Three and half years ago my husband and I moved into a new neighborhood; new construction, new landscaping, new everything. Within the first 6 months of being there we noticed areas around the community where tree’s were dying. Over the course of the years in the exact same spot biannually a try dies and a new one is planted. After 6 trees in 3 years, per spot, you would think someone might want to take a different approach to the situation.
As an observer, I am thinking that it is not the tree that is the problem. The developer however seems to think it is, to me this seems like the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. If you want a new result, a tree that lives, why not consider the soil or ground it has been planted in? To create a new result one must be open to looking in different places for the answer.
Are there areas of your life where you feel insane? Perhaps there is a pattern or theme that seems to persist and cycle back into your life year after year? Life is cyclical, and while some things seem to stay exactly the same the truth is, all that we are by our very nature is energy and energy by it’s very nature is change. All we are is change yet in resisting change or growth we perpetuate cycles that may not be working in our best interest. If something is not giving you the result that you want do you just go plant another tree in its spot and hope that this time it will survive or do you take the position of the observer and see a new approach?
Recognize the condition of your soil; will it support what you want to plant? If not, how do you need to nourish it so that it will become life sustaining allowing all that you plant to thrive?
With Love and Gratitude,