The universally loved Plumeria (commonly known as Frangipani) is a symbol of life, love and divine wholeness. In India it is known as the Temple Tree as it is often planted in temple grounds where its fragrant flowers are ritually placed on alters as sacred offerings.
One of the most sacred offerings we can gift ourselves is to express our wholeness through us and into our life.
The Temple Tree needs both light and dark to thrive. So do we. As we embrace our own light and shadow we create fertile ground for embodying the full expression of who we are. Who we are is ever-evolving. As one aspect heals and grows it helps our other aspects to heal and grow. Like the pinwheel petals of the Temple Tree flower, when one area of our inner or outer world experiences a shift, the others shift synchronistically.
It is said each petal of the Temple Tree flower represents one of the five qualities necessary for a divine state of being;
Sincerity tells us to express ourselves from our heart.
Faith encourages us to believe or trust in what feels right for the self.
Aspiration is our desire or that which pulls us forth into more of who we are.
Devotion speaks to us of the sacredness of prayer - the way in which you honour your wholeness and/or your interconnectedness with all life.
Surrender reminds us to let go of what no longer serves us and be present.
We each have our own list of (conscious or subconscious) qualities that are important to us for cultivating and maintaining a divine state of being, whatever that means to you.
You might like to ask yourself the following questions or explore them further by writing down your responses in your journal;
- Which qualities do you find important in your own life for cultivating and maintaining a divine state of being or sense of inner wholeness?
- In what ways are you embodying the qualities that are important to you?
- How can you enhance your connection with each of these?
Embrace your wholeness to open up to your most blossoming self and life.
I'd love to hear about the important qualities in your life! In what ways do you embody them? Add your comments below or be a part of the conversation on my Facebook Page.
Shine on, Jelena x
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