An unexpected treasure revealed on the journey of Clutter Clearing has been to reconnect with my previous passion for gardening. I am as excited as a young child on Christmas Eve at the recent acquisition of an allotment. It requires self-discipline not to spend all day everyday, tilling the soil on my small patch of Mother Earth as I invariably come home tired, yet enlivened with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.
Whilst gardening demands a level of skill it also requires sensitivity if one is to work in harmony with the natural world. In opening to the beauty and wisdom of nature I have felt drawn to using Bach Flower Essences in my work as a Clutter Clearing & Life Coach.
Flower essences offer us their gentle yet powerful ability to bring us into alignment with the natural resonance or qualities of a particular flower. Each flower embodies a specific healing force to counter a particular negative emotional state; along with the capacity to call us into deeper connection with our inherent wholeness and magnificence.
Nature is our ally and essences a gateway to help us integrate those parts of ourselves that we often exile for fear of exposure. Whilst getting to know these parts might require tolerance of unfamiliar feelings, we may be richly rewarded with a confidence and talent to live our true potential. In learning how to shine bright in the world we become part of the solution, rather than the problem.
Marianne Williamson speaks to this in her well known piece of writing:
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.