Have you ever felt a little unsure about your direction in life, or just a little clouded?
When I notice this happening and things are not going quite as expected, I know it is time for a little soul searching, and I also start to look around my living situation. The outer environment often echoes our inner state and can give us clues as to how to remedy the malaise.
Summer is my busy time, and unfortunately I have to be selective about the areas I maintain around the house and garden (so I don’t feel like I am being pulled in many directions simultaneously). Yet things had gotten a little wild in the garden, to the point of having to fight my way out the back door to enter my sanctuary. So, when I went outside this morning and was enjoying the lush growth, I realized I had a clue to the vague thought of ‘where is all this going?’. I had let my garden path become completely overgrown. Wonderful! It can be just that literal, and funny too.
Once I had galvanized into action, with the inspiration that I had the power to change things and take matters into my own hands, it only took about an hour to clear copious amounts of green. Walking proudly on the newly uncovered stepping stones, I was reminded that it is not possible to know exactly how things will turn out, but there is much joy to knowing where your feet are right now and reflecting on the milestones that got you there.
While I was clearing the path I noticed a predominance of certain plants, each with their own characteristics and healing qualities, soothing mallow, pain relieving willow and wild lettuce, crowding and insistent sticker grass. Perhaps here, there are indications of qualities I may need to incorporate within myself to create more balance, or aspects that need attention and healing. Our lives are constantly talking to us and answers to our questions can sometimes be hidden in plain view.
So go ahead, look around, I completely support you in clearing under the couch, unpacking the box, or de-cluttering ‘that’ corner, in your journey towards clarity. Good luck!