Got Weeds? (In Your Mind)
"Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated, will produce the rankest weeds." Leonardo da Vinci
I have a large window in my writing sanctuary that overlooks my flower garden. From where I sit things look pretty good, but when I go outside to water the flowers I notice hearty little weeds that persistently grow through the mulch. Unfortunately, they will stay there, develop deeper roots, and grow taller until eventually they alter how I see my flower garden. No amount of positive thinking, hoping or wishing they would be gone will do the trick, I must physically remove them!
So, what are mind weeds you ask? Mind weeds are pesky mental sprouts of thought that distract the view of my spiritual eyesight. Weeds of the mind, to name a few, stem from self-doubt, procrastination, limitation, victim mentality, anger, shame, jealousy, envy, and the biggest one of all-fear. These types of weeds get their nourishment from mental poverty. When I can identify these weeds and uncover what may be the cause of their growth, I can pinpoint their roots and remove them by bringing them to the light of awareness.
From my experience, most of my weeds are suffocating thoughts that grow from unhealed wounds to my soul. Some weeds were planted by others and some were allowed to grow because I didn't see them until they were pointed out to me. When my wounds are properly treated I am able to feel and release the emotional pain that keeps my thoughts intertwined with weeds.
I have been working in the garden of my mind for over four years. Some days I feel over-run with weeds and some days all I can see are the beautiful flowers that enhance the visual beauty of my thoughts. In order for my garden to be healthy and give back what I desire, I must tend to it daily and use organic weed repellent. For me, this is that act of changing my thoughts through meditation, prayer, writing, and with quality self-care. My flowers grow even faster when I shower them love by being of service to others.
If you have weeds infiltrating your mind, reach for your own organic weed killer and take the steps necessary to clear out the garden of your mind. If we can eliminate the weeds in our minds, we can align with our natural ability to receive abundance and prosperity while enhancing our confidence, courage and clarity. Your garden will only grow if you keep pulling the weeds and planting new seeds of awareness.
"All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds planted today." Unknown