Cover Illustration by Kimberley
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How to Plant a Garden
Rules for All Gardens
The Peace Garden
More About the Sun
Consider the Whole
The Eating Garden
The Park Garden
Being a Garden Yourself
By Delphi as told to Patricia
Waking Up to All That Is Around You
(2003, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 22 pages, stapled booklet, US$6.00)
Consider the Whole
If you plant your garden as a garden
of peace, you will be making a very important contribution to
Mother Earth and her family.
Every garden should be a garden of peace
where everyone can come and find peace and shared community with
one another. A shared community is like a family. We all work
together and help one another to be happy and well fed.
When you planted your seeds you planted
good thoughts with the seeds, remember? Perhaps some of the thoughts
could be displayed on signs that you have placed in different
spots in the garden? It would be nice to decorate those signs
with little flowers and butterflies. This, of course, would help
people to be considerate of all life and to walk peacefully upon
this earth. You would be helping Mother Earth a great deal by
Then you could put a peace bench or
two in your garden. Where people would sit and be quiet. This
would be a nice addition to your garden, I think.
One of the most important things that
people can learn and experience from peace gardens is to be quiet
and listen. When you listen, you learn so much. It also shows
respect when you listen to the talking trees and the singing
birds and all those who live in the garden. I, myself, listen
a lot. That is where I get most of my information. I listen with
both ears and my heart.
I hope you will plant a peace garden.
I would like to see Mother Earth be filled with gardens of peace.
And there would be benches everywhere for people to sit and be
still. And Mother Earth would be happy again because people would
hear her voice and have understanding of her ways.