weathered garden shovel propped up against the house had company.   A bright buttercup had bloomed in a narrow crack in the hard stucco wall.   A lesson in perseverance!  I marveled, enjoying the cheerful, sunny flower. The green vine had sprouted earlier, but I assumed it was a Wedelia, the yellow creeping Ox-Eye daisies that were growing in clusters around our nearby camphor tree.   

A buttercup! A favorite flower from childhood. That message seemed important.   I hurried inside to look up the symbolism.

Buttercup gets its Latin name from a word meaning "frog" because like the frog, this flower likes wet ground.  I chuckled at the synchronicity,  F.R.O.G. an acronym Fully Rely On God.  As a garden flower, the buttercup will grow in every part of the garden.  That's why this flower symbolizes that with proper self-worth, we, too, can succeed in every environment.

 Buttercup heralds a time of healing and understanding.  It reminds us to be more expressive; that the power of our words, especially when applied to healing, will be increasing.  Opportunities will appear for new life directions and for sharing the light with others. Buttercup awakens our own self-worth, and advises to choose our words carefully as they will influence all things.

I'm so thankful for these simple, heartfelt messages from nature.

"A word fitly spoken is like
apples of gold in pictures of 
                   --Proverbs 25:11

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Buttercup ref. Nature-Speak, Ted Andrews)