Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year. The colors are amazing and the new life coming up feels like magic to me. I try to keep grounded throughout the year, for my own sense of well being, but I find it very difficult staying focused on what my body needs, instead of what the kids need, what the house needs, and whatever else usually floats through your mind at any given time. In living and completing life's daily chores, we sometimes forget what's most important and neglect taking care of ourselves.
Most people see gardening as a chore, but for me, it's a great way for me to get back to myself and give me what my body needs. When you are standing in your garden, you are surrounding yourself in the energy of mother earth. Being in my garden, to me, means getting truly grounded with the earth. There is such a feeling a calm and serenity washing over me while I'm gardening that my mind and body are much clearer and everything is just right.
And in the fall I like the clean-up process for my garden. I take great pride in how my garden looks every year and I feel that the process of gardening in the fall is just as important as watering your flowers in the dead of summer. This is a time to clean things up, trim things back and clear what's necessary for the following spring. It's this time period of cleaning that is imperative for the type of new growth the following season. If you don't take the time to do this, you may not have healthy plants the following year. This is good for your garden, but it's also good for your soul. This is a process of cleaning and clearing for me, mind and body. When all is finished, you can stand back and be proud when looking at what you've accomplished.
Check it out... next time you are gardening, whether digging in the dirt, trimming or just pulling weeds, take a mental note on how your body physically feels. Do you feel energized? Do you still feel your body's natural daily aches and pains? Next, get inside your mind and make a mental note there. Are you feeling a little more clarity in your mind? Think about it. While being with nature and getting grounded, you may truly be amazed at the power of the earths energy that you never knew about before.
Let me know what you find!
Live, laugh, and love, always! Be well!
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