A garden is important to me in making a home. But, as with anything, too much of a good thing, is not a good thing. The garden is FULL all 7 beds are overflowing with everything from herbs and flowers to ornamental grasses and vegetables. It needs a good cleaning out.
Digging in the earth is a very meditative practice. Opening and clearing the ground to allow space for new things to grow is a sacred practice.
The same can be said for opening the opening of your Self. In order to grow, it is imperative that we remain open to receive. And sometimes, not always, but at times we have to dig pretty deep into ourselves to unearth what is there, allowing new space for something better.
I have been unhappy at my job FOREVER! And, because I have wallowed in the unhappiness for so long, I started to believe that what I really hated was work. Period.
During my vacation, I had the opportunity to do some deep digging. I used the time and the space to dig and discover and to remove many thoughts and patterns that were no longer beneficial to my growth.
All this excavation made me realize that I work was not my enemy, as is not my job, I just need to create space for a new one…and of course once I made the space, not one, but two opportunities showed up at the door. I gladly open it to let them and any others in.
Sometimes it takes an anthropological dig to release what we’ve buried. At times, it only takes brushing away a bit of dirt. Either way, the work is rewarding.
Today I am thankful for my garden and the life lessons that it has revealed to me, not to mention the heirloom tomatoes!
Lifeis: About clearing up, cleaning out, and making room to see what can blossom next.