Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Create Your Own Nourishment

A few years ago, I went to a psychic. At one point during the reading, my grandfather's energy entered the space. The psychic said that he appeared to be standing over a gas stove, cooking soup in a large pot. He wanted to tell me something - something for me to remember when I feel lost or alone. He said, "Create your own nourishment."

I know this sounds a little woo-woo to some of you, but it was a wonderfully insightful reading that helped me quite a bit at the time. My grandfather's words have always stayed with me. This week has been a particularly hellish week. My brother is dead and I seem to be putting out little fires every time I turn a corner.

In an effort to stay sane and grounded, I've been working in my garden. I take my shoes off and feel the earth support my body. I tend to little plants and listen to little animals. I create my own nourishment. I weed. I harvest. I breathe. And I let the tears come.

The photos above were taken by me in my garden.


Connie said...

It's a good place to hold the wolves at bay. I wish I was there to help you through this.

Wendy said...

And you write, sharing nourishment with us. Thank you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry.
I too find gardening to be soothing. You concentrate on what you are doing , with your hands and smelling the earth and hearing the sounds of nature all around you .. it is all comforting.
I also find it comforting to see my loved one, when he was in that garden and how happy he was and how much he enjoyed being there .. it is a small comfort but we take them whenever we find them :)
much love