|Twenty-Sixth Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media|
Twenty Sixth Flower's message is all was meant to be enjoyed,
It is by temptation that we learn to resist
It is by desire that we are shown direction.
Life is not meant to be a party, but we sure are meant to enjoy it. We should feel like we are celebrating at least once a day. There should be reason to celebrate at least once a day. That was one thought while doing this.
My other thoughts were on desire.....and direction.
I remember in my early twenties, being given a book which was popular at the time in a particular religious faith. There was a section in the book that spoke of the danger of reading magazines.(and I love magazines) These encourage desire, which, in any form or fashion should not be encouraged as it leads to sin. (See how people can get guilt tripped?)
Fast forward to my late thirties to read from a Deepak Chopra book that desire was important, because it signaled the direction our souls were supposed to go. What a radical change in perception about the same human emotion! We, as spirits living in this manifest existence are meant to experience this life. It is by that experience of the great, the horrible and the down right confusing that we are pressured into our diamond state.