Before the Creative Process
I see the garden of my mind.
At one time it stood with neglected fencing that lay fallen over, broken, and buried in the weeds. A mishmash of whatever seed the birds had dropped or the wind had blown–these were the things that had taken root and were now growing.
The items that had been intentionally planted by me were showing lots of stress.
They were competing for the sunlight and the rain against incompatible partners.
Their fruits were small and often times sparse.
Sometimes I’d be energized to do some weeding but would quickly tire and let things return to their natural state.
It seemed unmanageable.
Then in a quiet moment (don’t you love those?) I realized something.
It was MY garden.
I could plant what I wanted and uproot/destroy the rest, but most important of all, I could create a sturdy fence with a gated entry for my garden. I could choose ahead of time what would be allowed in.
I set up a gatekeeper.
The instructions were:
Only allow entrance to good/god thoughts—to peace, perfect love, JOY, forgiveness, compassion, trust, imagination, creativity, inspiration, abundance, delight, and gratitude.
Any negative stuff—fear, doubt, worry, criticism, judging—those things were absolutely not allowed admission.
With this new fence and gatekeeper, my garden could become a place of great joy and delight—full of plants bearing massive fruits—lush, fragrant, and abundant!
And the two biggest plants of all?
Gratitude and love of course—easily seen from miles around.
This “garden” is all in my mind you understand, but as you know, that’s where everything in life grows from.
The most important piece of “real estate” we will ever own is our mind.
When we decide what we will sow, the Universe conspires to make it grow and bear fruit.
Every juicy piece to come exists in the seed we plant.
(Secretly, I have visions of my mind garden producing so much that I must sneak, by stealth of night, to place the extra bounty on my neighbor’s porches. Zucchinis of love and tomatoes of gratitude—just like real gardens grow!)
Planting time is present in every moment.
Today seems like an excellent day for sowing love, JOY, and a couple of rows of laughter 🙂 !!