How often have you driven from one place to another and when you arrive you have little recollection of the drive? This happens so often because we fail to be present to the moment. Hidden treasures are all around us. Energy which is there and slips through our fingers, literally. Beauty beyond that which we see.
Recently, I watched the movie "Collateral Beauty" and the focus of the title is buried in the movie only to be recognized when the movie concludes. The premise is how there is collateral beauty buried in the pain and intensity of life. Life's journey is not always easy and spiritual growth is found in finding beauty as we suffer grief. Learning about self comes from the breakdown of the ego. So many lessons and sometimes hard to see.
I take all my own photos so I can use them freely and never be worried about copyright or infringing on another's work. Recently I was on a walk with a 90 year old woman and we were loving the flowers in her neighbourhood. My favourite pictures are closeup's of flowers. I took this picture of a beautiful bush all in her glory. Today I used the photo ... As I was posting it I saw the beauty I had captured. I saw the deep love of the divine there in the photo reminding me there is life around me all the time, if I simply stop look and see. This beautiful creature is working away on my behalf and I captured the work being done.
As a child, parents always had the talk about "the birds and the bees" and I honestly do not know how this became linked with where babies come from and sex. All I know is when I talk with my grandchildren I am going to tell them about the birds and the bees, and my story will be about finding the collateral beauty or the hidden beauty in our lives.
Blessings and love on this Sunday! Come together, Come together in spirit and in song; the song of the buzzing bee!
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