Good evening Zazen friends and family. I was blessed today in this lovely part of the Sunshine Coast to just sit and be still. In fact a part of me wanted to just stay and ponder life for a while.
Cup of tea ☕️ and biscuit story, yet I hope you enjoy 😊 as much as I enjoyed writing this.
How often do we in our busy lives get to just completely stop and literally smell the flowers 🌹 and appreciate nature for what it is.
I could feel spring in the air and as I stared out at the lake it was like it was in some far away land and I almost expected to look over my shoulder from where I was sitting and see mountains 🏔 behind me and not car parks and buildings.
It felt like for a short moment like a dimensional shift, probably just my Pisces ♓️ exaggeration happening lol 😆
Never the less I was grateful for being guided here as a reminder how important it is to stop and smell the plants 🌱 etc.
The water 💦 from the lake was glistening in the Spring sun and fish 🐟 were breathing life into there water bubbles.
I was mesmerised by the fleeting moments of the drangonflies as they glided and skimmed across the surface of the waters edge chasing each other like some organised game.
I was in awe of nature’s beauty that it took my heart 💓 away and in that moment I wished time would stand still so I could stay there an hour or two……
It was like looking into a picture book 📚 of a far away land I thought and would make a great drawing for any artist 👩🎨 and a book 📖
Although this was not possible to stay long and I had not planned this wee sit by the lake in Buderim, although I was glad I had listened and followed the back way to Park my car there 🚗
Such a glorious lake in such an odd part of Buderim village although one I recognise that I can visit more often to meditate for awhile or just stop and be which is so important right for all of us.
I had just made a phone 📱 call to pick up some unusual plants from market place and the gentleman told me you have to come soon as I only have 10 left.
I was buying two black elephant 🐘 plants 🌱which can be expensive elsewhere. I agreed to meet and pick the up in about 20 minutes.
As I sat by the lake quietly taking in the ambience this nagging feeling kept coming up ‘you better go’ you know otherwise you will miss out on those plants 🌱
I heard a calming, kind voice of Queenie step in and say to me ‘just stay a little longer it’s good for you’ ‘we want you to recognise the importance of this lake’.
I stated yes yet I have set a time to get those plants 🌱 and they are selling like hot cakes 🍰 Queenie smiled, she said ‘rushing, rushing, so much to do and not enough time’……..
Why don’t you just trust, surrender to your heart 💓 and enjoy the healing of nature we have honoured you with……
Well who was I to refuse I thought 💭
Plants 🌱 hmmm 🤔 a meditation 🧘♀️ by the lake hmmm, hard choice right! Lol 😂 Oh no I thought don’t make me drive ha ha
After another 5 minutes I left and now I was late and I knew it, anyone who knows me well knows lateness doesn’t work for me at all.
A little flustered 😫 I got in my car 🚗 and plant man is only 3 minute drive away. I rock up to his house 🏠 and a women is in the driveway loading up 10 black elephant 🐘 plants 🌱
My heart 💖 sinks and I said out loud ‘oh great 👍🏿 good one Queenie plants 🌱 sold, gone, 🥴🤦♀️
The lady was so happy 😁’I said do you need all 10 plants? ‘You can’t spare 2 plants? ‘Nope she said going into her car and leaving very quickly’🙃
Then I heard again WOULD U JUST LISTEN & TRUST!
I felt my heart 💓 sink and as plant 🌱 man appeared he looked at me and goes ‘and who do we have here, smiling and beaming at the fact he is selling his plants and fast.
I told him my name and our arrangement for 2 black Elephants Ears. He goes ‘oh I thought that lady was you’, I am sorry I have sold out’. Then he tells me i will have more in a month ring me then.
I heard Queenie in my right ear 👂 don’t you move he has two left in this garden he just doesn’t know it because it’s a organised mess she said.
She told me to keep talking to him, and as I did I used some of my magic communication skills and all of sudden he goes ‘because you are a gardener would you like to see my garden.’
I was giving him some tips on how he could make money 💰 from his plants as I could see he enjoyed selling out of his plants in 24 hours.
His ears were glued to every word I said lol 😂
What would I know really wink wink 😉 say no more……
As I walked through the garden admiring his plantings and listening to his stories I saw a black elephants ear in a pot and then another about a foot away and I said to him ‘are they the mother plants you get stock from’?
Expecting him to say yes!
He said ‘oh my goodness I have two left, I am not sure where they have came from, I had all of them in one place, 20 of them scratching his head he picks them out of a whole cluster of plants 🌱
He looked at me and said it’s your lucky 🍀 day! ‘I laughed and said indeed it is’.
My Lesson for the day with the Elementals, was listen, stop 🛑 smell the flowers and trust.
I am very grateful for the teachings I receive…… expect the unexpected.