I am not in any way considered a master gardener. I do enjoy planting flowers every spring and taking in the beauty in the summer. As I was out this weekend preparing my flower beds I began to remember how much work was involved with this process. There is a lot of digging. There is the struggle of pulling up stubborn weeds. Some weeds are imposters, they attempt to blend in with legitimate plants. You have to remove the debris from the previous season. You get dirty and sweaty. Why do I do this every year? To get to the beauty. I do it to experience the joy of a beautiful garden.
There are times when we must tend to our emotional garden. We collect debris from old experiences. Negative thoughts pop up as imposters like the weeds to confuse us and not allow us to see the beauty that is potentially in front of us. Just as the garden cannot clean itself we often need support to help us get to that place of beauty.
If you are struggling in any area of life do not hesitate to get support. There is beauty beyond your present circumstance.
Alicia Lurry MA LPC