These are the days when my garden bursts with life and color and fragrance. Daffodils yet bloom, though fading, alongside heavily perfumed grape hyacinth. Phlox have been putting on a show for nearly three weeks now. Pansies, parsley and lettuce share common ground in harmony. The viburnum is still fragrant, lilacs early and lush, wisteria opening.
What a delight to be present for such an extravaganza of creation. But in truth, we are not merely present, we are collaborators!
We live in a wondrous universe of co-creative force and possibility and we can and should and do work together. With even a little awareness, and even better if we grow that awareness, we each have the ability to make a difference in the growth and health of our gardens–all of the gardens of our lives– as we open our hearts and extend our thoughts and appreciation to the natural world around us.
The plant world is empathetic–it responds to positive circumstances–to happy and joyful environments and attention. My home and landscape devas shimmer with delight when invited in, acknowledged and appreciated–and that joy is displayed in the robust health of my garden.
There are many wonderful books that explore the nature of plant consciousness. Either of these are a good read: The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird (Harper Perennial 2002) and To Hear the Angels Sing by Dorothy MacLean (Lorian Press 2008).
On June 13th I am offering a small group workshop in Exploring Consciousness in Nature & Working with Nature Spirits. I invite you to join me then for a delightful day in the garden.