It is Spring my favorite time of year as everything is budding out, the air smells so fragrant, showers of rain come to refresh everything, and it is still warm, rather than hot, during the day with cool nights. Spring has a softness to it that soothes my soul. It is a time of growth for my Spirit and I feel the shifts and changes within me. Soft, new knowing and visions bringing me deeper connections with All That Is, like a caress.
Last weekend I bought lots of potted flowers and a flat of flowers plus two cantaloupe starters to plant in my back yard. It is the most beautiful serene oasis with a mini-orchard, a mini-forest, surrounded by trees, lush flowers and plants in the ground and in pots. When people walk out on the porch and see my back yard, they comment that it is so peaceful and beautiful. Frequently I thank the previous owners for all their work in planning and creating this special place.
Right away the next morning, I lugged three bags of Indoor/Outdoor Potting Soil to the backyard, along with all of my pots, cantaloupe starter, and flat of flowers. I got my gloves, fertilizers, digging implement and went to work. I had in my mind that I could get this done by early afternoon and enjoy looking at them while I sat on the porch in the shade.
Well, it took me two days to plant the flowers as I underestimated the time it would take to dig out the old roots from last year’s flowers and put new potting soil in pots that had none, get the soil fertilized, watered and ready to receive flowers. I have a lot of pots. It reminded me that it takes time for my Spirit to get ready for change and I choose to be patient until changes are complete because they are creating a more aware, beautiful, loving me.
I had so many flowers, I had to plant them around the outside of my new 4′ x 4′ garden box. Only two of the flowers died, and those were in the garden box where they get all day sun. I was happy they could go to The Other Side and bless the gardens there with perfect flowers, stems, leaves, and roots. I sent them Divine Light and Blessings for their journey and thanked them for coming to me for a little while.
Because I had so many new pots and flowers, the drip system needed to be expanded. This meant that I hand watered these new little flowers every morning and evening so they would have enough water to thrive, not just survive. As I watered them, I told them how beautiful they were and how happy I was to have them in my garden blessing me and Reggie. The drip system is in and I no longer need to water them every morning and evening, but I still go out and look at each one, tell it I love it and thank it for blooming and bringing me so much joy.
Reggie is not into flowers too much, well, actually not at all. He is into what is crawling underneath the flowers that he can catch and play with. There is such as thing as too much fun. Last year, he was having too much fun tearing through the flower beds and tromping them down, digging underneath and digging out the plants, so I had to put up a little fence to keep him out of the main flower beds. It reminded me of people having so much fun, but not being mindful of what they are doing, then others having to set boundaries for them. It brought the awareness that the Spiritual rewards of self-monitoring are much more fulfilling.
Reaping Spirit’s reward of doing whatever needs to be done with love, whether it be in a garden, self-monitoring, or setting boundaries brings me immense happiness. Reggie is happy now and doesn’t notice his new boundaries any more. Nancy and Reggie♥