On finding the right container to grow

Love the tuxedo cat and house plants – ariele alasko by boots & pine

Dear wanderers,

It is spring and nature is bursting with life. And I realize I haven’t shared anything with you in over two months. It feels strange, like part of my life has been quietly simmering inside my heart. It also feels natural. How often we force ourselves to produce and thus ignore the rhythms of our natural world. I’ve had the rug pulled under my feet several times since I moved back to the Bay Area and so I am concentrating on breathing and living, on finding stillness in the midst of so much movement.

Dreams, writings, and art-making have all receded like a wave ebbing and waiting for the right moment to flow back into the shore again. The moment is now. The eclipse blasted something open, as though the cosmos catapulted a wave of flow from the depths of winter into the vibrancy of spring.

I have been meditating on the power of space and place as containers that affect us in deep ways. May you find inspiration in these gorgeous containers and rooms where plants find the space to thrive and blossom. We know what plants can do to a space–they can restore balance as they invigorate and enliven our homes (post) and communities (post) while providing habitat for wildlife. For these plants—sunlight, water, nutrients, love, and space are essential to do what they know how to do, grow beautiful. We aren’t that different.

As much as we like to expand, we also need to contain, but contain in such a way that doesn’t limit, inhibit or thwart our growth impulse, but rather, in a way that supports our sense of alignment, integrity, connection and expression. In other words, we need containers that amplify our sense of expansion.

teapot plant
Teapot – Source: Flickr / jasfitz, via thevintaquarian
Geometric planter and gorgeous plant
Geometric glass planter and gorgeous plant via rainysundaycoffee
towards the light plants
Towards the light – suvi sur le vif
franco petrini trebol
Trebol via Franco Petrini
air plants and succulents
design and styling greige
wave pattern plant pot
Love the wave pattern in this pot.
succulent tray via indulgy
Succulent tray via indulgy
plant art
Plant art via from poland with love
terra diamond vases
Terra diamond vases via justina blakeney via 1012 | Terra
justina blakeney plants
Plants via justina blakeney
beautiful pots
Beautiful earthen pots
Tin cans recycled
Tin cans recycled with succulents by Nozomi
Lovely pots and succulents via serendipitous wonderings
The ‘”Modern Dewdrop” hanging planter is crafted using recycled glass by the zensucculent
handmade vase
Handmade ceramic hanging vase
indoor cactus
Love this indoor cacti
geometric dome planter
Handcrafted hardwood dome planter
plants at home - awakening sacred flow - marjory mejia
Pinterest board Plants at home

In your life, what are the conditions that allow for healthy growth? Are the containers where you place yourself able to foster life and allow for movement and flow of energy? Do they inspire your soul?

Sometimes we just need to make a tiny change in our environment to shift the way we feel about our space, ourselves, and the world. Other times, we need to uproot ourselves and find a better container, a container that does not limit our expansion but encourages our growth and blossoming.

With love and gratitude for all the magic. Keep on flowing, dear ones.