Thursday, May 9, 2019

Our Self and Our Life as Gardens

Some people say that the human body is a marvelous machine, but I prefer to thing of us as a garden.

If we were to view our self and our life metaphorically as a garden, how would we treat it? In the spring we would turn the soil and loosen it up and decide what seeds we want to plant in our garden that we want to see grow this year. Then we would water and fertilize them so that they will grow. Then throughout the summer, we will weed and prune the plants in the garden, harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs as they grow into ripeness and appreciate the miracle of watching those seeds put up their first sprouts, then become stems which sprout leaves, then flowers and edible parts.

Our life is like that, isn't it? Just like a garden, we have to condition the soil and plant seeds if we want to see something grow. Then we have to nurture those plantings.

Now since we are speaking in metaphors, our nurturing consists of keeping our vision in focus, taking action in order to create progress, and set priorities, in other words deciding what are the most important factors that will help us achieve our goals and visions. Pruning is cutting off what is dead, damaged or not needed. So when someone or something is tempting to pull us off track, we cut off those distractions to stay focused.

Sometimes as we are waiting for the seeds to sprout, it may look like nothing is happening, but that is because we only see what is on the surface. Under the surface, in the dark, energy is gathering to open the shell of the seed and release its life force. Persistence and focus are needed. Some processes simply take a certain amount of time.

Every time we restate our vision clearly, that is building energy toward achieving it. Like watering the ground where we planted the seeds. Every time we affirm our vision clearly, we are promoting the seeds growth and evolution. And as we keep our focus, growth and evolution toward achieving those goals are ours as well.

There is another principle that helps us have a successful garden, and that is working with the cycles of nature. So we plant root crops when the moon is waning (growing smaller) so that those seeds grow down into the earth, and on the waxing moon (when it is getting bigger) the plants that grow what we are consuming above ground.

So on the new moon, when it is dark, we delve into our inner work, our instrospective, reflective work. In the light of the full moon, we are celebrating all the visible growth and progress that we are enjoying.

What are the natural energies we are tuning into when we want to make changes in our life? Get in touch with the energies you want to cultivate. What times of day, week, month and year are best for making big public moves and what times are best for going within, being quiet and withdrawing to devote more time to study, practice and research?

Proper placement makes all the difference. Knowing which plants like more light and which ones like more shade gives us direction as to where they will do best. And knowing which ones are the best companions is another indication of where things should go.

Same for our life. Knowing the best place to make our move and who are the best companions for these efforts contribute to beautiful and abundant growth.

Looking at your self and your life as gardens, how do you see the best way to go about it this spring?

I love all of you and love to help you to find your way into your alignment. I will always do my best for all of you with the assistance of my spirit guides.

Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Sometimes people come to visit and have a cup of coffee or tea or we go get something to eat or go for a walk, and I love those visits too. Let this note help make your day. I love you.

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