A garden thoughtfully designed can become sacred, connecting you with
Spirit and the divine.
The feeling of being in personal sanctuary - where you
go for peace, solace, safety and comfort for your body, mind, and spirit.
Conventional gardens are often functional, yet aesthetic creations, but may lack symbolic elements that can
make them deeply meaningful to you on a personal and spiritual level. You can take your garden to a higher
level by adding the right spiritual elements.
Here you will find valuable information, insight, advice, wisdom and
resources different than most garden related sites. The topics and articles are thought provoking
yet very useful and practical whether you do it yourself or looking to hire a professional in your garden
and landscape endeavors - but with the premise that gardens are a portal to the sacred, to
Spirit, and as sanctuaries that renew your soul and connect you with Nature and the
Gardens Have Great Design
What makes a great garden so visually captivating is
the thought that went into the design. When you look beyond just an abundance of colorful flowers
that catches your eye or a sculpture strategically placed with just the right proportion so that it
looks like it "belongs" there -- you will see the designer's hand at work. The benefits of a garden are well known, but the unseen spiritual benefits
can be tapped when a garden is designed to evoke feelings that go beyond its physical
Garden statuary reminds us of what the statue symbolizes and what
is important in our lives
statues and other manmade objects in the garden serve to manifest the essence of
what that object symbolizes.
Placing a Buddha in a Sacred Garden could be for
the purpose of reminding us to be compassionate, or to be kind, or to further the
illumination of our souls and the souls of others we meet.
A garden is most enhanced by being mindful of
focal points which can often symbolize the sacredness of the space. Symbolism is
powerful and triggers the mind to form connections between the object and the
essence of the meaning.
Statuary may use metaphor to convey special
meaning or as an archetypal figure such as Gnomes, Faeries and Elves that suggest
the garden is enchanted. In this way, statuary becomes a tool to make a garden
Nature Provides a Key
When we recognize geometric shapes and
patterns in Nature, we make a connection to the sacred cosmic order of the
Universe manifested in form.
Sacred geometry when seen in nature inspires us to
continue pondering the meaning of our mandalas and other artful expressions of the
secret spiritual blueprint hidden behind these sacred symbols.
The harder it is to understand, the more sacred it
becomes, beckoning our consciousness to awaken to a profound discovery just beneath
the surface of our perception. We believe we can unlock these mysteries using a key
found in our intellect but fail to realize there is no lock and there is no
forms in nature are created like the ripples of a
pebble tossed into a pond creating a
perfect pattern of concentric circles that reminds us of something larger than
the pond. Waves are like thoughts emanating from our minds. If only our
thoughts could be as peaceful as the perfection of the ripples on a
pond. As the ripple subsides, so do our thoughts, arriving
once again at the peaceful center of
Feelings evoked from a
garden are sometimes hard to describe
Some aspects of
design are self explanatory. The intended resultant effect of a
design idea can be put into words and sometimes
conceptually illustrated graphically but that certain
intangible quality of beauty unique to one's own feelings and
perceptions cannot be obtained given step by step instructions.
Sometimes its better to not ask "What does it mean"?