The truth of what is going on inside of us at the core vibrational level always manifests in the physical world. If we are holding onto grief, we may develop a respiratory infection in our lungs. If we're refusing to be open-minded, we may develop a stiff neck. If we have cluttered minds and spiritual closets, we may alo have cluttered homes, offices, or cars. Our spiritual truth will show up somewhere in our lives.
This year my truth showed up in my flower garden. The photo to the right is how the flower bed is supposed to look. The truth is that this year, I did not pay attention to it. Pink primrose took over early in the season nearly choking out the rest of the flowers. Weeds and crabgrass threatened to take over. There is no mulch to hold in the moisture. There's been no fertilizer to feed the tender young plants. I wasn't paying attention.
It's been much the same with my own energy. I wasn't paying attention to the weeds of negative thought that were popping up. I was distracted by pretty things, easy things. Although I am practiced at a daily routine of self-care, there were certain parts of myself that I failed to nurture, and I was totally distracted by injuring my knee playing soccer.
See the similarities? Now in July, I have started watering my flowerbed. The pink primrose have been yanked out by the handfuls. Each day I go out into the flowerbed to work for a few minutes to stay ahead of the weeds. It's beginning to turn around. It's beginning to look like the picture.
Every time I weed the flowerbed I say to myself, "I'm weeding the garden of my mind. I'm weeding the garden of my heart."
Where is your core energy showing up in your life? How has it appeared to remind you to pay attention?
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Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds. ~Leonardo da Vinci
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First published July 2009.