Updated: Apr 22
A rich sweet smell intoxicates us as we enter the 'Mayfield Lavender Fields'. It is so calming and refreshing and the sight is sublime. Miles upon miles of stunning lavender. A field full of wonders and fears. A place of true magic. The smell and colour is so overwhelming it sparks your soul with a whole new lease of hope and optimism.
But there is wisdom and courage buried in the beauty too. For buzzing all around us are thousands of honey bees. Sounds terrifying! It was! But the lavender has such a calming magic that it allowed me to calm the fears in my head and let me walk through the field of my fear. Experiencing a new calm and serenity and a peace that I hadn't felt for a very long time. In those moments I learned that you can be surrounded by fear and none of it can touch you if you are in a loving mindset. It so happens that bumble bees don't want to hurt you. They are only interested in the lavender. My friend and I got so comfortable with our fears that we lay in the lavender, meditated and felt a new sense of freedom and love.
To give my fears more credit I had had a mildly traumatic experience when I was 3 and a giant queen Bee got caught in my hair. This was quite shocking for my 3 year old self and since then I have run away from them. Now I realise fears will hurt you more when you run from them. When you learn to embrace them you become freer, stronger and you learn to see a whole new wonder in life.
It's ok to be afraid. Having fears is part of life. But 99% of the time there is no need to be afraid. As Mark Twain states “I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” I think there's a beautiful lesson that we can learn from this, whatever we're leaning away from try to lean towards it, embrace it and see a new light and love enter your life.
Wishing you courage to embrace your fears
All my love