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What's That Growing in the Garden!?

In our modest yard there is a medicine wheel garden. It is aligned with the four cardinal directions - North, East, South and West. In each quadrant different medicinal plants grow. They are planted specifically in quadrants in which their energy relates - on various levels - with healing properties, elemental resonance, sun patterns, natural world connection and so on.

This summer I spent much time in the garden; it's a good place for meditation and if I listen closely, the Earth will transfer knowledge of what it is she needs, or rather, allows me to tap into how I can be of human assistance on her earthly plane. There is a communion that happens in the medicine wheel garden.

One sunny day I was tending to the plants and I saw something I didn't recognize or remember planting. It looked like a baby maple tree. "How did this get here?" It was in the East quadrant and definitely radiant in it's new beginning. And it was so cute! And it was also - I learned later - a baby chestnut tree that could grow half the size of a house!!

Apparently Squirrel found a chestnut and buried it deep in the ground and then...forgot about it, as squirrels often do. (Ever wonder why they're always digging so frantically in so many places? Amnesia.)

And now grows a tree. It wasn't planned, though the earth remembers it differently and as far as she's concerned, it's a seed - to be germinated, to rise through the soil and meet the sun.

It's similar to my own life. I plant seeds all over the place, authentically and sincerely. Then I forget about them. And the next thing I know, sowed experiences have blossomed into fruitful events.

It happened that way here on PulseWire and World Pulse. It started with a few words in the grocery line, "I want to write for this magazine!" And a few years later it's blossomed into a four-week inspired writing adventure that could lead to Who-Knows-Where?

And I'm so incredibly grateful to all the tenders of the World Pulse/PulseWire garden for planting wonderful seeds of inspiration. I felt that I would be missing an opportunity to honor the mission of WP if I didn't enter the application process because it was more than a 'contest', it was a calling. A seed was sprouted and I was asked to rise and meet my potential in unexpected ways.

Just as the medicine wheel is an ever growing integrated process, WorldPulse & PulseWire provided a new and inspired vision to express myself in new and authentic ways.

I extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt thank you.

I feel golden.

bd

Comments

noreens's picture

Very nicely said, bd. I

Very nicely said, bd. I never thought of VOF as a competition either. Even if we don't continue, we still can write and our voices will still be heard. And that is the beauty of World Pulse.

Noreen

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