Kimberism: Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. May Sarton The topic of gardening seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life, since it provides a vivid illustration of seasonal change. As much as most of us would like to bypass the long, cold days of winter when everything seems dead and lost, my friend Katie cherishes an annual highlight. During the depth of February when the days are short and the nights long, the earth frozen with no promise of springtime, her seed catalogs suddenly arrive. She and her husband Kelly snuggle underneath a warm blanket, flipping through the pages, imagining, planning and dreaming of their summertime garden.
How many of us are in a season when there seems to be no evidence of a blooming garden? If we hold on the season will shift and new growth with pop through the seemingly barren ground? One thing I have found to be helpful when I can't see the tangible results I desire is to imagine and decorate my life. When I am moving into a new house I always mentally decorate the house before I take possession. In the same way before I occupy new territory in my life Katie and I find coloring our world opens up new possibilities.
If you are in an in-between season and haven't yet seen the manifestations of your vision try:
- to imagine what it will feel like when the new things you imagine come onto the scene
- imagine the colors, the smells, who you are with and even what you will be wearing when your dreams manifest
- bring your vision into the present through collaging and journaling
Every vision begins as a seedling in the imagination. It will only grow if watered and well nurtured. No plan is accomplished without first having been an entertained thought. How are you coloring your world?
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