any gardener will tell you that tending plants can teach you many, many lessons that you can translate to your everyday life. to be observant, to try to anticipate problems before they occur, how to deal with problems and come up with creative solutions… gardening teaches you about patience, timing, action, etc…
however, when i look at my cacti and succulents i keep in my home, i remember the valuable lessons that they have taught me unlike any plant i have kept in my summer garden.
that, sometimes, to be nurturing, to be a real caretaker, means letting things be. the lesson that omission is an action. inaction is an action. withholding water, letting the plant sit in its dry soil, letting it search for the few drops of moisture it wants, is better than regular “care” and watering, like other plants need. the succulent leaves seem full to bursting with water, dark green and happy with life, but that is only when i care for them by “not” caring for them.
makes me pause and think about how adaptable we have to be in our approaches to love and interpersonal relationships. not everyone needs the same kind of “care” to bloom and be healthy… we are all programmed to need different kinds of care… in varying amounts…
Bury crystals in your garden to promote healthy plants for the coming year. You’ll be amazed at how lovely they’ll grow with quartz energy flowing through the soil for nutrients and healing. If you don’t have a full garden, place some quartz in the soil of potted plants.
To Turn the Tiniest Indoor or Balcony Plant Display into a Garden of Power and Healing
You will need:
Six small moss or tree (dendritic) agate crystals, jade, amethyst, or green glass beads
Leave the crystals open from early morning to noon, saying: “Be filled with power, be filled with light, that you will grow in loving might, though small my garden, hardly land, in nature’s richness I do stand.”
Plant a small crystal in your favorite five plants, repeating the spell words. Save the sixth crystal.
Whenever you water your plants, use water in which you have soaked the sixth crystal overnight. Remove the crystal afterwards and leave it whee light will shine on it.
- “1001 Spells: The Complete Book Of Spells For Every Purpose,” by Cassandra Eason