Every good gardener knows that for a garden to flourish, you first start with good seeds. You carefully select the seeds you wish to see flower and then plant the garden accordingly. Likewise, your spiritual garden must be weeded (who likes that task?), and lovingly tended.
Your thoughts are your flowers and your weeds. Imagine if you will a quiet haven from the world. This is your personal space. No one gets in without your okay. This space is peaceful, tranquil and filled with love. Look at your garden. How does it appear? Does it look neat and well tended? If it does not, you have some work to do! Creating a personal spiritual garden via imagining is a great way to get into meditation, something I myself have always struggled with. By using this method, I can relax completely and be in that space. My spiritual garden included an animal companion (Zeus) that I am currently unable to have in my real life. In my garden, I raised him from a puppy. When I am not there he is looked after by my guides and my angels (thank you all!) Sorry to digress. So, even when I do not visit my garden, upon leaving I instruct myself to come back and do the necessary chores. These chores include weeding, tending and playing with Zeus(not really a chore). Seems like it is working fine for the garden and for Zeus.
Catching those errant negative thoughts is easier when you are actively monitoring yourself. Who else knows better than you? So, keep the weeds out by catching those negative thoughts before they take root. Some of those thoughts can include doubt, fear and always beating your own self down. Leave that for the Haters- there are plenty of them in the world. No need for you to join them or help them with their task of bringing you down. Should you find this difficult, remind yourself WHO YOU ARE! You are a most beloved child of God. BELOVED! Let no one take that from you. Your version of God may look different from another’s but that too is okay. Please don’t let the technicalities get in the way of what is TRUE. GOD is GOD for everyone. We are all beloved! Now, get to work on your spiritual garden!
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Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!