“O Tiger-lily!” said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, “I wish you could talk!”
“We can talk,” said the Tiger-lily, “when there’s anybody worth talking to.”
Alice thinks that because the flowers are, well, flowers, that they cannot speak, reason or communicate. They are not like her, and therefore she thinks they cannot ever understand or connect with her. Alice assumes the same applies in the opposite direction, but to her surprise, the flowers in the world Through the Looking Glass can speak – and they are very critical, very picky and very aware of their choices. While they also make assumptions, thinking Alice to be a flower like them, yet unlike them, they reveal that most of the time they do not speak, because they feel there simply isn’t anybody worth talking to.
Alice then realizes the flowers have recognized her as someone worth talking to … perhaps because she has praised their beauty and simply wished to be able to communicate. She also has humility and a desire to understand.
Do not make assumptions about people, creatures or beings who seem too different for you to communicate with. There is always a way to bridge the gap between us. If you request for these beings to speak with you and stay open to that possibility, there will be communication. This is especially important when working with the plant kingdom – trees and flowers, elementals and faery energy.
Be a person worth communicating with. Open your heart and mind, and express your desire. In that way, new bonds and cords of understanding can grow between the human world and the wonders all about us.
You are being asked not to make assumptions. Be open to possibilities that seem to be outside rational expectation. Attempts to communicate with beings from other realms – within nature, spiritual planes or even just humans it is thought there is no chance of speaking to or being understood by. Be open and express the desire for communication. Be more lateral and less literal about the ways communication can take place. Be a being worth communicating with – this will go far!
~ the Alice Wonderland oracle by Lucy Cavendish