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Mama of Sanctuary Forest Garden
Mama of Sanctuary Forest Garden
Forest reveals, heals and shows us who we are.
This is the gift of the Forest if we let the forest finds us and let ourselves be found in her.
I was up this morning going about my gardening daily chores. I will always take a walk and look at the trees, flowers, plants... to see how they are doing. I walked to the cherry tree and looked at the cherry. Full of gratitude. I never had so many cherry before. I am grateful for the existing cherry and hazelnut trees in our forest garden. Only in recent we confirmed they are the cherry after some turned red and tasted them and also discovered recently the hazelnut tree are bearing nuts.
I tried growing cherry at our balcony but to no success. She died. And to find them growing so abundantly in our forest garden. I am thrilled! I love cherry though I have allergy eating them raw.
An insight came to me as I continued watering our plants.
'When we heal of our fear of scarcity, and received with abundance, we share with others generously.'
Everyone of us has some degree of fear of scarcity. It is our unconscious or subconscious psychic which sadly is instilled by the society that we do not have enough. Whether it is in the media, advert, and so forth... we develop the fear of not having enough.
I had my fear of scarcity. I know where it came from. And I healed myself in this area. It was painful. Sometimes it can become a critic voice of beating myself up for not being generous enough because of my fear of scarcity. I have to be mindful and conscious that I can slip into it. The layer was thick and will take time to peel off layer by layer.
I sense a shift in me. My forest garden helps me to see.
I intentionally left some red currants for the bird. The first thought is when I was harvesting them, 'Hey, I don't see the birds eating them.' It is because it was not fully ripe yet. In the past, I would put a net over it in my balcony garden to prevent them for eating them. It was not even enough for us.
Over here, I do not see the need and left some red currants for the birds. I am aware that our food forest is not just growing food for ourselves but also for the creatures living in our forest garden. It is a conscious decision for us.
Interestingly, it goes the same for the cherry. I saw Mama bird picked the cherry and brought it back for her babies. I was not anxious at all to think that they would consume all of them. I just let it be.
From these 2 incidents, I know I have healed my fear of having not enough, of scarcity, the natural flow of generosity grows in me. That is how I know that I am healed and shifted. Also over here, the environment is very different. People are more generous. Like our B & B neighbour.
I find often than not in the city area, there is a high degree of fear of scarcity. I recently also happened to chance upon the video documents on super rich people - and they want to have more wealth and to grow more wealth. What is so interesting is that I am not affected and it is not something new that I don't know of. Another shift. Instead of getting so angry or being triggered off, in my heart I pray to God that they will wake up one day. Don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong to be rich but if the way that acquiring wealth has become unhealthy and at the expense of environment, people..., or the fear of scarcity increases... then it could be a sign of emotionally, psychologically not well...
I, nevertheless, always find myself in the forest and let the forest reveals to me the truth about myself.
* Elizabeth finds that virtues are gifts that grows and flows naturally and organically if we graciously receive the gifts in us from God (her life is centred on God) and is given in abundance.*
Shalom! Blessings! Love To you!