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Explorations and Reflections

on awakening the true self 

  • Writer's pictureMick Scott

Weeding the Garden of the Soul

Over 30 years ago, my dad asked me to go outside and help with weeding. 

"If you just break off the part above ground," he said, "the weed will grow right back up."

As long as the root of the weed (our “problem”) is still in place, the weed will continue to pop up and choke out the intentional garden.

What most of us try to do is grow a beautiful garden of Being in our lives without handling the weeds within us, some of which have been growing there for decades. 

It's not enough to judge those weeds, to feel ashamed of them, or to stomp on top of them. That's dealing with the surface of the weed. 

No, real weeding removes the weed at its root and makes room for new growth. 

In a conversation last week, a client of mine did some weeding at a deep level of her Being. She cleared out some room and unleashed hidden joy from her childhood. 

It was powerful. She was given new life in the process. A Resurrection. 

By clearing weeds out at their root, we make room for a more authentic expression of who we are. 

The week before, another client had a transformational experience when weeding a feeling he’s had about himself for as long as he can remember - over 30 years.

This feeling? That he's missing something inside. That there's more to life and he's not getting it because he's missing something.

As it always seems to be, this feeling had been the Truth for him. It's the kind of story that he didn't himself have… Instead, this story had him!

It had him by the collar. It had him by the tongue. 

It held him back. It kept his mouth closed. 

It "stopped me from living my dreams."

This man has new access to courage and freedom out of this conversation, and I'm excited to see what he intentionally grows in the garden of his life.

This kind of soul gardening takes a little work, but oh boy is it worth it.

Here's a pro-tip as you get to gardening: even the weeds are beautiful, so remove them with gentleness and compassion - don't damage the soil when you do your weeding.

Thanks so much for reading. ❤️

P.S. There are three ways you can support yourself by working with me: one-on-one coaching, the Mind Mastery Experience happening on April 7, 2024, and hiring me to work with your team, group, or organization. Contact me when you're ready. 💌

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