Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Planting peace gardens in our world.
This is the message that my spirit guides shared with me, and that I would like to pass on to you too- the more of us planting Shamanic Peace Gardens, the more peace in our world!
It is time to venture out into the world more. You need to involve yourself more with what is happening all over the globe, and not avoid hearing about events because of how it affects you. When you hear about something that is happening in the world that pains you to hear, instead of retreating and avoiding it, go deeper into the situation and plant shamanic peace gardens. Shamanic peace gardens will help to bring harmonious and beautiful life to the situation and to the people that are involved. As you are clearing away the debris over the Earth, you are also clearing away the debris of the situation. As you dig a hole in the Earth, you are digging deep into the situation to connect with it. As you plant a seed in the Earth, you are inserting a different kind of energy into the situation- one that will help to change, overcome, and to plant beauty and peace there. As you cover the garden with soil you are grounding and anchoring the situation with this new energy. As you water the garden over and over again, you are continuously nurturing and loving the people and situation.
To plant shamanic peace gardens, you visualize yourself at the situation, then move through the process of planting a garden:
First, clear the soil, clearing away any debris over the soil.
Next, dig a hole.
Then place seeds into the hole.
Finally, cover the seeds with soil and water the peace garden.
Return to the peace garden every time that you hear or think about the situation, and pour loving water onto the peace garden to help the peace, love and beauty to continuously grow.
This shamanic peace garden visualization can be done during a shamanic journey but it is actually meant to be done during moments of ordinary reality when you are occupied with day to day activities. If you overhear a tragic news report, instead of turning the channel, you can consider to fully listen, feel all the feelings that are brought up, and then see yourself going to the location and planting a peace garden. This takes shamanic practice out into the world! Also, when you stay with your feelings, and in that moment of intensity, employ that intensity to energetically support the peace garden, and thus the situation, there is greater power behind your loving action, and greater power for transforming your emotions. I was so relieved to receive this practice. I have felt guilty for years about avoiding current events and the news, but I felt it was necessary for self-care, as I would have nightmares and constant ruminations about the suffering in the world. I figured my own suffering was not helping anyone, so better to spread joy in the world by feeling joyful inside myself. But this solution never felt quite right—I was, in effect, bypassing life and my feelings over and over again.
Now with the shamanic peace gardens practice, I can engage the world fully, protect myself by being in the energy of the peace gardens, and help to bring the energy of life, love, and beauty to the places and people in the world who greatly need it. The magic in this practice is to continuously revisit your peace gardens when you think or hear about the people or events that inspired you to plant the peace garden. Practices are most effective when repeated—the energy grows and grows, just like your beautiful peace gardens over time!