Think of yourself as a tree.
Stay with me now.
You are a tree. Solid trunk. Lots of branches and leaves.
Now think about your roots.
Where are your roots growing?
Are they growing in toxic soil?
Are they growing in rich + robust soil?
Now let’s think about our emotional states as soil.
Shame is toxic soil.
Like toxic soil, shame is filled with contaminants and requires a lot of work for you, the tree, to grow.
Of course you can still grow, but the work you must do to overcome the shame toxins is high.
And you will be missing crucial nutrients to nourish you over your life making you less resilient.
Love + compassion is rich + robust soil for you, the tree, to thrive.
You will be nourished and truly flourish throughout your life by living with lots of love + compassion as your soil.
Your tree grows vibrantly in this soil. Your tree is strong and can handle all the storms.
The problem is most of us live in toxic soil.
We work hard at living in toxic soil.
And yes, we can even grow a little.
But instead of living in toxic soil, I invite you to live in rich + robust soil nourished with love and compassion.
You will need to nurture + care for this soil.
And the soil will go through hard times.
But because you have nurtured the soil it will continue to help you grow, be strong and have the resilience to handle the storms.
- Enjoy the brilliant days of sunshine and good weather.
- Be nourished.
- Live vibrantly.
You can have soil filled with shame or you can nourish it with love + compassion.
I invite you to live with rich + robust soil so you can thrive and be resilient.
P.S. Oh and whenever you’re ready, here’s a great way to nurture your soil.