Spiritual Gardener

I wanna take the preconceived
Out from underneath your feet
We could shake it off
Instead we’ll plant some seeds
We’ll watch them as they grow
And with each new beat
From your heart the roots grow deeper
The branches will they reach for love
                       -Jack Johnson

Happy Spring and Welcome to my first blog post for The Life Divine!

For me, beginnings are all about intention and Spring is the ideal time to begin-A season of renewal. So let’s put some love into motion!

I am a firm believer in the Law of Karma, of sowing and of reaping and understand that the mind is very much like a garden. The seeds that we plant mentally, physically and spiritually, in fertile soil, combined with the right conditions and timing will literally take root, for better or for worse. The key is to be conscious of what seeds we are planting in our mind garden- Thought, Word, Deed and Motivation Seeds.

Honest introspection and self analysis takes some courage but can be quite eye opening and the rewards are truly great. We quickly begin to realize that although there is much in this life that we can’t control, surprisingly there is also quite a lot that we can help to direct. And as a self professed control freak this is great news!

So let’s freshen up the mind soil so to speak, and do some weeding. Healthy soil will give life to fresh thought seeds and create space for new roots to grow. Begin by pulling out those overgrown weeds of old thought patterns and beliefs which limit us and no longer serve us in a positive way. Let’s replace them with new seeds infused with peace, compassion and understanding for ourselves and for others.

Let’s show the garden some love by nurturing and supporting those delicate new roots so that they can grow to be strong and develop into powerful tools of healing and healthy new habits.

And as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says, “Water the root and enjoy the fruit .”

Love it!

And don’t be surprised by what grows because it is the result of what we ourselves have planted and cultivated, which reminds me of the proverb, a pear tree cannot bear an apple. Very true-

“Follow the wisdom provided by nature. Everything in moderation – sunlight, water, nutrients. Too much of a good thing will topple your structure. You can’t harvest what you don’t sow. So plant your desires, gently nurture them, and they will be rewarded with abundance.” – Vivian Elisabeth Glyck

What seeds are you planting?

What will your branches reach for?

Enjoy the Harvest!

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About Rita Chiaravalle

Rita Chiaravalle is a practitioner of meditation, seeker of truth and student of Paramahansa Yogananda. She lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband Frank and Angel Dog Beau. Together, they own and operate TheLifeDivine.com and Sanctuary Martha's Vineyard.

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