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Lessons from My Garden: The Momentum of Enjoyment

Basil

Basil is a self-renewing form of deliciousness. The more you take, the more you get.

I love that about annual plants. Unlike perennials, they come into your world (grow in your garden) just once. So they give you their all.

Under decent conditions, an annual flower or herb will give and give and give.

A basil plant, for instance, will loyally deliver its part of your pesto. Again and again and again.

When a Garden Herb Really Delivers, You Can Taste It

That zesty physical enjoyment is such a human experience.

With basil or other fresh herbs, you smell it. You see it. Right there in your mouth you can taste it.

Not only can you watch your plant grow, not only delight in the beauty. A gardener learns how an herb becomes a renewable resource. And it goes right into your digestive system, mixing and mingling its flavors to enhance other ways that you are nourished by food.

A Renewable Resource, Different from Gratitude

Not that I would ever knock mere gratitude.

We gardeners know a lot about looking at our growing things with wonder and gratitude.

Basil

And if you also happen to be a plant empath, like me, you can even learn to do Skilled Empath Merge with your basil or other plants. What a joyful and educational experience!

Certainly every basil lover on earth can share in this form of simple, human herbal enjoyment: Go taste your basil.

When you go ahead and demand an interactive experience,  what you receive will be wonderful.

Like that, We Can Co-Create with God

In so many ways we can learn skills for co-creating with our favorite form of the Divine. And sometimes we will just improvise. Will gratitude follow?

So beautifully!

Wonder and gratitude result, of course. But maybe the best part is how our Divine connection is so renewable. Always renewable, no matter what.

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  1. 1
    Kira says:

    I don’t enjoy gardening, but I absolutely enjoy tasting basil!

    Love the connections you make between everyday life and deeper perception.

  2. 2
    Julie says:

    I love the smell and taste of basil. I don’t grow any herbs, but I do have a few flower plants in pots. Petunias, right now.

    It’s a thrill to see them go from being a tiny plant in a big pot, to being a plant that’s so big you can’t see the pot!

    Wonder and appreciation, indeed!

  3. 3
    Julie says:

    I think what I like about gardening is it’s such a direct way to see the results of care and attention given to something.

    What is done today shows in results tomorrow.

  4. 4

    Beautiful comments, KIRA and JULIE. Thank you.

  5. 5
    David B says:

    Thanks, Rose. Always a fresh take. (groan)

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    Dana20 says:

    Love this post! The last section especially resonated:

    “In so many ways we can learn skills for co-creating with our favorite form of the Divine. And sometimes we will just improvise. Will gratitude follow?

    So beautifully!

    Wonder and gratitude result, of course. But maybe the best part is how our Divine connection is so renewable. Always renewable, no matter what.”

    Gratitude and renewability, so wonderful!

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