The warm hearth at this beginning of the winter season invites us to look inward. We are contemplating how to keep cozy as we prepare for cold weather and the shortest days of winter solstice. We have a few winter healing garden ideas for you to try!
Winter Garden Loom
Create an outdoor loom during the winter months. This video shows how the loom was weaved and how people interact with it. Watch HERE
Backyard Wildlife Habitat
An important element of a healing garden is wildlife. Environments that elicit “soft fascination,” which “occurs when there is interest in the surroundings sufficient to hold one’s attention while allowing room for reflection. The NWF has a certification program for creating wildlife habitats; they’ll even give you this cool sign to post in your garden once you’ve completed the four basic steps of providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Go to www.nwf.org/backyard for more information.
Meditation of the Four Directions
How often do you feel disoriented, even lost, when all you need to do is stop and open to healing love and wisdom, which is present and available north, south, east, and west. The Four Directions Poles act as antennas for spiritual energy from Father Sky and the Heavens. Learn more HERE
Allow your garden to become a refuge from the hectic world, a haven of rest for the weary. Find the time to protect this restful place, to see its value, to enhance it, and to make it a home for yourself and others.