Did you know that cacti are flowering plants? Every kind of cactus is capable of blooming when mature. Whether or not an individual plant blooms depends on its age and the care it receives. Some don't bloom until they are more than 30 years old! Others won't bloom, even if they are of age unless they receive proper light, water and fertilization. They can spend their entire lives not reaching their full potential.
I can’t help but compare the viability and potential of a cacti to that of our lives. We are all born with individual purpose and great potential. We all have our individual appointed times to bloom but so many of us miss it. Why?
It takes a combination of shining light where there is darkness, being poured into and receiving the truth about ourselves and allowing it to resonate. We need these exchanges from the people around us but we also must have the courage to love ourselves enough to get up, stand under the light and change the way we speak to ourselves. Then we must turn to our neighbors and do the same.
Don’t be so hard on yourself about time lines and where you should be by this age. You’re not too old. Remember, cacti don’t reach their full maturity and fully bloom until their 30. Just focus on the pouring, the standing in the sun, soaking up the blessings of the experience and then one day you’ll look up and not only will you be in full bloom but everyone you affected along the way will be blooming in all their glory as well...prickly bits and all.