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