What you water, grows

It seems that nowadays, we get so caught up in the idea that we need “healing”. We invest all of our time and energy into treating a wound, telling ourselves that once we’ve fixed and repaired the problem, we will be enough. We buy self-help books, listen to podcasts, and make lists of all the things we wish to eradicate within ourselves. We measure progress and become resentful when we find ourselves repeating old habits and patterns.

This leads us to go vertical: digging a hole deep down into an issue, expending all our focus on wiping out the weeds and cleansing the earth. Perhaps we are finding ourselves so caught up in being wounded, as opposed to merely having wounds, that we come to find identity in it. When we only ever focus on digging up the dirt, we miss out on what’s going on around us. Instead of pulling weeds elsewhere in our garden, or taking the initiative to plant seeds of new beginnings and experiences, we are consumed with one problem and allow it to take up all of our attention. We forget to water the other sprouts and to send love to the older trees. Eventually, every wall around us becomes dirt, because we’ve been digging a grave while the rest of the world stays busy learning, growing and thriving.

Instead of staying vertical, we urge you to expand your vision laterally; dig new holes, find new weeds, plant new seeds, but don’t let any one process consume you. Just because you have a wound, doesn’t mean you are wounded. Gardens are lush ecosystems of various flowers and vegetables. They are unique, dynamic, ever-changing, and so much more than the weeds that spring up between their plants. It’s up to each one of us to choose where we place our thoughts because in terms of our time and energy, we really are what we do (and focus on).

This post was originally featured on @thegoddessrebellion and you can find it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIqOiSRAEmF/?hl=en