Chaos, Gardening, and Divine Timing
I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. Spring has sprung as the saying goes, and I’ve been caught up in the renewal of life. It’s glorious to see all the plants, animals, and insects reviving and going about the business of creating anew. Moreover, gardening is a form of meditation for me. It allows me to be quiet and hear my thoughts and to tap into the energy of the universe.
Most recently I’ve attempted to tackle my collection of outdoor pots and planters. It has taken me almost a year of being in my new residence to gain order, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve known that I wanted to change the way things looked for a long time now. When I moved, I basically set the plants and planters down in my backyard simply to have somewhere to put them until I had time to get back around to them. Of course life, as it often does, had other plans for me and aside from watering the plants to keep them alive, I didn’t spend much time figuring out what to do with them. This spring, all of that changed. Suddenly I had inspiration (remember, that is my word for 2019!) and I could see bits and pieces of how things could look and what I needed to change. I was thinking outside the box and I was filled with ideas for redesigning and repurposing old items to fit my new vision. The results have been wonderful! I’ve installed several new planters and some more permanent features such as bricks and pavers, and I’m thrilled with how they look. Not only do they fill me with joy when I look at them, but I also enjoyed reconnecting with the Earth by getting my hands in the dirt and creating these plant combinations.
My mother was visiting prior to my creative steak and commented on how many plants I had in and around my area (mainly scattered on my back deck). I responded that I had a plan and not to worry about it. Let’s just say she seemed skeptical. However, after two days of hard work, the results speak for themselves. There is still more to go, but I can see the next steps now. As I texted photos of all I had done over the weekend to my mother, I also sent a text saying “I keep telling you I have a vision. It sometimes just takes a while to get it all worked out.” It reminded me that the Universe works this way as well. There is always a master plan waiting to unfold! We don’t necessarily see where things are headed, and we frequently get impatient waiting for events to occur, but when the time is right it all comes together and the plan is revealed. We may only be given a small part of the plan, but that part feels infinitely right and timely. We also frequently know the next steps to take even if we are unsure where those steps will ultimately lead. It’s a matter of trust and faith to follow them, but when we do the reward is great.
As pleased as I was to create a beautiful and peaceful outdoor space for myself, I’m even more grateful for the reminder from the Universe about divine timing. Hopefully my experience will resonate with you and help to serve as a reminder for you as well. In the interim, may you enjoy your springtime as much as I have, and may it bring you much happiness!