Dealing with loss like a rose bush
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