This blog is called “My Watering Can,” not because it’s about gardening, but because what we choose to “water” will grow. This isn’t only about the physical world, but the mental one.
We are living in a period of time that takes great responsibility to live on this planet – what we think affects the whole consciousness (always has but it’s more rapidly evident now). We need to tend the garden of our minds, and I find in real life gardening, it affects my mind in a way that nothing else has. Our minds are much like a garden, and we’ve all heard the saying, “What you sow, you reap.” It seems only appropriate to garden, to seek self sufficiency and non-dependence in a society that’s rapidly lost anything natural and wholesome. Yet these are, too, a reflection of the mind of the masses. Let us break free. Let us live consciously. Let us water our gardens.
I’m a self employed licensed massage therapist and intuitive, living currently in Aurora, Illinois (zone 5b or 6, depending whose map you consult). Alternative healthcare has been a lifelong interest. I strive towards minimalism, decreasing my footprint on the planet and research ways to be self reliant. I became debt free in 2006, remarried in 2008, and have remained debt free since. We own no real property other than an old car that’s reliable and gets us where we need to be, preferring to pay cash for everything. My latest hobby is gardening. Like most things I do, I found myself jumping in with both feet (no tiny garden plot here – 1600 square feet – 2 garden plots at Fermilab’s garden club). So now it’s on to the next adventure! Striving towards sustainable gardening.
I’ve lived in three countries. Most things I endeavor, I give serious research to discover how to do something. I find all too often, that people pass on repeated information they gleaned, write a bit superficially and don’t give enough information. Especially for new gardeners, more details are appreciated. So I hope to provide adequate details, so I can help others garden too. But mostly, I write what I do for a type of diary.
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