Bloom Where You Are Planted

There is uncertainty everywhere about how to make a living that feels stable. I need answers to that question. I would be willing to go anywhere that I might be called to in order to make a living that will give me the stability that I need growing older. But I find that I wish I could just bloom where I am planted and be supported here. I’m not sure that is going to happen. In the last six years here in North Carolina I have developed the deepest and most cherished friendships and a the sweetest quality of life that I have ever known. I want to bloom and grow right here, but am not sure that the soil has the nourishment that will feed my roots to keep me stable in the long haul. What does it take? I’m not young, I’m almost 60. What does it take? I’m working on this question while I keep in mind the beautiful advise that one must just “bloom where you are planted.” That is my desire.

2 Responses to “Bloom Where You Are Planted”

  1. joyparker Says:

    I know a little bit about how you feel. I wanted so much to stay in Nyack, New York on the Hudson River because I loved the place so much, but I felt I had to move to New York City to get the stimulation I needed and to do the work that I needed to do.

    New York was great for a long time, but then I had to leave it because I couldn’t stand it any more. My spirit felt just beat up. When I moved to San Clemente, CA “behind the Orange Curtain,” I feared that I couldn’t stay here, but I did and life bloomed.

    It came to me that you could put your hands on the earth and ask it to sustain you, tell it how much you love where you are. Ask to dream the answer. There must be an answer, especially when we love a place so much. There is always an answer.

  2. Tayria Ward Says:

    Beautiful idea for a ritual, Joy. I’m going to dream into that one and do it soon. Thank you.

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