Tending the Garden

I used to live in Florida, where it was sunny and beautiful everyday. This lead to the inspiration of an herb & flower garden (and an attempt to grow vegetables) Part of tending to this garden involved lots of weeding, beyond what this city girl could handle.   One thing about these loco weeds was that their root system ran DEEP, probably about a foot or more into the dirt. And they spread themselves 5 plus feet when left unattended. No kidding! You are certainly not thinking that  I, Miss natural health USA, would have put weed killer on her garden?

This task went beyond ridiculously unpleasant. Imagine how difficult and time consuming it was to pull those heavy roots out, which essentially would have eliminated the problem. I never did figure out a natural solution.

Then one day it dawned on me, this was a lot like tending to our own inner gardens.  We have deeply seated energy blocks (aka: weeds) that lead to our dis-eases of the mind,body,spirit. With social conditioning and outdated personal belief systems holding on tight at the root. It’s sometimes HARD to get down deep in order to eliminate the subconscious patterns that block the flow of energy for health. Making “giving up” on the task an appealing option.

You see, had I accepted my need for help with my garden…maybe hired someone to come in once or  twice to help me get rid of my pesky problem while showing me the ropes for tending it, I would’ve enjoyed the fruits of my labor rather than avoided the process.

The same holds true for our personal journey of nursing ones own inner garden that can bear the fruits of the spirit. Is there a challenge you keep coming up against?  Maybe you want to learn how to eat healthy, exercise more effectively, meditate, detox, forgive easily or love and accept yourself and others completely. What ever your needs, know that you are not alone. Someone is eagerly waiting your call for guidance. They want to show you just how much JOY can be had when tending the garden.

2 Comments to “Tending the Garden”

  1. By Shawna, April 4, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    NOT my actual garden…just a beautiful example of one online 😀

  2. By Maxine, April 4, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    You are always so inspirational!

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