“It feels like turning on a ‘light switch’ in your brain.”
That’s how one of my students described this meditation. Because in just one, simple visualization meditation you go from a world in your garden that is…
• Full of challenges
…to a world that is…
• Big, unlimited potential
• Easy and flowing
• Surrounded by solutions
And yes, you can do this all with ONE simple visualization exercise in your garden!
Pretty neat right? 😄
The real secret to this meditation isn’t anything complicated or confusing. It is just a simple reframing of your mind to go from a closed state to one of abundance. I’ll tell you more about how I came across this in a minute…
But first, let me introduce you to the first stage of Spirit Gardening that we’ll be exploring together today…
This is the first step to gaining more joy, hope, and energy in your garden. You start here because it is all about one thing… being curious!
When your mind is in a curious state it’s almost impossible not to find happiness… because Mother Nature is so freaking cool and mysterious!
She’s like an elusive mistress of sorts… 😉
When you start with a curious mind everything else will start to just get easier. And the way to start is so simple, I’m pretty sure a 3-year old invented this. All you have to do is say to yourself…
“I wonder why ________ ?”
And you can do this anywhere, anytime! Just find a comfy chair or a place to sit in or around your garden. Then look out at your plants and just start to ask questions. Here are a few primers for example…
• Are there plants around you that you didn’t notice before you sat down?
• Do leaves or flowers stand out to you that didn’t before?
• How about any insects or birds?
You’ll soon find that just sitting in your garden, wondering, will open a whole new world for you!
And you’ll start to feel excitement and joy around you again.
Now, let me tell you a little secret… the reason I was able to discover this was because I was feeling a little down on myself one day. I felt like I was watching other gardeners have success with plants and crops that I had struggled with for years. And I couldn’t help but feel like I was a little broken.
The voice in my head was asking…
“Why does it seem like there are things that I can’t get for myself?”
When I heard this thought, I decided to sit down and meditate on this for a bit. I asked nature in my meditation to show me that life is full of abundance. And that I too CAN have beautiful things for myself in my garden.
When I opened my eyes, nature was there to greet me with a WONDERful surprise…
All around me were tiny asparagus plants popping up through the soil!
Now normally this wouldn’t be a big deal except that these asparagus plants shouldn’t have been there at ALL in September! Asparagus traditionally shoots up in early summer where I was growing. And by this point they should’ve been tiny, dried up nubs by now.
But here they were… right in front of me!
Nature was showing me the magic of her abundance right there. 😊🙌🌿✨
And it had been there all along. The only difference was that now my mind was primed to see it.
Which is what I want to give to YOU in Stage 1 of your Spirit Gardening Journey… Wonder!
(This is a shorter version of the full visualizations and meditations you’ll see inside the Spirit Gardening Course)
Just go out in your garden, take a few deep breaths, and close your eyes for 5 minutes. And while your eyes are closed, ask Nature to show you her abundance.
Then open up your eyes and start writing down all your “I wonder why _______?” questions.
Trust me, this process is magical! 🧙♀️🧙♂️
And after you’re done, I’d love for you to bring what you learned to our special Q&A session on Spirit Gardening I’m holding on September 8th at 10am PT / 1pm ET. I’ll be going live with you to help you answer any gardening mindset questions or challenges you have.
You can register for this FREE call right here:
I’d love to see you there and help answer any Spirit Gardening questions you have. And if you don’t have any questions yet, that’s ok too. You’ve still got 4 more stages of Spirit Gardening to go through.
Tomorrow we’ll talk more about the second stage… which will take a lot of the STRESS out of your garden.
Because gardening should be EASY! You’ll see how to have ease in your garden on demand tomorrow. Until then, happy WONDERing in your garden!
Peace and wonder,