By Mystic Trish
As the days grow shorter and the sun slips lower on the
horizon what are your thoughts?
What did you plant in your personal garden last spring? Did
it bear any fruit? Did you weed it? Did you fertilize it? Is it an annual that
must be replanted every year or a perennial that will be there year after year
as long as you tend to it?
Last Spring I planted seeds for a new beginning. This Autumn
I am harvesting the fruit of that planting. I have found that going back to
basics really works. I planted with the intent to change my life and I did.
With my intent, with my words, with my work, I am harvesting with gratitude.
The balance of life is where we find our happiness and
prosperity. The wheel of life goes up and down from light to dark and back
again. We move in a spiral dance year after year, each one of us with our new
beginnings and endings.
Is your spring planting metaphorical? We tend to be a rather
practical people. We want to know exactly what the return on our investment
will be. Is it really worth it to do all that work and have little to show for
it, will the return be worth the hard work?
What do we do when there is not a plentiful harvest, even
when we try our best to tend to our little garden of life? We look to see why?
That’s what we do. Was there a problem with the weather? An insect invasion?
Poor soil? Did we offend the Gods in some way?
No, we didn’t offend the Gods, if our harvest is poor we
need to look to ourselves. How did we handle our personal garden? How are we
handling our larger garden called planet Earth.
Have we polluted it so much that we are killing our fellow
earthlings... Bees, fish and so forth? Or did we just not pay attention. We
need to live in balance and harmony with the world around us. What grows and
blooms in the spring will not grow and bloom in the autumn.
Are we in balance? Remember September 22 is Autumn Equinox,
a day of perfect balance of light and dark. Are we showing gratitude for our
prosperity? The opposite of pros-perity is scarcity, and we’ve had plenty of
that in recent years.
When I think of prosperity I think of gratitude, how can you
have one without the other? So let’s be grateful for the balance that has been
How do you express your gratitude for all the wonderful
things you have in your life? The harvest festivals we all celebrate in one
form or another are expressions of gratitude.
We all have troubles in our life but we all have something
to be grateful for as well. Whenever I start complaining about some appliance
in my house needing to be repaired, my children will remind me that what I’m
complaining about is such a “First-World Problem,” and they are right. It is a
First World Problem.
I am grateful to be living in this first-world country in
spite of all of its faults. We still have the right to complain about it. Yes
someone is probably listening to us complain, but we can complain and vote
someone out of office. Or not buy a product when we don’t agree with that
corporation’s beliefs or actions.
There are several houses in my neighborhood that are being
remodeled. This is a sign of prosperity, for this I am grateful. As are all the
construction workers who are now employed. The other side of this is my
first-world complaining about the noise of jackhammers. It disturbs my peaceful
garden. My large amethyst started screaming from the back garden when they were
tearing down most of the house behind me. I keep going out into my garden early
in the morning and in the evening and repeating the same words, “peace and
healing” as a mantra.
Prosperity comes in all forms. Some people have prosperity
of wealth — that is the usual form of prosperity that comes to mind. While
other people have a prosperity of talent they can share with the world. The
talent might be singing or painting or writing. This is part of the prosperity
that is unique to human beings.
The ability to find a form of expressing thoughts and ideas,
of expressing human emotions, is truly a form abundance of the heart and mind.
An overflowing of the fullness of what it is to be human. And it is the human
expression of gratitude that we should all be focusing on at this time.
Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over
30 years’ experience in Intuitive Counseling, Crystal Healing, Tarot,
Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. Contact her at Mystictrish@cox.net