I did it again. I said I would go to Sequim, WA to visit the Lavender fields. I did not make it this year, but next for sure! It has been a dream of mine to visit the Lavender fields in France to photograph the beauty of these flowers in nature.
It doesn't matter how lavender is presented - dried, fresh, on a bush - they are some of the most beautiful and therapeutic flowers that exist.
The summer of retrogrades has not been easy for many people. Ups, downs and drastic life shifts, it seems that life and the planetary energetics is more unpredictable than we give credit to. At 33 years of age, I feel more grounded than ever, and able to conquer any obstacle that life throws at me.
Although I crave life to be as whimsical as these cupcakes, that is not reality. But eating from nature and the earth is one way we root ourselves during life transitions. Just like a lavender flower that flows in the midst of a windy day, life will blow us from right to left quicker than a blink of an eye.
What I've seen not only in my life, but in others, I believe life tests us. Once we think life is fine and dandy, it throws us a bone with the ability to see how we handle the situation. Will we revert back to old ways? Or will we maintain our emotional and mental maturity to overcome this problem?
Whatever you believe in, our ancestors have used lavender for cooking and body care for centuries. It is one special place that the divine has blessed us with on planet earth.
"Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com