This is a Bonsai Tree.
You've seen them for years as decorations in offices and living rooms.
And if you are anything like me, you have probably assumed that these tiny, ornamental shrubs are simply a quirk of nature. That somehow, the universe creatively designed these plants to be a small drop of beauty, never intended to grow into the kind of sprawling, shady tree that we could sit under on a sunny day.
As it turns out, we're both wrong.
Julie Ann Cairns, the author of The Abundance Code, teaches that the Bonsai is actually not a species of genetically dwarfed tree. In fact, "Bonsai" is simply a form of gardening where one manipulates the growth of the plant by placing it in a small, shallow pot.
In this environment, the tree is restricted. Its roots are unable to grow, rendering the plant unable to realize its full potential.
Now compare the lesson of the Bonsai tree to your life. Are you feeling trapped, restricted, and suffocated in your career, relationships, or finances?
It might be time for you to break your f*****g pot!!
We are given a powerful gift in our life that plants are not. It's free will.
Be honest with yourself this morning. Have you been allowing yourself to play small by living in a shallow pot? Is your higher wisdom whispering to you that "there is something more out there than this?" Have you been living in your comfort zone instead of playing at your edge?
The cubicle at your soul-sucking corporate job... the relationship that isn't serving you... the family and friends that tell you your dreams are unobtainable... your own negative, self-limiting beliefs. These things are keeping you constricted and holding you back from experiencing your own magnificence.
Today is the day you can make a change.
You are here to expand your knowledge, your love, and contribution to the world. Your potential is limitless. You are meant to grown into a giant redwood tree.
But growth cannot come to those who live in a metaphorical Bonsai pot.
Leave a comment below and let me know how you will take new action this week.