Life is like a garden…

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LIFE IS LIKE A GARDEN…     

by Aliana Alani ©2018

 

LIFE IS LIKE A GARDEN. Granted we don’t always see it that way but if you think about it, really think about it – it is. So look around you. What do you see?

If it’s a garden in your yard, you might see blooming flowers, unless of course it’s the beginning of Spring in which case you may be looking at dead grass and last year’s we’ve-lost-all-our-glow autumn leaves. However, you might also see a fledgling little popup of green here or there, which is good news, because those would be the bulbs you planted last fall now getting ready to burst upon the scene with much desired vibrant colour. The thought of which makes a person smile. It’s got to. Who doesn’t love colour after a long white winter?

And if it’s the garden of your yard, you know that all there is to do is get out there with that rake, scoop up all those dead leaves, turn over the soil in those flower beds, and yup, plant a few flowers. And then, voilà, you have yourself a beauteous landscape of a backyard, guaranteed to touch your heart, and garner admiration from your neighbours all summer long.

Now – If it’s the garden of your life and all you see around you is dead grass, then you have a bit of work to do. Dead grass in your personal garden is a wakeup call. For just like your backyard garden needs a little TLC now and then (that’s tender loving care for those of you who might not remember), so does the garden of your life.

Dead grass brings with it questions. The obvious one being – where is the life? That’s a question bordering on the existential which could take you forever to answer if you’re not careful so give yourself permission to hear the sound bite version! And then we have – how long has it been since you’ve seeded it with dreams of possibility? Those are the Yes I Can dreams you’ve held close to your heart for so long. How long since you’ve watered your life with love? If you’re having trouble locating the watering can then you’ve got your answer to that one. If there’s a lot of dead grass then chances are you’ve either ignored your garden, perhaps completely, or fed it consciously or not with thoughts of anguish, doubt, or despair. Oh dear.

Your opportunity, should you choose to accept it, is to cast an eye (two if you’re feeling really brave) around the garden of your life and see what you find. If it’s an endless field of dead stuff, then ask yourself why. The next course of action is obviously the rake, the shovel, or the rototiller. But before you go using the rototiller, we should probably talk.

More Life is a Garden thoughts to come, so tune in again!

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HAPPY GARDENING!

 

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I wish you happiness and joy in 2017.

May your fondest dreams come true. May love always light your path. May your life be graced each day with peace. And may you dare to share the gifts divinely given to help heal and prosper this world.

 

Be a light unto yourself.
Be a light for us all.

HAPPY 2017!

Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays

 

For those of you who celebrate this time of year – may the true spirit of Christmas fill your hearts and grace your days during this special time.  May laughter, joy, and magic ring throughout each moment. And whether your Christmas is ringed with winter white or island palms, may love and harmony prevail.

 

 

To all in this beautiful often fragile world – I wish you great joy, unending peace, and a life filled with kindness and love.

May your Christmas be merry. May your Holiday be bright.

 

Don’t forget…

TOMORROW IS SUNDAY!single red rose 3

That’s right, the LET’S MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE day. So if you’re new to this, come join the group. If you’ve been participating every Sunday, YAHOO, keep it up. Whichever it may be – make tomorrow, SUNDAY, a day of love. And if it feels right, chat it up. Click the share buttons below or on the WILL YOU JOIN ME? page above. Help make it all happen. Help it grow.

Spread the joy, send ripples of loving kindness wherever you can, let the love in your heart help gently heal our world. Though love is everywhere and a part of the fabric of everything, on the outer it’s been a week of sadness, sorrow and devastation for far too many.

So don’t hold back. Open your heart and let the love flow. Remember, this is unconditional love – compassionate – caring – a kind hand on a sobbing shoulder. This love asks nothing in return. It just is. Why? Because that’s who we truly are.

SO GO BE WHO YOU TRULY ARE. GO BE THE LOVE.

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Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.        Always will be.

 

Happy New Year

Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy New Year.

May 2016 bring you joy and delight in all that you are and do. May you create a magical journey for yourself, and dare to dream it into being. And may the threads of kindness and compassion grow within and throughout our world.

Let’s make 2016 the best yet in every way. And let’s love, more than we ever have – ourselves, our world, each other.

sydney 2016 new year'sThanks to the illustrious Sydney in the Land of Oz for creating, once again, what is to me the most spectacular New Year’s celebrations, and for whoever took this photograph.

 

 

A tiny update…

For those of you who are interested in the Templates from The Garden series of sacred geometry, I wanted to update you –

The templates DRUMBEATS, DANCING IN LOVE, & DANCING IN JOY have found their homes and so are no longer available for sale.

I am about to start a new template and will post some info on that within the next day or two once the door is opening.

Wishing you much joy.

For Your Consideration…

There are two new Templates from The Garden now available.

SERENITY

Size:  15” x 22” – on high-quality watercolour paper – done in gold, silver, light aqua, deep teal, and lime coloured pens

Focus:  to walk in The Garden of Life with a deep sense of calm and inner knowing, viewing all around from a place of peace – these are the qualities that SERENITY brings. To contemplate its beauty, meditate on its form and frequencies is to open a door to inner harmony, and indirectly, to contribute to the harmony of the world as well.

DANCING IN JOY

Size:  22” x 30” – on high-quality watercolour paper – done in gold, silver, copper, light aqua, deep teal, lime, and magenta-purple coloured pens

Focus:  to open to the pure joy of living, walking within The Garden of Life with a lightness of being, releasing the sorrows of the past, and allowing happiness to permeate all aspects of expression, both within and without so that joy becomes a way of life. These are the qualities and frequencies that DANCING IN JOY brings.

             *for those who might be interested – DANCING IN JOY was opened/created just prior to, during, and just after the Super Moon/Eclipse energies. Powerful times for a power template.

AS ALWAYS, the templates can be purchased either as artwork or from the perspective of being a Keeper of the focus and the power of its specific sacred geometry. The choice is yours.

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I no longer post images of the templates here so if you are interested in seeing a pdf of images of SERENITY and DANCING IN JOY, if you are keen to know more about them and to purchase one – email me, aliana at 22shangrila.com, mark ‘Templates’ on the subject section, and I’ll get right back to you.

Blessings and joy to you all.