APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS
Something positive comes out of something negative!
by Rev. Debbie Soul
Winter can bring about the blues; hibernation for some, early darkness, cold barren trees. The wind whirls, the cold chills blister in the air. Loneliness settles in for some. They say, “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb;” then, “APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS”. The month of March usually starts with cold, unpleasant weather, but ends mild and pleasant. March certainly came in like a lion this year; there’ve been snowstorms, tornadoes and, then, beautiful and warm sunny days outside, when just two weeks ago everything was covered with ice. In like a lion and out like a lamb.
With those April showers, we get to see and breathe in a menagerie of beautiful plants and flowers that begin to flourish and blossom from the April showers. The Earth softens the ground from the spring showers to enhance nature’s growth of life. When winter lifts its brutal head, the lion roars, the bears hibernate. Things appear dismal for awhile, but April showers come and some days it still might not be optimal to go out and play, but you can see the beauty of the plants and trees beginning to flourish.
When things appear negative or troublesome, they can in reality be the beginning of something wonderful. It can actually be something of great value like the birth of flowers and plants.
Plants and flowers play a big part of your well being:
Concentration and Memory. Being around plants helps people concentrate better in the home and workplace and can increase memory retention up to twenty percent, a recent University of Michigan study showed. Studies show that tasks performed while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy, bringing higher quality results. The 1960s activists who chanted “flower power” were onto something important, in more ways than they probably knew. Flowers, just like peace, are good for our mental health.
Research consistently links indoor flowers with well-being. Park and Mattson in 2008 confirmed what visitors to sick people have known intuitively forever. They found that patients in hospital rooms brightened with flowers and potted plants needed less postoperative pain medication, had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and tired, and generally were in a more positive psychological state than patients in rooms without plants. Your living room isn’t a hospital room (at least in the best of times), but if flowers and plants do so many good things for hospital patients, they must make your day at least a little better. Flowers in dining rooms are also a good idea. Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands studied restaurant diners and found that people with fresh flowers on their tables seem to be in better moods.
Flowers and plants are great to look at in nature, in your home and your office. They come in all different shapes, forms and aromas. Find the one that resonates with you and bring it home!
There are also plant- and flower-based Essential Oils that can assist you on so many levels from physical, mental to spiritual planes. Some can be ingested, some topically applied, and some aromatically. They can be used in so many ways, but beware because the FDA says you can put one drop of an oil in a bottle and the entire bottle can be considered 100% Essential Oil. Even the best natural stores do not provide 100% Essential Oil bottles. It is easy to be fooled.
I am a Wellness Consultant and would love to give you a free Wellness Consult to ensure you are acquiring what is needed for your highest good on all levels.
Get out and smell the flowers, look at the trees. Go hug a tree! The world will seem brighter.
Rev. Debbie Soul is an Intuitive Holistic Practitioner. She is a Master
Integrated Energy Therapy Teacher and Practitioner and also practices EFT (Tapping), Chakra Clearing, Emotion Code, Muscle Testing, Angel Card Reader, Messages from Above, Vision Boards. Rev. Debbie is a Wellness Consultant with DoTERRA Essential Oils.www.foryourwellness.info. Private and group sessions are available at TRS or in your home . IET can also be done long distance. email@example.com,www.learniet.com,
Published in The April TRS Gazette