I’m grateful for the symbolic meaning of gardens. For me, it all began when I would hear people say, “I planted the seed,” “I gave them a seed,” and “It’s a seed.” The symbolic meaning of a seed as an idea or concept was the beginning of the bigger picture for me, which is the internal garden. The symbolic meaning of gardens for me is that each of us have an internal garden. It’s our responsibility to take care of our foundation, which is the energy (love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation) that feeds, nurtures, and provides a stable or unstable foundation for what is planted. Then when we are given seeds, it’s our responsibility to decide if that idea or concept fit into our garden. Do we want to plant, feed, and nurture that seed to life? Plant life is the perspectives of truth we buy into that will play a big part in creating and manifesting our realities for better or worse. I love how the symbolic meaning of the garden keeps me conscious of what perspectives of truth (seeds), I’m inviting into my garden and passing around.
I have a picture of a garden I look at every day on my wall as a reminder to nourish and take care of my internal garden, because whatever energy I put into nurturing her, I will project out, and attract back.
If you’ve been reading my work, you know that I don’t take things at face value. I love digging deeper, but not in a crazy-making way. I do it for clarity and peace of mind. My first realization in developing my garden is that NO ONE else can plant a seed in MY garden. I’m the only one who plants seeds, and I can do it unconsciously or consciously. I can also take out any seeds or plant life that doesn’t serve the reality I want to create for myself inside and outside.
Next, I thought about the importance of people’s gardens looking different. We all design and maintain our own gardens. Just like real life gardens, different plant life are suited better for different environments. I’m not responsible for what other people plant in their gardens, I’m only capable of offering people seeds. They have to choose if that seed fits into their gardens. They may like succulents, but if I don’t have those to offer, my seeds just won’t make sense in their garden, but that doesn’t mean their garden is any less beautiful. If their foundation is filled with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, my seeds won’t grow in their gardens, unless I give them a weed.
Now, let’s talk weeds. People have different symbolic meanings for weeds, but the one that makes sense and works for me is that weeds are those toxic thoughts and ideas that can smother the life out of the plant life we are trying to grow, nurture, and expand. Weeds can be disguised with beautiful flowers. I see those as ones that come from narcissists, sociopaths, etc. People aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation will try to get us to plant weeds (unconsciously most times) in our gardens, and really sick people will try to give us those with the pretty flowers, but they will take over our gardens if we plant them. They will try to steal food from other plant life to survive. Thinking of weeds in this way helps me to remain conscious of what I’m allowing into my garden, if it’s feeding the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I want to WEED it OUT!
Today, I commit to embracing the symbolic meaning of gardens. I am accountable and responsible for what comes into and out of my garden. I’m responsible for making sure the foundation of my garden is rich with nutrients for planting, growing, and expanding perspectives of truth aligned with love, abundance, and peace. This means I have to do the work to make sure I’m producing the energy of love, abundance, and peace to feed into whatever I choose to plant and grow. Self-care is so incredibly important for this reason. When I’m not taking care of myself, I’m not taking care of my garden. I’m more likely to unconsciously hand out and plant weed seeds if I leave my garden unattended.
Today, I’m going invest my time in garden maintenance:
- Are there any areas of my foundation that are leaking out the energy of fear, lack, and separation (such as old energy ties that are subconsciously embedded from past generations and family patterns)?
- Do I have anything I’m feeding in my garden that is not serving my highest good and the highest good for all?
- Is there any plant life in my garden that is pretty, but it just doesn’t align with the vision of the reality I want to create for myself?
- Am I putting energy into nurturing plants that aren’t giving me the results I’m looking for?
- Are there any weeds that I need to pull (anything that is aligning my thoughts, ideas, actions, and/or perspectives of truth with fear, lack, and separation)?
- Am I looking for any new plant life for my garden (books, workshops, classes, etc.)? For instance, I know I want to invest time in learning more about quantum physics.
- Have I taken any seeds from anyone that would jeopardize any of the plant life that I love in my garden?
- Am I giving anyone else any weed seeds from my garden (hate, gossip, judgments, prejudices, us vs. them, better than/less than, etc.)?
Do you think this symbolic meaning could help you live better?
Remember, to check-in daily. The next two or more weeks I will be writing about the symbolic meanings that have had a huge impact on my life and how I CHOOSE to live now. You can follow the blog by scrolling down and submit to follow.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click title to learn more.