My wife, the avid gardener, has a rock in one of her slate pathways with the words, “Bloom where you’re planted,” etched into its face. I think I bought it for her years ago, now that I think about it.
The slogan is a useful reminder to me that God is the source of all inspiration necessary to stay happy and healthy independent of where we happen to live or work physically at the time.
For instance, have you ever felt stuck in the wrong job, living in the wrong neighborhood, or married to the wrong person? Mortal mind is quick to come up with reasons that limit our perspective and make us feel like we lack, like we’re “planted in the wrong place.” But when we understand that all true progress begins in thought, we will be less tempted to blame outward circumstances for our feeling of limitation. We can change those circumstances by understanding better our true status with God.
We live in a universe of Mind where location is mental and possibilities are all spiritual. If Mind can think it, Mind can do it. Mind is not subject to material conditions. There does not have to be a change in matter before Mind can have a new and fresh experience.
As children of God, we are able to express Mind’s point of view. What Mind sees as possible we can experience as possible, and realize it. Wherever thought goes, experience follows.
So, if you feel like you’re planted in a wrong garden bed, think again. Rather than seeing yourself as a limited mortal with limited possibilities, see yourself as an unlimited immortal living a Life of infinite possibilities. And see those possibilities! Really grasp them, and you will demonstrate their potential. If your thought can go there, your experience will follow.
And this is how we all can bloom where we’re planted. We’re really never “planted” in a material location. We are never locked into matter. All is thought. We express an infinite Mind.
God planted you in Mind, not in matter. Live out from Mind and see the creative and new possibilities for adventure and progress. They are endless!