Beauty Inside and Out

Here are a few photos from today’s morning glory meditation. Although not pictured, we now have a new “color” of pure white ones, in addition to the surprising variety from previously uniform flower producing seeds.

Morning glories and jade

Green Man

Bird, Chandelier and Morning Glories

Morning glories from inside

The thing I love about morning glories is that they’re gorgeous, require little to no care, and they serve a “magickal plant” purpose. Traditionally, they are used to keep away “hostile” nocturnal faeries, but they are not the only flowers that keep away unwanted visitors. Regular, old companion planting suggests including yarrow and flowering herbs in the garden in order to attract “beneficials,” which act as predators of unwanted bugs like aphids and cucumber beetles. Beautiful, edible nasturtiums offer themselves as “trap crops,” luring aphids away from other plants, while sunflowers and purple coneflower (echinacea) attract birds, who also eat beetles and pest larvae.

We can learn a lot from Nature. “Protection” need not become ugly, aggressive or imposing. Beauty heals, both inside and out, and we can transform an ugly, aggressive, imposing world by inviting and cultivating beauty.

So paint that wall with something lovely. Hang a gorgeous piece of art. Plant those flowers, and decorate your home. Go ahead: accessorize your outfit with healing crystals and protective gemstones. Nature shamelessly and wisely adorns herself, lifting the hearts, minds and spirits of those with eyes to see, noses to smell, ears to hear, mouths to taste and skin to feel.

How often humans forget to recognize themselves as part of Nature! You are beautiful. May that beauty spill out of you in all its glory.

3 responses to this post.

  1. beautiful! and i see nestie!! yay!! ❤ xoox



  2. Posted by Nikkoale on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    A beautiful message today. Thank you, Laura!



  3. Posted by tazjima on August 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Crystals, flowers, plants, paintings… decorate and celebrate Nature in your home!



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