Watering our spirits…sources of aliveness and beauty… Nurturing Thursday

My own spirit seems to have run a bit dry recently….
So…. opening up to metaphorical ideas…
understanding the importance of “water”for the spirit…
as essential as water is for this beautiful hydrangea…
a beautiful plant that usually stands strong, hardy and resilient…
but which simply “flops over!” on some very hot afternoons…
in need of extra water and nourishment

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And so…
our spirits being a bit like that hydrangea…
both needing water and nourishment
to sustain strength, resilience and beauty…
to avoid potential “flops!”
to bring our spirits back after occasional “flops!”

our spirits….
in need of a continuing supply of “water,”
to have a variety of sources of “water”….
and an awareness of what those sources might be…
regular watering…
easy access…
knowing how to bring the spirit back to a sense of aliveness…
vitality…
connection…
nurturing the beauty of all of our spirits

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watering our spirits  sources of beauty 1

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Watering our spirits…
sources of beauty for ourselves and others

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watering our spirits having a variety of sources  2

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watering our spirits  life sustaining 3

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watering our spirits   questions 4

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Watering our spirits…
leading to increasing growth, vitality, beauty, strength, resilience, wisdom

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watering our spirits  leading to vitality and beauty  5

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watering our spirits  what are your sources 6

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??? … a few potential sources… ???
water for our spirits

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watering our spirits  some possilbe sources of water 8

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A few of your own sources of water?
nourishing and replenishing your spirit?

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watering our spirits blank sources 9

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watering our spirits  simply watering our spirits

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watering our spirits  sources of beauty for ourselves and others

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Part of Nurturing Thursday, hosted at Becca’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please visit Becca’s blog for links to other encouraging Nurturing Thursday posts.

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Added a few hours later…
a comment by Joss…from “She who walks in beauty”
(and who has an extremely reassuring and nurturing post today)

“pour in the life giving water, one beautiful drop at a time”

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watering our spirits pour in the life giving water  Joss

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A compilation of most of the pages…
sometimes I like to put the images onto one page….
a quick and easy reminder for myself

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(click on image to enlarge, for easier reading)

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Watering our spirits Compilation

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watering our spirits compilation 55

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watering our spirits time to practice is now

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watering our spirits time what tends to happen

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May we all offer ourselves and each other…
this nourishing, vitalizing, life giving water…
whatever water each one of us needs,
whatever water each of us prefers,
whatever water nourishes each of our spirits
one beautiful drop at at time….

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26 Responses to Watering our spirits…sources of aliveness and beauty… Nurturing Thursday

  1. Great post! I really needed this today. 😀

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    • oh…I’m so happy that some of the ideas might be helpful for you… I’ve been a bit “dry” recently, but one never knows whether there are others feeling a similar way…or relating to the ideas…thank you for your comment…I really appreciate hearing that the ideas might be helpful for you… wishing you well…

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  3. There is so much beauty and wisdom here my friend! You spirit will soon be overflowing with nourishment. Embrace the dryness and pour in the life giving water, one beautiful drop at a time.

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  4. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    How lovely!

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  6. I have stopped in and come back to read these beautiful thoughts. You have made me go back and remember the hydrangea in December at D2’s wedding. I remember wondering at the time, what is an appropriate Dec flower and D2 picked hydrangea. I must say she and SIL water my spirit continuously.

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  7. Oh Georgette…what a wonderful association…. lovely hydrangeas, the joy on the day of your daughter’s wedding and the love that SIL, you and she all share…beautiful and abundant water for your spirit…and their spirits….and lots of it!!!

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  8. hugmamma says:

    I love hydrangeas…the colors and the variety. Great metaphor!

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  9. Gorgeous, truly gorgeous. I love how you have combined softness of words and pictures with more structured and analytical graphs and mind maps. Something for everyone!

    Cat

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  10. sufilight says:

    Kathy, It’s a blessing that even when your spirit feels dry you still can inspire others with your beautiful wisdom and art. I have been uninspired for a quite a while and I have been using this time to reflect.

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