You are a Scarlett Begonia not a Shrinking Violet
This is what's left of my prized Begonia...given to me by a dear friend years ago. She was a gift celebrating the opening of my former healing center...a simple cutting from a much larger specimen that adorned my friend's workspace.
Over the years, Scarlett (amusingly named by Rob) has followed the path of my own personal journey. By no coincidence, "scarlet" or more commonly known, red, is the color of our root chakra. "The I am" seat of the soul. She has taught me life skills and kept the message simple.
How to gracefully and sometimes not so gracefully move into the light
How love can limitlessly expand beyond our perception when shared with a friend
To be still (dormancy) is vital to the expansion, maintenance and repair of our radiance
That we can ALWAYS start over
That all is not lost, despite what things look like in front of us.
Darkness is where the magic happens
I could go on forever living in the metaphor of this beautiful plant's life. She has a rich story to tell. Scarlett flourished for years in my prior studio space. She moved effortlessly from room to room and never really rooted anywhere in particular. She just seemed to bloom wherever I planted her. As the years flew by, she grew immeasurably. Occasionally she would need a trim and I would lovingly offer her cuttings to clients, co-workers and friends. Scarlett always found a place in a home or a heart somewhere and it just made me happy to share what was given me years before.