I watched “Forests” by Our Planet on Netflix last night. I was mesmerized as I watched the incredibly detailed connection and dependency between species and plants work beautifully.
I then saw it get brutally wiped out by fire and human indifference or carelessness.
But guess what guys, that wasn’t the end of the story. I saw it regrow, heal and repopulate often in new ways.
Some plants can’t exist in the forest without the fire that came before it.
Even Chernobyl has been re-vegetated and populated to the food chain level of wolves now.
More than just a metaphor, it’s an accurate reflection of what happens in our heart and soul after loss and hurt.
Which make sense, since we have the same loving powerful creator and we are His (Her/It’s) most prize creation.
Most prize creation – hard to internalize after you watch the beauty and miracles in all of nature, but we are so loved and supported.
We can’t possibly comprehend the ‘why’s or the ‘how’s of life in our brains, but we do have the capacity to learn to love ourselves as much as we are loved, and trust that it’s okay to not know how it’s all going to come together.
God has the power to take care of the rest.
Maybe we aren’t yet where we want to be, or who we want to be; we may be uncomfortable or it may feel like everything is being burned to the ground around us.
But it isn’t the end of the story yet guys.
Little miracles happen around us all day every day.
Unlike the plants though, we have free will, so we do need to ask for help.
We need to say “Please help me” or “Show me how to feel more peace and trust”.
Then we need to create the silence in our lives to listen and surrender and learn and heal.
We will regrow, heal and come back a wiser and more resilient version of ourselves; but the real win will be if we also learn to love ourselves harder, if we step closer to Source and surrender a little, perhaps even learn how to reach for and claim moments of peace.
The fire isn’t the end of the story. Ask and receive, and watch the miracles happen ???