By Carol Wilson ~
I am proud to be what is commonly referred to as a late bloomer. May I stand majestic in my mature mystery. Late ‘bloomers’ discover that we can reinvent ourselves, or give birth to our authentic selves as we discover and reclaim that essence from which we are to grow into Wholeness.
My husband shared with me one of his favorite quotations from a book titled “Emmanuel’s Book: A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos” by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton.
The ‘dedication’ sums up for me, the dynamic of “blooming” – this gift of the present that only we can give ourselves:
to the image that each soul holds
within its own human consciousness
and to the memory
of the Light that it follows,
of the Being that it yearns to become
and of the Truth that it already is.
Is there any set age at which one can expect to “bloom?” That answer is “no.” However, the truest answer is that we can only “bloom” in the “present” and the “present is always now.
There are many wildly successful women who have found their ability to “bloom” later in life. They are living proof that success and vibrant living have nothing to do with age.
Others “bloom” earlier in life.
“Blooming” is about hard work, perseverance, and a little bit of magic that leads to our making what it is that we want to become that we already are.
I am still blooming.
Don’t hold back on switching your career or going in a new direction, or teaching yourself something you always wanted to do. Gone are the days of staying in one job or staying in one place or being the “same” person for the rest of your life. Be flexible. Take or make new opportunities.
If your “blooming” involves starting a business, never stop networking. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You never know who you will meet. That person is out there waiting for you – The Law of Attraction is real.
Believe in yourself, no matter how much you may feel that the odds are stacked against you.
“Bloom we must” is a sign that my husband and I cherish and strive to live by.
Picture having the energy of a woman in her 20s, the confidence of a woman in her 30s, the experience of a woman in her 40s, and the grace of a woman in her 50s.
Trust the process. When you realize your dreams, hold on tight and don’t let go.
The Universe beckons. Be open and embrace change.
May we grow and flourish in abundance, in love, in being there for others, and in all that is good.
I look forward to sharing my experience in aging gracefully. Feeling strong and energized. Having vibrant health. The person we wish to become is already there – waiting. May we embrace her to the fullest.