Getting to the root of it
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Getting to the root of it

There are lots of plant references in life.

There’s family trees, grass being greener on the other side of the fence, growing like a weed.  You get the picture…  One of the ones that has always been intriguing is “getting to the root of it”.
“It” could be anything from a physical issue to mental health symptoms, to a situation or a series of such that affected someone so deeply that they formed a belief.

It’s not easy to get to the roots.

You might have to do some digging.  You might have to pull and push and scoop away the dirt covering the roots.  You very well could get messy.  You also may need to get a few tools to help you in your search for them.

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That’s if you want to remove them.

Perhaps you don’t want to remove the roots, but simply ensure that they are a source of nourishment for the plant as a whole.  This could mean that you need to thin out your flower bed.  Maybe they need some room to breathe and grow and be beautiful.

If you want to ensure healthy plants, they need some TLC!

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You need things like sunlight and water, and good soil to have your plants be healthy and happy.  We need the same – literally and figuratively!

Sunlight is wonderful – and feeling the warmth and light can be healing. (Don’t stay out too long though – especially if you’re a ginger like my daughter – who is lobster-esque from a day at her uncles pool) 🙂

Water is a grounding tool and hearing the sounds of running water can be super therapeutic!  I’m sure ocean noises probably remind us of our inter-uterine time, but anytime I hear rain, ocean, river, or stream water – it can be relaxing.

As for the soil, using grounding techniques like walking barefoot, being in nature, even smelling fresh cut grass or plowed fields can help.  Getting back to nature can help us get back to what’s important – our roots.

How do you care for your roots?

What types of activities do you find invigorating?  What do you to do regroup/recharge?  I’d love to know!  Leave me a comment and spread the love 🙂




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Erin Hill is a writer, speaker, and healer. She resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and children, who are her greatest teachers. She is currently working on her first book.

2 thoughts on “Getting to the root of it”

  1. Well. I count my blessings such as my health, my family, my safe trip to Texas to move my daughter back to Maryland, my awesome friends, my career that I love even on days I complain about it, and my improving ability to find a peaceful grounding. I also eat healthier and exercise regularly to be healthier and manage stress.

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