I’m heading back to Costa Rica today and can’t help but think about where I was at when I took this photo just over a year ago.
As much growing as I’d been doing, I think it’s fair to say that I (like many others in the beginning stages of this sacred and beautiful path) was caught up in expanding upward without first digging deep and developing strong roots. You could say I had my head in the cotton candy clouds without noticing the cool grass beneath my feet.
But this past year has taught me SO much about laying a solid foundation, living with greater awareness, and planting seeds with loving intention for all the brilliant things I want to manifest in my life. I’m learning to practice patience. I’m learning to trust. And most of all, I’m learning to have faith in the Universe. It’s all perfect exactly as it is—at every stage along the way—even when it’s uncomfortable or unpleasant. It’s all for our greater benefit.
After all, a tree doesn’t rush to grow taller. It simply is exactly as it is in the present moment. It stretches to the sky unapologetically. It seeks nourishment from all of nature to support the greatest version of itself. And that doesn’t make it weak for seeking help. It makes it wise.
May we all remember to dig deep and then rise up from where we’ve been planted in order to become the most vibrant version of YOU. Because there’s only one of you. And you matter. A lot.
With love + light,