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Love Is a Rose

In my meditation, I saw a beautiful pink rose, and I heard the song, "Love Is a Rose" by Neil Young. The lyrics are: "Love is a rose, but you'd better not pick it. It only grows when it's on the vine. Hand full of thorns, and you know you missed it. Lose your love when you say the word, mine." I understand this message to mean that when we set intentions, we often try to control situations in our life by clutching on to them for fear that we might fail or get an undesired result.

When we pick the rose in order to possess it, our joy is only short-lived. The beauty of the cut flower fades quickly, as it wilts and dies. So too, when out of fear, we desperately hold onto a concept for manifesting our intention, thinking that the universe has to bring our desired result in a very specific way. We worry and stress about how we are going to bring something into our life, when the only thing we need to focus on is the what.

But, if we enjoy the rose on the rosebush, we can do so trusting that when one flower blossoms and wilts, another rosebud will take its place and show us its beauty. Likewise, when we have set our intentions, and we don't cling to the 'how' this will manifest in our life, we are trusting and allowing the universe to unfold its beauty in a way that we may never have imagined possible.

This reminds me of a quote by Osho, "If you love a flower, don't pick it up because if it dies, it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation."

© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019

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