Lessons from Weeds from Jodi Smith

Lessons from Weeds from Jodi Smith

Today, I removed honeysuckle from my azaleas. Honeysuckle will kill azaleas if not removed. It is a hearty weed, even wrapping around azalea branches to disguise itself.

Azaleas are us—our spirit, our true self. Honeysuckle can seem beautiful and fragrant, but don’t let it fool you—it is a weed.  Honeysuckle is our problems, our fears, our issues, and our egoic mind. 

Our goal this Spring is to remove the weeds—the things that cover up the beautiful souls that we are. Removing weeds can be dirty and difficult work; and we may end up with cuts and scrapes. We might think we don’t have the right tools. We may keep cutting the weeds only to have them grow back, like issues that we keep facing over, and over until we finally learn the lessons they are teaching us.  To keep weeds from coming back, we must find the roots.

This Spring, tend to your garden, remove the weeds, and allow your soul to bloom.