Weeding Your Mental Garden
How many weeds are growing in your mental garden? Can you weed out the thoughts that seem to keep creeping up that prevent you from achieving your dreams?
My family took a wonderful week-long vacation and got back home about a week ago. We took a walk around the yard and I was completely dismayed to see how bad the weeds in the garden had gotten during the week we were gone. The week before we left I had worked every night to make sure the weeds had been pulled and it was looking pretty good before we left.
How can they grow that fast in a week? Yikes!
It got me started thinking about just how fast the mental weeds can grow in your mind as well. Left unattended and unexamined, those negative thoughts can seem to spring up from nowhere.
So, as I have been going out in the evening to weed my vegetable garden, I have used the following affirmation: “As I pull these weeds, I also pull useless thoughts from my mind.”
Well, I worked for three straight evenings pulling weeds from my garden, so I must have a few too many unwanted thoughts floating about in my mind these days. This seems to occur when you are ready to expand what you are offering, as you now need to work through a new set of limiting beliefs in order to move to the next level. It is part of spiritual expansion and contraction.
Those recurring unwanted thoughts in your mind that you choose not to address end up creating mental weeds. You know what happens with weeds…they continue to grow. Ignore them and they grow exponentially.
My point is to realize just how fast those mental weeds can grow in your mind when you are not tending to them. All those small thoughts that get brushed under the rug are there for a reason. If left unexamined, they will continue to present themselves over and over again until you consciously take a look at them and understand why they are there.
So, when you have thoughts that you wish you didn’t, take some time to figure out where they are coming from and the past experiences behind them. By realizing the real belief behind the thoughts, you can release it with love to the Universe and realize that it was there to teach you what you needed at the time.