We share, co-create and sustain a safe place where compassion and wholeness can be nurtured for ourselves and others.
Participating in a spiritual practice is like lovingly tending to your plot in a community garden. Initially, the immediate benefit is personal. As the flowers and plants in your plot are nourished and receive regular care, the scraggly shoots thicken and unfurl abundant new leaves and buds.
Eventually, the other community gardeners take notice of your beautiful flowers or vegetables, and are inspired to spend more time weeding, watering and caring for their own plot. One or two may even kindly pull a few weeds in a neighboring plot to offer support for someone who was not able to make it over to the garden that week.
As more of the plants in the plots flourish, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects visit to pollinate, beautify the garden and complete the cycle. A sense of peace and abundance is felt among anyone who visits or works in the garden and sees its verdant goodness.
Working or practicing with love unites the sustained energy of the One into everyone, bringing people and resources together for the highest good of all.
Note: I was inspired to write this post after seeing this sign (photo above) at the Winnona Park Elementary School community garden.
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