In August, we talked about comfort zones and growth. To be able to move from surviving to thriving, we must be open to stretching ourselves, growing in new ways.
But what if we are starting in a big pile of … muck?
I have had A LOT of muck in my life. Do you know how wet mud can cling to you and prevent easy movement? It takes energy to get unstuck.
And, imagine if this wet mud, the muck, and the mire, actually nurture growth.
This is true for lotus flowers or water lilies.
These flowers are symbols of transformation, strength, and inner beauty.
- Their seeds take root and gather strength in even the most seemingly unpleasant environment of mud and murky water.
- The plant slowly reaches for the sunlight and, when it is time, opens to bloom.
Our “mud” comes from those experiences over the years that have clung heavily to us. However, you can begin to see them differently and begin to heal!
Did you know that the word “heal” comes from the word “whole” which is why it is important to consider your whole self?
The muck not only affects our minds but also our bodies and spirits.
To move through healthy change, we must embrace all of who we are and take slow but steady healing steps.
This is just like the lotus slowly making its way through murky waters to reach the surface.