June 27, 2020
Some of you have done what I have done: taken up vegetable gardening in a very, almost extreme, way.
Here is what happen with me and gardening yesterday, Thursday, June 27:
When I started this serious gardening phase of my life I asked:
What do I eat and why?
I eat what I can find in the market place.
Those things are available because farmers find them easy to grow, market and distribute.
Turns out that these same things like green beans and onions are easy for the home gardener to grow.
Then I asked:
What did people in my area eat before there were supermarkets?
I had no idea what a broadening question this would be.
Dandelions, of course. Poke berry.
I have yet to successfully grow dandelions in a pot. I want pot-grown to avoid ground contaminates.
I’ve always left room for natives but have yet to actually taste poke berry.
And that brings me to purslane.
Purslane grows all over the place. Like most of us I have pulled it up and called it a weed. In fact, I just pulled up a piece and threw it away; an act I now deeply regret.
The rest of the world does not call it a weed; in many cultures like the Middle East, Japan and India it is a high value plant because it has lots of good things for human bodies.
So when I was in Pikes, a local garden company, not a big box, I saw some purslane. It was blooming. It was beautiful. I didn’t know this plant blooms.
Of course, I didn’t know. I am constantly pulling it up as soon as it appears.
So I purchased some.
Got home. Did some research only to find that the commercial varieties are not eatable; you need the wild varieties for eating.
So I will be on the look out for wild purslane. Surely some will appear in my garden now as it has in the past.
And, of course, I ordered seeds from Etsy.
There are recipes on You Tube for now to use purslane.
And now I find out that there is a whole group of gardeners who specialize in native eatables.
I ran out of garden space weeks ago and am squeezing plants wherever I can find the right light conditions.
My next home has to have at least two acres of gardenable space: ie enough sun, water and, at the very least, half way decent soil.
Amazing how questions lead to answers which lead to growth in many different areas.
So what does this have to do with angels and the red thread?
Angels hear us and then guide us to the information or actions we need.
The Red Thread tells us that we are connected to all life including the earth, the plants, water, air, soil, ect.
There is no separation or greater/lesser than.
The most interesting thing is that we have been provided for. Spiritual people tell us this all the time; most of us don’t believe this.
Yet. Here is the proof: Purslane, dandelions and other so called weeds grow easily, all over.
It is we who do not see the provision.
Ask the Angels
I ask that the angels reveal more and more of what has been provided for us including all the stuff we have mis named, mis managed and mis treated.
And so it is.
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