Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tending Our Inner Garden
Gardening is a soul-feeding activity for many of us. We nurture and care for our flowers, vegetables and trees by watering, weeding and feeding them. And very often talk to them.
Studies done using special slow-motion photography demonstrate that plants react differently depending on how they are spoken to. When spoken to in a soft and soothing manner, the energy around a plant expands and brightens, and the plants actually lean toward the speaker. However, if threatened or spoken to harshly, the colors around it darken and it leans away from the "perceived" threat.
What kind of gardener are we to our inner gardens? Do we cultivate kindly? Do we prune with patience and encourage and appreciate our flowering. Each of us is unique and beautiful, worthy of our finest care. If we take that care, and soak in the sensation of being nurtured and encouraged to grow we will be as beautiful as the gardens we care for.
Take some time to tend to your gardens, both of them.
Until next time....