Rion's Reflections
These Words from the Heart are a
Collection of Life Thoughts and Healing Words
by Brenda "Rion" Sewell

Spirals in Nature

"Hold tight to your dreams ..
for if they fly away or get lost on the winds,
a part of you that should have been will disappear."
~ Rion ~


Spirals in Nature

In the spiritual realm, a spiral symbolizes connecting you to yourself, the earth, the universe. You can spiral downward into a depression, or spiral upward into tranquility. Spirals abound in nature as well. They connect us to the earth and the peace found there if we but take the time to reflect.

One morning as I sat and watched the birds and the squirrels invade the bird feeder, one of the younger squirrels found a sunflower that came up out of the birdseed a few weeks ago. Soon he was hanging upside down on the flower head trying to get to the seeds. His weight was just too much for the stalk and the flower head bent over quickly. When he jumped off, he hit and jostled the bird feeder.

As all the birds flew away, the cardinal flew over and landed on the arm of the swing with me! He sat there for a few seconds, then flew back to the feeder. It was an awesome feeling having him sitting, unafraid, so close to me.

I got up to see what kind of damage was done to the sunflower and to prop it back up. That was when I realized, the flower head had an inverted spiral made of seeds. I had never noticed it before and if not for the antics of a young inquisitive squirrel, I would have missed the opportunity to see a natural occurring spiral.

Spirals are everywhere, connecting us to our inner selves, to nature, and to the universe. We just have to stop long enough in our scurrying around to seek them out and to enjoy them.

Love and light to you all.

© 2003 Brenda "Rion" Sewell


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