With Spring in full bloom, I’d like to share a story involving some plants of mine. They do connect with Warrior and me, of course! A few years ago, I had some beautiful pink geraniums. They were blogged about on 4/4/17 and became part of my book Spirit and Belief . Those geraniums were an integral part of my spiritual journey as they made me notice signs in nature more. They also connected with many aspects of Warrior while reading about plant vibes in Rebecca Rosen’s book Spirited. Plants will become more vibrant with spirit energy attached to them as evidenced with my geraniums.
The reason I’m mentioning them is because I have a new cactus plant. No, it isn’t like the desert ones but a Christmas variety. I got very close to my geraniums because of their universal spirit energy and when one died out, the stronger one remained. She held on for TWO AND A HALF YEARS even though they are annual flowers. Two leaves were still holding on thru Thanksgiving and I knew she was planning on joining her sister soon.
As Christmas neared, I attended a Holiday Party put on by my spiritual group Harmonic Journeys. It was a potluck and gift exchange which became quite the evening for me. We passed around wrapped gifts while “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was read. The narrator inserted the words “right” and “left” which meant passing those gifts. At the end of the story, you received the gift in your lap.
The man next to me kept joking as a very heavy bag was always in my hands. I didn’t end up with that one but another cloth bag which seemed much lighter. I opened it to find a plant inside! A few feelings filled my head: “Who would bring a living thing to a game that’s kinda physical?” My next statement was: ” Oh no, not another plant to care for!” The last one was simply: “What will my cat do?” Geraniums and aloe can be dangerous to cats and I had both.
People seemed to congregate near me in amazement as I was so confused by their fascination. They informed me it was a Christmas cactus that blooms a few times a year while not being toxic to cats. This cactus had the SAME color buds as my geraniums– hot pink! My negativity slowly changed into something else. Maybe this one plant was telling me it was o.k. to let the other one go.
I gotta say though– I am not a replacement kind of gal, are you? Most avid readers will know. Some things we need to replace if they break, get lost, or wear out. What I mean is with things of a different state. You know, plants or even pets. We never even got another dog until years later after our first one passed. The same was true of our cat. Many reasons as to why and it is different for all. Some people replace right away because of a want, not a need.
My pink “splash” geranium was ready to go and I knew it was time. I wasn’t holding on to her for nostalgia but just wanted to see if she’d survive another winter. I can’t physically throw out plants or flowers anymore. Guess I’m more mindful now… My daughter teased me for taking the flower girl out to our fire pit. I dug her out of the potted soil and took what was left back outside, roots and all. I placed her on top with some branches needing to be burned while reflecting. Some tears came as I thanked her for all she’d given me on this journey. This was very much the ritual for her and me. I needed to honor her, Warrior, her sister, and the Universe. Her beautiful pink blooms, the word SPLASH on one of the tags, the price being $6, everything mattered. All these things energetically tied to Warrior.
She has gone back to nature as she came to me and now a new friend is placed in my care. I do hope C.C. as I call him blooms again with that pink color synchronistically brought to me. Caring for and nurturing anything truly does make a difference if your intentions remain genuine. Embrace what is before you since it will always lead to more adventures.
My pink geraniums got me thinking deeper just like Warrior. My Christmas cactus got me believing how letting go is necessary in order to grow again. Memories remain as does love. It just changes form. People or plants— we all are connected to the Universe. Thank you Universe for bringing me these signs as I will ALWAYS BELIEVE!!!