In order to be promoted to the next level of living there must be a pruning, a change, if you will, in one’s life. You cannot remain in the same space and grow at the same time. I don’t mean physically necessarily but emotionally, mentally and/or spiritually. The pruning that takes place could involve a relationship or two or six, a job or other unnecessary things.
The most beautiful gardens are weeded and pruned on occasion. Thegardener knows that weeds will choke the life out of the beauty that liestherein. She also knows that without pruning there will be excess foliage andovercrowding. In order to be healthy and whole the plant life will need trimming to cut away the unneeded in order to grow to a full and vibrant heliotrope garden.
The same philosophy applies to the gardens of our lives. The question iswhat am I willing to give up in order to live the life I’ve dreamed of? Or let go of in order to start living my dreams? Am I courageous enough to startpruning the excess from my life? How about you?
Do you remember your dreams? Was your dream to become a fashionista?Open a vintage clothes and accessories store? Become a caregiver? Write a book? Or some other great endeavor? How about starting now? Howabout moving toward awakening and giving birth to your heartfelt desires? It’s time to bring your dream to life. It’s not too late!
I love this: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12.
I’m in the process of shaking the dust off a few of my dreams.
My world is expanding, that is a definite. What am I willing to let go of? To my relief, I found that I don’t need to have all the answers right now.Someone much smarter than me said “just start”. Wow, what a concept! That’s all I needed to do, Start!
I’m being molded and shaped into a more beautiful, valued woman with a purpose. All I needed was a catalyst to motivate and inspire me to make a change. Many years ago while in a very volatile and toxic relationship, a few words spoken to me was just what I needed to inspire me to make a major change in my life. Those words saved my life. I left that relationship with a determination to do better for myself. And I did, but not right away, more on that in a later blog, stay tuned. (smile)
I feel the same determination about the change of direction in my life today. So, what’s holding me back? What do I think I lack? What is the missinglink? These are questions only I can answer. Maybe there’s nothing missingor lacking. It could be just the voice of resistance. The voice that says, you’re too old, not smart enough, not pretty enough, who do you think youare anyway or other such negative statements. Don’t listen! I matter! You matter!
So again, I ask myself what am I willing to give up to enable me to rise higher? I don’t know the full extent of the answer but I can “just start” withthe obvious: relationships. Next I’ll look at excess. Excess stuff that no longer serves me, stuff that doesn’t honor the newness of me.
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
(excerpt from Natasha Bedingfield’s song, Unwritten)