Planting a Garden

Trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to

touch the sky. For these reasons it is natural to feel that if we could only read their silent

riddle rightly we should learn some secret vital to our own lives”

Kim Taplin, Tongues in Trees

 

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? –

Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

 

Friends, let’s plant a garden together—a global garden of Love and Light – a welcoming sanctuary for all.

We invite members of our community to choose a tree or shrub to plant either in a garden, or indoors to tend in a pot (read about the suggested Planting ritual here.) Planting with shared intention is a way for each of us to create and foster a space of Love that expresses our global interconnectedness and links us into the larger planetary Garden of Love.

When we expand the sacred spaces within and around us we contribute to the vitality and well-being of the whole – the wider Garden of beings—and assist in manifesting its sacredness. As we plant and tend our individual gardens, we recognize that each of us is like a tree rooted both in Heaven and on earth, a tree that flowers and bears fruit here on Earth. The trees, shrubs, vegetables, cactuses we plant and tend in our different parts of the world can become potent outward representations of the inner Life that serves and sustains us, affirming us as a diverse yet unified planetary garden of souls.

 

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If we are in rhythm with nature, we are in rhythm with ourselves [and each other]

Micah Hobbes Frazier

 

This year the 2025 Initiative will focus on practical aspects of Soul living linking Heaven and Earth in sacred marriage expressed through our conscious living on the individual, group and planetary levels.

We learn from plants how to maintain the rhythm of life cycles, becoming more conscious gardeners of our own lives. In this journey we are learning the art and craft of living as grounded souls, maintaining the flow of soul energy, manifesting it through fruits of our deeds and offering them to all we meet.

Gardens also invite us to quieten down, to live sustainably, to listen and to hear. As the noise of the world’s chaos increases, we can choose to tune in more deeply to the instruction of silence and to the revitalizing language of plants and Mother Earth. As we tune inward we start hearing the sounds of universal circulation learning to hear and understand the Divine Plan.

Those who hear the sound of the Plan have a responsibility to voice it for others in as clear and consistent a way as possible. The expressed tune of Real is like ‘air for humanity’, produced by us through a kind of ‘photosynthesis of radiant living’.

We recognize the limitations of words and mental constructs and seek to find the most universal concepts and symbols that transcend the differences of our many cultures and traditions, seeking to reveal all that we have in common.

Humanity is facing new global challenges that bring us all to “uncharted territory”. We recognize that together with the entire humanity the World Group is undergoing rapid transformation and that with this there comes a call to step up to the next level of responsibility and responsiveness. The role of the World Group is to hold the Vision of the Plan steady and with focused intention.

Those who hear the sound of the Plan have a responsibility to voice it for others in as clear and consistent a way as possible. The expressed tune of Real is like ‘air for humanity’, produced by us through a kind of ‘photosynthesis of radiant living’.

We recognize the limitations of words and mental constructs and seek to find the most universal concepts and symbols that transcend the differences of our many cultures and traditions, seeking to reveal all that we have in common.

Humanity is facing new global challenges that bring us all to “uncharted territory”. We recognize that together with the entire humanity the World Group is undergoing rapid transformation and that with this there comes a call to step up to the next level of responsibility and responsiveness. The role of the World Group is to hold the Vision of the Plan steady and with focused intention.

We look forward to our next chapter of working together.