This week I realized; too many weeds have accumulated in my garden again. It’s time to take a look at which ones need to be removed so they don’t block the sunlight, deterring the growth of all the plants near them.
Because of what I do for a living, people mistakenly think I know all about weeds and can give advice on which ones need to be removed or how to eliminate them completely from our lives. I guess I am a mix of Ann Landers and the Buddha meets Farmer John. I even have weeds that call me up just to tell me about their weeds. Believing that my empathy will confirm that yes, they have weeds.
Get over it, we all have weeds!
Of course weeds is a metaphor for the people in our lives that are not good for our well-being and the health of our personal garden. They are a poison to the river of wellness that flows through our spirit. Bringing gossip and drama created from events blown out of proportion and an endless stream of complaints. If they find fertile soil, they grow unhindered; consuming all the nutrients we need in our soil to thrive and will eventually crowd out and destroy all the beautiful plants we have around us.
I am not here to tell you which weeds to pull; my part is to remind you that constant monitoring is necessary. Everyone needs to decide on their own which weeds must be pulled. If you are a kind gardener, you may want to take time to explain to them that they are a weed and are not good for your health and if they don’t change, there will be no room for them in your garden. There are some weeds that simply need to go immediately, you know the ones that have caused damage already and don’t really care about you or your garden.
Weeds rarely become healthy plants because they have so much fun being a weed. Watch with a keen eye for with the weeds with beautiful flowers, they are the most deceiving of all because from the outside all you can see is the delicate flowers, while underground the roots are spreading, destroying the foundation of your garden. Without even realizing what has happened, we wake up one day to a garden full of weeds and notice that we too are beginning to resemble a weed, sucking all the nutrients out of someone else’s garden.
So this week let’s all take a look at what weeds may be residing in our garden. Realize there is a cost for allowing those weeds space in your garden; there will be no room for new plants and flowers to flourish. Allow the nourishment you provide to be used by the plants and flowers that need and appreciate it, those that will bring joy to your life and in turn beauty to your spirit.