Soil is Soul.

Natural gardening proposes soil is king.

Natural living proposes soul is king.

Soil is Soul. Thats how nature speaks to us.

Soil is soul

So what is the magic of good soil? One that grows things easily, with great quality and quantity. Soft, pliable and nutrient rich. That which hosts a number of supportive ‘bugs’ all of whom are working judiciously on supporting that which is growing in its environment.

Today we have two types of soil – interfered soil and non interfered soil. Interfered soil is that in which man has decided he knows best and seeks to create something commercially viable. Of course there are degrees of interference – some farm through organic interference and others through intensive means.

Loosely considered the father of Natural farming: Masanobu Fukuoka was a proponent of ‘do-nothing’ farming. A philosopher and a farmer he was able to maximise productivity through his observation of the perfection of nature.

So natural farming/LIVING involves engagement and assistance over interference. It recognises the need to understand how life works, what it comprises.

In the case of soils, how different ones respond in different ways, each producing its own incredible plethora of flora in turn attracting its special fauna.

Forest soil is the most fertile. Thats mostly because there is very little human interference. It is also because there is a wide variety and multi layered growth. Every part of the forest floor is used. Ground cover, weeds, bushes, plants, creepers, trees, all exist in the forest. Light is harvested to the maximum, it is completely absorbed by whatever can be grown. A dynamic combination of growth coexist, supplement and support each other. Seeds engage with soil and have the opportunity to germinate and grow and bloom and fruit.
This incredible diversity pulls out the maximum from the soil only to give back to it a multiverse of potential and power packed leaves. Through natural processes(composting) they create even more nutrient rich and power packed soil; feeding back to the tree what it needs. This incredible natural cycle supports the existence of not only amazing plant growth but a number of interdependent species as well — each of which come from the soil and end up by giving back to the soil.

Our soul is the same. Continue reading

Compost your life away…

Sitting down in a meadow one day a gush of wind blew my way. It brought with it a refreshing and cooling feeling and a bunch of leaves that were shaken lose.

As I sat there I saw the cushion these leaves made on the ground. They floated down one by one and they gathered at the base of the tree’s mound. I smiled and thought with glee “oh wow – thats the softest carpet going around”.

I went up to the tree and just lightly hugged it a bit and the soft leaves some crunchy and others just melted with my weight.

And thats when the tree spoke to me and said you are just like me. Here I stand big and tall. Easily growing leaves and letting go of those that no longer hold strong. I choose not to hold on to things that no longer serve me. For sometimes in letting go, is when they are of the best use to me.

So this is what I understood that day. I understood that the tree is so great and perfect and tall weathers every ‘weather’ and still stays strong. It goes through the winter and sheds all its leaves, and then comes spring and it happily grows a whole ‘treeful’ more. Change is constant in nature as we have all seen; and yet it is the one thing that we fight hard to allow and resist to the maximum.

Going even beyond, the leaves the tree lets go off, becomes its compost and merges back with its soil lifting it nourishing it nurturing it back to health and power; feeding it back to the roots of the tree making them deeper, stronger, potent so that the tree might grow higher, taller, bigger, better.

So the tree never loses in letting go, it only gains much much more.

Similarly, with every fear, resistance, blockage you let go off, it falls into your energetic space and converts through a potent form of transformation into a cannonball of energy that will push you on. So in the purest of senses there is no real letting go; just the allowing of transformative charge to take over and flood your life.

So compost your life. Shed your half baked leaves/emotions/thoughts, let them go and settle down into your core and from there allow them to transform into an incredible potent wisdom and power that you currently don’t know of.

Whoever you become, there will come a day when you will let go of that too till you are evolving deeper and deeper into a truer you.

Happy Earth week! ❤️

 

Thank you to you, that hurt me…

It matters not what someone has done to you — what matters is what do you do about it.

At some point you must consider that you are not a mistake in life — you are a creation of the perfect divine force and you have been created for a reason. So take a breath and stop for a moment and say; “I EXIST – and just the fact I exist, shows I was meant to exist — I am not a mistake in this otherwise divinely perfect world (which of course it is without human intervention). Therefore, if I exist in a divinely perfect world and I am a divinely perfect creation could it be possible that everything I have gone through and am going through is possibly divinely perfect too? So if every single event in my life has happened for a reason — whether someone has done any of the things listed above or worse — it has happened because it was meant to. Why has it happened so?

There are no general answers only specific ones completely related to your specific reason for existence.

Everything has happened because it was meant to. Depending on where you stand in your journey this statement might make complete sense or it may be the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard.

Anger may jump up and say; “that thing — that worst thing that happened to me, happened to me for a reason? NO thats not possible — it is ‘xyz’ fault and they are to blame. They are the worst kind of humans and they deserve to be punished”.

Maybe so;  Maybe they will be; maybe they won’t. That’s not for you to know.

You can spend your life focusing on their retribution or you could spend your life rehabilitating your own.That is what it comes down to.

What will you choose to do with your life and all the many complications it holds? Sometimes when we see ‘new age spirituality’ and it all talks of unicorns and angels and happy beings — we think its all gobbledygook. Well to those that have walked on their path of transformation it isn’t. The world looks clearer, more beautiful and easier than you could imagine while still standing on the side of anger and frustration and revenge.

The first thing is you take responsibility for everything that has happened and you may find yourself saying;

Let me consider — just consider that everything in my life has happened for a reason? Well, what was that reason? Why did/do I have to suffer like this? Why is there so much pain and confusion and hurt and anger and frustration and despair and grief logged into me? Why do these cloud my every day — and why is it that they don’t let go of me? Why is it I don’t let go of them? I can’t…I can’t find the strength or the ability to let go — I don’t know how — its just too much and its too hard — and no one would understand and there is no way I can open up myself — there is too much shame/guilt/pain/anger/hate. I will pretend yes thats what I will do — I will push all these bad emotions away so deep inside that they will never again see the light of day .No one can or will know this space inside. In fact you know what? I myself will soon forget what hides from the light”.

Enlightenment is a big word nowadays — so many seek it — unaware that what it really refers to. Bringing in more light into the shadows and darkness of your inner cave; everyday.

I know, I truly know what that feeling is like. It can be overwhelming, painful, unbearable, insane, confusing, lost at times; but if you stay on course it will certainly bring clarity, ease, peace, comfort, happiness and love.

So to each one that has hurt you — incident, experience, person, words, disease, or yourself — know they push you on to discover the truth of your SELF.

They bring out the feelings that we would otherwise hide and offer us an opportunity, a window to peek inside. They push us, encourage us, force us even; depending on how resistant we are to peek within.
It starts with a peek, once you take that step, the power of support, guidance, blessings will flood your path and you will be continuously encouraged on your every step.

It isn’t always a candy floss experience — some days are dark and some nights are heavy but continue to persevere and be the warrior to fight the battle that has arisen — between your own darkness and light.

You are here for a reason and one reason alone — to heal yourself and know the truth of your whole. So if you go off radar/direction you will find that the Universe will bring you back in line.

The tougher the lessons, the greater your strength and the more power you will have when you do decide to dive within.

BE real, be honest and allow the divine to take you into the ride of your life.

Then will come the day that you will surely say; “Thank you” to all the detractors that came your way.

Adios to the voice that says I am not enough…

Sometimes when we are working on our selves we come up against something big. Something about ourself, which is difficult for us to comprehend, that try as we might we might not be able to work through it. A part of us that says this is no longer a truth, it is no longer useful to me it needs to leave and I need to go beyond it.

I am someone who is very eager to work on self and make the changes and shifts required. I understand what truth is and so I am able to see that which stands in the way of it. Today, I face a part of me that I understand doesn’t serve me; but I can do nothing about. It just is what it is. I see how it affects my growth, I see how it stands in the way of my intentioned space of living and yet I know I can’t change it.

The many tools at my disposal, all the understanding, wisdom gained so far; none of it is going to shift this.

Thats when you realise that sometimes you can participate in the letting go; sometimes you can be part of the process and intend it and make those shifts and corrections within yourself.

Sometimes you have to just let go of letting go.

You recognise that space within you and you see it for what it is – you clearly and loudly announce to yourself; to that space within you that you see it – you have REAL EYESD/ realised (thanks eva) it.

Anger, frustration, grief all come up together tied up in knots; helplessness at this sudden force that seems such a wall that you don’t know what to do anymore and you have two choices. You can either give in and give that wall, that block, that untruth your power by admitting it is stronger than you and so you continue to pander to it. Or you can go beyond.

You can say well I’m not going to fight you anymore – I’m not going to accept you anymore – I am just going to carry on my day and lets just see what happens. I let go of fixing you and healing you and shifting you and changing you. The one thing I am clear though, is that I am not going to be run by you or in turn feed you.

Is this surrender?

If so, it feels good — it feels like I don’t need to be that part anymore, and I don’t need to fix that part anymore. I am choosing to carry on living my life with or without you; it matters not.

All this time I have pandered to your every desire and move, and now no longer shall it be my truth. So goodbye I detach from you and I live on. I trust there is more. I trust that life will take care of me and show me the deeper truth that lies within me. I have come to see beauty and life and peace and ease and sometimes you jump up to detract me from all of that and now I say enough. Thank you very much. Off I go; somedays you might still win; but I can safely say, that now I am way past you that held sway till today.