Release the Petals
There comes a point where we can’t go back. In a seemingly fleeting moment, the road that led us here is suddenly impossible to access. There’s a sinking knowing that things will never be the same. A death, a birth, a loss, a growth, an ending, a discovery. No matter how hard you try, things are different now. You’re different now. The world’s different now.
What’s been seen can’t be unseen. There’s no going back. Something new beckons you forth.
Card of the day from The Rose Oracle
This is a card of change and transformation. Courage is required for the rebirth to happen. Abscission is the shedding of various parts of an organism, such as a plant dropping a leaf, flower, fruit, or seed. The rose hip knows, the phoenix does too, that we need to surrender what was to the earth to one day be transformed anew.
We can grasp the petals of the past as the changing winds blow. But eventually, we’ll discover that change is coming, change is near, change is already here. And while what once was is no longer and what soon will be is not yet, it’s time to release your petals to the wind with wild abandon for the chance to begin again. To offer what once was to the wind and let it nourish the seeds within.
It’s time to surrender so the transformation can happen. Had the rose not released its petals, the rose hip would not have come to be. When we gather the courage to release what was, we’re greeted by the fruits of the future.
What are you clinging to for fear of nothing coming to take its place?