Are You Holding A Flower Bud in a Death Grip?

Flower bud

Today’s power move is a paradox. (I do love a good paradox!) Normally, or at least in the masculine paradigm, we associate power with control and making things happen, but sometimes the power move required is letting go of control and being open to what might emerge.
Have you been working really hard to make something happen and you aren’t getting the results you expect? Or have you been endlessly analysing a problem yet still don’t have the answer you seek, your thoughts going in an endless loop.
Try this. Imagine this thing you’ve been trying to create, or this question you’ve been wanting the answer to is a flower bud. Picture that up until now you have had your hand around this bud in a death grip – the grip of misplaced effort or obsessive analysis.

In this moment, slowly release your grip, giving yourself permission to stop trying to force this bud into bloom before it is ready. In fact, give yourself permission to take a step back and look upon the bud, enjoying its unique beauty, trusting that when the conditions and time are right it will bloom. 

As always, I love to hear from you. Let me know how this works for you.

Until next Monday, let go and trust,