Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lucky New Beginnings

So I am hoping that the sweet synchronicity that I experienced this morning is going to lead to a whole bunch more...


We have this lucky bamboo plant. We bought it to bring us luck in the area of our finances. I kept in David's office, where the bills are paid, hoping that with this plant in our corner, things would stay on the right track.


Well, recently, the bamboo has been looking really poorly, kind of like our financial situation. Yellow leaves, yellow stems, dying pieces in the circles of stalks. I think I over watered it. I have kind of neglected my indoor plants a little this summer. Whatever, the lucky bamboo was in grave danger of becoming the dead bamboo.


So this morning, I took the whole thing apart...took off all the dead (and as I discovered rotten) stems and leaves and put the survivors into a new container. I need rocks to hold the stems straight, so I took out my pail of rinsed sea rocks that I use for my Rock My World Rocks. As I was positioning the rocks, I noticed that one of them had a world written on it. It was one of my rejects that had gotten tossed back in the pail because of messy hand writing.

The rock said "new beginnings". How cool is that ? And how synchronized with our lives right now, and the end of the summer and the beginning of the new fall cycle, etc...



My message from all of this ? Got some areas of your life that need some tending ? Getting rid of dead wood and excess, giving things a new perceptive and creating a new jumping off point, well that is just plain good...for growing your garden or for growing in your life... Here's to creating our own lucky new beginnings...

Our "new beginnings" lucky bamboo in my studio window, in my grandmother's crystal ice bucket, with a picture of me when I was 6 years old, holding play money...now how's that for an altar to some good change !

Hope your week is off to a good new beginning !

14 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Synchronicity...such a beautiful word.

I love how you apply experiences to life Kim...we can't go forward with new beginnings until we get rid of the dead wood and the things that are holding us back. How can something grow and flourish if it hasn't been tended to properly.

Wise woman. ♥

Julie said...

great post

Judy Wise said...

First of all you have the greatest blog banner possible. Well done! Secondly, someone returned $10 to me that I had sent them for something and I tossed that into a bowl in my money corner absentmindedly. That was over a year ago and since then I've had no money woes. Now I'm afraid to move it - lol!

See you soon!

Snap said...

Rub on a rock for a little extra shazam!

Hugs--

Julie Prichard said...

Pretty sweet indeed!!

patti said...

Your altar looks great Kim and should work perfectly - just in case I'll send you some lucky vibes for some beautiful new beginnings!

Jennifer said...

OOoooh, I love this and I feel it. I hope with you for amazing good things.

Alberta said...

Pretty cool indeed, Kim. And your words dovetail so perfectly with the what's going through my head the last few days. You're absolutely right: hundreds of miles apart; we've never met in person, yet we ARE such kindred spirits. I wish you luck, good friend.

Love,
Alberta

Kate said...

New beginnings, how wonderful. I love this post. especially how you are taking your situation and making it positive. You are on the right track...

Kate

lynne h said...

beautiful altar, kim!

xo

Deb said...

I just love it when the Universe reaches out to us and we are listening, open for change...new beginnings are so exciting, full of promise! Love this whole entire post...from beginning to end!

arlene said...

Kim, you are a genius. And a Queen! I have just come to the realization that there are a number of wonderful things that I have to let go of in order to do what I need to do in this season. It is a new beginning for me too! I love how your rock, with your own forgotten message, spoke to you, and to me.
Be well my friend, and I hope everything in your world experiences new growth.
hugs, arlene

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Fabulous synchronicity! :-)

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Kim, thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment on my 9/8 post. And, now that I've visiting back, I see that we wrote about the same thing: new beginnings, wishes for financial success, etc. Looks like September is definitely the beginning of the year for us both. I wish you well. And, since you're off to Squam right now you're off to a great start on your new year! Hope you have a great time.