My childhood home was on nearly an acre of property and we had a huge garden. For my 4H project one year, I took over a 25 square foot plot and turned it into my own little farm. I planted corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and even peanuts. I shoveled to till and turn the soil, hoed the rows, planted the seeds, and helped water them. I went out every single day and weeded. I was overwhelmed with joy to watch the miracle of life bursting forth!
My silver queen corn grew plump and sweet. My tomatoes were so ripe you could pick them off the plant and eat them like apples. It was a miracle to see potatoes poking up through the straw as deeper rooted ones pushed them to the surface. And OH those crunchy cucumbers, washed and lightly salted! It was heaven. To this day, my dad still gardens that same plot of land. He’s good at it and proud of it.
In Arizona I grow rosemary, basil, oregano, and thyme, lemongrass, citrus, lavender, and roses. Perhaps someday I’ll grow vegetables again. For now I keep the memories of sunshine, soil, and fresh produce in my heart.
Life really is like gardening. The angles once said, “Ann after you plant the seeds of your dreams, don’t choke them off with weeds of fear, or dig them up with doubt!
When I want to manifest something, I plant the seeds by dreaming about it. I think of it with joy which is the watering with love. I don’t bother to “take the universe’s pulse” and see if my dreams are coming yet. I trust the process. After all, if you dug up a seed to see if it’s growing, you’d kill it’s roots!When the weeds of fear arise – fears that I don’t know how to create what I want, fears that I don’t know if it’s “working,” etc… I weed them out by changing my thoughts and my focus back to love and anticipation. Then I wait and watch with wonder and anticipation as the universe works its magic.
We don’t have to know how…
After all, how can we dream that tiny seed become a stalk of corn with such sweet offerings, when we have no clue about the million miracles that make it grow? How can we trust that the tomatoes will ripen, the roses will bloom, the carrots will grow underground? We can’t even fully comprehend the miracles that go into the food on our tables, let alone the miracles that create our dreams. Yet we can do our part – planting the with anticipation, watering them with love, and regularly weeding out the thoughts that would choke them off.
Happy planting. Happy Gardening! May the soil of your soul be tilled with love and bear beautiful, bountiful blessings in your life.
Here are a few ways to tend to the garden of your soul…
1. Plant your seeds
If you an plant a real seed and call it my dream. Tend to it and watch it grow. Thee is such a sense of the miraculous when your watch anything grow! If you can’t do this literally, do the exercise the angels gave us in your imagination. If you can’t make time for that, go on YouTube and watch a time lapse video of the miracles of seeds sprouting.
2. 2. Love your dream, tangibly
Make a vision board, find a photo, or choose something else that represents your dream. I recently heard the angel that comes through my dear friend Summer Bacon recommend to a woman that she get a teddy bear and name it “Down-payment” because she so dearly wanted a down-payment for a house. He told her to love “Down payment” every day and watch what happened. Brilliant!
Choose a photo, a rock, a plant, a vision board, anything that represents your dream. Love it daily! It might sound silly but you are working with energies!
3. Weed your garden…
When you have a thought or feeling that doesn’t feel good, imagine it as a weed. Close your eyes and imagine pulling it up by the roots and tossing it on a compost pile. Again, you are working with energy, giving the energy of negativity a form, and pulling it out!
While you are at it, to the best of your ability, weed your closets, your home, and your life of anything that drags you down.
What fun to turn manifesting into gardening! I love how the angels help us not only pray but play! Have a lovely week tending to the soil of your soul!