Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY...

It's been awhile since I blogged about my plant, and while it may seem like when I'm desperate for something to post I just go in my bathroom and start clicking away, there's more to it than (just) that.

I listened to Michelle O'Neil who told me I needed to get the poor plant a bigger pot, and to Lori Widmer, who told me while I was at it, go ahead and refresh the ancient soil.

And I did.

And look at that thing now.

The plant has taught me how negativity and contrariness can drag down everyone around.

The plant has taught me how moving closer to the light strengthens and corrects so much. Quickly.

The plant has taught me that cutting off/out what is dead and dying, gives so much more energy for what is new and growing.

The plant has taught me that the crookedest of ways can be made straight.

The plant has taught me to listen to the other teachers all around me, like Lori and Michelle and all the other angels/guides in my life.

It's more than a plant. It's a teacher.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

A good message, indeed! You're an angel, you know.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Wow, it has really thrived! And I love what you've learned from it. And that you shared it with us.

jess said...

Only because you allow it to be.

therocchronicles said...

Life lessons from a plant! Love it! (and I totally get it.)

courtneywrites said...

YOU are thriving!

Heard you're in contact with my friend R - thanks so much for that!!!

xox

fullsoulahead.com said...

She needs a name.

The plant needs a name.


About that teacher thing? Takes one to know one.

Wanda said...

I love how you see the lesson everywhere. What's that line? "Even a stone can be a teacher"...if we look for the message and let it in. You are Love.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I agree, she (and she's totally a she, who else could bend/re-adjust like that)needs a name. Suggestions, anyone?

Deb Shucka said...

It's gorgeous! I love the angel in the background, and every single one of the insights you've listed here. It takes a great teacher (and student) to be able to recognize great teachers wherever they appear.

One Mom said...

Beautiful post.

What do you think of Breanna? It means noble, strong or virtuous.

Lori said...

You're a teacher too, you know. Those words: "...cutting off/out what is dead and dying gives so much more energy for what is new and growing."

I've needed to hear that. There are plenty of cuttings I need to make, and this is encouraging to read.

You're an angel, too. :)

Deb said...

Thank you for this reminder this morning.

deb said...

good truth,

Amber said...

OMG I love this post. And this plant.

:)

kario said...

I love that anything can be a teacher in our lives, so long as we stop and recognize it for what it is. And I love that sometimes we can only recognize that when it's pointed out by a good friend. Seems like a pretty damn good reason to share as much as we can with the people in our lives, if only to get their insights.

Love.