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Weeds In The Garden Of Your Mind

Weeds In The Garden Of Your MindI read an interesting post from one of my mentors Dr. John Demartini on Facebook this morning. “If you don’t plant flowers in the garden of your mind, you’ll forever pull weeds. Likewise, if you don’t fill your day with high priority thoughts and actions, it will get filled with low priority thoughts and actions. At the start of each day, it is wise to visualize yourself sowing the seeds of what you would love to reap, then commit to sowing whatever you’d most love. Review your day and look for the link between what you sowed and what you reaped. It is impossible to break the Golden rule of cause and effect; no matter what, you reap what you sow and what you focus on, grows. Every time a weed is pulled, the flowers become more visible.”

It reminded me of a powerful analogy that I learned a few years ago from another of my mentors. Raymond Aaron was leading a workshop and was explaining why it’s important to think of your mind like a patch of fertile soil. Imagine for a second that you have a nice patch of rich fertile black soil in your back yard. If you do nothing with that soil, how long before you’ll notice the first weeds start to sprout up? You see, if you do nothing with this fertile soil, it won’t remain an empty patch – it’ll actually grow weeds all on it’s own. If however, you cultivate that soil, and plant flowers in it, before you know it you’ll be harvesting a crop of beautiful blossoms. You’ll likely need to remove the odd weed that springs up, but you know that to have the most beautiful garden, you’ll have to tend to a few weeds here and there, and they’re easy to remove if you catch them before they get established.

What I’d like you to do is recognize that your mind is much like that rich, fertile soil. If you don’t plant beautiful flowers (positive thoughts, goals, desires, questions that challenge you to find answers), you won’t end up with a blank slate, but rather an overgrown weed patch (negative thoughts, doubt, worry, anxiety, living in the past, fear etc). You must treat your mind like the fertile ground it is, and plant, nurture and water what it is you want to create.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Use yours to it’s fullest potential, and be quick to remove the weeds that may creep in.

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Accomplish the Impossible.

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” C. Malesherbes

I have had a number of instances in my life where I have set a goal, with no real idea when or how I was going to accomplish it, and then to find myself a year or two later with it completed. One good example goes back to my college days. In our drafting program we took a field trip to view a new show home that was being raffled off for charity. It was a beautiful home with a unique layout that really appealed to me. I never forgot that plan, and quietly declared that I would live in a house like that someday. Fast forward a few years, after having shared a townhouse with my brother I decided it was time to have my own place. I began looking for a lot to build on, sketching out the blueprints and planning the construction. In a few months time, I had bought a lot (and I didn’t even have a down payment) and started construction. The excavation started in late August, and by early December I was living in my own house. I worked every single day from the day I started until I moved in (and for months after) while working a full time job. I only took one day off to attend a friend’s wedding.

The main point I want to make, is that I set my mind to having my own home. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. I had never built a house before, although I had worked on many with my Dad. I didn’t have the money to do it, but I found a way to get the down payment and went to the bank for a construction loan. I never let the thought enter my mind that it wasn’t going to happen. Even on the days when I was rolling quarters for gas money to get to the job site because I hadn’t received the first draw on the mortgage. (that was a process I didn’t fully understand when I started either) Had I know about the hurdles I’d have to overcome, I may have never started. Thankfully, my mind was focused on living in my own home, based on that plan I had seen in college, and I turned it into a reality.

If you have trouble imprinting your visions into your mind’s eye, here’s a product I have used for a couple of years that has been a great visualization tool for me. This is a vision board on steroids, and is incredibly easy to create. Make your own Mind Movie today so you can start manifesting your desires.

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