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John Stuart Leslie holds a master's degree in Landscape Architecture and has been a landscape designer and contractor since 1982. He created http://www.mysacredgarden.com to show how gardens and nature can develop our connection to spirit through meaning, symbol and wisdom. Sign up for the Growing Your Soul Newsletter and receive two free Ebooks, Feng Shui in the Garden and The Secret Garden. Go to http://mysacredgarden.com/newsletter-membership-is-free.html to sign up.

Things Change in the Garden

Garden and nature related quotes always have profound meaning to me, hence my sharing. It is good to have a garden to visit and ponder such quotes. Take this one for instance:

“There is a little plant called reverence in the corner of my soul’s garden, which I love to have watered once a week” —  Oliver Wendell Holmes

What if your garden was your soul? What if you revered your garden and all it means to you as sacred space? The impact of that quote brings personal relevance and allows you to experience the feeling behind the wisdom.

I water my garden more often that once a week. In fact, I don’t actually do the watering – having an automatic irrigation system. I do however, often go over and watch when I hear the system turn on. I like to experience what it may be like for the plants and soil to receive the watering. Almost like a feeding or type of cleansing.

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Anastasia Russian Spiritual Gardener

Anastasia is the name of a special woman who lives in the forest of Siberia and who through the author Vladimir Megre, manifests her visions and dreams for humanity through a series of books. Her remarkable insights, power and genuineness reveal the truths contained in ancient knowledge that have been hidden or disguised throughout history.

In the book you are going to write, Vladimir, there will be unobtrusive combinations, formulations made up of letters, and they will arouse in the majority of people good and radiant feelings… capable of overcoming ailments of body and soul, and will facilitate the birth of a new awareness inherent in people of the future.  Believe me, Vladimir, this is not mysticism – it is in accord with the laws of the Universe.

– Anastasia

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5 Great Tips for Making Your Yard into a Lush Paradise

Who doesn’t want their yard to be a lush paradise? Many people dream about going on vacation to a tropical paradise where the vegetation is naturally lush. Some people dream about retiring and living on a tropical island in the Caribbean or Hawaii. But why wait till you go on vacation or retire? Why not create your own paradise now in your own yard? Well, you may say, sure, but not clear about how to go about creating one.

One person’s idea of paradise may not be the same as another. For instance, you may have grown up in the mountains among pine trees and lakes and your idea of paradise is to reclaim that feeling you had when you were a child and had no cares or worries.

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The Secret Garden: The Book and its Spiritual Meaning

The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett written in 1911 provides a good source for anyone wanting to learn how a garden can transform one’s life. It is overflowing with metaphors and symbolism that teach lessons of spiritual growth and healing by paralleling the lives of its characters with the ‘life’ of The Secret Garden.

The characters are wrought with childhood wounds, suffering neglect, abandonment and otherwise emotionally discarded. Feeling unloved by their parents and no friends with whom to find comfort, they become bitter, ungrateful and very selfish. Thus the emotional state of many a human throughout the world. These emotional wounds eventually become the deep-seated fears believed true and which shape our thoughts of ourselves and factor into our behaviors. They are secret thoughts, hidden in our subconscious.

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