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Going Back to the Source

Messages From Nature ~ Bird of Paradise

Nature Blessings & Message! 

This week we discussed, over on my Facebook page, the Flowers and Plants that you may not in fact like at all and it provided really interesting conversations and comments for many of you. 
The crown goes to Bird of Paradise this week as the Flower that many of you don't like, have mixed feelings for or, in some cases, hate! 

As I shared, we need to look at the energies of the flower/plant to see what it contains to work out what it is that the flower is saying to us, the message it holds and the things we may need to work on. 
Sometimes when I'm in consultation with people, they tell me that they have lifelong aversions to certain flowers and plants and in these cases, these are deep seated personal limiting beliefs. 

YOU don't need me to tell you what you are feeling or what you need to work on. 
Have a look at the keys that Bird of Paradise in this postcard that I have created. I sketched it from one that is currently flowering in a neighbours front yard right now. These are the main keynotes of The Bird of Paradise Flower and you may gain some illumination as to why you feel strongly about this flower or why it's a reoccurring theme for you right now. 

Strelitzia reginae, The Bird of Paradise Flower and also known as the Crane Flower, is native to South Africa and is named as such because it resembles a bird in flight or a crane standing on one leg. 
The flowers consist of a modified petal approx. 20cm long, known as a bract, This creates the long boat like shape that the bright orange tinged yellow and crimson and purple petals emerge from. The leaves are a dark sage to forest green and about 15 x 20cm in great masses in which the flowers stand. 
The entire plant grows to over 1 meter up to 1.5 meters in height and flowers from late winter through to mid summer. 

The Bird of Paradise Flower is such an interesting flower which many cultures believe connects what is above to what is here on earth and what is below. It reminds us that anything is possible when we work for the greater good and leave our ego and our insecurities behind us.
The flower is often a reminder to really sort out what is ego talk and work, especially that created to mould with the perceptions of others and what is the true authentic meaning and purpose of one's life. I see this flower come up when people are questioning their purpose or are unsure of how others perceive them. 
Others may believe it to be a bird that is flower, some a flower that is a bird, but it is still a blessing of nature, no matter it's form or how others may perceive it to be. The Bird of Paradise still blooms, after it has done it's work and it still lives it's life purpose authentically and it doesn't change to suit the perceptions of others, only to suit it's true purpose. 
It is a Flower of Alchemy, it reminds us that anything is possible if we would just commit and do the work and again listen to our intuition honestly. Hear what is there, not what we want to believe. In this we may work balance, with strength, magick and with connection to what is above and what is below. Authentically. 

I hope this illuminates this Blessing of Nature a little more for you. 

The postcard I have created from a sketch in my Journal is for you to download, to print and even to share on the internet. Do not change it in anyway though or use it for any other purpose. 
For a copy.....RIGHT CLICK and save to your computer. 

MN bird of paradise