Have you ever had a job where it felt like your boss might’ve been looking over your shoulder?
Like they were “just checking in” to make sure you’re working?
When you have a boss like this, it’s easy to pick out work that makes you “look busy”…
(Even when you don’t have any real work to do.)
It may sound strange, but this is relevant to your garden too…
Because many gardeners I’ve met treat their garden like a “job” where they have to constantly stay busy. Or they start to feel like they won’t get their payday of a harvest at the end! They say they HAVE to be working when they’re in the garden.
And they put a lot of pressure on themselves for not doing enough planting, weeding, pruning, watering, harvesting…
Sometimes it can feel like their mantra is “There’s always SOMETHING to do!”
But is it actually true that working all the time gives you a better garden?
Well you might want to consider these truths…
A seed that gets the right amount of sun and moisture will sprout. 🌞🌱Nature flourishes and thrives without any help from us. I know it’s hard to believe, but sometimes doing less IS more. Especially in your garden.
That’s what today’s stage of Spirit Gardening, Ease, is all about.
But how do you “do ease?” Here’s a helpful question to ask yourself…
When do you feel the most “at ease”? 😌
Think about going to your favorite coffee shop to meet your best friend. You feel relaxed and comfortable. You can tell your friend anything and not feel judged. You can even just sit in silence observing the goings-on around you and feel at peace!
That is “doing ease!” And it’s something you can achieve in your garden every day.
When we’re “at ease,” we’re most observant of the world around us. You can take in the little things in nature and, most importantly… listen to what your plants are telling you!
Being at ease is also a state of being with yourself. You’re trusting your intuition and what you feel is right for your garden.
I’ve learned more about what my garden needs from taking a few minutes a day to just sit among my plants than I have in hours of diligent tending and weeding.
And going to your garden shouldn’t feel like going to work. It should feel like visiting with your best friend. You want to sit in your garden and observe. Breathe, relax and enjoy being among your plants.
So that’s your goal for this stage of Spirit Gardening.
Have one day this month where you just SIT in your garden and be at peace instead of “doing” your next project.
Of course, if you want to know more about how to “do ease” in your garden. Or how to turn down the volume on the “boss” in your brain telling you what you should and shouldn’t be doing…
I’ll be doing a live Q&A on September 8th, answering all your questions about the 5 stages of Spirit Gardening and how they can help you get more joy and abundance from your garden.
I hope to see you there!
Peace and Ease,
P.S. — I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how to have more FUN in your garden while growing even more than ever before!