Florescence: Mud and Lotus
The Seamless Way – Florescence: Mud and Lotus
November 12, 2018
By Beth Blair
Florescence is the process of flowering. It is capturing that perfect moment the bloom is “ready” to be picked, photographed and captured in its true essence and magnificence. Let’s face it, most of us (unless we are pure Narcissist or egomaniac) are afraid to share that part of ourselves that is magnificent. We discount, discredit and hide our light under the proverbial bushel! How can we identify that “perfect moment” to share our bloom? Metaphorically, we plant the seed (the idea), and we nurture it, sometimes smothering it with over-thinking. Or worse, we give our ideas away to the poachers, the nay-sayers and the hackers! Have you ever experienced either of these? OF COURSE, you have! We all have!
How is it that we can share this “flower power” with the world? And it is flower power… it is the raw, Divine spark of our own personal WHY…you know, the “Why am I here?,” that goes along with the long list of “What is my purpose?,” “Who am I?” and “What is the meaning of my life?” This is the mucky water we call life! There is a Buddhist saying… “No Mud, No Lotus.” The lotus is an interesting flower. It grows in mud, shooting stems and leaves up, resting on top of the water, like satellite dishes collecting the sun’s rays. The flower stems shoot up above the water level too, opening slowly, and each night, return below the water level to rest. It does this dance until the bloom is spent. Rising and retreating…rising and retreating. Feel that rhythm?
Have you ever wanted that place to feel safe enough to rise above the water line, bloom and then pull back to safety? I certainly have. I have spent the better part of 10 years sharing my ideas with a coach. The relationship is safe, nurturing and my coach is not a troll! You know TROLLS, the Thoughtless Recklessly (Recurring) Obsessive Life Leachers. The people who squash your ideas or worse yet…take them for themselves. I have met many a TROLL in my life. My Coach is not a TROLL. My coach has supported me, challenged me, kept me accountable and on track. A track that I have put in place, based on my dreams, visions, aspirations and florescence. This is my path, my journey and my mud! A good coach walks with you…a great coach walks with you and let’s you journey your path as you need to. Because I have had a great coach, I have learned how to be a great coach. It is the most rewarding part of what I do…is helping others discover their FLORESCENCE. It is powerful, mystical and…truthfully, not for sissies. It is hard work. I have wanted to quit many times. I have questioned the whys and the what fors! My coach helped me see my Self and my purpose…FROM MY Perspective. That is the key… it is 100% MINE…my MUD and my LOTUS!
What is your mud? What is your lotus? Are you ready to discover your Florescence? Find a coach…STAY with a coach! It is not a one and done type of thing. You have to commit to yourself, your path and your purpose. Invest in your SELF! The world needs that! Blessings on your journey.
Beth is a seasoned and experienced bodywork and wellness professional. She is available to present on wellness, bodywork and somatic topics; or individual bodywork and coaching sessions. Bring Beth to your area for workshops, speaking events or team building projects. Personal and business coaching are also services that Beth provides. Consider coaching for individual or small groups/teams. Contact Beth for more information and rates.