Dealing with loss then using it to blossom your soul

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Learning from a rose bush…

I wanted to share with you a little revelation I had while I was pruning my rosebushes over the weekend.

As I was clipping the over-meter-long shoots coming out of the rose bush, I thought to myself how well the bush was taking the loss it was sustaining!

As I would snip a branch back, then snip another, then another – it didn’t complain. It would transmute the loss, so take the energy – and put it into creating a new branch, a new leaf, a new rose.

When I realised what it was doing, I thought “Wow! We sure could learn a lot from you rose bush!

We all experience loss

At some point or other in our lives, we’ll experience some level of loss, be it a material loss or an emotional loss.

And there are two ways we can handle that loss. So let’s go back to the rose bush.

So what options do we have?

We can either experience the loss, now – we’re not pretending the loss didn’t happen, I mean after all the rose bush’s branch did get clipped, it’s not there anymore – but what we can do is: acknowledge the loss, feel it, and then take that energy to blossom ourselves within.

We can take that energy and make ourselves grow a new branch, a new leaf, a new rose – and get bigger and stronger in our core.

Or what we can do is, experience the loss, then experience it again and again. And pour all our energy toward that branch that’s no longer there, trying to regain the branch that doesn’t exist anymore.

If you did this option, it’s like wasted energy – and something a rose bush would never do: waste energy. So why should you?

The rose bush acknowledges the loss, then takes the energy, moves it back within and grows stronger at its core.

And guess what…you can do the same thing!

Be like a rose bush!

So, my challenge for you is – whether small or major – to acknowledge the loss, pull the energy you would have expelled in missing it, back into yourself, then transmute it to grow stronger and bigger in your core, your soul.

It might not be easy, but it’s a beautiful one when you’re blossoming your soul sweet friend. I hope you found my little revelation helpful in someway – keep shining and #biglove

12 Responses

  1. Kimberly

    Thank you. This was a beautiful and timely message for me.❤😊💚💙💜

    • naturalhealer

      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by Kimberly, and I’m really happy to hear this message was a timely one for you, too! Amazing how things happen that way 🙂 Big love to you x

  2. Rui

    Thank you so much, Melissa, for your lovely and introspective view on this subject. I believe it’ll be a major help whenever dealing with a loss. Since there are no coincidences, your view came just in the right moment for me. All the best, with light and love and keep on the good work!

    • naturalhealer

      Thank you so much for stopping by Rui, and I’m so happy this came at the right time for you 🙂 You are most most welcome, and I thank you for the love & light, it’s returned in kind xo #biglove

    • naturalhealer

      Thank you so much for stopping by Corinne – and you’re most welcome! Thank you for the love, it’s returned in kind! sweet friend! x

  3. Isamari

    Thanks, Melissa. Your messages are always timely, assertive and powerful. Big love, my sweet friend.

  4. Aditi

    Thank you Melissa for sharing your thoughts. Got your message when it was most needed. Got strengthened and emboldened by it.
    Goddesses bless you.

    • naturalhealer

      Thank you for stopping by my blog Aditi, and you’re most welcome! I’m really happy to hear this message reached you just at the right time – bless! Keep shining sweet friend, thank you! #biglove xo

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