My Orchard - Original Writing

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My orchard had a lot to teach me. The trees respond to life according to the seasons; I needed to honor that cycle inside of me. There would be a spring with the budding of new growth and then a summer where the new and improved me would blossom and bear fruit. Fall would be the harvest and celebration of me. Winter was the time to let go of who I thought I had become in order to make room for the growth of yet a more authentic me. Life is a process, or better yet, a journey that has its own destination. My destination was rarely known even though I set goals and intentions for myself. Houston had served as my Oz and I, like Dorothy, had returned home again, not only to Sedona but also more importantly, to myself. There’s no place like home.

Chapter 14
Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge. –Deepak Chopra

When I returned from Houston, I took a part-time job to work with plants and herbs that were turned into herbal remedies. The company’s relaxed environment and interesting employees made it fun to work there. Best of all, the organically grown and wild plants sustained and nurtured me with their life force and beauty.
I sometimes worked with a very unusual plant, the carnivorous Pitcher plant. It is quite beautiful with its long light green stem and alluring delicate looking pink and white leaves that have evolved into a goblet shaped cup
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