A number of you have emailed to ask me to go over my process of designing gardens with the Angels of the Nature Kingdom. This is the time of year that I do this planning and I am happy to explain my process.
WHY I AM MOTIVATED
As you may recall from previous blogs, the Angelic kingdom is responsible for the divine planning of all form. Therefore, it is to the Angels I turn in order to plan the gardens. They not only have designed all the Flowers and vegetables I will grow, but they now the best configuration of plants for this season at my specific location for the specific purposes of Green Hope Farm.
The love many farmers and gardeners feel towards plants opens them to unconsciously receive guidance from the Angels and get generalized hits and snippets of helpful data. My communication is an effort to refine this guidance from a heartfelt interest in sowing a crop of buckwheat or a prompting to purchase a certain perennial to a very detailed plan for all the gardens for this growing season.
While I began my conversations in the late 1980’s simply because it sounded like a wonderful idea to work with Angels, I continue because of the amazing results of the last two decades. The guidance I have received from the Angels, combined with support from the Elementals, and my own efforts have consistently resulted in astoundingly healthy, high vibration, and beautiful gardens.
Today, I spent the morning dealing with technology problems. Our UPS customer service rep arrived late yesterday to upgrade our system and since then, our UPS computer is not communicating with the UPS data center, each package label is processing at a glacial pace, the internet is coming and going on our wireless system (mostly going) and our email server is down.
In contrast, my Angel friends are right here, need no technology, and offer uplifting words of support and love CONSTANTLY. Their message about the day’s technology snafus? “Not to worry.” My experience is that our communications technology has been much more complicated and more confusing than ANY of my conversations with Angels.
Sometimes people have suggested that my conversations with Angels are evil and dangerous. I do not think that talking to Angels is ever evil. I also think that this is not a dangerous pursuit. If you have some concerns about the accuracy of the messages you receive, you do not need to ask them if your Aunt Maude needs that open heart surgery. You may want to work up to the loaded questions or simply never ask loaded questions. Aspiring to a beautiful flowing conversation with Angels about gardening is a lovely place to begin and a completely safe one.
No garden is too small. One of you dear people mentioned that you’d be doing container gardening on an apartment deck this summer and hoped to work with the Angels on this. Some of the most beautiful garden work I have ever seen done in cooperation with Angels was done in small containers on a deck.
SETTING THE MOOD TO VISIT
The quiet of previous eras served the work of tuning in to the consciousness in Nature. In all my conversations with the Angels, I try to create the quiet of these earlier times. Music offers too much distracting stimulation for me, though others may not find this to be the case for themselves.
I need silence.
In this northern climate, during this time of year, nature helps me in this task. The snows of February muffle the sounds of the external world. Inside the house, there is a blanketed and thick silence. It has a feeling of ripeness as well as emptiness. As I settle into this silence, I find my way into conversation with the Angels easily.
I need this silence for our conversations because planning these gardens is mostly about listening. The quieter it is, the easier it is for me to hear and feel where nature wants to take the gardens.
So, when I sit down with a sheaf of blank paper and seed catalogs and the intention to visit with the Angels about the year’s gardens, I sit in a quiet, quiet room.
CAN I REALLY TALK TO AN ANGEL
This is a central question for many people. Our culture has talked most of us out of being confident in our own ability to find our own inner authority or trust what we know or connect with any aspect of our own God given divinity.
The culture suggests that only a rare few can connect with divinity whereas the truth is that EVERYTHING IS DIVINITY! We can’t actually be outside it!
The most frequently heard words on TV ads must be ‘Ask your Doctor”. In every way, we are encouraged to trust the “experts” be they Charles Schwab for investment advice or a doctor for the highest wisdom about our OWN bodies.
When I examine these messages, I try to remember that the culture is created by people with an investment in selling us something OUTSIDE OURSELVES. The culture is not going to encourage us to believe in ourselves in any way, shape, or form.
While this may sound like a paradox, working with Angels is all about trusting yourself and your own oneness with a divinity that has no limits. It is all about being the authority in your own life and trusting you know what you know.
METHODS OF ATTUNEMENT
There are so many ways into conversation. Doodling, imagining gardens in your mind’s eye, looking through photographs of Flowers and gardens, or imagining what an Angel would say to you are just a few possibilities.
Any imaginative process opens up the natural channels of communication that have always been there. The communion is a natural state.
Here is how it might go. You are sitting, warm and comfortable, in a quiet room. You ask for guidance from Angels about your vegetable garden. As you sit and day dream, the thought occurs to you that corn might look really wonderful in the center of the garden. You draw some hills in the middle of the your design for the garden plot. For some reason, five hills of corn feels right. When you go to your pile of seed catalogs, some of the catalogs feel more interesting to you than others, so you begin to leaf through the corn section in the one that caught your attention most. You kind of feel like it would be great to grow some old varieties of corn, some colorful heirloom kinds. You come up with a couple kinds that interest you and decide to order the packets. Then you go back to look at your drawing and wait for a minute or two. A thought crosses your mind, Wouldn’t it be interesting to put hills of squash around that corn? You reach for the catalog with that weird squash with the funny name. Things unfold moment to moment, crop to crop until you have a whole garden space figured out. Maybe you have had other ideas about shape or mulch or combining Flowers with vegetables as you have gone along. You jot everything down until you realize that a lot of pieces have come together. You have your plan.
If you want, you can check your ideas with kinesiology or another methods of dowsing. But I think it is equally okay just to give yourself the benefit of the doubt and TRUST YOURSELF. Grow out that garden, just like you saw it in your mind’s eye.
One of the reasons I trust that I receive accurate guidance from the Angels is because of the gardens that have grown from these designs. In every garden I have ever given over to this cooperative design process, there have been so many beautiful gemlike surprises and synchronicities, so much wonder and beauty that I know I am dealing with a form of expanded consciousness greater than the part of myself I typically identify as me.
These gardens feel different. You will recognize this difference. I go into these planning sessions with greater and greater confidence after having planned and planted at least a hundred different garden plots with the Angels in the last twenty years. As you get rolling, you too will return to these conversations with Angels with more and more confidence in yourself.
A NOD TO THE ELEMENTALS
When it is time to grow the seedlings and plant the gardens, I expand my advisory board to include the Elementals, as well as the Angels. The Elementals take the Angelic designs and hold the forms in manifestation. This means if I plant a radish seed where the Angels suggested I plant it, the optimum place for that seed according to the Angels, the Elementals will then bring their focus to the manifestation of the radish. How this pans out in terms of advising me is that the Elementals give me practical advice that aids them in manifesting the gardens. I am the human who improves the connection between the Angelic design process and the Elemental manifestation process.
We are all needed! The gardens you cooperatively create reflect the glory of you as well as the wisdom and strength of the Angels and Elementals!