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We have a garden, in fact, we also have a gardening website! In writing an article about tomato plant problems, one of the tomato issues reminded me of a garden metaphor as it relates to growth challenges amongst creators and entrepreneurs.

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AUDIO ARTICLE – A Garden Metaphor:

Uneven Growth

Something that many creatives and entrepreneurs are good at is uneven growth. We can even appear manic depressive in how we can vacillate between flurries of productivity followed by downtime and even depression.

Perhaps you’ve experienced that, or know someone who has. Often, creative growth fluctuates between the wild Pan spirit of spring growth, and silent solace of the slumbering winter garden.

“Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind.  Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds.”
-LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

Often, creative growth fluctuates between the wild Pan spirit of spring growth, and silent solace of the slumbering winter garden.
#GardenMetaphor #GardeningMetaphor #GardenQuotes #Growth #Creatvity

Inconsistent Watering

In the garden, a common malady for gardeners can be cracks on the tomatoes. If you’ve ever grown tomatoes, or purchased them from the Farmer’s Markets, perhaps you’ve seen or experienced this issue. It turns out that these cracks are caused by the uneven growth of growth spurts, which is often caused by sporadic watering

Consistent watering prevents growth cracks. Like creating daily. Creating daily prevents cracks in your momentum and evens out the growth spurts.

Cracks in tomatoes are caused by growth spurts caused by uneven watering.
~GardensAll.com

Cracked tomatoes, a Garden Metaphor – image from aGardenForTheHouse.com

Growth Spurts

So growth spurts in nature… in humans… in creatives and entrepreneurs, is normal.

Think of nature in spring. It’s like growth on steroids because conditions are perfect for massive growth. It’s the season for growth. However, as the season wears on, too little growth, such as in drought, followed by too much growth, such as with lots of rain, can cause problems in plants.

Consistency is key for making the best progress.

Like Goldilocks… gardens — like creating — need not too much… not too little, but just right.

Too much work can lead to burnout. Too little effort, can lead to failure. Consistent daily creating is the sweet spot.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily®

We have a garden, in fact, we also have a gardening website! In writing an article about tomato plant problems, one of the tomato issues reminded me of a garden metaphor as it relates to growth challenges amongst creators and entrepreneurs.

Growth, Creativity and Stability

So, in this garden metaphor, growth spurts—whether in the garden, or in business and in your creative endeavors—are all normal.

There are times where it’s naturally easier to be more productive. For example, many writers enjoy winter as a favorite time to hibernate and write. Same thing for artists and crafters, while entrepreneurs may hunker down in their business growth, or attend conferences to accelerate their learning and connect with other business owners.

We all have our rhythms in each day and in each year where it’s quieter and better for the inner work, and others when it’s more outwardly active, like a garden in summer.

As in nature, our nature is to also have rhythms and cycles of greater activity, creativity and then rest.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily®

We all have our rhythms in each day and in each year where it's quieter and better for the inner work, and others when it's more outwardly active, like a garden in summer. #GardenMetaphor #Creativity #NaturesCycles #NaturesRhythm #iCreateDaily

Natural Cycles

If you’re a gardener then you’re naturally spending more time in your garden in summer and perhaps creating less art. Winter is a wonderful time to create because there’s less time in nature, (unless you’re into winter sports, or live in a warm weather climate).

The point is that growth spurts and uneven growth, are a natural part of life… in the garden and in us. Our goal though, is to lessen the chasm between the highs and lows toward greater balance, so that we don’t crack, like the tomatoes.

Creating daily, helps to even out the violent swings between creativity and stagnancy.

Creating daily sets the rhythm of the creative life.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily®

Creating daily, helps to even out the violent swings between creativity and stagnancy. #GardenMetaphor #Creativity #CreatingDaily #NaturesRhythm #iCreateDaily

Kindred Creators

Within the iCreateDaily Facebook community, we have members who do arts, crafts and businesses, and who are also into gardening. Similarly, many gardeners are creators and crafters. To garden is to nurture something to life. To create, is the same. So it just makes sense that many creatives also love plants and gardening, and likewise, many gardeners also love arts, crafts and creativity.

To garden is to nurture something to life. To create, is the same.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

We have a garden, in fact, we also have a gardening website! In writing an article about tomato plant problems, one of the tomato issues reminded me of a garden metaphor as it relates to growth challenges amongst creators and entrepreneurs.
#GardenMetaphor #Creativity #CreatingDaily #gardening #NurtureLife #iCreateDaily

Growing Daily

When it comes to growth, whether it’s personal, business, creative or in the garden, it’s the practice of daily creating that helps you grow daily. The habit of creating daily will even out your growth spurts. Sure, there will still be the natural ebbs and flows, as there should be. To ebb at creating can be to flow at something else.

It’s the practice of daily creating that most helps you grow.

To ebb at creating can be to flow at something else.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

It's the practice of daily creating that most helps you grow. #GardenMetaphor #Creativity #CreatingDaily #gardening #NurtureLife #iCreateDaily #EbbAndFlow #CreativeFlow

The Creative Habit

Growth spurts and cycles are essential for keeping you fresh in your endeavors, protecting from burn out and stabilizing your growth.

No matter what you’re doing, the habit of creating daily—whether it’s in your office, in the garden, in your relationships and everything in between—is the one habit above all, that will even out your growth and keep you from cracking.

From December to March,
there are for many of us three gardens:
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.

~Katherine S. White, writer, editor

GARDEN METAPHOR - GARDEN POEM: December to March. #KatherineSWhiteQuote #KatherineSWhite #3Gardens
Image by No-longer-here from Pixabay

Spring Poem

ETERNAL SPRING IN THE GARDEN OF LIFE

To focus on creativity and growth is to align with nature and the eternal spring of your soul.

Spring is the creative impulse of nature that will not be silenced… will not be stopped… and will gleefully grow, no matter what.

Step into the spring of your own life… into the fertile garden of your heart and bring to life that which is waiting to blossom.

Pour forth, Eternal Spring. Fill our heart as you fill the blossoms with fragrance, the earth with healing green and the rivers with rain.

What fills your heart such that it brims your eyes in sweet tears?
Let love flow and worries go for in the Garden of Life hope springs eternal.

~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily®

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