I love doors. They represent opportunities and mystery. Many times I go window shopping, but to really engage I have to go in. So it is with personal growth. The flower which represents "Bloom Where You are Planted" or "Growth". (I thought of putting words on the shrine, but then it limits what it might say if I hadn't 'scripted' it to begin with). Growth for me isn't linear, it is sometimes switching back and forth and sometimes it is like climbing a ladder, one step at a time. These ideas are conveyed on the stem.
There are two tea cups and it would be nice to have tea with each one of you, but often it is just my own company that I get to enjoy. I have learned that it is good company because I invest in myself .
We all need to invest in our minds and habits so that they truly reflect what we most desire to manifest in our life. We do this by what we put in our soil (or soul). What ideas are we watering our mind with? What kind of nourishment are we giving ourselves? How are we taking care of our self spiritually? How are we staying grounded?
As above so below.
What is being developed underneath the ground will be manifest outwardly.
As a man thinketh so is he. Or Out of the heart the mouth speaketh.
How do we keep our own cup full? Do we look for quick fixes or do we have a plan? It is better to keep it simple.
"I feel loved, and give love, when I smile."
How do you fill your cup in the simplest way?
So these are the doors to my shrine, what should be manifest within? Hope, Love, Excitement, Expectation, Joy, Beauty, Truth. I want to celebrate all those things in my life every day in the year 2012.