I have actually done a great deal of gardening here-- a major challenge for a stateside gardener. Unimaginable numbers and frequencies of plant diseases. I remember how proud I was of my heritage foot long cucumbers. Wonderful success first generation. Second generation soil diseases. Never to be grown again. But I did learn a lot and have good experiences to fall back on. My learning to work with nature has been somewhat painful, but I have learned, and the learning has generalized to ME. I have become much more patient with myself and my own natural processes than I have ever been. And this is essential for working through my CSA issues. Nature has taught me a great deal about myself. I feel much more harmonious in my thinking than ever. I watch myself with my thinking processes, realize they are immature, and am satisfied with the waiting while they have an opportunity to mature. Massive change for me--shifting from negative to positive, from fear to love. At 64, the shift is just now coming on. In fact, I have just become aware of this shifting in the last 24 hours. This is as spiritual as it gets for me. I never feel separate from non-physical energy and experience it most easily in my imagination(knowing) and with nature. Communicating with plants has been natural and easy for me. I have not focused on communicating so much with animals, however, now that I type this, I will ponder it.
Thanks for inspiring this participation for me. It feels good.