Lessons from Geraniums

Posted by Whiz on July 28, 2015

Has it really been five months since I last wrote in my blog? New Intent is that I write at least once each week from here on.

I have a large pot of brilliant red geraniums on my small porch. They brighten this space and fill my heart with gratitude for their beauty each time I look at those bright red blooms as they catch the morning sunlight.

Enjoying their brilliance this morning, I remembered that only a short while ago this plant was without a single bit of red bloom.

Recently I went away for two and half weeks, and my neighbor generously offered to help keep an eye on my plants for me while I was away. This was not an easy offer because she doesn’t believe she is very good at taking care of her own plants and was nervous about caring for mine, but she made the offer through love.

I was most grateful for her willingness to do this and assured her the plants would be fine with only minimum care and occasional watering. This geranium pot was left in place on my balcony. It was happy with all the perfect conditions of the morning sunlight that were expressed through the beauty of displaying ceaseless supply of many red blooms.

But the blooms turned brown. My neighbor was disappointed, afraid that she had killed these beautiful plants. She told me that the blooms had all turned brown until the entire plant was filled with only brown.  It looked so bad that she picked off all of the spent blooms leaving a large pot of nothing but green leaves.

After I returned home I was able to water and fertilize my plants every day, pinching and providing all their nutriments in fresh water and fertilizer. My neighbor didn’t realize it but by removing the spent blooms, and she was most grateful to learn that she had provided the perfect solution by removing the old and making room for the new blooms to grow.

Gradually, a bloom started to grow, responding to the fertilizer and fresh water. Then another, soon filling the plant once again with many beautiful, bright, red flowers.

It wasn’t up to me or my neighbor to make those geraniums bloom. They already had everything already within that was needed to perform and act as a geranium. All we needed to do was put them in the right light, making sure they received their “rightful nutriments” of sunlight, fertilizer and fresh water.

This is how geraniums grow.  This is how we grow.  This message has beautiful lessons to remember how we best grow as well….prune away the spent blooms (outgrown thinking), see that plants receive the needed amount of sunlight (Truth), add fertilizer (Love) and water (Life expressing Itself), and voila, blooms!

Let God do the writing and blooming of our lives. We are to stand fast, act as if we already are “possessing all power from God”, the only Creator, and recognize that this Truth is already true, we need only practice this Truth.

Love never fails whether looking like pots of geraniums, ourselves, our neighbors or our families near or far.

Thank you!

 

28Jul
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