Prairie blooms and blossoms, inside and out. Finding beautiful symbolism in aridland flowers. These plants are adapted from life in harsh conditions. They are well defended with prickly hairs and spines. We are so very similar. Painful life experiences often result in defenses, armoring, false negative beliefs, and unhealthy behavior patterns. Like the cactus that buds forth new life when it flowers, we too can learn that being open and vulnerable, is the only way to claim our innate wholeness and find peace. Was an amazing weekend of growth. Disarming, transforming pain, and reclaiming truth.