Such a beautiful spring day...Jim has been working from home today and I left first thing this morning to come and work down at the herb gardens for The Western Reserve Herb Society. There is a lot of weeding to be done and for me it becomes a meditation... Breathe in, breathe out... Pull and begin again.
I used to resist weeding until I learned from one of the sage women that I work with here that in a beautiful garden and even one that appears to be wild, everything has it's place.
There's a structure here that's important to honor so that everything grows deep and healthy roots. When you garden with this intention, nothing is crowded out and there is a space for everything... Even the weeds!
I've found that if I apply this same philosophy to my life that everything works... Go slowly, breathe deeply, prune with intention, cut away that which is old and dead so that new life can spring from the roots. Don't hang on to anything that no longer serves you and most importantly? Remember to feed the soil/soul!
The end result of today us that Jim came back down here with me and is sitting under the sundial working while I sit under my favorite Hawthorn trees doing the same.. Life is working perhaps because I've finally learned to let go, weeding my own garden so that the strongest shoots can grow...