Connect to the earth and you connect to yourself…
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.“
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is spring and it’s a season of new growth, of planting seeds that will sprout and germinate and blossom and bloom. It is also a season of hope, promise and faith.
We all need hope in our lives, and right now we need it more than ever. We need the hope of a better, brighter, safer and healthier tomorrow. And we need the faith in ourselves that not only can we get through this, we can do better.
With everything being so up in the air and chaotic, now is an ideal time to cultivate that hope and faith we so desperately need by planting a garden. If space is an issue, even tending to a plant or two can create the same sense of promise and optimism.
By taking a bit of control back and funneling the excess energies created by the waves of fear and loss into the earth, we can find a sense of calm, of purpose, and of grounding.
Even if you lack of green-thumb, you can still tend to something that belongs to the earth. Hell, even simply digging around in some dirt can feel amazing and soothing. Besides, you may even discover that it’s the neglect created by an incredibly busy schedule that’s cause your previous attempts to shrivel and die.
I have been so guilty of neglecting some of my plants to the point of no return (much to my chagrin) and I’ve also been guilty of over-tending them. Having plants has taught me patience and attention to detail since each plant is unique and has it’s own tells and quirks. My household gardening has also taught me that sometimes plants simply let go, despite my doing all that I could and that’s okay too.
I keep on propagating and planting knowing that each plant, each seed, is a promise of hope for the future. I am doing now for something that will happen later and I’m seeding my own promises and hopes right alongside the plants I tend.
Life is changing and it’s going to be okay. Things may be really scary in many ways right now, but there is hope for tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. We will get through and if we keep our eyes and hearts open, we can continue to seed the hopes for the future to be better then it is right now.
Plant a garden of your own, even if it’s as simple as a rock garden, and tend to it. Your future will thank you for the hope you breathe into it!
Namaste ~ Ella
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