Dear Flora, I need some help with clarity and direction. I’m traveling and writing, currently, after an injury ended my career and everything fell apart. Last month, I had a week where things shifted—new potential seemed to be opening up all around me, and I felt really confident that everything would work out well somehow. During that week, I had an epiphany about a new potential career path. I also met someone, and we both ended several years of celibacy together. And I confirmed today that, despite several reasons why it should have been nearly impossible, I am pregnant. We are from different countries, cultures, and belief systems. I am trusting that everything will work out one way or another, because eventually everything does, but I would really appreciate some reassurance or some idea of how to move forward with whatever security is possible. Just having a space that is held so peacefully to write this out in is helping tremendously, and I am grateful for anything you offer. Thank you, Lila
Dear Lila, You are a courageous woman, living fully, in circumstances that many would find daunting.
Notice the wave pattern in the following reflection of what you shared.
First wave—physical injury, ending of career, everything falling apart.
Second wave—new potential opening up all around, confidence things would work out, epiphany about a new career path, meeting someone, ending years of celibacy.
Third wave—pregnancy—different countries, different cultures, different beliefs.
I am compelled to add the ‘offering’ you committed to as a “fourth wave.”
Fourth wave—going for a hike to find winter flowers, and writing a chapter about it.
Pomegranate was the first flower essence to show up. This essence supports women in bringing their feminine, nurturing, creative forces to all they do, whether that be at home or at work, in their personal life or in the broader global life, as a biological mother or a mothering figure out in the word. It is indicated for women who feel unsettled or conflicted about where to invest their creative energy, and it helps them to realize there are many ways to bring their feminine energy to this life, to this world. Pomegranate will offer ideas for how to move forward—with security—the security held within your own feminine womb, and in whatever way that energy wants to express itself at this time.
Columbine, the second essence to present itself for you, Lila, is a perfect partner to Pomegranate, and a wonderful support during times of hesitation—hesitation to express one’s unique inspirations and creativity out in the world. Columbine encourages one in following their own inspiration, recognizing their unique gifts, and sharing them with the world, and in so doing, inspiring others.
Both of these beautiful flowers are red/orange in color, and both have to do with “creativity!”
So, dear and courageous Lila, despite the uncertainty you are facing, this is an enormously creative time in your life, and your sense of security will be accessed through commitment to your unique, feminine, creative expression. Begin by going for that hike to find winter flowers, and writing a chapter about it. Then, allow Pomegranate and Columbine to show you your creative way. And, by the way, I want to see photos of the winter flowers you find, and read the chapter you write! See? Already, you are inspiring others!
From one creative womb to another, Jane