Its spring in Australia and I have been really enjoying feeling the influence of so many beautiful flowers blooming around me.
One particular flower surprised me when returning from my early morning walk at Broadbeach, here on the Gold Coast. I'd been living at this property since April and never realised that one of my favourite flowers lived here too. My heart jumped for joy when I saw the magnificent Golden Chalice (Solandra maxima) flower peeking through the foliage of its vine chosen support tree.
This flower offers so many gifts, teaching us about God's way of the universe; about love, healing, abundance and the number five.
The shape of this flower is chalice-like, giving us the first inspiration to be open and receptive to love.
This flower tends to thrive in lush, tropical conditions. If we enter a rainforest, we find the environment pulsating with life; lush, moist, colourful, vibrant, thriving, diverse, productive and regenerative. It engenders the feelings, the sense of hope, of faith, of unity. Quite the opposite to a desolate, barren landscape.
As a gardener, I spent time in areas where there have been long term drought. The surface of the ground hardens and cracks due to deprivation of moisture. The longer the deprivation, the harder and deeper the crust becomes. When the rains come, the ground is repellent, the years of waiting caused resistance to water, becoming water proof. The water just runs off, but if the rain is persistent, a softening occurs, seepage begins. At first, small amounts of water molecules are allowed in and gradually openness to larger absorption scale directing water to lower, deeper levels of the earth.
Then the process of fertility begins. Every element becomes sexually active. Life becomes abundant, flourishing, thriving, and blooming - generous, plentiful and regenerative. The difference between the two states is vast.
Have you ever noticed how many flowers have five petals? The Golden Chalice has five petals which appear to be made of the one continuous fabric. The texture and patterns of the petals are very human skin-like. This is a curious thing and for a possible answer we may look at sacred geometry or God's natural mathematical system of universal design. Five is a number in the Fibonacci series. I could talk a lot about this but for now I will keep it simple and to the point.
L'Uomo Vitruviano (Balance of Man), is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the classical orders of architecture.
~ Sourced from Wikipedia
The Golden Chalice uses its broad brimmed cup-like form to represent our soul as an open receptacle to receiving God's Divine Love. The stem is hollow, like a drain, symbolising the perfect design of God's system of healing. When, we with our heart's thirsty, longing, willing desire for God to pour her love and absolute truth into our soul, as it flows, we become so overwhelmed we cry deeply and soulfully as we experience the feeling of such pure love and belonging. Our tears wash away the dirty marks of errors and betraying falsehoods. We become replenished and transformed by the highest form of love, specifically designed like mothers unique milk to feed her starving children, who have been deprived of this love, this knowledge for millennia by the world's false version of love.
Each time this sincerely occurs, we become cleaner, clearer and a step closer to our perfected original state. Once we clear all the untruth from our soul, the promise of transforming into a new state, the new birth becomes more real. This process is so elegantly demonstrated by the humble caterpillar, as it naturally begins to spin its silky cocoon, it does so with intrepid faith, letting go of every familiar aspect of itself in ready-ness to become a new creature.
A seed, which holds within, all the original perfected design elements required to thrive, flourish and bloom as intended, needs a nurturing environment, climate, sun, water and temperature. When something goes wrong, its because there has been influence of error.
When we are in pain, struggling, working hard just to survive, it tells us we are experiencing error. In order for us to open our soul, to change our experience of life from hardship, living in the barren wastelands, deprived of real, everlasting love we need five key things constant in our life - Love, Absolute Truth, Faith, Will/Desire and Humility. Like the hardened, disillusioned, drought-stricken ground, our experience has made us resistant to these. But if a little openness is applied, we may experiment and experience something new.
We can simply take this offering of inspiration translated from the Golden Chalice flower and put into action every day. We also have received and imprinted information from this flower into water, like taking an energetic photograph and made an essence for us to take if we require temporary boost of encouragement of our desire to engage in the transformation process God has specifically designed for us, the direct royal bloodlines as God's children.
I was once told by my guides that I could write a large book on each flower. God has placed so much information in each plant for us to learn about so many subjects that give us keys and clues to live as designed. My passionate desire is to decode this information and apply in my own life. I also have a desire to share it for anyone who is interested.
No matter where you live in the world, you are my brother and sister. So may we learn to generously and abundantly love each other, living in God's garden, gratefully receiving the bountiful gifts God desires to give. And through this, may we flourish in its glorious wealth.