Have you ever connected with the soul of a garden? Does a garden even have a soul? Or how about the plants, flowers, birds, insects, and other creatures who visit?
I don’t really have an answer. I know some who would argue for and against. What I do know is a vibrant garden like our community garden is a fountain of life. People, animals, and insects flock to the garden to enjoy and feed themselves, physically and spiritually. When I sit and admire the garden, I feel more at peace and part of something bigger than myself.
I know friends and fellow bloggers who talk to their plants and critters, seeking to connect with and nurture the life within them. One friend, Tania Marie, has consciously dedicated her whole property to be a sanctuary for animals and is now regularly visited by animals that normally avoid humans.
If nothing else, she demonstrates what is possible with the conscious choice to reach out, tune in, and connect with the life around her. And there is no doubt that nature (plants and animals) responds to our loving energy.
May more of us develop relationships with nature that spring from unity and love. Then the world will truly be a beautiful place. Meanwhile, Louis Armstrong reminds us to find beauty where we are.
May you find many ways to feed your soul.