Reclaiming Your Forgotten Healing Garden
by Ada Porat
We are a mysterious species of extremes and contradictions. It has been said that we are capable of dreaming the most beautiful dreams while harboring the darkest nightmares.
In the last 100 years we have mastered the secrets of matter, conception, life and death. We are capable of redesigning our genetic code, customizing weather patterns and creating new forms of life – powers historically left to God and nature.
And yet, the irony is that despite miraculous technologies, families are still destroyed by reventable disease, malnutrition, and epidemics. Despite the most sophisticated understanding of peace, we still perpetrate the horrors of war, induced famine and senseless acts of hate.
We may discover that it is precisely the context of these extremes that compels us to search for unity in our world and to find a sense of meaning. We are yearning for a deeper understanding of life and the part we have come to play in it.
This search for meaning draws us inward, away from the hustle and bustle of external life. Once we start the journey to find truth within, miracles can start to unfold. The secrets of living a meaningful life are indeed hidden in the heart, where they often lie forgotten, like an abandoned garden waiting to be rediscovered.
By doing the work of reclaiming the inner beauty of that forgotten garden, peace is restored within us. And as we start making peace with ourselves, our external conflicts shift as well. As we change our inner perspective on life, the things around us change as well. As Wayne Dyer says, when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at, change!
The Creator appointed human beings as custodians of this beautiful planet. In each of us resides the power to create our world as an abundant garden, lush and beautiful.
We can – and must – indeed reach out to bring healing to the Earth.
Like a journey of a thousand miles, the first step starts within each one of us. The Hermetic teachings of Thoth show how the nature of the Divine is reflected in everything: as above, so below; and as within, so without. As we reclaim our connection to the Divine, the effects will radiate out from us to benefit Mother Earth as well. What a great incentive for doing our inner work.
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