Lorna Anne explains the Inner Garden and how it is within our hearts. It is the soil, or bed, in which we plant the seeds of our new hopes and wishes. Somehow, those tiny seeds must transform themselves into a cornucopia of abundance.
In Christian teachings, when Eve went against God’s wishes in the Garden of Eden, and ate the apple from the Tree of Life, which God had forbade her to do, she, Adam, and all of humanity were thrown out of Eden and cast into a world of deprivation of misery.
In Greek mythology, when Psyche went against the Gods’ wishes, and looked at Eros’ face, (her immortal lover), she was forced to roam the earth alone and suffering, banished from Eros’ presence.
With stories such as these ingrained in our culture and within ourselves, it is no wonder that we mistrust our desires. Psychologically, even if it is unconscious, fear of where our desires will lead us lurks within our minds.
An objective view, however, shows that going after what we want makes way for change and is an affirmative step toward evolution. Through honoring our desires we make changes to achieve them and leave behind the old outmoded ones that no longer serve us. The destiny of humanity is carved by wishes and dreams, so trusting them is something we should be conscious of in our everyday lives.
In terms of the paradigm of the Inner Garden, initial desire is the seed we wish to plant; eventually, the harvest of what we have grown is the fulfillment of that desire.
So the Inner Garden is within our hearts. It is the soil, or bed, in which we plant the seeds of our new hopes and wishes. Somehow, those tiny seeds must transform themselves into a cornucopia of abundance. Yet we all must confront the blank slate of the unknown first.
When we look toward the future, what do we say to ourselves? “That’s a sure bet! Can’t wait for it to happen.” Or, do we say,”Oh, probably that won’t happen.” If that is our state, we might as well be pouring poison, rather than fertilizer into our soil. Or, do we say, “Let’s see what happens!” Most of us think that that’s a savvy response and an intelligent approach to viewing possibility in the future. But in all due respects, that implies a paradox. It may/may not obviously implies possible negation and that is a conditional state, which creates a split within our psyches and destroys the surety of the potential. Or, we might say,”Oh, if I get it, it will probably be terrible. “Be careful what you wish for” is a common phrase, again implying disaster. When those tiny green shoots break the soil’s crust, we might as well be stomping on them.
The biggest stumbling block within ourselves is not making the connection between what we want in the world can happen and can be true. There’s a disconnect between our desire manifesting in the future, and the possibility of being sure about it. The belief that we can be certain defies the common phrase so often repeated today, “You never know…”.
Give your Inner Garden unconditional nurturing in the following ways:
1) Water: staying emotionally connected to your desire
2) Sunlight: believing it is your destiny
3) Air: thinking of the future as a growing process
4) Rich soil: clearing out all negativity that would impede or be destructive to that growth
Use your mind like a beam of light like the Sun: focus on the positive fruition of your labors. Be a guardian of your future, your own Inner Garden, by giving unconditional nurturing to all of your hopes and dreams.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
That I have the ability to create realities that I want.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate my life fully and work toward evolutionary growth.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
My spiritual healing studies have been the most rewarding. Now to share the knowledge with others.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I am a unique individual and I appreciate the uniqueness in others.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my world.