Sacred Weeding Ritual
Day #202 of #365 Days of Feng Shui
Here’s a little ritual you can use whilst you weed your garden.
Let’s just say that ‘weeds’ are ‘unwanted plants’ in your garden. As herbalists and permaculturists may argue otherwise, e.g. the ‘weed’ in the pic is great for detoxing the liver.
Consider what weeds do in your garden. They can overgrow and take over. And they can rob the soil of water and nutrients that your other plants and flowers need to survive.
Gardens are little mini healing spaces and your connection to nature.
So symbolically weeds can represent dominating, unhealthy energy that is growing in your sacred garden.
And by using this little Weeding Ritual you can facilitate your own healing process.
- Sit quietly in your garden breathing in the beauty and start to connect with it.
- Make an intention of what you wish to pull out from your life. e.g. pain in your body, illness, negative mental thoughts, unhealthy people, a particular feeling after an event etc
- Notice how this feels in your body. Does it make you unsettled? Frustrated? fearful?
- Approach the weeds in your garden and take a moment to send gratitude to them. Recognising that without weeds you may of never truly appreciated the beauty. That your weeds has drawn you into your garden to tend and nurture it, and allows you to get into your body, to move your body and get your hands dirty in the earth.
- Then with your intention set, when you pull the weeds imagine pulling out your unwanted energy i.e. pain in your body, illness, negative mental thoughts etc
- And bit by bit clear the weeds and energy from your body, mind, spirit and sacred garden
- Once you have finished and cleaned up, sit again in your garden. Notice how your body feels. Notice if it feels lighter, warmer, surging with blood and energy.
- And repeat. You can do this everytime you are in your garden. Tending, nurturing and caring for your sacred garden.
Extra Bonus tip… The best time to weed is the last Quarter of the Moon cycle, just before the New Moon. As sewing or planting on the New Moon is best.
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