When I first had a garden, I really thought the only thing to do was to water the plants.
See, I had ZERO experience with planting (*Ahem! CITY GURL here).
The only thing that came close was me buying plants and putting them in the balcony.
So when I first realized that one of my previous homes had a garden, I was ecstatic! I had this image of me watching the sunrise and the sunset, watching the moon, sipping tea and drinking wine as I inhale the flowers that sprung.
I went at it the way I knew – by outsourcing the planting. I called someone and asked him to plant certain things. In about 3 months, I saw them sprouting!
Ooh! Ecstatic! Sooner or later, I’ll be experiencing that vision of me having tea or wine as I inhale the flowers.
Hold on!!! Why was there something coming out that I didn’t plant?
How come it was spreading? How come more of this was growing?
I called the guy and he asked me to take a photo. He said, “Oh, those are weeds!”
He then went on to tell me that having weeds was normal and that I had to pull them out (roots included) or they would be growing faster than I could imagine.
That call left me dumbfounded. I honestly considered scrapping the whole garden! Who had the time to weed? And, how did one go about it?
As complaint after complaint after complaint circled my mind, I remembered how I felt about the first flower that bloomed and how the vision of me sitting and smelling the flowers looked.
Then I realized, THOSE WERE WORTH IT! Those little moments were something I could not get. Those were moments of pure joy!
That’s the same with our dreams and visions. We plant the seeds. As they sprout, there will be a lot of weeding involved.
Sometimes those weeds come from other people who we are letting cross our boundaries. Sometimes those weeds are the negative thoughts we have. Sometimes those weeds are the actions that hurt us.
Regardless of what those weeds are, regularly maintaining our gardens (or our field as we manifest) is imperative!
After all, how do you expect to have a garden without weeds?
Blessing of miracles,