Category Archives: The Garden

The Garden: Mirrors

Nature is often used as a metaphor for the things that go on in our human lives. Children grow and “blossom” into adulthood, explosive anger is said to “erupt like a volcano”, every individual is “as unique as a snowflake”…  … Continue reading

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The Garden: Getting Acquainted

I don’t have the perfect explanation for it–perhaps not one at all, but I am convinced from personal experiences that we can make connections with places on the Earth that begin to feel like relationships.  Somehow, the energy that we … Continue reading

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The Garden: Conversations

If we establish any sort of consistent relationship with the earth, we may find that we can begin having powerful, revealing conversations with special locations where we make that connection. My work with our yard and gardens has become that … Continue reading

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The Garden: In Spite of Faults

I love animals, but I am not a dog person.  Until a couple of months ago, I had lived over 44 years without ever having a dog in my home, and I was perfectly content with that.  But then a … Continue reading

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The Garden: Intention and Practice

At this moment in human history, the unrestrained extraction and burning of fossil fuels has brought us, in the industrialized nations, to the point where we are contaminating and pillaging the Earth to such an extreme that we are endangering … Continue reading

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Moon Garden

Maybe I’m behind the curve, but I’ve only recently discovered the concept of a moon garden.  I was reading a new book by Episcopal priest and author Barbara Brown Taylor, “Learning to Walk in the Dark.”  In her book, she … Continue reading

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The Garden: Openings

Open our eyes to see that life abounds; open hearts to welcome it among us. The light of love here shines upon each face. May it bring faith to guide our journey home.* Openings . . . of eyes, of … Continue reading

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The Garden: Wonder and Peace

A new day dawns, once more the gift is giv’n. Wonder fills this moment shared together. The light of peace here shines upon each face. May it  bring faith to guide our journey home.* The wonder of a moment.  My … Continue reading

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The Garden: Deep Listening, revisited

This past Sunday, the Religious Exploration program presented for adults was a guided meditation designed to elicit the appearance of an animal companion (Spirit or Power Animal), and envision an atmosphere conducive to receiving any message they may have to … Continue reading

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The Garden: Sacred Time, Sacred Hope

Morning has come, arise and greet the day! Dance with joy and sing a song of gladness!   The light of hope here shines upon each face. May it bring faith to guide our journey home.* The words of this … Continue reading

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