What if I told you that you could have SO much abundance in your garden that you’ll start to RIP OUT plants to make room?
I know this may sound out there or far-fetched. But it’s totally possible when you live in the 5th stage of Spirit Gardening… AWE!
This one stage has the power to completely make all other stages feel like a warm up to true Spirit Gardening. I’ll explain how in a bit…
But first let’s talk about how we get to awe.
If you’ve noticed a theme so far, kids know how to do this a lot better than adults! The whole world leaves us in AWE when we’re kids after all!
Remember thinking that your Dad was the strongest man in the world?
Or that your Mom made the best mac and cheese EVER?
That’s because you were probably living in a state of awe. Everything is new and exciting! And there are all these people around us who have more experience at this “life” stuff.
When you’re young… you might’ve felt like these people had superpowers or magic at their fingertips.
*spoiler alert* They probably didn’t use magic, but what they DID give you is much more powerful…
You might even be thinking right now… what could possibly be more powerful than superpowers??
One word… LOVE!
Yes, as a kid you might’ve had a lot of people sending love your way. And it feels AMAZING!
You might’ve gotten bedtime stories before you went to sleep…
You might’ve gotten animal crackers and juice boxes when you needed a break during the day…
Or you maybe had play time and recess when it was time to move your body…These are all ways the world shows you LOVE when you’re young!
*sidenote* Why did we stop all of this as adults?? I think a regular nap & juice box time would solve a lot of the world’s problems and make us all happier too…
And here’s a not-so-surprising surprise… this technique works for your garden too!
You may have seen two plants Ikea did a study on in my Spirit Gardening talk at the Superfood Garden Summit. They experimented with “loving” one plant and “bullying” the other one. The result?
The plant they loved thrived and the one they bullied struggled:
The same lesson works in your own garden too. If you focus on what is thriving and love it, you will start to help it thrive even more! To be honest, I don’t know exactly how it all works.
But I’ve seen it work for my students too many times to think this isn’t real.
Somehow when you focus your love on what thrives, it expands!
It wants to grow even more for you and make even more delicious herbs and vegetables!
And if something doesn’t respond to your love, guess what?
You can actually PULL it from your garden. Yes, that’s right. You can take plants out of your garden at any time.
Because here’s the counter-intuitive truth… the thriving parts of your garden will be more than happy to take up the space! This may seem totally crazy, but it works. And if the plant you’re pulling out is one you really want to harvest this year… don’t worry!
Sometimes just pulling out one plant that is doing so-so and replacing it with a fresh starter is enough. Eventually (and with enough love), you will get to harvest all the vegetables and herbs you want. All plants respond to love. But you don’t need to go crazy loving on your plants either (but you can if you want to!)
Sometimes just having your morning coffee with your plants and telling them what good things might be happening in your day is enough.
And if you want MORE examples on how gardeners like you love on their plants, come to the live Q&A session tomorrow, September 8th:
I’ll be sharing some of my favorite techniques for living in Stage 5 of Spirit Gardening, Awe.
It’s really a magical stage to be in once you practice for a while!
You don’t have to “pass through” the other stages to get to Awe either. I’ll show you how to reach stage 5 of spirit gardening even if you haven’t practiced the other 4 stages yet. Just come to the free, LIVE Spirit Gardening Q&A session.
I’d LOVE to see you there. 🙂
Peace and AWE,