Cultivate Your Garden

A number of years ago we read a book written by Voltaire titled Candide originally written in 1759, that follows a journey of Candide who goes on his heroes journey and wisely comes to the conclusion that the best thing anyone can do is to ‘Cultivate your garden’ this wisdom stuck with me.

 

For sure it resonated. Candide experiences horrifying episodes of political oppression and religious intolerance on his journey across Europe and Asia. I don’t like to focus on these things because they are improving my they still exist, but he comes to the conclusion it is better for him to mind his own business, settle down and grow things in his garden and trade with his neighbours.

I love anything you can say that has a metaphorical and a literal meaning at the same time. To me cultivate your garden means tend to yourself, your thoughts, your mind, your body, your soul and that will no doubt have as much value as trying to go out and change others.

The human brain is an amazing tool to help us in life, our thoughts have the potential to make or break us. I have spent the last few years doing self-study and going deeper and deeper into metaphysics and how our thoughts create our reality from various teachers. Louise Hay’s work also teaches to planting mental seeds to help us to grow.

In the literal sense cultivate your garden is good advice in these times of change, I have always been a fan of growing my own food and think there is nothing better for our planets health and peoples health than eating locally grown food. I will work on my permaculture skills and eating straight from the garden.

 

This year [2019] was a great experiment in manifestation using the power of thoughts, vibration and feeling to bring about my desires in my reality. I still look around and see where people are blind to their power in changing their life and think if they ask I can tell them but if I tell them it is high likely they will not listen. As we come into 2020, I will continue to improve my mental powers to improve my life and have a constant high vibration and see what manifests.

What about you?

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Stingrays and Sensitivities

Several times within the last week on my daily beach visit I encountered the beautiful stingray.

It was swimming by me to take a closer look

It was getting stepped on by me accidentally while I was wading through the water.

The day before several large stingrays were flying through the water around me

On a different day, a wee little baby one appeared and it was hiding itself away in the sand with it’s eyes starring at me.

Walking over the sand flats too, I saw the indent of an adult and baby stingray.

This is when I thought to myself it has to be a sign!

The stingray has been quite fitting to my current situation. I’m a fairly sensitive and empathic person who like a stingray can sense energy around me quite well but I have been working on fine tuning these abilities while protecting myself from negativity,  psychic attacks, and the like. So this was when I decided to take the message of the stingray to heart and protect myself psychically by energetically grounding myself. The stingray is a great symbol of grounding particularly in emotionally turbulent times like they stay close to the sea floor while the ocean currents move around above them they remain stable and protected.

grey and blue manta ray camouflage in corals

 

 

Hope this post gives you a different perspective you can apply to your current situation.

Love

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Life’s a Beach

Life metaphors are my favourite kind of metaphors, the way nature can speak to you can really resonate. You could also say that I love when you can interpret something two ways, especially if there is a literal way.

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I believe beaches are B-E-A- U-tiful, It’s where I spend my time in the hot sun shine, white sandy shores and clear blue water, in soft playful waves.

Other times it can be a raging set of waves where I am in over my head and a board strapped to my leg, wondering if I will survive, if I will get out alive. It’s funny because I know it’s just my fear. Where I go I’m lucky that there is soft sand below and the waves only rise up to about two metres.

It’s good to know though that everyone has different limits, we can be totally at ease in the ocean at all times, or we can remember back to when it traumatised us and made us cry.

But I think it’s important to remember the good times and train ourselves to get back out there even if we are dumped, if we’ve been around a washing machine and spat out, if we have been exhausted by the constant onslaught of waves coming at us one after another. It is OK to sit out for a bit watching the ocean do it’s thing.

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We want to keep on pushing through though because we know when we get out to the back of this constant onslaught of waves, We can drop into that sweet spot and that feeling is what keeps us coming back for more.

Yep, Life’s a B-E-A-C-H.

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