Spring has arrived and for many it is time for spring cleaning. After completing the inside of my home, it was time to start on the outside with pulling the weeds out of the lawn. I accomplished the front yard and procrastinated on the back yard due to the colder weather. Before starting my tasks for the afternoon, my entire being knew I had to get out there and get the weeds out. My dog, Koby and I went out to the backyard, starting pulling the weeds and there they were. Ladybugs everywhere. Not just one, but two, and three and at least twenty five to thirty. All over the weeds!!! So you are thinking, big deal, right? Actually- yes.
I have learned through my life that I am guided every step of the way. I was a freshman in college when I lost my father to cancer. Before his funeral, I was approached by a friend of my sister’s that had lost her father the year before. I clearly remember her sharing with me a story about ladybugs. When she saw ladybugs, it was a sign that her father was near. I never forgot that story and would think of my Dad when I saw a ladybug. I lived by that beautiful story and even took it a step further. I knew that if I saw a ladybug, that I was on the “right” path.
So where do the weeds fit in with being on the “right” path? Weeds are not only something that grow in your backyard, but they spread like wildfire in your mind. Weeds cover up the essence of who you are. Thoughts of “Am I on the right path?” “I will never get there” or “I will never find a partner” seep into your mind and spread through every crack and crevice of your cells before you are even aware.
The key to being on the “right” path is two-fold. First, there is no “wrong” path. Second, when you clear the weeds in your mind, you re-connect to the divine within you. When you clear the connection to the divine within, everything in life is effortless and there is no doubt that you are on the “right” path.
What weeds do you need to clear out of your mind?
What is standing in your way to creating what you want in your life?