When humans are faced with a traumatic event in order for the psyche to stay in balance some details of the event are instantly forced into the subconscious mind so that the conscious mind can continue to function. The subconscious mind holds the details – sometimes weeks, months or years. Then, considering all factors the subconscious mind pushes the information into the unconscious mind so that the details can be accessed by the conscious mind to be processed and released.
There is significant evidence many people are more concerned about what is going on under their car hood than they are about the goings on in their psyche – poignantly true and tragic.
When you fail to engage in the deep, inner work of self-examination, you will miss the subtle cues that something is amiss. Furthermore, you will be unaware of the real substance of who you truly are.
A garden offers a perfect opportunity to reconnect to your true self and will remind you of your place in the natural world. Rather than approaching your garden as an investment of energy, you can look at the entire process of gardening, from planting seeds to harvesting food, as a way of deepening your conscious relationships with the creative force of the universe. If you are willing to shift your intentions from dominating, or directing nature, to co-creating with nature instead, you may discover a deep peace and renewed sense of wonderment.
Instead of believing there is only limited good, understand that there is an opulence of good. You can contribute to all that is good when you are in harmony with it and demonstrate it in what you think, feel and do. You know the cliché, ‘Be careful what you think, you might get it.’ While this cliché might seem trivial; it is the nomenclature for the Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.
Ironically, the button pusher might not be conscious of what he/she is doing. However, in the end the buttons others push belong to you. You are the one, who needs to deal with what comes up. The more you take responsibility for your feelings and reactions, the less the other person can push your buttons. You are in control – not the button pusher.