Imagine what your life would be like if you surrendered some aspects of your human world to the precision and surety of the natural world. Think about gardening in a new way, work with your garden on a co-creative way, asking and listening to the natural rhythms.
Consider, for example, to forego the calendar and plant in rhythm with the cycles of the moon. Or consider choosing to ignore clock time and water your garden when the sun hits a certain position in the sky. By opening yours and your garden’s experience to more of nature’s input, you can become available to witness a whole universe of miracles, while engendering a great sense of honor between the two worlds.
A garden offers a perfect opportunity to reconnect to your true self and will remind you of your place in the natural world. Rather than approaching your garden as an investment of energy, you can look at the entire process of gardening, from planting seeds to harvesting food, as a way of deepening your conscious relationships with the creative force of the universe. If you are willing to shift your intentions from dominating, or directing nature, to co-creating with nature instead, you may discover a deep peace and renewed sense of wonderment.
To co-create you need to begin with a foundation of mutual respect. As you create your garden in partnership with nature, you can respect the earth, water, insects and animals by using organic seeds, soil and fertilizers. You can communicate with the plants, insects and elements involved and create a regular practice of stillness to listen for the messages they have for you. When it is time to harvest the vegetables or picking flowers, you can ask permission first. When you ask with an open heart, you will receive a positive answer.
When you recognize yourself as allies, co-creators, with the earth and the natural world, your relationship to nature will change. You will no longer feel the need to control the circumstances around you and you can relish in the perfection of all that is – earth, water, sun, moon.
Your co-creation with nature can be extended to co-creating with family and co-workers. Imagine if everyone surrendered certain aspects of their human world to the precision and surety of the natural world.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. https://drdorothy.net