Sowing Seeds with Love

Since having a major spiritual awakening in 2019, I have made many changes in my life. One of the most important and time consuming shifts involves food. I have been working on eating a healthier diet since I became a mother, but after the awakening, it was very clear to me that I had a lot more to do. It took time to deeply understand what it means to be an Empath and I learned just how sensitive I am to everything, including what I eat. Personally, I haven’t eating gluten in many years. That evolved into eliminating meat from my diet about two years ago. Right now, I eat a mostly plant-based diet and my body is much healthier inside and out.

Last year I decided it was time to plant a garden. I felt it was a good idea to make an effort to invest in growing my own food for health, to save money on groceries and take a greater responsibility for our family’s reliance on commercial sources of food.

I bought seeds and planted them inside a mini greenhouse. Things went well….until I didn’t water my seedlings enough and they died. I was clearly a beginner and these things happen. I ended up hiring someone to start garden with plants to save myself from further frustration. I enjoyed watching everything grow and we harvested a lot more food from our small backyard garden than I expected.

This year, I wanted to try planting seeds again. I came up with a new tactic that will hopefully give me the results I’m looking for. I bought a growing kit and decided to recruit my son to help with the project. He has been cooking more and I feel it is important for him to see the process of growing food and eating it to develop an understanding and gratitude for the energy that feeds his body.

I have to admit, gardening is a lot more complicated than I originally expected but in time I know it will become second nature. I was even able to use some seeds I saved from last years plants in the gardening kit. I watch advanced gardeners online and hope that someday it will be as fun and easy as they make it look. For now, I’m satisfied with our efforts.

Gardening is a lot like spiritual manifesting. There is effort that must be put in well ahead of the harvest and always something new to learn. I’ve even figured out a way to join these two activities and later in the year, I will write more about that. Are you planning on planting this year? What would motivate you to start a garden of your own?