Just to keep track of the Care Africa movement project I am continuing with the concept of Care Gardens. The main focus of the project is to encourage people, especially in Africa, where there is so much poverty, to plant a care garden in their yards as a means to combat poverty. By not only providing food there is much to learn from the science of nature, from the soil, the seed and the benefits of good nutrition. For instance, to produce a good healthy crop of vegetable plants that flowers e.g. tomatoes, brinjals, strawberries etc. you may add to the soil the following : Half a cup of Ammonia mixed with 2 cups water, 300 ml beer, and 1 cup Epsom Salts. Mix well and add 30 ml of this mixture to 5 litres of water, and use to feed fruiting plants. This is a recipe that a Virologist gave me, I tried it and had the tastiest tomatoes ever. Go ahead try it. Get practical and Happy Gardening!
All gardens need to be cultivated, those in yards, and those in hearts. Just as the soil needs to be nourished, so too does the soul need to be nourished. Take a little time out and do an exercise in solitude, in nature if you can. Quietly take note of what you feel, see, hear, touch, smell and taste, then say thank you – say thank you for all the blessings that are just lingering there for you. Be sure to add value to your soul by listening to uplifting music, reading good books, reading the Bible everyday will be like medicine for your soul for it is full of wisdom, strength and comfort whenever your soul needs it. I take it everyday, I call it my “Gos pills”! My soul can’t do without them.
When tending to your soul be on the look out for poisonous plants, especially in the Garden of Despair. Some deep seated seed grow deep roots in dark places, in fact thrive on and feed off the dark and negative thoughts. Watch out for these. They are toxic, dangerous and poison to the soul – and will effect those in proximity to your garden! Call your Gardener at once. Toxic thoughts come from bad memories, and can pop up at any time. Recognise them, look for the roots from where they have grown so that He can pull them out – roots and all. Then apply the good ointment of Forgiveness. This is essential, as Forgiveness is a antiseptic, antibacterial anti viril and essential for cleaning out the wound in the soul. Sprinkle the wound with a dusting of thanks too as this accelerates the healing. Be constantly on the look out for other pathogens like Jealousy, this is an ugly plant, Anger that can quickly turn to Hatred – quite potent, Disappointment – often camouflaged in full sight, and the trailing Resentment that can entangle a choke other healthy plants in your garden.
Tend to your soul, its the essence of you. Happy Gardening!