Did you know that if you feed something, it flourishes more than if you just let it fend for itself? This morning I was doing my now weekly ritual of feeding my garden plants and thinking about how richly they have rewarded me with surprise blooms and the prospect of tomatoes and apricots coming soon. This is the first year I have religiously fed my landscape and garden and, oh boy, am I pleased. It seemed paying attention and feeding is the key after all!
I use Miracle Gro in moderate amounts on just about everything. I love that it is called Miracle Gro, because it does seem like a bonafide miracle. That started me thinking. Like my yard, when we give attention and nourish our vision, we often call into reality our dreams. I wanted a lovely yard, and now, because I have been disciplined enough this year to do what it takes, it is blossoming (literally) into something I am proud of and inspired by.
I also do regular weeding and pruning and raking up the debris of the sycamore and pine trees. Funny how all that helps. Don't laugh, but I actually talk to the plants as I go along. They seem to like that. Remember when talking to your plants was the latest "thing". Turns out they were/are onto something. This also works in all areas of your life!.
Out of this meditation, I came to think about how we can "Miracle Gro" the other areas of our lives so easily. All we have to is look for the good and praise it.* What we give our attention to, we help to thrive. We attract more of the same into our lives. I know, because when I fall into feeling sad or sorry for myself, the Universe is happy to support that.
Anyway, I thought I would share this while it was fresh in my mind. And I also want to remind myself that this is how it works. The miracle occurs when we feed our dreams by doing what it takes to make them come true. Not only in the garden, but in your daily life, loves and dreams.
*I first heard this phrase was I was practicing the science of mind with Religious Science. I just Googled it, and apparently the phrase can be attributed to Alex Haley in his writings.