Everything Grows

Pruning BlogEverything wants to grow.

The importance of this idea came to me the other day as I witnessed a tree being pruned in my neighbor’s yard. I realized that every living thing seeks growth and without the proper attention, like the kind being given to the tree, my life could end up somewhere I didn’t want it to be. 

I had been feeling unsettled and couldn’t quite put my finger on what was causing it. True, I was experiencing the pangs of empty nest syndrome after spending a week with my adult daughters in Maine and then having to say good- bye. I was also at the end of a divorce and there were still some unanswered questions and new decisions to make. 

I reflected on my current situation and couldn’t find anything really wrong. I had landed on my feet. My children were healthy, accepting and independent. I was financially secure with a steady income. I was in good health. I had developed a friendship with my former husband and was in a new relationship that was supportive, loving, and fun. 

There was no reason not to be celebrating my liberation and good fortune. 

Then it dawned on me that the thing that was causing me the most angst was my uncertainty about the future. I have a lot of options, but haven’t yet pinned them down. And, without this future plan and an idea of how to get there, I was worried that my life might go awry or I would lose all that I did have. 

I have been working on my vision. I practice the Law of Attraction, Pam Grout’s Manifesting Magic and Miracles, and Mike Dooley’s Playing the Matrix and am becoming clearer on the importance of visualization, taking action, listening for the universal cues, practicing gratitude and believing in the outcome.

 I also realize that for anyone to flourish, they must be nurtured and in an environment conducive to their unique needs. Like a plant that requires pruning, a person must eliminate the areas no longer beneficial to move in a more specific direction. 

In addition, we all benefit from the help of outside sources like the sun, rain, or a good friend, and thrive best when given time and space to move where we may, as there are forces more wise than ourselves helping to guide our path. 

And there is another even more difficult practice to adopt that will help us move more fluidly towards our life’s goals.

Embracing change. 

Growth is change, and change brings about fear, uncertainty and discomfort (almost always) and so we avoid it at all costs. Yet, the truth is that everything grows whether we want it to or not, and it is up to us to nurture, prune, and guide the growth towards our unique vision.



  1. So relevant for many of us in these current times. Thank you for helping me manage through my changes, you always provide such great perspectives and things to consider.

    1. It has been fun and inspirational to work with you too. I love witnessing all the strides you’ve made at work and in your future planning.

  2. Growth is in evitable. Good or bad growth is a choice. I am hoping it is not too bad growth if one slouches around a bit more during the pandemic. Thank you for keeping me aware!❤️

  3. Wendy I too have been working towards my life purpose! I took a leave from Delta April 1st & then decided to take the early retirement package & officially separated from the company I’d been working 37 years for but I knew in my heart it was the right time & the right thing to do! It’s been fine because as you know summer’s In Wolfeboro are special & busy but as the weather is changing I’m feeling a bit restless! I’ve been reading the book The Energy Codes by Dr Sue Morter check her out on u tube she has some interesting videos!

    1. Great to hear from you, Laura, and congratulations on your retirement. It is an exciting and challenging time in our lives and also in the world at large. I would love to catch up with you in person at some point. Maybe we could meet for a beach walk in Portsmouth. I will check out The Energy Codes. Thanks for the tip. Be well. 🙂

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