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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Thursday, 9 April 2009

something I read....very profound thoughts from 4am this morning...

CALENDULA - otherwise known as Pot Marigold, growing in my garden. Used as a companion plant... according to Jekka, these gorgeous yellow flowers are Shakespeare's Merry Buds..

I have quite a collection of 'The Organic Gardener', an Australian magazine that is printed every two months... sometimes I grab an old copy and read at night... last night, something jumped from the page that I was reading, it made alot of sense to me in more ways than one.

written by Paul Bennett, a pioneer of the organic movement in Australia

he talks about organic gardening being an essential 'survival technique' for the human race:

"collectively, the home gardens and small holdings of the world amount to billions of acres. If organically managed, their contributions to the stability of eco-systems and the quality of our food and life could be enormous"

from a backyard garden to those tomatoes & cucumbers grown in pots on our balcony.... if done organically, in our own little way we are helping Earth.. it all adds up to those billions of acres.

this line of thought.. is so relevant to more than organic gardening - it got me thinking of how many of you are praying for or keeping Paul in your thoughts and even lighting candles... each gesture adds up to a huge ball of love... SO my theory is, if each of us concentrates on sending only love, light and positive thoughts out, then it must have a huge effect on the whole of Earth, don't you think? And not just the people on Earth but Earth herself.. seeing we are one with Earth, then She must absorb all thoughts and actions too..... Maybe that has been said before by others, I don't know but at 4am this morning it had a huge impact on me.

I am off on a bike ride this easter weekend, riding with our Harley group down to the Snowy Mountains... so to each of you I wish a blessed weekend, 'whatever you celebrate' xo

and yet another quote that I love: "a vision without a task is but a dream. a task without a vision is drudgery, but a vision with a task is the hope of the world" ~ inscription on a church in Sussex, England. 1730

18 comments:

Deedee said...

Awesome quote, Robyn! It is absolutely true, a vision must have a task and vice versa. Happy Easter!

Janet said...

I love this post and I couldn't agree more! When we dwell on negative things we're only pulling negativity into our lives. It's so much easier to be happy and think good thoughts. I love you for writing this!!

Tori said...

I love it when things just hit me like that! They are usually the most life changing revelations, too.

I love your idea. It makes a lot of sense. Many small things eventually add up, whether it be love or gardens. <3

gemma said...

Yes...Home gardeners will do our part to contribute to the harmony of the earth.
xx
Have a beautiful weekend.

Strawberry Girl said...

I too have felt that if we all send out love then the earth and our hearts can be healed. :o)

Wendy said...

Interesting! Have a blast on your Easter holiday.

Winterwood said...

have a lovely time out there on the open road!

linda may said...

G'Day
Just dropped by to see whatchaupta.I did a post about something similar a while back, except my version of organic gardening is not as strict as others. What grandma and grandpa did was look after the earth as a matter of course and not because it was a trendy thing to do like it is now. It was a means to an end, the modern world seems to have forgotten about its importance in the scheme of providing for today's consumer society.
Have a good weekend on the bike. I still have not managed to get on one here but now, at least I have intent. That is an improvement eh?

Sorrow said...

Maybe some one else said it once before, but it is still a powerful thought and a gentle reminder to live mindfully!
have a wonderful weekend, Today begins passover here, so with open heart i say Shalom.

Billie Jane said...

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." African proverb. We are all with you on this one!

Serena said...

makes perfect sense to me ~ :)

Ruth said...

Yes it's true Robyn - if we all tend our own little patch then it all adds up!

Angela said...

Those are very profound thoughts! So important and so true.

Kathryn Knoll said...

You will see, in time, how very important these billions of acres of potted plant gardens and organic seed beds of awesome life really are to our world. And all the prayers we offer a luminous quilt of light to wrap our world and each other in as we prepare for our awakening time!

Pam said...

Snowy mountains - how wonderful! Your garden would be wonderful Robyn, I just know it. I pray Paul gains strength and good health every day, and say little prayers when I garden.As the plants respond to nurturing and positivity, so do our thoughts and wishes for others.I am sure there's a ripple effect of light,care, and warmth that can only do good and help heal.I trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter. xxxxx

Flossy said...

Where have you been? Where have I been?

So glad I have found you again :)

Hope you had a beautiful Easter xx

Sorrow said...

Just popped in to see how your bike ride went!
(((((HUGS))))))

Genie Sea said...

Just stopped by to give you HUGS! :)