I think many of us have lost sight of some of the true and pure pleasures of this planet. In my eyes a deep connection with the earth – which brings deep connection with ourselves is about as holy and soulful as it gets.
When we loose this connection with the earth – we no longer operate in accordance with the natural cycles that keep our planet a habitable place.
I think its also important to remember what our foundational elements are.
Clean water and food straight from the earth.
The skills of knowing how to clean your own water and grow your own food I believe are incredibly important. Nurturing a garden sooths the soul like no other.
I may prefer to eat the food from my own garden however I am still so grateful for my local grocery stores and farmers markets – I will simply do both. Grow the foods that I can myself – and shop for the items I can’t / aren’t growing in my own backyard.
And of course – share my abundance.
For those who don’t believe in magic or maybe it’s been awhile since you have experienced magic in your life – growing a garden will remind you that everything is magic.
It grounds us if / when we need a reminder to slow down, zoom out, and look at the bigger picture of life.
Our level of appreciation for the food that sits in front of us before eating a meal skyrockets. We suddenly don’t need nor want as much food to feel fully satisfied. I believe this is because the nutritional level of the foods we grow ourselves is higher than what we are able to receive from what we purchase at a market.
Eating the food we grow with our own hands provides nourishment even beyond the nutritional value.
Do you have your own garden? If so, what do you grow? Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? What would you grow if you could?
Let me know in the comment section down below.
You can find my garden updates on Youtube if you’d like to see more of the process I have taken to get my garden to this point so far this year.