For some it's easy, we've already got the plans, made the bookings, paid the tuition fees and laid the foundations on a new relationship. It feels satisfying to have action upon our desires, passions and longings.
But if you're like me in past years ... sitting, pondering, yet not a stirring, an inkling, a clue of what to do, "where to go" fails to rise within. An irritated sighing harrumph takes place quickly followed by stabs of fear and panic. Finally the familiar, disappointing feeling of resignation is present, a "this will have to do" place, the one you hate so much, must be tolerated for a further term ... or does it?
Is this really how we are meant to be? Where is the passion, desire, the longing and the daring to explore possibilities? Because, in our soul, we actually have muscles of passion, of desire, of longing, of curiosity and creativity just waiting to be exercised and explored. We also have a God-given soul role, a unique, individual quality, our gift to the world, that no-one apart from our soul half has.
So why are they still unwrapped, sleeping silently in the dungeons of our soul? What is it going to take for us, to dare to to stir them, at the very least, awareness of their existence?
The creek was raging after the previous days rain. In the closing daylight, the glass bowl had to be placed in the centre of the creek, which meant negotiating a series of slippery boulders. My childhood fear of water, particularly the creek of unknown depth and tricky pathway was challenged.
Then my addiction to control situations and events was the next to be challenged. Surrendering is really difficult for me. I like to scope situations for all possible events and make plans for how to deal with such things. I feared more torrential rain would wash to bowl down the creek. Broken glass would be scattered on the bottom and cause injury for some unsuspecting adventurer ... I had every conceivable scenario scoped, all born from my state of fear rather than trust and faith learned from all my previous experiences.
During this 14 hour period, I even had surprises from snakes, spiders and a roof bombing bush turkey.
As the first crack of light ended a sleepless, fear-full night, I quickly dressed, complete with my purple gumboots and set off to see if any of my fears had come to fruition. As I peeked through the vegetation I spotted the flower essence bowl still firmly in place. Now I had to make the journey across the boulders to retrieve the bowl in tact. Despite all the dramas I could possibly conjure up in my imagination, all was well. I had been proven wrong ... again.
After the mother tincture was complete, I felt to celebrate by crashing through one of my biggest fears, the fear of the unknown, by diving into dark murky pond just down stream from where the essence was made. You'll not be surprised to know that I survived the challenge and felt hugely triumphant for all that proved me wrong.
For 2018, I have a big list of passions and desires for all areas of my life. One Garden takes up a big slab of this space. For the past recent years I have been questioning, praying and seeking truth about One Garden and how best to share these amazing essences and their new found information. I found myself full of fear again, so I took a dose of Divine Fearless. Immediately I connected and felt my fear. It was like I was on a high diving board preparing to jump. So many excuses and reasons of not to jump immediately came to the fore, but like diving into the murky pond, I metaphorically jumped. Tears, shaking filled my space, I surrendered to it which began to process them out of existence.
I have been experimenting a lot with the essences and I would like to share with you the essences that have helped me the most when I get lost in my doubt-filled world. I will start with the most profound one and it comes from The Deepening Essence range - Pathfinder made from the Orchid Strap and Fuchsia.
This essence inspires and encourages you to feel into your soul and dare to find, exercise and develop your soul muscles of passion, desire, longing, curiosity and faith muscles. This surely assists to become more aware and connect to your soul longings and concurrently identify the betrayal of these longings and what are you settling for instead of going for and committing to the treasure of your soul.
Divine Path is a blend essence that contains Divine Purpose, Divine Courage, Divine Passion, Divine Desire, Royal Heart (Longing), Sweet Surrender and Divine Fearless. This blend is perfect to inspire, encourage and connect with our Soul Role as described earlier.
These essences are all available from our One Garden E-shop.
I'm so looking forward to put my passions and desires for One Garden into action in 2018. I want to be of service in the most loving way possible.
I begin 2018 with a treasured new relationship for which I will share with you later about the power of love and my experience with it.
I wish you all a blessed and exciting 2018 of expanding and growing your soul.