Today I was in need of filling my soul with something good, something that would nourish me and calm me. So I took my son with me to the Nursery and filled our senses with the gift of flowers. I realize more and more that nature fills gaps of emptiness in my spirit. I don’t know if any of you feel empty at times, even if your life may be full in so many other ways, or if emptiness is only a part of the deep lining of depression that likes to surface unexpectedly in my life? Whatever it is, thankfully, nature is here for us.
As my son and I walked around the gardens, I was being pulled towards the roses. I’ve been wanting a rose bush for some time. I love their fragrance and how they calm your body when they fill your senses with their scent. I had no intentions of buying a bush today, and then I saw this wonderful plant, and decided I would give-in and bring this rose home with me today. I walked all around the roses, and this was the one that spoke to me. It is called a Day Breaker Rose.
After I brought the rose home, I kept looking at it, over and over again. I know it is beautiful, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…why I am I so taken by this plant? And as the evening light began to transcend, I suddenly became aware of why this flower was soothing my soul. It reminds me of a sunset. The kind of sunset that fills the sky with it’s yellows, pinks, reds and oranges. I LOVE sunsets. The evening sky is my favorite part of the day. I have always loved twilight. It is the time of day when I feel like the light of the sky and the Divine are embracing creation with a warm peaceful love. And as the earth is embraced, I too am being hugged by this beauty and peaceful Love. And of course my spirit is being calmed. During sunsets I also discover a serenity that transcends me beyond myself and the emptiness I feel seems to disappear as I my body and spirit are filled with this beautiful light and color.
Now I get to see my sunset every day as my rose bush blooms. And my sunset will not just be something I wait for in the evening, but will fill me throughout the day. I imagine my spirit will be well nourished.
How about you? What fills your empty spirit or nourishes your deeper longing? I’d love to hear what helps heal your soul.
Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
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20 thoughts on “Calming My Soul and Nourishing My Spirit”
Simply beautiful. Nice imagery. Soulfully blessings maggie .
Thank you for your wonderful affirming words! Blessings, Erin
Walking in the woods or playing my piano does it for me every time. Hey, maybe I should take my piano to the woods! 🙂
Sounds good! I bet you’d have all the little woodland creatures sitting around you! 🙂
Your description in this post has already a calming effect. Listening to music usually helps me a lot, but sometimes, when I’m too emotional, it can make things worse.
I have that same problem. Sometimes music makes me more emotional, but I guess when I end up crying a lot during a song or something, my heart and body needed that cry. I’m happy to hear my post was calming, I wrote from my heart. How are you today? Blessings, Erin
I guess you’re right 🙂
In fact it happened this morning. I was driving to work and a song has started “sorry seems to be the hardest word”. I didn’t just felt tearful, i found myself suddenly sobbing in the car 😦
Erin my favorite flower is the rose – have 4 bushes in my backyard that are my babies. Just love them!!! This rose is absolutely delicious to look at and I can imagine seeing it in the morning light, dabbled with dew and just smiling. The scent of the rose is intoxicating. I would suggest bringing them into the house when they are ready and when they start to wilt — use the petals for potporri! Nature is the great healer!
Thank you for your fabulous advice! I took two of the open flowers and placed them on my kitchen table. Yum! Any advice for caring for them in our out of the house? Hope you are well! Blessings, Erin
Mornin Erin! When I bring them in the house I just make sure they have fresh water and one time I added a tiny bit of coffee grounds which seemed to really thrill them but like with us…the caffeine was a brief high lol. Mainly just keep the water fresh. So glad you decided to do that. Isn’t the smell just intoxicating? Have a lovely day friend! 🙂
I agree: on beauty, on roses, on healing. Your son is so lucky and blessed that he is learning to stop and smell the roses. What a special mother, and person, you are!
When a rose is near-spent I sometimes float it in a crystal or glass bowl and put on kitchen or hall table, bathroom counter, or bedroom dressing table or dresser top.
Love the colour of your rose, Erin. : ) ~ Lily
Thank you Lily! I did bring two of the roses in and they are sitting on my kitchen table, making me happy 🙂 Yes, my little boy is already out and about with me picking flowers….good times with him 🙂
I must agree as well, being in nature nourishes my soul in a profound way. I also find that sometimes simple moments of beauty: time with a friend, a baby’s laugh, a needed hug, satisfy that aching emptiness. A glimpse of life as the deepest parts of us know it is meant to be lived. A glimpse of heaven perhaps and complete shalom, if only for a moment. Another thing I have found is just sitting alone in silence, breathing, mediating on who God is to me and releasing my need to always be in control brings a type of nourishment and knowing that I am held and I am not alone. Lovely post! Thank you for sharing.
All of what you share is wonderful, and much of what you say also helps nourish my emptiness. I too enjoy my prayer time, and have felt the sensation emotionally of being held too…thank you for reminding me of this. Blessings on your journey always.
In a word, Surfing! Thank you very much for you quality posts!
Thank you for your affirmation! So wonderful that you have the ocean at your doorstep. I do love the east coast, but I the West Coast shores have always been my favorite. Enjoy!
my yard is 90% garden that fills my soul as does the woods and hugs.
How wonderful that you have a garden right out your door! I too love hugs, the woods and the ocean. So wonderful to have you along. Blessings, Erin
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Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. It is a blessing how we can touch each other’s lives through the gifts of images and words. May you be blessed along your journey always,
Erin, Bella Bleue