The Power of the Purple Flower

I’ve seen this phrase a lot lately, that people don’t know their own power.  I will be honest, I have flippantly nodded over the years while reflecting on this statement.

But as my journey continues, as does my growth.  As my heart continues to expand, and I stay open to love, I see this power now, in places I never imagined.

Today, I wasn’t in a particularly positive headspace.  I was feeling heavy, energetically off, and I knew I had to do some restorative healing for myself.  So after I scrubbed the floors and got my treadmill time in (hey I still have to do the every day human stuff too..), I decided to go for a drive to sit at my favourite beach and write.  I needed to get whatever lingering clutter I had in my head, out. As I hit the highway, I got barely 2 exits from my starting point and I changed my mind, and decided to head to a picnic that I had actually forgotten about.  It was that simple, it wasn’t even on my radar, and boom, it changed.  That quickly.  That’s how things happen in this life, we blink, and it’s suddenly different.  I was still feeling “off”, but knew that this was the better choice, the instant I made it.

As I journeyed back home I was now back at my highway exit, and along walked a man, who I see pretty much daily, standing at the side of the road, collecting change and whatever other offerings the drivers stopped at the light give.

He saw I had my window down and said hello, I turned and asked him how he was doing, he responded, and then told me about a baby skunk that he had seen the night before, and then handed me a purple flower and told me to have a nice day.

I almost cried.

Here was this man, who I do not know, offering ME a gift.  The precious purple flower.  He did not know the power of that moment.  He did not know, that this act of kindness, reminded me that there are beautiful magical moments EVERYWHERE in this world.  We just need to be open to receiving them.

Now of course, me being me, I had to look up the associations for our lovely Skunk animal totem.

In an effort to be brief, otherwise this piece of writing could become a 3 part novel, the words that popped out immediately for me were;

  • Understanding how to “walk your talk”
  • Reputation
  • Introspection
  • Taking Your Own Time
  • Patience
  • Steady with efforts
  • Presence
  • Awareness

So, between the Skunk, the flower, and the man, I was reminded of these focus points, and know, that this is where I need to continue to explore on my journey, show up for my life, and bring my gifts to the world.

Never underestimate the power of a hello, a purple flower, or be jaded by what your eyes see and judge, but instead, see with your heart.  It may just make everything okay again.

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