We are only held back by our perceived limitations. In this case, a bird house, beautiful at first glance, symbolizes the small scale view of attainment that some people have. Tangible items, monetary wealth, what good is it if you are not embracing what nature is willingly providing you with, season after season, year after year. Why be confined to the small bird house, the block of conformity, when you can enjoy the whole tree, the earth which is meant for you, the path of your righteous being. Grab the reins of your own destiny, listen to the choir in your heart, make a home in a place that soothes your soul and enriches your blood. Feel your inner self, your true self, developing and transforming. Breathe in the air that surrounds you, ground yourself with the earth, allow your worldly love to transcend your body and make marks on the souls of those who you love. Be true to yourself and never, ever, let anyone dim your light. Allow pain to be released, strength be regained, and the earnest truth of your soul and intuitive mission to progress forward. Be you, be your biggest advocate, be the one who makes your heart full. Love yourself, love God, love all. Be an exemplar of what you wish to see. Shine light on others, as you want it to be shown unto you.
As a child, the world seems huge, yet simple. As an adult, it seems a bit smaller, yet complex. There are preconceived notions of how things ought to be, but the truth of the matter is that there is no set way to live a life of fulfillment. Using your heart as a driving force, and your mind as a sounding board, you make your way through the waves. At times, it may feel effortless, the soft touch of the water against your skin. Smooth sailing, if you will. Things going your way, fitting within your timeline, allowing you to feel instant gratification within the given circumstances. But then there are seasons where the current pulls you out past your zone of comfort, causing a riff in the way you view things happening. Change ensues, and it is up to you to decide what direction the ocean will take you. Sometimes positive changes result in affliction, as odd as that may be. If you don’t deal with past hurts and only bury them, they are bound to resurface. The winding road is beautiful, though, and as these hurtful truths and self realizations come into the light, you are able to gain a better appreciation for what you have, where you have been, and where you are headed. You see, the imperfections that make you who you are, are the most beautiful things about you, for if you had never endured those experiences, you wouldn’t be you. Embrace the changes, forgive yourself for your past, show gratitude for what you have and who you’ve become, and life a life of emotional prosperity. Be true to you, and the earth, angels, and above all else, God, will provide.
I don’t always agree with the saying, “Keep your head up.” Some of the most beautiful things that I have seen were viewed with my eyes draping low towards the ground. The beauty of nature can consume you with the blink of an eye, and keeping your head up can cause you to miss a tremendous amount. Elevate your spirit, take in the essence of the universe. Be a tranquil spirit, allow your mind to rest and be silent, feel your true self inside of you, realize that while you may be a spec in the universe visually, your purpose and power within can influence countless others. Take a moment to ‘lower your head,’ enjoy the little things, and enlighten your life.
Through the ups and downs in life, I’ve learned that your intuition will never steer you wrong. It’s an innate ability to read through perceptions, ignore the noise of your mind, and see something for what it truly is. Reality vs. Perception; it is difficult to compartmentalize the two. Embarking on a new journey can elevate your senses and lead you through stages of euphoria; however, things do not always go the way you had hoped, and it is during these times that you find a new channel of strength and self appreciation that may not have been apparent before. Listening to your gut, welcoming the signs from your angels and God, and taking hold of the power within your every ounce of being will undoubtedly lead you along your soul mission. It is when you ignore your inner voice,and claim coincidence rather that fact, that you veer off of your God given path. The birds in this photo are all on a path, traveling together, heading to the same destination. However, their strides, their experiences, their timing, all vary considerably. While some land quickly, others continue to glide, not quite ready to rest their wings. I have come to a point in my life where I recognize the true importance of protecting the sanctity of my own happiness and inner peace. While it may be frightening to take the path that does not conform to society’s norms, it is often the way in which you see the most beautiful of sights, and experience an abundance of inner truths.