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Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Get to know the real Stars…
There is more to this
Christmas Star flower than it looks like at first sight. You might know the Poinsettia
—Euphorbia pulcherrima — as a cheery,
easy houseplant which is flowering around Christmas and reaches around 30-40
cm. But the plant comes from a tropical climate, originally Mexico, where it is
a shrub and can grow up to four meters.
What a presence it is!
I was surprised and in joy to meet some of these tree-like beauties earlier
this month when I was visiting La Gomera, one of the Canary islands. Its large green
leaves slowly, wonderfully change into an overwhelming feast of bright red and
orange flowers. It receives the light. It allows the light. This reminds me of
Winter Solstice, when we, after some dark months here up in the north, are
quite ready for the turning of the sun and receiving its light again; the
rebirth of the Sun. Like the Poinsettia we dance to the Light. The Mother (of
Auroville in India) received the following, as guidance from the over-lighting
being of the Poinsettia: “Opening of the vital to the Divine love- little by
little it is no longer the ego that governs, but the Divine.” Read it again. I
need some practise to bring this into my life, how about you?
What stays with me,
except the plant’s beautiful colours, is this ‘allowing the light in’. Allowing
ourselves to be as big and beautiful and bold as we are. Let us.