MAY 2014

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

The sun is out today and with it – heat and transformation. After the inward journey that winter enforces, the breath of spring comes like a relief and a hope. It is a time when all the cupboards are swept and we shed the layers that we needed to comfort ourselves through the darkest days. It is a time to germinate, to plant seeds, not only in our gardens but in the landscapes of our daily lives and our hopes and dreams. We take stock, and look anew, with fresh eyes and a kind of desperate necessity to reinvent and rebirth ourselves.

Greening our gardens, breaking unhealthy habits and reexamining our lives with new perspective is a process of openness and discernment. We need to evaluate all of our assets and understand our strengths while at the same time, creating support systems for the challenges that we face and the weaknesses in our constitutions.The garden analogy can be useful for all aspects of our lives: our bodies and their health, our homes and their health, our families, our relationships, our communities – we can grow the gardens we truly inhabit if we bring our full hearts and intelligence to the process.

Today is a day to begin the process, from small seeds comes great value, strength and sustainability.

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