When Eve, in the Garden of Eden, went against God’s wishes and ate the apple from the Tree of Life, which God had forbade her to do, she, Adam, and all of humanity were thrown out of Ede and cast into a world of deprivation and misery.
In Greek mythology, when Psyche went against the Gods’ wishes, and looked at Eros’ face, (her immortal lover), she was forced to roam the earth in suffering alone, banished from Eros’ presence.
With stories such as these ingrained in our culture and within ourselves, it is no wonder that we mistrust our desires. Psychologically, even if it is unconscious. Fear of where our desires will lead us lurks within our minds.
An objective view, however, show that going after what we want makes way for change and is an affirmative step toward evolution. Through honoring our desires we make changes to achieve them and leave behind outmoded ones that no longer serve us. The destiny of humanity is carved by wishes and dreams, so trusting the is something we should be conscious of in our everyday lives.
In terms of the paradigm of the Inner Garden, initial desire is the seed we wish to plant; eventually, the harvest of what we have grown is the fulfillment of that desire.
So the Inner Garden is within our hearts. It is the soil, or bed, in which we plant the seeds of our new wishes. As soon as we make conscious what we want, we confront Tabula Rasa — the blank slate of the future. Somehow, those tiny seeds must transform themselves into a cornucopia of abundance.
When we look toward the future, what do we say to ourselves? “That’s a sure bet. Can’t wait for it to happen!” Or, do we say, “Oh, probably that won’t happen.” If that is our state, we might as well be pouring poison rather than fertilizer on our soil.
Or, do we say, “Let’s see what happens”. Most of us think that that’s a savvy response and an intelligent approach to viewing the possibility in the future. But n all due respects, that implies a paradox. It may/may not obviously implies negation and that is a conditional state, which creates a split within our psyches and destroys the surety of the potential.
Or, we might say, “Oh if I get it, it will probably be terrible. “Be careful what you wish for” is common phrase, again implying disaster. With that perspective, when those tiny green shoots break the soils crust, we might as well be stomping on them.
The biggest stumbling block within ourselves is not making the connection between what we want in the world and what is true. There’s a disconnect between our desire and the future, and the possibility of being able to feel sure about it. The belief that we can be certain defies the common phrase so often repeated today: “You never know”.
Give your Inner Garden unconditional nurturance in the following ways: 1) Water: staying emotionally connected to your desire; 2) Sunlight: believing in your destiny; 3) Air: thinking of the future as a growing process; 4) Rich soil: clearing out all negativity that would impede or be destructive to that growth.
Use your mind like a beam of light: focus on the positive fruition of your labors.
Be guardians of your futures, your own Inner Gardens, by giving unconditional nurturance to all your wishes and dreams.


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