Chop It Down

There is a time for pruning. There is a time to chop it down. The tree is dead. And once you chop it down, you have to pull up the stump and the roots. Whatever this is that you have been pruning in your life, these thoughts that keep hindering you. The feelings that keep you doubting yourself no longer can be pruned. It’s time for that “thing” in your life to be chopped down and pulled up. You can no longer afford to let it “get to you”.

Chopping down a tree and removing the roots takes a plan, precision, and work. It involves a licensed professional. You don’t have to destroy others around you while you SEEK therapy or read a book to heal. You don’t have to destroy others around you while you remove them or the things they have done to you from your life. When they chop off the branches, cut the tree into pieces, there is a plan, a method, precision that goes into that part of the tree that is being cut so that it doesn’t destroy what is around it.

When a tree is cut down, the scenery changes. Air flows differently. The shade…changes. Sometimes the shade is gone. In increments, your life will change as you cut down the thing that has been holding you back. The scenery changes in your life as you remove the thoughts that continue to grow back and hold you back. And then you have to remove the stump and the roots. The stump is a reminder that the tree was there. You don’t need any reminders. Remove the stump. You don’t need the roots. You have to remove what started it all. You have to overcome the past once and for all. It’s going to take time but, you can overcome it.

The tools I am using to cut down this tree are:

  • Faith
  • Trust in my Higher Power
  • Time spent with my Higher Power to enhance my “hearing” of directions and actions
  • Boldness
  • Strength
  • Therapy
  • Books
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Isolation
  • Limited time and conversations with certain people
  • Letting go of what I cannot control and controlling my own responses
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Breathing
  • Saying NO

I can’t wait until my scenery changes for good. I can’t wait to feel a new breeze. There is work to do but, this tree in my life has to go. It has to so it can no linger hinder my progression.

~Nikki

Published by

Nikki

A modern-day Renaissance Woman. A Creative and Spiritual Being. Author of Fiction and Non-fiction. Writer. Fashion. Art. Music. Food. History. Travel. A bit of a philosopher I am told. Dreamer. Entrepreneur.

2 thoughts on “Chop It Down”

  1. A few years ago, the wind blew and broke our lovely pear tree in half. It was just getting to that wonderful size. Yes, we could nurse the remainder and hope for the best, or take it out and install a new tree. Sheryl and I debated the pros and cons. In the end, we swallowed our discontent and installed a new tree. It was heartbreaking.

    Today we have a lovely tree. It is great. We hardly even remember the former tree. We will not forget it, but as much as we loved it, it was time to move on.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s