“It’s a new dawn, a new day and a new life” I cannot get that song out of my mind this morning. It speaks of the promise of renewal each and every day! That is what I feel every spring. I feel that now that spring is officially here I need to clear out my garden beds and make room for new plants and seeds. This is also a time for me to wake up the creative energy by planting and cultivating new thoughts and ideas, but first I need to pull out and examine the thoughts and patterns that are in the way!
Remember our mind is a wonderful fertile ground and what ever we plant will grow! 🙂 At times my fertile mind is full of choke weeds which are negative thoughts that are covering the nourishing weeds which are my creative passionate ideas and thoughts underneath. Our mind is no different from a garden. Left unattended the garden will be over run by weeds that will not let in any sunshine to the very plants that you want to grow. This week I will be concentrating on pulling out the negative thoughts and patterns that have kept me stuck this winter and give them some sunlight which is affirming not condemning attention, it is important not to make them wrong in any way but taking a gentle look at them with a loving filter.
In shadow work we look at these negative patterns with a new filter of compassion and uncover the reason why we have them in the first place. With that knowledge we then can integrate and heal them. In this way it is much more effective than trying to poison them with more thoughts about yourself that are unkind.
The same is true in nature, the perfect example of this is dandelion weeds on our lawns. A lot of people buy poison to kill these weeds and if you took some time and researched these amazing little weeds you would discover that they have amazing medicinal properties of healing and restoration!! The roots are wonderful cleansers for your liver and the leaves are a great tonic for you kidneys! If you use poison they are no longer edible or compostable. It is much more wise to pull up these delightful little weeds and either consume them or at the very least compost them to help fertilize your lawn. Just as with our negative thoughts it is much more effective to observe them without judgment and discover the gift of why they are there in the first place and then magically they will no longer have the same negative power!
Observe and cultivate your thoughts today, let them teach you to do better and like a dandelion when your thoughts go to seed they can be taken by the wind to a world of possibilities!!