The Law of the Garden

We always reap what we sow.

We always reap what we sow.  Always!

“What we sow or plant in the soil will come back to us in exact kind. It’s impossible to sow corn and get a crop of wheat, but we entirely desregard this law when it comes to mental sowing.”
Orison Swett Marden

Finally we had a nice weekend and the garden shops were packed with optimistic gardeners buying seeds and plants.  We also attended a community gathering that sent neighborhood residents home with big buckets of soil with okra seeds, peas, beans, collard greens or whatever.  These are all further testimony that the law of sowing and reaping is alive and well.  We know it always works. It works in every area of life. Whether we are planting a real garden this spring or planting the seeds of kindness or planting good thoughts or planting hate or bitterness. Whatever we plant, we will harvest. Some call it “Karma.” Or some say “What goes around, comes around.”

At times, it seems as though people who are planting the wrong things get a beautiful garden or a harvest that looks enticing. But even though sometimes it seems on the outside as if this rule of sowing and reaping doesn’t work, in reality it always does. What we need to concentrate on is not the other person getting what he or she deserves, but in us doing what we should be doing to get what we deserve. Today lets plant all of the positive seeds we can: goodness, kindness, joy, hard work, peace, laughter, confidence. When we plant those seeds, the garden is going to bloom with a beautiful, delicious harvest. That’s not just wishful thinking. It’s a fact of nature and a law of life.

“Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others –ignoring God!–harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”
Galatians 6:7-8

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Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.

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