"Everything in the universe emits a vibration. The higher the vibration, the more power it has." ~ Dr. David R. Hawkins
I passed these blooming bushes a few times on my last trip to Pottsville in New South Wales, walking to and from the beach throughout the day – my favourite shade of yellow growing abundantly in the wild, the flowers thriving in the hot Australian sun and the thick sea air.
We passed them again at twilight on our way back from a late afternoon beach session, cameras in bags. I stopped to notice the flowers again and pay my respects. "Get in there, all the way, put your legs and arms in, wrap yourself around it" my sister, Louise, said, so I did.
It felt good, like hugging a friend I hadn't seen in way too long. My hands open, I could feel the energy of this happy plant coursing through my palms, up my arms and into my being. I was giddy, giggling and I hadn't felt that way that day.
This is the sacred energy of flowers, and nature. It is said that flowers in particular carry a very high vibration. And if all living things are connected on some energetic level, there's no way we don't feel the high vibration nature possesses. There's no way we don't benefit from enveloping ourselves in flowers.
The best thing about Australia for me is that we live so close to nature here, rubbed right up against it. Our sun is hot, it's light and rays so strong they freckle us. Our air, up in this part of the country anyway, is thick with humidity and salt. We live mostly on the edges of the land so we're never far from the sea. Our cities are young so trees still have their place, we haven't concreted over everything. Our storms blow like crazy with rain and wind, lightning and thunder. And there's so much land left to its own wild devices, to overgrow, flowers burst forth from bushes all around us.
Maybe the power of flowers is also that we're easily able to recognise the divinity in them, see it, feel it, touch it, even smell it. And if you think about the concept of namasté – that the divinity within me recognises the divinity within you, within flowers, within nature – we become aware of the divinity within us too.