The Nature Angels have chosen the leopard lily for this week's message. These beautiful flowers have been growing in my raised garden bed for many years, but they would get devoured by insects.
It got so bad that all the leaves and flower buds were eaten so they would never bloom. It actually looked like the stems were withered and burnt. That was all that was left of the plant.
As I started researching about these insects, I learned that they came over from another country and they have no natural known predators.
I decided I had to do something about controlling these insects and helping these flowers to bloom. I don't use insecticides. I physically removed these insects the best I could from the flowers whenever I saw them.
My diligence paid off because the flowers have produced lots of buds and I have really been enjoying seeing the hummingbirds coming to them!
I will share more but first the Nature Angels would like to bring their message through.
Hello most beautiful human beings,
These beautiful leopard lilies sacrifice themselves over and over again so that they can bring Karen the message that there are always outside forces, outside influences that are going to "eat away at you".
The plant shows it being done literally, but figuratively, you have heard that expression about what is eating away at you.
The reason why these plants survive is because they start producing seeds which the insects don't touch. The seeds will grow into another plant the following year. It does take time for the flowers because these lily plants don't produce flowers the first year.
They have to become more mature to reach the stage where they can make buds.
Karen is a lover of metaphors, and she will tell you there are metaphors in what we have just shared with you here.
We ask that you look at this beautiful spotted leopard lily and say:
I thank this beautiful flower for bringing me the lesson of resilience and perseverance. I realize that as a human, I also have much resilience and perseverance. This is one of the most amazing traits of being a human. I let this flower image show me that I can bloom, open fully, and show myself to the world in the most beautiful way. I allow myself to receive the help when I need it.
That was an interesting message from the Nature Angels. I had to release any annoyance that I felt towards these insects.
Everything serves a purpose even though it is hard for us to understand it sometimes.
I liked how the Nature Angels pointed out that the seeds don't get touched. They dropped to the ground for new life to grow. Whenever we are doing something, we are also dropping seeds that take root and grow. Make it something good!
We do need patience and give it time to see how things grow from what we do.
This flower photo is of the plant that I had used in a blog post that I wrote last year. You can check it out here if you would like to read it.
One last thing I would like to share with you is about the part of the flower, the dark orange tip of the stamen that holds all the pollen. If you accidentally brush up against it, it will leave an orange stain on your skin. It doesn't wash out very easily with soap and water.
At first, I thought that it was showing how we can leave a mark on the world but then a friend pointed out that it could be showing a mark staining us.
This is a metaphor showing how things in life can leave a mark on us, whether good or bad.
It is similar to that expression about how our scars will show what we have been through and overcame in this lifetime. Scars are reminders of the wounds we've endured.
We are always being subjected to outside influences which can lower our vibration and make us feel uneasy, uncomfortable, unhappy.
If you are experiencing this, please reach out to me. I can help you.