“A garden is a grand teacher, it teaches patience and careful watchfulness, it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”
[Gertrude Jekyll]

For those of us who make gardening a spiritual practice, you know the truth of these words. Gardens are about living, growing, and changing worlds, in which we too can evolve.
“How much time, creative energy, and emotion do we expend resisting change because we assume growth must always be painful?” Sarah Ban Breathnach writes in Simple Abundance.
“When we commit to nurturing our authentic selves, people close to us are going to start noticing that changes are taking place. This is the season when growth in the garden, which has been gradual, now accelerates….. into the journey toward Wholeness.”

I do not recognize the flower I am becoming, but I am blessed to see it grow and bear seeds.