I know, it's been some time since I wrote a blog. I've been in a place where many creative people find themselves - lost, blocked and questioning. Things for One Garden were not coming together as I had hoped, so like a disappointed and frustrated child, I withdrew to the bush to sort it out.
Over the past few months, I have been walking in the bush, sometimes screaming at god for letting me down (untrue of course), for giving me such a big job to do without a road map (untrue too, I always have a road map through my passions and desires). I turned over stones looking for answer - what was I doing wrong? But, did I really want the answer? No, because I wanted to hear all the pretty stuff, easy stuff, I wanted my emotional addictions met. Things weren't getting better because I was not willing to feel/hear/see the real truth. And until I was willing to surrender, nothing was going to change.
Love is patient, love is kind, love is compassionate, love is gentle, so I could take as long as I wanted because God has faith in me... and I have a growing faith in me. I solidly turned to God and with my beautiful Celestial Guides and One Garden Essences encouraging me, I gradually found the courage to ask the big questions.
I will keep this long story short (if you want the long version, ask me). I decided to venture to an isolated bush hut for 4 days. The hillside was filled with a large population of She Oaks, Palms Trees and thousands of Grass Trees in full bloom upon a foundation of Serpentine rock. An abundance of bees, butterflies and rainbow lorikeets were feasting on the pollen and sweet nectar. No car, phone or computer, just the space for lots of feeling, prayer, yelling, shaking and crying, putting all the things into practice that I had learned over the past three years. I owned up to God and the truth all came pouring out of me. With sincerity, I admitted to God how I really felt, what I was scared of, what I was demanding, expecting from me and the world.
The next morning I woke up and felt the extreme feeling of a lack of foundation in my life. As I intensely felt this, understanding followed. It was about the errors in love that were present within my parents souls and what they were projecting at each other and to me at my conception. As an embryo, I absorbed these errors during the first 7 weeks of foundation blocks of my development. This is the time my spine (central nervous system) and lower chakras were being developed in both my spiritual and physical bodies. This caused deep rooted soul injuries, weaving my development in a lack of foundation and structure of love and disconnection in my heart chakra. Then I connected to the patterns of these injuries and how they have plagued my life in every way, on every level and continue to block my ability to bring my desires to fruition. And it has hampered my ability to make connection with others. It's has been like trying to build a house on quicksand. Over the next days, so much more tumbled into form.
This is not about blaming my parents or me, it's just accepting the Divine Truth and its profound beauty to set me free. Like every human on the planet today (and so many still in the spirit world), my parents are not perfect, they are injured children too, living the effects of their soul injuries of their parents. But at the same time, it does not dismiss the effect it had on me, nor does it prevent me healing it.
At the end of the weekend, my husband, a friend and I birthed an essence called Foundation (more on this essence later) from the Grass Tree blooms, She Oak cones and Serpentine rock. With the help of this essence and the honest emotional processing I had undertaken, my world shifted.
All that has been damaged, when love is not present, can be fully healed and restored to its original perfection with love - Divine Love. The feeling of love is emotional. When love is present, we are emotional and we heal.
This is what I love about my journey with One Garden Essences, something always beautiful comes through my connection with God and nature. From this point on, the word foundation has been a strong driving force to action our desires for One Garden Essences.
When I began creating One Garden Essences, I had a strong desire for One Garden to be a community based organisation, but until now had not acted on my desire. We are now thrilled to announce that we have created the One Garden Foundation - a not-for-profit humanitarian foundation.
- We moved from being the "Owners" of One Garden Essences to their "Caretakers"
- We invited two beautiful people to join us as "Caretakers"
- We moved to a new location in Esk, Queensland, that provides a better workspace and opportunity for bigger offerings
- We are building a garden for learning about love
- We are building relationships with others to enhance our service
- We are building a new training program
- We are building better service delivery and tools
- We have now established the One Garden Foundation Natural Healing Centre
- We are deciding on appropriate beneficaries for our work - as each essence is purchased, more people will benefit
- We are building new ways in which you can grow your trust in One Garden
All in all, we are excited and busy building a better space and offerings for One Garden, both internal and externally. Each of the One Garden Caretakers has the responsibility to humbly keep opening to greater truth, to allow the growth to continue.
We will be letting you know of the unfolding as the new phases are completed. We have an exciting new range of essences that we are continuing to work on. And we have two new blends to add to our extensive range.
Graeme and I would like to introduce our new One Garden Caretakers
We have three girls and one guy as "Caretakers" of One Garden Foundation. We three girls are Aquarians, all celebrating our birthdays within a week of each other. Over the past two years, Daniela and Nicole have been staying with us on numerous occasions, going out into the bush furthering their knowledge of One Garden.
We open our hearts and flow our love to welcome Daniela and Nicole into One Garden Foundation and we say thank you... See their photos below.
We first met Daniela at our One Garden Level 1 workshop when we made Divine Humility. Since then, Daniela connected passionately to One Garden Essences. She originates from Brazil, a country that embraces flower essences in their daily culture. Daniela and her Japanese husband Kei, are the loving parents of Luka. Daniela works as a practitioner of One Garden on the Gold Coast and is now enjoying her opportunity to become not only a teacher of One Garden but investing her passion and creativity into shape and direction of One Garden. Daniela is obviously fluent in Portuguese and has already translated the Divine Love Prayer on Youtube featuring One Garden flowers. We feel so grateful for Daniela and her love of One Garden.
We first met Nicole at our One Garden Level 1 workshop when we made Divine Desire. Nicole has been passionate from the time that One Garden Essences profoundly impacted on her healing journey, giving her a new life direction. Nicole is aso a One Garden Practitioner on the Gold Coast and her creative expertise is so very welcomed. Nicole also has a desire to become a teacher of One Garden Essences. Again, we feel so grateful that Nicole has remained steadfast in her love of One Garden and didn't blink an eye when we extended our invitation to take on the role.
Daniela and Nicole will be contributing their words to this page when they are ready.
It feels so good to be putting things into action, having greater faith and commitment to being of service with the true purpose of making One Garden Divine Nature and Flower Essences available for all of humanity.
Can you feel the excitement?
I will be back soon with more...
See below for photos