If you have been following along I’ve talked a little bit about how nature is healing. How it was designed to heal us and assist us in our search for perfect balance. But, what if you can not get into nature. The answer is to create your own natural environment. Create a garden for your health.
Just like being out in nature, gardening can heal you both mentally, and physically. Many of you live in the city and can’t always get into nature. However you can bring nature to you through a garden. Even a couple of potted plants can help to heal you.
Studies have shown that patients in the hospital recover on average, one full day faster when allowed in a garden setting versus those patients who stayed in their rooms. This healing effect was even noticeable when the patient had a view of nature versus looking at a wall. It’s pretty obvious that gardens, like nature, have healing powers. If you can get outdoors you will heal faster.
When you are in a garden you are healing your body and mind. When you are working in the garden you are exercising while healing your body and your mind. The minute you plant a seed you have developed a connection to that plant. Just like a baby, your new plant needs you to guide it until it can survive on its own. Plants, like your children, need a little help at first. If you guide them while they are young, give them nourishment and love, they will give back in abundance when they are on their own.
This simple process of nurturing plants greatly benefits your mental health. It makes you feel alive and full of purpose. It gives you a reason to wake up everyday. Even on bad days when the world is crashing down on you, the minute you walk into your garden, the challenges and stress of life seem to evaporate. It’s like magic.
Growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables is also very fulfilling. I can think of nothing I like better than picking a tomato off of the vine and eating it. They just taste better when they are home grown and fresh. You also get the awesome feeling of accomplishment for creating and nurturing life. The plant you loved and cared for will give back in an over abundance of food or flowers. Which brings with it an abundance of happy feelings. That’s how the universe is designed. When you give freely, you will always get back in abundance, and that abundance will make you feel happy. Here is a little gardening hack:
Always pick your fruit and vegetables in the morning. I swear they have more flavor than late day harvested foods. I have my own theories why this is and maybe in my next book I’ll fill ya in on that secret. Stay tuned.
There is no better way to achieve a sense of self worth than planting a seed and watching it grow, giving it some love and nutrients along the way, then harvesting the food, or just enjoying the flowers. You get an amazing sense of accomplishment. It’s a major boost to your ego and it definitely gets your endorphins flowing.
Click on the photo, or link above 👆 to check out my healing through nature booklets on amazon. Simple easy ways to make your body, mind, and life a little healthier.
Get… Balanced By Nature without trying.