Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a glorious time of year that puts a fresh spring back in our steps and into our lives.
Springtime is also symbolic of new beginnings and rebirth, an opportunity for us to pull up what’s dead or dying in our lives and plant new seeds in order to birth new life.
Using the freshness and the anticipation of summer days, that is often harnessed during this time of year, we can use this time to check in with our own spiritual garden and assess the quality of our fruits and blossoms and perhaps do a spiritual detox from those things wreaking damage to our gardens.
What are you growing in your spiritual garden? What are you planting and what are you feeding?
Are you planting and continually feeding seeds of bitterness, old anger and resentment, non-forgiveness, procrastination, crippling fear, depression, lateness, jealousy, comparison, negative attitude, negative thinking, judgment, stagnation, lack, stress, worry, anxiety, self-doubt, obstinance, or loneliness in your garden?
Or are there dried up, dead weeds in your garden? Things that are no longer serving you that need to be pulled up? Perhaps weeds of an old and unsatisfying job or relationship, old spending habits, old ways of thinking and acting, or maybe old ideas and visions that keep you stuck?
As you stroll through your garden, are you happy with what you see? Are you happy with what’s growing and what’s dying? Are you ready to plant new and different seeds?
The first step toward any change and growth is self-awareness. My hope is that this message inspires you to look within your spiritual garden and begin to, first, notice what’s there and what you want to get rid of and what you want to stay and continue to nurture. Notice what’s blocking your garden from fully blossoming? What’s blocking your life from becoming what you dream it to be?
Today, and during this Spring Season, consider plucking away the weeds from your life, be willing to release people, things, and ideas that keep you stuck and repeating the same patterns and habits. Create new patterns today by planting new seeds. Whatever we feed, grows. So, what are you feeding?
Feed and water self-love and self-compassion, patience, kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, joy, peace, purpose, creativity, productivity, abundance, health, companionship, trust, happy relationships, positive attitude, efficiency, motivation, inspiration, courage, strength, freedom, flexibility, adventure, and power.
All you need to start is the will and determination the size of a mustard seed. Start wherever you are. As you water and feed your seed it will continue to grow and expand, as will your strength, determination, and courage. Until eventually you have sprouted a newer, healthier, and more improved garden.
With Love & Gratitude,
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Amaral, Bermuda