I’m grateful for my inner garden. I’ve spent a long time weeding, nurturing the soil, planting seeds, and taking care of those seeds as they grow into a beautiful landscape for my life. My garden is a reflection of how my thoughts, beliefs, actions, responses, reactions, and inactions play into the reality I create daily in my inner world. When I’m not taking care of myself, the weeds start taking over, and I start unconsciously planting seeds people are giving me that I don’t want in my garden. When I’m taking care of myself, I know exactly what seeds I’ve planted, where they are growing, and I figure out what I need to do to help them become healthy trees, flowers, and plants. There is a picture on my wall that I look to when I need the reminder to take care of my garden. It’s that reminder to ask myself what do I need to do to nurture a healthy inner life NOW.
On day 363 of my 365 day journey of daily aligning with love, abundance, and peace, I’m feeling so blessed at how beautiful my garden has become over the last year. I knew this would be a transformative process, but what I didn’t know was how much I still needed to weed out. Some seeds weren’t weeds, they just didn’t fit in my garden. That doesn’t mean they won’t those won’t thrive in someone else’s garden, they are just not meant for mine now. I love what this journey has opened my eyes to. I’ve found so many new ways to nurture my garden.
I’ve also discovered how to love and appreciate other people’s gardens without feeling like I need to make mine the way their gardens are. I can see beauty in what makes our gardens different and appreciate different ways of looking at things. I don’t have to hate or be in fear of what is different. I just simply have to trust that if I’m aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I will attract it back to me. If I’m aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I will attract it back to me. My garden is a reflection of what I’ve projected and attracted out and back into my life. I don’t have to fester or beat myself up over the weeds, I just have to take the steps to pull them out and nurture the soil to make sure that they don’t grow back. Self-abuse only fuels toxic soil and growth.
I love my garden. I love that I know to check for weeds regularly to manage the health of my garden. Life is amazing when I allow myself to align with the energy I actually want to be creating from, but it takes daily maintenance, and if I want the results, I have to be willing to invest my time into the the nurturing and maintaining of the garden I create.
Today, I commit to nurturing my inner garden. How I treat my inner world will reflect back to me in my outer world. There is no faking this. I can’t cut corners and pretend I’m nurturing my garden when I’m not. The proof is in the health of my garden. Aligning with the energy of love, abundance, and peace gives me all the nourishing tools I need to allow my garden to flourish. Aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation allows weeds to grow and over time the soil can get poisoned. If I let it go for too long without nurturing it with the right amount of love, abundance, and peace, the flowers, trees, and plants I love may die. It’s my job to keep that from happening.
- Do I like the way my inner garden looks?
- How do I want to live my life? From a loving place
- Are my thought, beliefs, and actions aligning with how I want to live?
- What do I need to do to nurture the way I want to live right now?
- Are there any weeds growing that I need to pull out?
- Is there any plant life that isn’t working in my garden?
- Am I investing enough time in my garden to create the garden of my dreams?