Weeds…the bane of every gardener. Getting ready to plant our flowers and vegetables each year, we aerate the ground, add compost, plant, mulch, water, and wait for the bounty. We never really want to deal with the weeds that will inevitably emerge, but as they appear we clear them so our plants can flourish.
Just like the weeds in our garden, the weeds in our mind are those persistent, annoying, stubborn thoughts that seem to continuously appear, stifling our growth and enjoyment of life. And while we happily put manure on our plants to help them grow strong and healthy, is a constant stream of mind-chatter and holding onto other peoples “stuff” the fertilizer we really choose to put on our growing mind garden?
From the outside, many people appear to be strong and healthy, yet the weeds floating in the garden of their minds are incredibly detrimental to their overall wellbeing. Some big, prickly weed thoughts include: “I never have time for me;” “I’m never going to have enough money;” or, “I’ll never meet the perfect person.” Smaller ones that you might not even think of as weeds are thoughts such as: “It’s no big deal; I can do it myself;” “It’s only a dollar;” or, “It doesn’t really matter.” If your mind is filled with negative, pessimistic and rigid thoughts, it is nearly impossible to see any light around people or situations. These dandelion thoughts sprouting in your mind stifle the growth of a beautiful budding idea that is longing for love and light.
To pull the weeds of your mind, begin by asking yourself what you believe is keeping you from thriving; from having the life you really want. Whatever, or whomever, comes to mind, know that just because something has been a certain way doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You can change everything that isn’t serving your highest self in a heartbeat by changing your thoughts about it. Everything begins with a thought, and the way of thinking that got you into something is not the same way of thinking that will get you out of it. Reflecting on what you want carries a joyous vibration throughout your being, essentially aerating your mind and letting it breathe by clearing out clogging thoughts and beliefs.
There is nothing more beautiful or strong than a mind that has been fed nourishing thoughts. By identifying and “pulling” those weed thoughts you can then replace them with seeds that, with some love and attention, will grow into a beautiful blossoming life.
Carina Bachman / CrystalSpringsHealing.com