Waiting too long in their tiny seedling pots
tangled and crooked and desperate
taken out into the light
shocked at first
in short time
they realize they are in
expansion and light, free to spread in all directions
My garden has just realized its freedom. The fragile little stems have perked up and new leaves have popped out, realizing it’s safe.
What stage of transition are you in?
If you are feeling tangled and crooked, what do you imagine would shift that?
If you are in expansion, what do you do to celebrate and embody it?
Imagine yourself as that seedling. Are you forever fettered in your little peat pot? Do you quickly dry up and droop at the least bit of strain because you’re not in your space of ultimate growth and freedom? Often we don’t realize a transition is needed and keep repeating the same cycle of small perk-ups within a constrained existence.
The worry can be that the transition is something drastic and scary. For some, that may truly be what is needed, an uprooting. However for most people I work with, while it may seem like taking that step is frightening, it’s actually quite gentle. As with the seedling, it is only a matter of being oh-so-gently removed from the little pot, and easily placed in a similar environment, only with more light, more room, more nutrients.
At first, some added support might help, like a stake erected next to a spindly tomato plant until it can stand on its own. From there, rapid growth and expansion often happens with very little further effort. An eye to proper maintenance, lest the environment cease to provide, is all that is needed. An occasional pruning of what is unnecessary and is merely sapping energy.
Take a look around the garden of your life. If you can feel the freedom and expansion, truly open to it, with your face to the sun in celebration. If you see constriction or failure to thrive, feel into what needs to be amended or pruned to allow growth.