This morning I went to my oil box and Elevation called to me. Maybe it’s due to days getting shorter, but I just felt like I needed it. It has a touch of Melissa in it (the oil of light) and other citrus oils, which all have uplifting qualities. It is also called the “Joyful Blend” and is known to support the flow of life while remaining in peace and light. Yup...that’s for me!
I put a dab on my crown and settle in with my tea. I get about 30 seconds of this bliss and the dang dog starts to whine. Grrr!! It’s all cold and frosty out there, I don’t want to go out!
Sigh. I give in and put on my sweater and boots. I grab my camera at the last minute as I’m always glad to have it, even if at first I think I won’t need it.
The first thing I pass are some scruffy bushes killed by the frost. At first glance, they just look like they’ll need to be mowed down, but I move closer. I take the time to shift my attention and I noticed their delicate details covered in the ice.
This changes everything.
Suddenly, everywhere I look, there is the most exquisite beauty. I would have missed all this grace if I didn’t take the time to look—I mean really LOOK—get down on my knees (maybe even get a bit uncomfortable) kind of look. It completely changes my perspective.
I take the time to stand in awe of the ordinary.
As I walk back, I realize what a metaphor this is for life and for relationships. It’s so easy to overlook things, so easy to judge by first glance.
Everything and everyone has their details.
It’s our responsibility to stop and look. When you don’t look, you miss all of the good stuff.
And everything has it, even the most (seemingly) unsavory characters or the decaying debris.
I encourage you to dig a little deeper and look beyond.
If you’re not there right now that’s fine (perhaps a dab of Elevation would help?), but I encourage you to take a pause. Remember to look a little closer. Everyone has a story and every living thing is desperately complex.
And there’s beauty in there, even if it’s just a flash.
Beauty is transient; it does not last. Everything and everyone is in transition. As soon as the sun comes up, it’s rays will melt theses shards of ice and the light will dim. Everything will change.
Notice it, before it disappears.