Photo by me from my archive.
Dear Future Self,
Today, I’d like to talk about how to manifest a garden.
Yesterday we got to pick the first beans from our new garden. I hope you have a much bigger garden, but I am quite enjoying these first steps.
It’s my biggest manifestation so far. Ever since I moved here, I looked at one corner of the backyard and thought that that would be a great place for a Hügelkultur garden.
But I didn’t quite have the energy to start. Or knew how to get everything together that I would need without a truck.
Still, I kept imagining my garden there. But while doing that, I didn’t think I was actually manifesting my garden there.
And then, one day, my neighbour said that he was afraid that the wall in that corner that I picked for the garden, separating the two properties, would break and asked if he could put something there to stabilize it.
So, he, together with his son-in-law built my Hügelkultur garden. They brought endless amounts of soil from the house because they were digging a hole on their property to build something, It was really remarkable.
I helped a bit too, but most of the days I was working and just looking out of the window and watching my dreams come true. Hard to believe indeed.
I started growing some seeds at the same time and later planted them there, I added some compost as well to make the ground fertile, but I’ve not really had to do anything else but watch the magic unfold.
And now I can eat and enjoy. Life can be miraculous. I do hope yours is still as well.
► My Future Self Journal ▼
Why do I write to my future self? ◼︎ ●
Self-Actualizing, personal development, the search for more options, finding out how to actually live our best lives, or simply experiencing growth and change for any reason, might feel weird, scary or uncertain. Yet impermanence or becoming is something we all share.
I started to write and publish some diary post a while ago, and looking back at them even a month later, I felt like I should rewrite them because my perspective had changed so much.
But that would be like trying to erase the most essential part: the journey.
We don't just arrive at a certain point, we struggle, fight, fall down, run in the wrong direction, come back, stand up, fall again and yet continue.
We laugh, love, enjoy, paint, sing, dance, discuss and find ourselves surprised by the unexpected. With every experience, we spiral up and can dive into deeper levels of experience and understanding if we allow ourselves to do so.
This series is a documentation of a journey into the unknown.
It shows how vulnerability and fear can be present, and welcomed, and not stop us.
It's about admitting mistakes and acknowledging how easily we can be wrong, no matter how mindful, present, in tune and aware we are.
We'll never know until we try.
But most of all it's about celebrating life in all its different forms and shapes, colours and sounds and tastes, in depth and lightness - to witness life's endless beauty and continuous unfolding.
We are all a part of life's magnificence, the question is: How much of it do we allow ourselves to enjoy and experience?
The more we open up and liberate ourselves from what we thought we knew, the more we allow to see things in new ways and the more love we share, the more magical life becomes.
May we open our present with presence and let our future selves continue to experience life wholeheartedly.
May my honesty inspire yours and show you that there is nothing to fear. Everything is working out for the greatest good. ❤️
With lots of love for you and this world,