The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path."~ Larry Dossey
Paying very close attention to who you are and what you are wanting is almost unheard of in these crazy, busy times we live in, but none – the - less is needed. as much, if not more so, than ever before. We are living in a new era where the world around us changing minute by minute, in unparalleled ways. The need to keep ourselves openly aware of the subtle intuitive realms within us and hold fear and loneliness at bay is a lofty goal, to say the least. Doing this will undoubtedly though, uphold the important evolution we are all experiencing.
|Full Moon by Gail Allen|
There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
- Elizabeth Lawrence
|Yakima Dwarf Rhododendron|
This is spring in the garden, as we grow older. A yearly reminder of what we once knew - the magic that is there, if we pay attention. Chartreuse greens bright with wonder and an array of beautiful color bursting from blossoming trees, flowers and shrubs. Scents abounding; even the spring rains have an distinct smell to them. Nature is calling.
"All my hurts my garden spade can heal."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Grape Crab Apple|
"Show me your garden ...and I shall show you what you are." ~ Alfred Austin
|Honeysuckle Vine on Arbor|
|White Crab Apple|
It is our conscious mind that takes that message and turns it inside out, analyzing the why, what about, what for and how, etc. The soul simply states this needs to be attended to, pay attention so we may understand and move forward.
By intuitively honoring its messages and creating a place for us to interpret and observe our own soul’s landscape: the attributes, characteristics, feelings, fragrances, sounds and colors, as well as the plants that grow there and any sort of means required to rest in this spot, we are honoring those aspects of our self and giving ourselves permission for them to come forth in a safe place and time that we have created.
It's Spring...a time of new beginnings...eggs hatching everywhere around us in nature. Why not create your own chance at hatching a buried treasure, or idea deep inside of you that has been waiting for this moment to arrive. Whether on a city balcony, in a cooperative garden setting, or on your own property...it is a time of new beginnings .... enjoy the beauty of Spring!
|Virginia Snow bell, Blue Spruce, Yellow Cyprus|
|Water garden, Japanese Maple, Japanese Iris, Sedum|
“A healthy garden is a reflection
of a healthy soul.” ~Anonymous