More about weeds

Invasive weeds are those that have escaped from their natural habitat and run rampant through the landscape like an invading army. They often take over those more delicate and sensitive plants, those inclined to live in harmony and balance with their neighbors.

Invasive weeds might form mono-cultures where much native vegetation is wiped out, nuance and balance destroyed, diversity and variety steamrolled, communities of living beings ruined.

They take over. They replace, they bully and subdue. To remove them, you must dig the deepest roots, tease them out of soil, and remain vigilant. One missed root can grow in the dark out of sight until it gains strength again, finally sending out more and more shoots and roots.

Encourage those native plants you wish to grow by strengthening them, providing the conditions they need to thrive.

Creeping Bellflower -beautiful but invasive

Just as invasive weeds can take over a field, a garden, a pasture, a flower bed, invasive thoughts and beliefs can root deeply into the brain, shutting down the assimilation of new information, burrowing into all areas of life, infecting, destroying nuance, new ideas, novel thoughts, creating a one-track mind, a mind that thinks in black and white, that is closed to growth.

Thoughts that served you well as a child, passed down from your family lineage may be harmful or hold you back now that you are an adult and can think for yourself.

These invasive and harmful beliefs and thoughts can be identified and questioned then rooted out with love and patience. Gently tease them out by the roots. Shine a light on them in the spirit of healing and growth.

Be vigilant my friends. Examine your minds and hearts for invasive recurring thoughts, anxieties, and beliefs that keep you stuck and your life small. Strengthen and encourage new thoughts that lift you and others up, that encourage your heart to expand with love, that help you live fully as you are meant to.

With time and patience you can bring to light and remove harmful invaders and strengthen that which you want to grow in your life.

Begin again

Do not lose heart, dear ones. At any moment you may drop the habits, thoughts, patterns, behaviors, and blocked emotions of the past – those that hold you back, those that hurt others or yourself.

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Winter tree

It could happen instantly, when you have made the decision at a deep level. You finally lay down the last cigarette, set aside the sugar for good, and never look back. Or, it may be a gradual process of noticing the harm and how your body feels, the emotions, the thoughts, and wanting to feel better.

It may be that you need the help of others to move forward. There are many who can help you find your way to the light at your pace, in your time.

You will feel expanding awareness and compassion for yourself as you choose life over addiction or unhappiness, as you choose to feel good to the depths of your soul, not just the surface of your being.

You get to begin again and make a new choice. Each moment is an opportunity for a new choice.

Do you choose health and wholeness? Do you choose to move toward the light? Do you choose to love yourself? Do you choose thoughts and actions that uplift you, and by extension those around you?

Take a new action in this moment to cement your choice!

Dear ones, know this whatever choices you make, you are dearly loved and desired here on this place at this time. You can feel better, you do not have to stay stuck in old harmful patterns. You can thrive!