“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” ~ Rumi
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell
Grow what you love is a concept based on the idea that the more you look toward your loves, strengths, and happiness, the more you will see those things. You are in a position to speak your future into being by what you focus on and how you frame your life.
So how do you grow the things in your life you love? By deciding to become that which you love so you are in a vibrational match with it.
For example, if you want more love in your life, focus on the parts of you that are loving. The more you focus inward on being loving and appreciating the loving thoughts and actions you put out, the more external love will show up in your life.
“To manifest your hearts desires you must be what your heart desires.” ~ Joy Page
To break it down into a gardening metaphor, think of it this way:
Thoughts = Seedlings of Either Weeds or Flowers
Focus = Your Fertilizer
Appreciation/Gratitude = Water
Emotion = Sun
When all these elements are in alignment then you manifest beautiful things. However, when your emotions are in a negative spiral it’s as if the sun scorches your tiny shoot, burning it up before it can bloom. Without appreciation or gratitude the seedling dries up and withers, and without focus there is no nourishment to take the seedling from just an idea to fully blooming in your life.
We are all taught to focus on the problem. Take today for instance, how many times in your day did you pay attention to a problem and how many times did you focus on what’s going great in your life?
Why does this happen without us even thinking about it? Because we live in a problem-solution society; we focus on illness instead of health, we focus on war instead of peace, and we focus on the things that upset us instead of what we love about our life.
But just as you can change what grows in your garden by planting different seeds, you can change your life by changing what you focus on day to day.
So this month catch yourself when you turn your focus to something that annoys or upsets you. Do a turnaround and shift to something you love.
For example, if your teenager has left their dirty clothes on the bathroom floor for the umpteenth time and you feel yourself getting annoyed, pause for a moment and think of the qualities you love about them. You can still speak to them about picking up their clothes, but it will come from a very different place than before. And it shifts your emotions from annoyance to connection, planting a different outcome in your day.
So to grow what you love, tend what you love.
“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
If you need help pulling your thistles and planting flowers instead, call on me as your Master Gardener so I can teach you some easy techniques that cultivate what you love in your life.
Top Photo Credit: Growing Heart by emily792872