Gardening is the best way to get the freshest, healthiest food.
But what if I told you that it turns out that gardening does a lot to keep your MIND healthy too?
Because studies have shown that gardening provides equally incredible health benefits for your brain including:
• Reduced stress and anxiety by making you feel more peaceful and content.
• Boosting your self-esteem when you see your hard work pay off with a bountiful harvest.
• Improving attention span and concentration by focusing on a task without the usual indoor distractions.
• Encouraging social bonding when you garden with others or share your harvests in your community.
And that’s just from “traditional gardening.”
When you start to apply Spirit Gardening, it takes these health benefits and amplifies them. That’s why in the 4th stage of Spirit Gardening, Evolve…
…you focus less on action and more on feeling!
Today you’ll take what you’ve learned from the previous three stages and decide how to grow and evolve from it.
Stage 1: You had wonder and curiosity and you asked questions.
Stage 2: You listened to your plants and noticed things about them and your garden.
Stage 3: You took playful action.
Stage 4: Now your garden has responded to what you did and you’ll choose how you respond to your garden.
Your garden’s response may or may not be what you expected. Maybe you wanted bigger zucchini and a more abundant harvest. But instead, you got similar-sized zucchini from last year and less of them.
This is where the opportunity to evolve and grow lies. Because no matter what your outcomes are… you get to choose the “story” attached to what happens!
Many people react to not getting the result they wanted with guilt, anger, or shame. They feel like a failure. Like something they did caused them to fail. But I want to introduce a very special idea to you (one that’s taken me years to understand)…
What happens in your garden is not your fault. But how you choose to respond to what happened is your responsibility.
Your garden is an amazing place to connect with and work through these darker emotions. It’s okay and totally normal to feel that guilt, anger, and shame! But when you Spirit Garden you’re able to release those emotions because these feelings are just teachers to help you get closer to your goals next season.
…and you always win! Because you either got what you want or you gained a lesson.
In one case you got what you wanted (yay!). Or you learn a priceless lesson that you will never forget!
In this stage, as you grow and evolve you’ll come to realize that your garden does so much more than nourish and rejuvenate your body. It nourishes and rejuvenates your mind as well.
These are the things that are going to improve your garden. It isn’t focusing on tactics and strategies. It’s focusing on your feelings and the lessons you learn about life.
You’re going to feel more successful AND I promise that given enough time, you will see positive results.
Whether this sounds crazy to you or like the best form of therapy, this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Which is why I want to invite you to join me LIVE this Wednesday, September 8th for “How to Practice Spirit Gardening Q&A”.
I’ll be answering your questions about Spirit Gardening and how it can help improve your garden, your mindset, and your overall well-being.
This is the way to lifelong gardening success. This is the way to love your garden. This is the way to appreciate the plants, animals, and people in your life.
So if you want to learn more about how you can change your gardening mindset with Spirit Gardening… I look forward to seeing you in this free live Q&A!
Peace and carrots,