Oh my succulents!

A review of a new hobby of mine based on the Laidback Gardeners’ post of a thorough guide to succulent care, co-mingled with my desire to build a terrarium. I’d wanted to do this since I was a teenager and I just turned 61! Ha! I’d read the post on succulent care, went to the link embedded in the article and ordered about $50 worth of these lil babies.

Hubby thought I’d lost my mind. Maybe I did.

But for my birthday I wanted to do something I’d dreamed of doing but really never knew anything about–and I’d never known anyone to build a terrarium! I was sooo glad these came with a brief “how to” booklet. And I was thrilled to find I had an empty CBD spray bottle (it’s tiny) that I washed out and use as my spritzer. I also use a dropper and shot glass to water the larger one and some of the ones that I can fit the dropper around (to water the dirt along the edge of their small pots).

I had some china stored that I hadn’t been using and for now, thought these serving trays would be a pretty way to display the succulents. I switch the plates around every other day too, and reverse them, so each plant gets a good amount of sunshine.

Group A

Group B

The whole fam damily (not a typo)! Including my avocado seeds that are starting to grow outside in pots. Haha!

I don’t have all the fixings for the terrarium yet, but the day after receiving these plants, and you can’t make this stuff up, a friend posted pictures on her Facebook page of terrariums she’d made for Christmas! I messaged her about where to buy the fish bowls, etc. and she directed me to Wal-Mart (go figure, and I never shop there)!

Only one of the succulents has lost one leaf so far. One of the small ones got a little crushed, not sure how though we’ve had some visitors so… though I don’t want to blame anyone.

Here’s a closeup of the big guy. I haven’t found a good way of getting the dirt off his leaves yet. I tried a soft brush but it didn’t help much. I thought the water would eventually take it off, but though it has some since I took this photo, it hasn’t all come off yet. Hmm. Any ideas? I don’t want to damage him. (I have no idea why I am using male pronouns with him either).

Somehow it may sound odd, but it calms my mind when I care for these little plants. I talk to them a bit and do Reiki on them as well. I water them and touch them a tiny bit too. I never would have thought I’d do that, but that’s what’s happening and it sort of grounds me. I guess because I can’t do much outdoor gardening where we live right now, this is filling some sort of void. I’m enjoying them for sure.

I have been so busy with other projects and classes that I am just now sharing this, but I have photos of the growth of these little ones over the last month and will share in a follow-up post soon.

For now, keep pointing towards the sun and drinking your water! Wink!

Align with your soul and then, blend. That’s what I say.

Be open to receiving many blessings and always is my prayer for you every moment.

Omniscience knows ALL. Omniscience is always with you. You are never alone.

Omniscience sees ALL Timelines, Interactions, and Interweaving Lines

Observations based on AmyRose’s post I shared moments ago, co-mingled with thoughts leftover from an experience I had last night and observing my growth in the way I handled it.

Last night (a younger sister than me) called to tell (complain) about a man she had been seeing. She may have called me because I had met him one time a few weeks ago.

From my perspective, which is all we ever have (in this life) by which to view things, I felt she simply needed to talk.

My friend is dear to me. We can speak with each other about anything! We share lots of synchronicities so in no way is what I am about to say coming from a place of judgment—only observing and learning. Because of what I saw in one of AmyRose’s images this morning.

My friend, J, is an awake and aware woman and I no longer “fix” anyone. During our call she reiterated to me she doesn’t need saving, fixing, or polishing—good!

So mostly I simply listened. I held s-p-a-c-e for her to let her feelings out. I visualized a spiral. (Similar to one of AmyRose’s images—see her original post.)

After twenty minutes or so, I offered “it sounds like you are ready to do some cord cutting. Do you have a ritual or ceremony to do that?” She did.

But then she brought him up again.

Again I brought her back to herself and her enlightened knowing path. I agreed she had all she needed from her experience with him and could move on leaving “love and light” behind.

Again she brought up how he had behaved. Disrespect. Not taking her words she had offered him—they were supposed to be in partnership to build something yet he wanted everything his way. Not honoring perceived original commitments.

This went around several more times, while I envisioned the s-p-a-c-e-s between the spiral growing larger (a good sign to me her experience with the man was loosening its hold on her). Ever-widening. Offering EASE.

We ended the call, when I felt her energies had discharged.

I did a tea ceremony for my husband and I. He asked what that had been about. I simply replied, listening to a friend come to her own resolutions. Before I would have recounted at least some of the story. This time I did not. No more energy expended.

For once, I didn’t feel I took on my sisters’ issues or energy, as an empath I have for friends before.

The blue in AmyRose’s image – reminds me of a heart monitor rhythm

It’s best to be out of your head (at least a little bit) and into your heart a LOT using the spiral as a guide to sit in the feeling place so that you can experience the love and the sheer joy of these experiences. I did feel the GodBumps once during our call and I told J when that occurred if she wanted to know it was a confirmed Yes (to a point being said).

Faces top of image. Spirit always knows. Is always observing us! Photo Credit: AmyRose Photography

Align with your soul and then, blend. Every cell in your body will thank you. Yes, ALL 50 to 70 to 100 trillion cells, whatever’s in there. They’re dancing, and they’re thanking you for putting yourself with like-minded people in a situation where you can receive.

Be open to receiving many blessings and always is my prayer for you every moment. Spirit sees ALL timelines, interactions, and interweaving lines. We will know too when we are on the Other Side.

Omniscience knows ALL. Omniscience is always with you. You are never alone.