My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Think of your life like a garden. There are seasons of planting your dreams, seasons of tending and weeding them, and seasons of harvest. There are seasons of rest, and seasons of growth.
There are seasons of allowing yourself to dream. There are seasons of tending to your dreams and weeding out the thoughts and obstacles that prevent their growth. There are seasons of enjoying the fruits of your labors and seasons of rest before you begin anew.
There are long seasons of your life such as going to school, being in a marriage, healing from a serious illness, or raising a child, and there are quick seasons, such as dreaming up, cooking, and eating your dinner.
Each thought is a seed that you plant in the garden of your life. You water your thoughts when you think of them with love. You deny them water and allow the weeds to grow when you think of them with fear. The sun of Divine love is always there to shine upon them and coax them to grow, whether you see it or not.
Play with us now. Think of a dream you have – a thought that gives you great joy to imagine! It may be a future vacation, a relationship, a home, your ideal career (even if you don’t know what that is), or simply peace of mind.
Now imagine you hold a tiny seed in your hand. Take moment and imagine what it would feel like to have this dream in your life, right here and now. Imagine you can put all those feelings of love into this seed.
Next, imagine you are going outside to plant this seed in moist, fertile, and nourishing soil. Carefully dig a hole for the seed. Place it in the ground with reverence, and cover it gently. Place your palms upon the earth and bless your seed. Imagine all those good feelings you just had running as energy into the ground. Fertilize the earth around your little seed with loving anticipation.
Imagine that you can see this tiny seed growing. Every day imagine you go out and check on its progress. As you imagine looking at the little patch of soil, sit and dream. Feel the feelings of having this dream come to fruition. As you dream your dream and think about it with love, your love becomes the water that nourishes the soil. The tiny plant bursts forth reaching for the light of love. It wants to ripen and come to fruition. You have planted it. You are watering it with love. The sunshine light of Divine love beckons it to grow.
Every day, in your imagination, look around. Do you see any weeds? Those are your fears and doubts. Imagine you pull them. You don’t even have to know what they represent. Simply pluck there from the soil of your soul.
If you continue this process daily, in your imagination, you will witness your little plant growing and eventually blossoming or bearing fruit. Water it with love. Weed it daily. Watch as your little plant grows into maturity – blossoming or bearing fruit.
Notice what is happening in your mind, heart, the soil of your soul and your daily life.
This little game is a wonderful way to keep the energies within you watering and weeding your dreams. Plant the seeds of love at every moment in your life dear ones. Water you dreams with your loving attention to them when they arise in your minds. Weed out your doubts and fears.
Then, like the greatest of gardeners, your life, your dreams, and your heart will blossom in a glorious expression of beautiful love!
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann
My childhood home was on nearly an acre of property and we had a huge garden. For my 4H project one year, I took over a 25 square foot plot and turned it into my own little farm. I planted corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and even peanuts. I shoveled to till and turn the soil, hoed the rows, planted the seeds, and helped water them. I went out every single day and weeded. I was overwhelmed with joy to watch the miracle of life bursting forth!
My silver queen corn grew plump and sweet. My tomatoes were so ripe you could pick them off the plant and eat them like apples. It was a miracle to see potatoes poking up through the straw as deeper rooted ones pushed them to the surface. And OH those crunchy cucumbers, washed and lightly salted! It was heaven. To this day, my dad still gardens that same plot of land. He's good at it and proud of it.
In Arizona, I grow rosemary, basil, oregano, and thyme, lemongrass, citrus, lavender, and roses. Perhaps someday I’ll grow vegetables again. For now, I keep the memories of sunshine, soil, and fresh produce in my heart.
Life really is like gardening. The angles once said, “Ann after you plant the seeds of your dreams, don’t choke them off with weeds of fear, or dig them up with doubt!
When I want to manifest something, I plant the seeds by dreaming about it. I think of it with joy which is the watering with love. I don’t bother to “take the universe’s pulse” and see if my dreams are coming yet. I trust the process. After all, if you dug up a seed to see if it’s growing, you’d kill its roots! When the weeds of fear arise – fears that I don’t know how to create what I want, fears that I don’t know if it’s “working,” etc… I weed them out by changing my thoughts and my focus back to love and anticipation. Then I wait and watch with wonder and anticipation as the universe works its magic.
We don't have to know how...
After all, how can we dream that tiny seed becomes a stalk of corn with such sweet offerings when we have no clue about the million miracles that make it grow? How can we trust that the tomatoes will ripen, the roses will bloom, the carrots will grow underground? We can’t even fully comprehend the miracles that go into the food on our tables, let alone the miracles that create our dreams. Yet we can do our part – planting the with anticipation, watering them with love, and regularly weeding out the thoughts that would choke them off.
Happy planting. Happy Gardening! May the soil of your soul be filled with love and bear beautiful, bountiful blessings in your life.
Here are a few ways to tend to the garden of your soul…
1. Plant your seeds
If you plant a real seed and call it my dream. Tend to it and watch it grow. There is such a sense of the miraculous when your watch anything grow! If you can’t do this literally, do the exercise the angels gave us in your imagination. If you can’t make time for that, go on YouTube and watch a time-lapse video of the miracles of seeds sprouting.
2. Love your dream, tangibly
Make a vision board, find a photo, or choose something else that represents your dream. I recently heard the angel that comes through my dear friend Summer Bacon recommend to a woman that she get a teddy bear and name it “Down-payment” because she so dearly wanted a down-payment for a house. He told her to love “Down payment” every day and watch what happened. Brilliant!
Choose a photo, a rock, a plant, a vision board, anything that represents your dream. Love it daily! It might sound silly but you are working with energies!
3. Weed your garden…
When you have a thought or feeling that doesn’t feel good, imagine it as a weed. Close your eyes and imagine pulling it up by the roots and tossing it on a compost pile. Again, you are working with energy, giving the energy of negativity a form, and pulling it out!
While you are at it, to the best of your ability, weed your closets, your home, and your life of anything that drags you down.
What fun to turn manifesting into gardening! I love how the angels help us not only pray but play! Have a lovely week tending to the soil of your soul!
Love you all!