I want to share with you a poem I wrote, in the hopes that it will lift your Spirit and give you hope in a time of great suffering.
I wrote this poem after reflecting on what was shown to me through a daffodil. Since daffodils are some of the first flowers to appear after winter ends, they are a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. In this poem, I tell about the splitting of the spathe, the brownish tissue-paper-like part wrapped around the flower bud, which protects it from insects and disease until the flower is ready to bloom.
At a time when we are still suffering in various ways during the Covid pandemic, along with ongoing violent shootings, racial and economic injustice, natural disasters, and world-wide environmental and spiritual degradation, this time we are in is what I liken to the “splitting of the spathe.”
The Hidden Power of Popcorn
A few days ago, as I was resting, I couldn’t help but think about all the things I need to do in order to get my business going, and to announce the soft launch of my business this weekend.
As I was listening to all my thoughts, fears and “to-do’s,” I realized that I could continue making excuses for a very long time as to why I wasn’t ready to announce the launch of my new business - I don’t have a lot of free time since I’m still homeschooling, I already feel disorganized at home, my son still needs a lot of guidance during homeschooling and throughout the days, the YouTube videos I watched said I should do x, y, and z, etc.
And thinking about all of these things was feeling like a dead weight dragging my energy down, and making it feel impossible to continue moving forward.
Then I thought about popcorn.