So, I have never been one to garden. It’s not that I have a black thumb, but for me time seems to move so quickly that I barely have time to breathe much less connect to nature. In one of my recent meditations I was asking what I could do to ground more, and the answer came in very clearly “Ground though touching sacred earth”. I love nature and being outside, and it makes sense that connecting to the earth in a very tactile way would be fundamental in grounding down all this new energy that is coming in. I’m lucky in that I have some wonderful friends that are avid gardeners and I can pull from their wealth of knowledge.
It will be a new way for me to engage my spirituality as well. For me tactile spiritual experiences are important. It lets me see spirituality in action. I’m planning a little indoor garden and a small outdoor box garden. I am having fun choosing my herbs and many of them I plan on using in my Deviant Yogi hoodoo mixes. I’m also looking forward to the depth of discovery that I know will come from connecting to the souls of these plants. The essence of life and spirituality in action moving through them as they breathe into this world. I am going to work in specific meditations, utilize focused healing, and music. I’ll also document my entire process so that you can all share in my joys (and struggles) as I move into this new and fascinating direction.
It is also important to have plant life inside. It brings life and love into a home. I know this will be a great addition to my yoga room. Plants are one of the most tactile ways we can connect to the divine. There is a scent, touch, life, death, silence, and breathing– and they are all manifest at the same time.
What are your favorite plants? What are your most memorable encounters in a garden/while gardening? Share any spiritual experiences you’ve had in nature!
Michael A. Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT