Hanging on by a thread…Dawn Kotzer
It was just unexpectedly there.
A golden leaf, hanging by a spider’s silken thread, twirling round ever so slowly in the warm sun trap by our front door.
‘What a shot’, I thought.
I ran back inside and grabbed my camera.
Snap, crackle, Ta-Da!
This photo will make a great card. Good thing I noticed the leaf.
It wasn’t until I printed a few copies of the photo that I saw a similarity between this leaf and our thoughts.
Take another look at the leaf.
Dead, dried up, having served it’s purpose for the tree, nature cut it loose. To do otherwise would crowd out the possibility for next year’s buds, stunt the growth of the tree, limit potential.
What if we’re the tree?
What if the leaf is a dead, dried up thought we cling to no matter what?
What if we hung on to so many of them that there’s no room left on our branches for new growth?
Would we be limiting our potential as well?
What do we do with our thoughts?
Do we acknowledge and respect their best use; then, when the time comes, gently set them free?
Or do we create our own sticky web from efforts to embrace and protect thoughts that no longer serve our highest good?
It’s something to think about, isn’t it?
Gently question your thoughts.
Are they fresh, sun-drenched; sitting green and vibrant along the length of your potential? Do they honor your spirit? Feed your creative your soul?
Or are too many of them spent and dried up, shadowing your true nature because fear is blocking out the sunlight?
Are your thoughts getting in the way of new growth?
Maybe it’s time to clear away the cobwebs and set them free…