Last week my veggie garden was overgrown and full of weeds. The passionfruit vine had gone wild and its roots were strangling potential growth.
Not that there’s been much growing there. In fact, there’s been nothing there for over a year.
How have I let it get so run down and neglected?
The soil underneath is good. The potential is there for so much abundance, but it’s lacking.
It feels a little bit like my mindset lately. I’ve become complacent and ‘stuck’ in my comfort zone.
Our big road trip to Central Australia recently was my focus for a while. I loved the planning of it all. I dreamed and planned it and it became a wonderful reality.
But, like everything in life, be it good or not so good, it passed. And I’m wondering, what do I do now? What happens when you forget your dreams and you feel in limbo?
I read a post by my good friend Wendy of Brilliance Within recently, and in it she wrote:
“Maybe there are some of us who think our dreams aren’t even BIG ENOUGH or we’re unclear what our dreams are so we simply stand still and remain in our limbo land, waiting for the BIG DREAM to suddenly make itself clear to us …”
Oh yes that’s me.
She continues “There is no perfect time or perfect dream and taking those small steps toward something – anything…. is better than continuing to live in limbo land.
Allowing one small step to lead to another and before long, things look much clearer than they did when I was simply stuck in limbo.”
Now is definitely the right time to start taking action toward any goal or dream, no matter how large or small …”
You can read Wendy’s full post here.
So that’s it.
It’s time for new growth.
Spring has sprung here in Melbourne and, whilst the warm weather still hasn’t arrived, I’ve nonetheless caught the fever.
And I’m digging deep.
Turning that soil, making room for growth …
Gloves on, shovel out, the weeds have come out. It’s been invigorating to get my hands in the earth.
I drove down the road to my local nursery, and bought punnets and seedlings of various vegetables, as well as a new lemon tree.
Lamby has done a thorough job of pruning our other one. It’s time for new beginnings.
Two days ago I joined up for Wendy’s 90 days Change a Habit Challenge.
My change is to meditate every day. It’s something I’ve always struggled to keep up regularly but I’m determined this time, as I know it’ll bring me clarity.
That and taking action in my garden … and my life.
So now, the soil is ready and I’m feeling a sense of quiet excitement and anticipation.
A lot is going to be happening in that soil before any vegetables appear, a lot of changes underground that I won’t even be aware of, but I trust the process.
I know it won’t happen overnight. Growth needs nourishment, daily care and awareness of the potential within.
I have to be patient, attentive and kind to it.
Good things will come, they always do. They’re all around us.
Friendships like seeds and flowers, need cultivating. How wonderful it is when we meet like minded souls that nourish us and allow us to grow and feel supported and valued.
Whatever season you’re in I wish you abundance, love and friendship.
May you have wisdom to know that good things come to those who both wait, and take action.
How are you cultivating your garden? I hope it’s with love and an attitude of abundance.
Have a wonderful September. 💚