The Unexpected oak seed
Our backyard used to be graced by a massive oak tree with its thick branches providing lovely afternoon shade. Fast forward a decade and these octopus-like branches began to lose their integrity and became prone to snap off in strong winter storms. We had to remove this entire tree that had previously gave definition to our backyard. Such a barren presence remained.
Much to our surprise, a tender shoot burst through in the Spring soil and sent its stalk skyward. Each year since then, this sweet tree gains a stronger hold in the soil as its leaves reach out for the sun.
What seed inside you is ready to take hold? Maybe the seed of COURAGE or perhaps the seed of PERSEVERANCE or even the seed of LOVE? Nurture the fertile ground beneath your feet so your unfolding can happen. Allow your Mindful Self-Compassion practice to help fertilize this journey of bursting forth in your own goodness!!