THE LOST SECRETS OF THE GARDEN     The Astronomical Gardening Guide    The Lost Secrets Of Our Solar SystemThe Companion P...
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THE LOSTSECRETS OF THE   GARDEN                    Greg Willis                       Author of           The Astronomical ...
Copyright © 1995 by Greg Willis and Peasant Wisdom PublishingAll rights reserved under International and Pan-American copy...
ForTim and James      iii
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements............................................................................................
THE SAINTS...................................................................................................................
Acknowledgements	       So many people helped and encouraged me to complete this book that I am afraid thatI have lost cou...
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Preface	        To prepare to write this preface, I reread this book several times from the point of viewof a first time r...
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Introduction                “In any contest between man and Mother                Nature, Mother Nature always wins.”     ...
PART I  THEOVERTURE   1
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Spiritual Gardening                  - is -	    The awareness that we are more thanwhat we seem.	    The awareness that Na...
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The Secret Of Life         Everything is a reflection of Spirit. Spirit created Everything. Everythingis manifest in Spiri...
each soul who inhabits the Earth.         Mother Nature exists beyond Earth. In this Universe, it is Mother Nature,the man...
PART IITHE EARTH, THE SUN   ANDTHE MOON     7
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Mother Earth        Mother Earth expresses the dual nature of life in this world more perfectly than any other. Atonce war...
their true selves with the grossest physical reality brings with it the             opportunity to see clearly what you ar...
Law. It is the essentialness of God’s Being. In order to live in harmony           with the Laws of God, the Universal Law...
souls all around you. That is the Promise of God. If but one soul had            had the Christ Consciousness within, Sodo...
do not know it. All is as it is. You can change the Earth, you can change            the World, when you change yourself. ...
on this practice. Today, we worship God, we do not worship gods.         Mother Earth is a living, loving, caring, very wi...
The Sun       	       The Sun seems at once dynamic and contented. It is very happy. We cannot live withoutSunshine. As as...
are the same thought matter as electrons. This radiation sustains life.           It does not create life. Only God can cr...
The Moon        The Lunar Orb is our closest planet. The Moon has a clear, crisp mind and is very kind, reliable,predictab...
such a way as to harmonize the feminine energy of the Earth.                    The Moon does not create light, it reflect...
This does not sound like an easy job.                  It is easy when one is in Harmony with the Divine.Why must we have ...
is felt by the plant, and animal. Witness the howling of the coyote. It           is asking the Moon to bring its life for...
role to play in this solar system and other parts of the galaxy and the           UniverseAre the other souls inhabiting p...
spot on Earth), it would have a very damaging effect on all Earth life.           By providing a non-geosyncratic orbit, t...
During the second and third quarters.According to the Agricultural Planting Calendar1 produced by Maria Thun2, there arefo...
complicated to calculate with repeatable accuracy.What effect does the Moon have on transplanting? What is it?            ...
have been foretold in the expectations of the teller. What happens whenthe Moon crosses the ecliptic of the Earth is that ...
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Luther Burbank                 	      "God created in nature an abundant variety of edible                 vegetables, fru...
The LawsWhat do people need to know about working with plants?                  Very good. We will begin with the basics. ...
creation we call Earth is Unity and Love. A Deva, who is incapable of            working any other way but in perfect harm...
and Effect, or Karma is the basis of plant breeding enacted. It is a very           simple concept to see in the garden. M...
Back to the Plum?                   Yes, back to the Plum. We have, in all of us, the ability to contact           the Div...
The Creator, which has the ability to express itself in any form which           it chooses, also has the ability to expre...
these same Laws of Self Expression, with Love for all things, that is         Unity in all things, for the benefit of All ...
opportunity. Others will seek their Self Expression in other ways. But           all God’s children will, ultimately, find...
The soul fragment finds it beneficial to inhabit the flowers and           grasses, the moss and the lichens and other pla...
existence and in the personal development of the soul.                   Highly evolved, fully self-realized souls can imp...
Where does this bring us for the Unified and Dualistic Nature of Earth andPlants?                   The Unified and Dualis...
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  1. 1. THE LOST SECRETS OF THE GARDEN The Astronomical Gardening Guide The Lost Secrets Of Our Solar SystemThe Companion Planting Guide For Vegetable Gardens 1
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  3. 3. THE LOSTSECRETS OF THE GARDEN Greg Willis Author of The Astronomical Gardening Guide The Lost Secrets Of Our Solar System The Companion Planting Guide For Vegetable Gardens The Wholistic™ Agriculture Field Broadcaster Handbook i
  4. 4. Copyright © 1995 by Greg Willis and Peasant Wisdom PublishingAll rights reserved under International and Pan-American copyright conventions. Writtenpermission must be secured from the publisher to use or reproduce any part of this book,except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles. GW Agriculture, POB 3362, McKinney, TX 75070 (214)592-9800 Printed in the United States of America First Printing: May, 1995 Revised: July, 1996 Revised, July, 2004 Revised, June 2008 ISBN 1-887803-00-9 ii
  5. 5. ForTim and James iii
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements................................................................................................................................viiPreface..................................................................................................................................................... ixIntroduction............................................................................................................................................ xiTHE OVERTURE.................................................................................................................................. 1 .Spiritual Gardening.............................................................................................................................. 3The Secret Of Life.................................................................................................................................. 5THE EARTH, THE SUN AND THE MOON. ................................................................................... 7 .Mother Earth.......................................................................................................................................... 9The Sun................................................................................................................................................. 15The Moon............................................................................................................................................. 17THE MASTER...................................................................................................................................... 27Luther Burbank................................................................................................................................... 29 The Laws.................................................................................................................... 30 The Development Of Plants.................................................................................... 36 Wisdom...................................................................................................................... 38 . Unity, Duality and Infinity...................................................................................... 39 Putting It All Together. ............................................................................................ 41 . Principles, The Law Of Relativity and Roses. ...................................................... 42 .FOLLOW THE MOON...................................................................................................................... 45The Celestial Gardener....................................................................................................................... 47 Planting...................................................................................................................... 47 Chaotic Absorption................................................................................................... 50 Devas and Nature Spirits......................................................................................... 52 Harvesting................................................................................................................. 54 . The Stem, Branches and Trees................................................................................. 56 Transplanting............................................................................................................. 56 Grafting...................................................................................................................... 58 Insect and Disease Control...................................................................................... 59 Perennials, Biennials, Bulbs and Root Plants........................................................ 60 Cultivation................................................................................................................. 61 Compost..................................................................................................................... 61 Fertilizer..................................................................................................................... 63 Watering In The Garden.......................................................................................... 64 . Winter......................................................................................................................... 64 The Sun....................................................................................................................... 65 The Constellations.................................................................................................... 66 Folk Wisdom.............................................................................................................. 68CELESTIAL SECRETS........................................................................................................................ 71Soul Food And The Tao...................................................................................................................... 73Hybrids................................................................................................................................................. 76Seed Scoring......................................................................................................................................... 79Nature Spirits, Object Spirits and Devas......................................................................................... 81Weeds In Your Garden?...................................................................................................................... 84Surviving Ozone Depletion............................................................................................................... 86Steiner and Burbank........................................................................................................................... 88Dolphins............................................................................................................................................... 89 v
  8. 8. THE SAINTS........................................................................................................................................ 91Saint Teresa Of Avila........................................................................................................................... 93Saint Fiacre........................................................................................................................................... 94George Washington Carver............................................................................................................... 97Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose................................................................................................................. 101Saint Francis Of Assisi...................................................................................................................... 103INSPIRATION AND COMFORT.................................................................................................... 105Mother Mary...................................................................................................................................... 107The Buddha........................................................................................................................................ 109Bhagavan Krishna..............................................................................................................................111Jesus Christ........................................................................................................................................ 113 .APPENDIX. ....................................................................................................................................... 115 .The Astronomical Gardening Guide©........................................................................................... 117 Forward.................................................................................................................... 118 Preface...................................................................................................................... 119 Introduction............................................................................................................. 120 The Calendar........................................................................................................... 122 The Solar Calendar................................................................................................. 122 Temperature............................................................................................................. 123 The Lunar Calendar............................................................................................... 124 . Planting and Transplanting................................................................................... 125 Daily Recommendations. ...................................................................................... 127 . Harvesting............................................................................................................... 128 . Zodiac And Astronomy Calendar........................................................................ 128 Plant Disease And Pest Control............................................................................ 129 Grafting And Rooting Cuttings............................................................................ 129 Composting And Fertilizing................................................................................. 130 Final Notes............................................................................................................... 130 1996 Gardening Guide........................................................................................... 131 1996 Lunar Calendar.............................................................................................. 134Footnotes............................................................................................................................................ 137Annotated Bibliography.................................................................................................................. 141Index................................................................................................................................................... 143A Final Note From The Author....................................................................................................... 147About The Author............................................................................................................................. 148 vi
  9. 9. Acknowledgements So many people helped and encouraged me to complete this book that I am afraid thatI have lost count. If I have inadvertently left anyone out, I hope they will forgive me. I wish to thank all of these people without whose help this book might never have beencompleted. My mother, Martha Willis, who gave never ending encouragement and financialsupport. Mary Krause and Kathy DiBrito who gave constant encouragement and emotionalsupport. Jim Brown, Ph.D., C.J. Erricson, and Diane Marie for their helpful suggestions andastute guidance. Grace Ellis for being there when my children needed a guardian angel. Wendy Johnson of the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center for her timely advice andkind comments. Larry Bohlayer of Celestial Products, Inc. for his fantastic Lunar charts, astronomyand computer expertise, artwork, his many excellent suggestions, patient support, numerous"FedEx specials" and kind permission to use his copyrighted material in this book. To The Moody Blues who guided me to the Threshold of a Dream. And to Paramahansa Yogananda and Luther Burbank whose inspiration, wisdom andenduring love have helped me through the most difficult times of my life and who inspiredme to appreciate and see the Infinite in all things. I am deeply grateful for your unconditional help. Please accept my sincerest thanksand heartfelt appreciation. This book is for you too. ] ] ] vii
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  11. 11. Preface To prepare to write this preface, I reread this book several times from the point of viewof a first time reader. The manuscript has been two years in the making so I ought to be, asyou can well imagine, thoroughly familiar with the contents. Still, I find my reaction to this book is that I am always pleased by the unique qualityof the message. At times, I see an idea that seems a little different now than before. At othertimes, I notice a sentence, or a word, or a phrase that somehow seems like it was not there thelast time I looked. Every time I read it, I find something new and fresh that I missed. It is a very simple and concise message of Hope and Understanding and UnconditionalLove for all. It is my great pleasure to present this to you. - The Author ] ] ] ix
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  13. 13. Introduction “In any contest between man and Mother Nature, Mother Nature always wins.” - Murphy’s Law The Laws of Nature are immutable. They are changeless. Modern society does notlive in harmony with Nature. This disharmony is destroying the natural world around us. Itis destroying us. We create modern technology based on the Laws of Modern Science. More and more,we believe that it sustains our lives. Today, most of us live at some distance from the natural world. We visit the wilderness.We have lost the ancient wisdom that comes to us naturally through the intuition, a direct resultof close contact with Nature. We now find ourselves at a crossroads in history. We, as a species, can choose to live,or we can choose to die. I choose to live. To choose life is to choose to live in harmony with Nature. This means that we mustlearn to understand our natural source of life in the most fundamental terms. How is this possible? To comprehend something as mighty as Nature, we mustunderstand, first, the laws on which all life is truly based. These laws some call UniversalLaws, or God’s Laws or the Laws of Nature. What we call them does not matter. If we realize and accept that these laws do exist and strive to understand their meaningand purpose, this will lead to the unfolding of our awareness in Nature and the Universe. Itwill lead to the realization of our Nature, our true Self. Recognizing this, I set out to talk with experts about Mother Nature and the UniversalLaws to learn how to apply them to our lives. This book is about my conversations withthem. ] ] ] xi
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  16. 16. Spiritual Gardening - is - The awareness that we are more thanwhat we seem. The awareness that Nature acts andinteracts with our very being to produceHeaven on Earth. The awareness that we are all trulyspiritual beings acting in the presence ofGod to create and co-create Heaven onEarth. It is the awareness that we are allchildren of God and that by acting inharmony with His laws, we elevateourselves, our Earth and those around us toa higher spiritual plane of development. 3
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  18. 18. The Secret Of Life Everything is a reflection of Spirit. Spirit created Everything. Everythingis manifest in Spirit. Spirit is manifest in Everything. One sees the reflection of Spirit in everything at which one gazes. TheTruth is there to see. At the same time, everything that is in you is reflectedback to you. Just as the various colors reflect back to you, everything aroundyou reflects back to you. You see what you are. When you finally see the wholecanvas of the Universe as it is, you have achieved perfection of Thought. You see what you are. To see past the physical forms defines your abilityto see formlessness beyond. The Thought that created form also created theformlessness beyond. It is one and the same. In this world, we tend to see onlythat which we can physically define. But beyond that is the Truth that permeatesthe physical world through and through. We must reach out to see it, to feel it,to taste it, to smell it and to hear it. We define it through our intuition. We hearit through the great cosmic sound of OM, AUM or AMEN. We feel it throughthe vibration of OM. We smell it through the fragrance of happiness. We tasteit through the sweetness of honey. We see it through everlasting beauty. Weexpress it through Love. Love is Harmony. Harmony is Love. There is a sense, an intuitive sense,that harmony should exist. We look at the sky and see the stars flying throughthe Universe, each year repeating the same pattern over and over. We see theflower that comes to blossom each year - year after year. We see a contentment inNature that life will go on - that life does go on. Harmony is Love in action. We sense that there should be harmony in our lives. We sense that thereshould be Love in our lives. We sense that somehow, underpinning the worldwe see, something holds it all together. As we allow our intuitive sense to grow, so does our understanding ofHarmony. Mother Nature has promised that when we live in harmony and balancewith her, abundance will be forthcoming. It is a promise to be fulfilled. Who is Mother Nature? Mother Nature is all around us. It is the Life Forcethat guides and develops mankind’s ascent to Heaven. It is the force that bringsabundance to all who choose to live on the Earth. It is God in action. It is Lovein action. Mother Nature is the culmination of all of the Laws of the UniverseIN ACTION. This is very important to understand. It is the manifestation ofSpirit, of God. It is the expression of the Laws of the Universe by which all iscreated and sustained. It is the culmination of all Thought of the Creator. It isthe reflection of the Creator, of Spirit. It is also the reflection and the teacher of 5
  19. 19. each soul who inhabits the Earth. Mother Nature exists beyond Earth. In this Universe, it is Mother Nature,the manifestation of Spirit, who creates and sustains all that you think, feel andsee. She is a feminine energy. She reflects the creative side of the dual natureof God. The Cosmos, the ability to hold a form in formless Thought, is themasculine side of this dual nature. In perfect Balance, they reflect and manifestSpirit in the material/physical world. Mother Nature and the Cosmos are brought together for the purpose ofgranting the soul a chance to develop quickly. The nature of the soul experienceon the Earth is to learn Unconditional Love. Mother Nature and the Cosmos workhand-in-hand to create a teaching school for learning Unconditional Love. As the soul evolves, it grows from Unconditional Love to Divine Wisdomto Union with the Divine. The same is true of all beings regardless of their modeof incarnation. As each soul traces its evolution through all the forms in whichit chooses to live, it will evolve inexorably toward Union with the Divine. Onecannot achieve true Wisdom without understanding Unconditional Love. Onecannot achieve Divine Union without bringing with them Unconditional Loveand Wisdom. It is written in the Divine. The purpose of life is to discover your Self through Self realization. Itbegins with Self awareness. Self awareness evolves into Self realization. Selfrealization brings Unconditional Love. Unconditional Love brings Self realization.The soul evolves on many paths at once. What is the Self? It is the true nature of the soul discovered. It is thatInfinitesimal Part of the Infinite that reflects and is Spirit. It is that part of Spiritwhich exists to reunite itself with Spirit. It is that part of Spirit which will regainits immortal blissful state through understanding Unconditional Love. The role of Mother Nature is to gently teach the soul how to discover itsSelf. Mother Nature is the immutable, changeless manifestation of Spirit andUniversal Law. By learning to live in harmony with the Laws of the Universe,reflected and activated in Mother Nature, we free ourselves from the weight ofEarthly existence to bring us to the Divine. The Cosmic Dream that we all share is that we are more than what weseem. We know intuitively that our birthright is Happiness, Abundance andLove. Through Mother Nature, the Divine Dreamer has given us all that weneed. Now we must find it. ] ] ] 6
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  22. 22. Mother Earth Mother Earth expresses the dual nature of life in this world more perfectly than any other. Atonce warm and nurturing, cold and harsh, abundant and unforgiving, she seems to reflect the DivineSpirit most perfectly in every way. I wondered what Mother Earth would have to say about gardeningwith Mother Nature. So I asked.What is the difference between Mother Nature and Mother Earth? The Earth Mother is the soul inhabiting and caring for the Earth Body. Mother Nature is essentially Energy and Thought in Action. There is no earth body, no soul body as such, for Mother Nature. This is the first time that anyone has taken the time to address me directly in thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and the Druids were especially adept at communication with me. I am very pleased that someone today is taking the time. Sometimes I feel that mankind has forgotten what I do.What do you do? I provide the place in the Universe where all souls who wish to develop their skills at loving one another can grow and expand.That’s it? Of course there is much that I do to provide this place that distracts people from my main purpose. But that is it in its most concise and essential form. The world today is plagued by all sorts of problems: wars, pestilence, famine, environmentalproblems. Mankind finds itself in a strongly polarized state. For the first time in our recorded history,our lives and our childrens lives are threatened with possible extinction.Where does mankind go from today? Mankind is on the brink of the greatest breakthrough that he/she has ever experienced. That breakthrough involves the emancipation of the soul from the gross physical matter which has drawn mankind down to the furthest point away from God. This point is in many ways the defining point for mankind. This low point, which has now just about passed, is the time when all earthly souls are given an opportunity to find their true Self within the deepest part of their existence. That is to say, that this has been the time, this is still the time, when all earthly souls can validate their true spiritual nature in its most clear and essential form. The opportunity to contrast 9
  23. 23. their true selves with the grossest physical reality brings with it the opportunity to see clearly what you are. As the soul-steward of the planet Earth, it is my responsibility to, then, move this earthly body to its next phase of existence. Therefore, my change you call the Earth Changes. The Earth Changes refer to the great cataclysmic reconstruction of the Earth predicted by mystics,ancient cultures and scripture alike. It is a time of great upheaval characterized by many earthquakes,severe weather changes, a relocation of the poles and the shifting of entire continents. It is also describedas a time of cleansing of the destructive forces now living on the Earth.Why are these Earth Changes occurring? They are occurring because it is now possible for all souls on the path of enlightenment to proceed to a more highly developed sense of Self and a more highly developed sense of Awareness, what many call Consciousness. This Awareness refers specifically to the Awareness of the Spiritual Self, the Soul Self, the Spirit Within All Beings, recognizing that it is there and using that Awareness to progress as a soul to develop your Self so that you can return to your True Nature after you have learned to give Unconditional Love. This Unconditional Love refers specifically to all things, not just other humans. Souls inhabit the physical bodies of all matter. Respect for the Spirit in all things is the essence of Unconditional Love. To love all things is, in Truth, to love your Self, which is Spirit.How did it happen that you inhabited the Earth planet? It was a reward for past actions. The Universe is older than even the most sophisticated instrument can determine. And, there were many, many Universes before and will be after. We have all been “alive” much longer than the 4 billion years that science has decided. To be a planet soul requires a certain training and experience that occurs after a material existence such as yours. I have lived as a “human” although on another planet, in another time and body. I have learned the lesson of Unconditional Love and that is why I was given the task of caretaker for this planet body. My sole purpose is to provide a place for you to develop. I am the caretaker. God and God alone is the Maker of this body.How do the Laws of the Father/Mother God, the Creator, direct you in yourwork? Spirit is Spirit. All that Is, Is. God does not create Laws. God is 10
  24. 24. Law. It is the essentialness of God’s Being. In order to live in harmony with the Laws of God, the Universal Laws, the Spirit Within All, one need only to observe life, nature and read the great spiritual treatises of the past to discover the Laws. All actions that I, as the Earth Body Caretaker, am allowed to take are in perfect harmony with Spirit. It cannot be otherwise.Are you saying that all of these earthquakes, hail storms, wind storms and so onthat we are now experiencing are God’s Laws in action? God provides for change. These steps are necessary to change the face of the Earth, nay the very core of its being, to comply with and facilitate the growth in Awareness about which I spoke earlier. The method available to the Body Earth is through these physical changes.Some have said that the Earth Changes will be more drastic due to all of thepollution and wars on the Earth. Is this true? Yes. It is true. This transition is made more difficult by the resistance of the negative forces, those forces some call evil, who would hold back or seek to retard the natural growth of the Spirit. One must keep foremost in one’s mind that the Spirit manifests through all. The Spirit itself must grow. It will give those who do not wish to grow at the same pace, opportunities for growth elsewhere. Thus many will “die” but all will live on forever in other places more attuned to their personal development. By attempting to hold back this natural transition to a greater Awareness, all mankind is creating more difficulties on the physical than would be necessary if all were in agreement. It is not likely that all human consciousness will now find itself in complete harmony with the Laws of Spirit, of Nature. So these changes in the Earth Body will create physical discomfort for many. Others will be unaffected. It is not just a matter of their life style now, but of past actions. Past Karma also enters in to this. The suffering that you see is in every sense of the word “predetermined” for all souls as they make the transition to other levels and forms of consciousness.How do we lessen the difficulties you describe? Seek the Awareness of Spirit in yourself. Seek the awareness of the Christ Consciousness in All. By attuning yourself quietly and carefully with Spirit, with Christ Consciousness, with the Word, you will lessen the difficulties for yourself and thousands, if not millions of 11
  25. 25. souls all around you. That is the Promise of God. If but one soul had had the Christ Consciousness within, Sodom and Gomorrah would not have fallen. So it is true today. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.” That is the way.Do you mean go out and preach the Gospel? Some may do this and in doing so, some will find converts.What, then, do you mean? “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God” within yourself, not others. Upon recognizing it within yourself, you will recognize it in All things. That is the lesson of the transition to the next period of growth, what so many today are calling the New Age.Is this next age, the “New Age”, the end of it? No. It is just the next stage in the growth of the soul as they learn the true nature of their being and the true nature of Unconditional Love. This Planet Earth, the Earth Body, is a workshop for all souls to develop this attribute. Respect for all things, be they “living” or “dead” is a measure of one’s conscious ability to Love Unconditionally. That is the purpose of the Earth Body. I am the caretaker. It is my job, my sole purpose for this existence, to provide this for you. Let it be known that I Love all life, human and otherwise, Unconditionally. The Universe is created by Spirit. All the “Laws” which we discuss in this book are Spirit. All physical matter reflects and are all Law. To live in harmony with Nature, to live in harmony with the Earth Body, requires that one live in harmony with these Spiritual Laws. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God”, for all of these Laws, the purpose of Life itself, are housed within. Where is this house? It is within the Self within all beings regardless of the body, physical or otherwise, in which they have chosen to live.So, what would you say to us at this juncture in our development as souls? Be happy. Look within for the answers. You will find them in the Self. Only through Self Awareness, Self Realization will you find the Truth you seek. Spirit is there to be found. You never lost it. It has always been there for you. The changes in this Earthly Body will be difficult for some, easy for others. All of you are living a purposeful life though many of you 12
  26. 26. do not know it. All is as it is. You can change the Earth, you can change the World, when you change yourself. Life is Love. Love of Life is Love of Spirit. Love of Spirit is the highest form of love for one’s self, one’s Self. I will be here for you always. • • •Are you masculine or feminine? Is the Earth Body masculine or feminine? I am neither. The Body is strongly feminine to facilitate the growth of the Lord’s, the Divine Creator’s, children. It is a nurturing environment for the Soul. That is why it must be feminine.And the Sun Body? Masculine in nature. Also nurturing, as are all fathers. The two work in harmony to produce the ideal world for all who wish to develop Perfect Love. That is the purpose of the Universe. • • •Is the Earth a self-regulating organism? Yes, within the context of the Laws of God. All that is, is within the Laws of God, the Laws of Nature, the Laws of Creation.What would “self regulating” mean? The actions taken by the Earth Mother would necessarily be within the context and the parameters of the Laws of Creation. Therefore, since the Thought that holds all Creation together is Never-ending, Never- beginning, Infinite in Nature and Timeless in Quality, it then holds under the Law of Balance that all things, all thoughts become “self-regulating." The Earth is an expression of Thought held in Form by the Creator, by the Supreme Being, by God. All that is necessary for the perpetuation of Spirit is there. It is, then in this sense, “self-regulating”. • • • The ancient Greeks worshiped Gaea, the goddess of the Earth. The worship of Gaea was anexpression of their recognition and respect for the soul who lives as Mother Earth. Few people still carry 13
  27. 27. on this practice. Today, we worship God, we do not worship gods. Mother Earth is a living, loving, caring, very wise soul helping us all on our pathways tohappiness. Can we learn to give her the same love and respect that she gives to us? ] ] ] 14
  28. 28. The Sun The Sun seems at once dynamic and contented. It is very happy. We cannot live withoutSunshine. As aspiring saints, what role does the Old Sol play in our lives? I asked.Please begin. The Sun Body is the center of this solar system. That means that there is a center from which all life energy radiates out in all directions. It is very important to understand that while the planets in this system are the beneficiaries of this radiance, other planets in other galaxies are also in benefit. Thus the Sun plays a dual role. It is the center of this system, it holds the planets in their orbits and it provides additional radiance to other areas of the Universe. Why is this so? It is thus because the role of the Sun is to provide an interconnection between all the areas of the Universe. Just as the Sun radiates outward, so it receives radiation from other sources as well. The Sun is just one dot in the greater scheme of the Universe. It is important for all solar systems to be connected. It also demonstrates the Lord’s desire that all his children know that they are interconnected in the One. Mankind has for many generations believed that the Earth is lonely and isolated. This is not so. The Earth gives back as much as it receives. Thus it is the role of humankind to learn what they must give back in the way of their own radiance, back to the Universe. Another way of looking at it is to envision the Earth at the center of this solar system. It radiates outward in all directions that which it is and will become. The lesson of the Earthly existence is to learn to radiate this love to the solar system, the galaxy and the Universe. The Sun plays an important role in this life drama. It stands for, it is the example of, Unconditional Giving. For the Sun pours forth its energy unconditionally on all planets around it. It puts forth this life giving energy in, on and through each and every planet, animal, mineral and plant.What is the nature of the rays of the Sun? The life force energy that you learn about in Yoga, called prana, is characterized by the life giving energy in it. The life giving energy, or prana, is characterized by what the yogis call “lifetrons”. These lifetrons are the thought matter that makes up Creation. The rays of the Sun 15
  29. 29. are the same thought matter as electrons. This radiation sustains life. It does not create life. Only God can create life. In many respects it is possible to say that the lifetrons and electrons are the same but occur in different dimensions simultaneously. The role of the Sun is to provide a place from which these life giving energies can radiate. And, as I said, to hold the planets in their orbits.Are you masculine or feminine? Is the Sun masculine or feminine? Like Mother Earth, I am neither. My joy is in the happiness that I bring to all. The role of the Sun is strongly masculine but more highly balanced than any other planet. What this means is that though the outpouring of energy is masculine in nature, the nurturing qualities are often ascribed to the feminine. With the Sun, it is possible to have both in balance. Do you see?The Sun is masculine and feminine? I, the soul inhabiting and caring for the Sun am neither masculine nor feminine. The body of the Sun is masculine in action and feminine in quality. Thus it is both.Would it be fair to say the Sun is both provider and a sustainer? Yes. That is accurate.Does the Sun keep the planets in place and in balance around itself? Yes. The Sun provides a center around which all the planets in this solar system can revolve.Is there anything else you wish to add? There is. It is that it should be recognized that I have been known by many different names throughout history. Many cultures have given to me extraordinary powers that far exceeded what I really can do. My essential roles are to provide radiance and a center. The nature of the radiance is both healing and evolutionary, that is, growth of the physical body and the souls of all who inhabit the Earth. ] ] ] 16
  30. 30. The Moon The Lunar Orb is our closest planet. The Moon has a clear, crisp mind and is very kind, reliable,predictable, purposeful and completely at home in the role of Moon. We all sense its direct influence onour lives. What exactly are these influences? I asked.Moon, would you please tell us what are you called? Call me the Solar-Lunar Presence. I am hot and I am cold. I am watching over the Earth just as she watches over me. I am part of her and she is part of me. Our existences are mutually beneficial. We help each other. I provide what she cannot and she provides what I cannot for all life on Earth. It is my job to watch over the Earth and provide beneficial cycles for all in which to grow. These cycles, including the tides, the phases of the Moon, the seasonal changes in the appearance of the Moon Body, all have a direct effect on the plant and animal life in and on earth. You already know the effect that the Moon has on “inanimate” things such as the water in the oceans. My job (and I am as old as the Earth Soul) is glorious. I trained for this as did she. We are one and we are separate. There is much that all Earthlings can gain from an understanding of the role of the Moon in its relationship to Earth.Where would you begin? Let us begin at the beginning. The Moon was formed about the same time as the Earth. It was put here to balance the nature of the earthly realm.What does “balance” mean? The Earth Body collects the solar energy which is then stored in various ways in and on the Body. The Moon reflects this light. The reflected light then has the benefit of contact with the Moon Body and the Moon soul. In a very real sense I can be called Father Moon. This reflected and processed light has a different effect on the planet. If it were not for the Moon, the Earth would receive an overabundance of solar light on one side, and not enough on the other. The reflected light, in its spiritual form, can enhance the growth of all manner of plants and animals. Let me be more clear. The solar rays received by the Earth constitute enormous amounts of masculine energy which radiate into the Earth in 17
  31. 31. such a way as to harmonize the feminine energy of the Earth. The Moon does not create light, it reflects light. Not just solar light but all light from the heavens. This mixture of light provides a special life force for plants and animals. This special, processed and mixed light works as a growth regulator and enhancer for plants and animals. Light from all the planets in our solar system is reflected off the Lunar Body onto the Earth. Light from other solar systems is also reflected. This mixture is then processed by the Lunar Body, the Moon, and reflected back to Earth. Certainly the light from Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the others is reflected directly on to the Earth too. But the Moon is able to provide a special influence with this mixture. That is one role of the Moon.What does this special “mixture” do? It works as a growth regulator, a growth enhancer and a catalyst for soul development in plants and animals. It is a very special mixture.Does it change or is it always the same? It changes. It is never the same. The role of the Moon is to moderate the changes and add to it the forces necessary when some are not there and to lessen the forces when that is needed also. The Moon Body works as a moderating force to lessen the shock of sudden changes in the light reflected, for example, from Mars or Venus.So then, this “mixture” of light from the Sun, the reflected light from the planets inthis solar system and the light from other planets and solar systems is all mixedby the Moon and sent to the Earth. Is this correct? Yes, that is right.And this mixture is moderated or enhanced as needed for the benefit of the Earthand all life there. Is this correct? It is true, yes.How do you know what this "mixture" should be? There are certain signs of growth development that dictate the mix. There is also a constant conversation between the Earth and me in our effort to create a balanced Life Force on the Earth. Much direction comes from the Sun and from the Divine One. This mixture develops the soul qualities in each individual. Thus there must be a constant awareness of all of the souls and all of their Earthly bodies. 18
  32. 32. This does not sound like an easy job. It is easy when one is in Harmony with the Divine.Why must we have this light mixture? The growth of life forms on the Earth Body would be unregulated without the action of the Moon Light. Plants would be too big or too small, cycles of reproduction would cease, life would be completely disrupted. Moon Light is essential for life, for all life forms.What about the other functions of the Moon. What about its proximity to theEarth and the physical effects it produces? There are many different effects produced. The one by what you call gravity on the tides is the most obvious. The role of the Moon is, then, to provide cycles of movement in and on the earth. The cycles created by the simple turning of the Earth toward the Sun produce one kind of cycle which relates specifically to the changes in the places where life forms can flourish. The changes in the Lunar Cycles directly effect the reproductive forces in life forms. That is, the physical changes in the planet have a direct effect on the cycles of reproduction. The Moon provides a predictable cycle for the reproduction of the species. The Earth cannot produce this process by simply turning a new face toward the Sun. Only the Moon can accomplish this.So is this the creative force to which the great Austrian philosopher and metaphysicianRudolf Steiner1 referred? It is. The creative force is the Nature of Spirit. The role of the Moon is to provide a pattern within which this creative force can function and perpetuate itself.And this is enhanced and moderated by the reflected light from the Moon? Exactly.How then does this help us understand how the Moon directly effectsagriculture? The various lunar cycles have a direct effect on the “tides” in the soil and on the formation of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit and seed in all plants. Moreover, the light reflected on these plants also has effects on these parts of the plants. The more light, the more strongly the effect 19
  33. 33. is felt by the plant, and animal. Witness the howling of the coyote. It is asking the Moon to bring its life force energy mixture down into its body to enhance its growth. It is no coincidence that people act a little “crazy” during a Full Moon. It is at this time that the full force of this reflected light is felt most powerfully. Those who are most sensitive to it react most strongly. At a New Moon, this light is at a low ebb. Thus people act more subdued, even somewhat fearful. When the Moon is in the middle of the New Moon cycle and in the middle of the Full Moon cycle, people tend to act most normally. It is the same with plants and the “lower” life forms. The difference between mankind and these other plants and animals is that mankind, generally, no longer recognizes the reactions of plants and animals to Moon Light. Mankind has lost its way. If mankind is to survive, it must find its way again.OK, where do we go from here? The Moon Light is a mixture of many lights from many different sources. These light sources, be they reflected or from the light source itself, have a very definite influence on the growth of plants and the growth of Spirit in humans. This light is the reflected light of Spirit. The role of the Sun is to provide unencumbered and unaltered Spiritual energy to all in whose beam it shines. The role of the Moon is to process this light. The role of the Earth is to absorb and process this light or life force energy. The role of the various planets in our solar system is also to process and reflect this light.Is there life on the other planets in our solar system? Not as you would recognize it, no. It takes on a more Ethereal body, less a physical body. Some plant life evidence will be found on Mars and Venus but there are no plants growing there now. The other planets also, like the Earth and the Moon, have Astral and Ethereal or Causal bodies upon which souls can develop.Are you stating that Causal and Ethereal are the same? Yes. It is pure thought.Is there life in the other planets in our solar system? Each planet has a soul guardian and caretaker. Each has a definite 20
  34. 34. role to play in this solar system and other parts of the galaxy and the UniverseAre the other souls inhabiting planet bodies like you? They are and very delighted to have the opportunity to inhabit these celestial bodies. They are joyful in their contribution to life on the physical plane and rejoice in their ability to help souls develop in other Dharmas.Would you please explain “other Dharmas”? Dharma in its purest form refers to the essential truths by which all souls must live and develop. The essential truths of Dharma reflect and are the True Nature Of Spirit. Dharma is the mental virtue as it is in thought form, not physical form that Dharma finds its highest expression. It is the responsibility of all souls, all soul fragments who have temporarily split from Spirit, to follow these truths.When you say soul fragments, would you liken this to a piece of glass that is brokeninto thousands of small pieces. Each piece, though it can be infinitely small, stillis made up of the same properties as the original whole glass piece. Thus, eachfragment is, in its essence, the whole glass or Spirit? Yes. That would be accurate as far as it goes. The glass fragments, to carry the analogy further, can be melted down again in the cauldron of Truth to then be reunited with the Original Glass Piece or Spirit.And that describes our life experience? In essence, yes. Each soul fragment, large or small, highly developed or new, finds its own way through Self-expression back to the Infinite, the Creator, the One In Whom We All Abide.What other influences or roles does the Moon play? The Moon Body acts to keep the Earth stable in its orbit. It works very much like a gyroscope. If it were not for the Moon, the Earth body would wobble. So we can say the Moon lends a sense of stability to the Earth.The Moon has an orbit that takes it, eventually over every square mile of the Earth.Why? An interesting observation. Yes this is true. The Moon must make its presence felt on all parts of the land and ocean. If the Moon were to orbit geosynchronously (i.e. in a stationary orbit, always above the same 21
  35. 35. spot on Earth), it would have a very damaging effect on all Earth life. By providing a non-geosyncratic orbit, the influence of the Moon can be felt everywhere. This is vital to the survival of all life.Which came first. The Moon or life on Earth? The Moon came first. The question might be rephrased as this: Does plant life reflect the movement of the Moon or is plant life a reaction to the movements of the Moon? The answer is that the conditions for optimum life were established before physical life developed. These conditions were necessary for life to begin and to continue.Are there any other roles of the Moon? These are all that we will talk about here for now. Yes there are others that relate to the development of souls in other planes.Please clarify one point. Are you the Protector of the Earth? That is correct. Though I might appear lifeless, I am fully alive in my responsibilities. Clarity of thinking is essential for this task as Father Moon. It is essential that the Moon stabilize the life on the Earth and in the Earth itself. Let that not be unclear to the reader. The role of protector does not mean that without the Moon, the Earth would die. It means that the role of the Moon as protector is to provide that which is needed for the development and continuation of all life within and on the Earth.What does life “within” the Earth mean? There are other life forms living within the Earth, unseen by man. These life forms live in other dimensions and are occasionally seen as Yeti or Bigfoot. There are others as well. These life forms pass in and out of “windows” between the dimensions. It is my task to provide a nurturing environment for them as well so that they will progress Spiritually.Sounds pretty far out. Mother Earth provides much that is unseen by the average person. Her role is varied and multifaceted. So, then, is mine also.Back to agriculture. When is the best time to plant fleshy root crops? During the first and last quarters.And the best time to plant fibrous root crops? 22
  36. 36. During the second and third quarters.According to the Agricultural Planting Calendar1 produced by Maria Thun2, there arefour zodiacal influences - Earth, Water, Light and Warmth3 and, correspondingly,these influence the four parts of the plant - root, leaf, flower and seed. Is thisaccurate? To an extent, yes, but not complete. There are, in fact, six parts to the plant that are effected by the position of the celestial bodies (not just the Moon and the Stars you see around you). Many influences come from areas of the Universe unseen by even the most powerful telescope. There are influences brought to bear by the many dimensions or Dominions in which you find yourself. These six parts are the root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit and seed. Each is influenced directly and indirectly by the Earth, Moon, Sun, the planets and the stars all around you. By “breaking” the plant up into these six areas, we have a more complete picture of what happens.Are you saying that because this is more complicated that it is not possible tocalculate the best times for these various plant parts by simply considering thelocation of the Sun, the Moon or the Earth in their various constellations andnothing else? That is essentially correct. It is akin to Rudolf Steiner’s description of examining a dead plant. You only see the body, not the essence of the soul.Is it useful to designate the effect of the thirteen astronomical constellations onthese six parts of the plant? Yes it is useful. As a starting point you may use the effects used by Thun but there are more influences that are not covered by her beliefs. Aries - fruit, seed, stem Scorpius - leaf, fleshy roots Taurus - root, flower Ophiuchus - seed, root Gemini - flower, fruit Sagittarius - fruit, seed, flower, stem Cancer - leaf, stem Capricornus - root, flower Leo - fruit, seed, stem Aquarius - flower, seed Virgo - root, stem Pisces - leaf, stem, seed Libra - flower, seed, fruit You can see that the positions of the stars influence a plant in more than one way. One can, then, use these as guidelines but one must rely on the intuition when one considers the whole picture. It is too 23
  37. 37. complicated to calculate with repeatable accuracy.What effect does the Moon have on transplanting? What is it? A very direct effect. The best times to transplant are when the Moon is low in the sky, especially if it is root crops. If the Moon is high in the sky, fibrous rooted crops and trees can be transplanted with great benefit.Please explain how this works. When the Moon is low on the horizon, it tends to have its influences drawn down into the soil. When the Moon is high on the horizon, its influences tend to be drawn up into the direction of the upper portions of the soil. The determining factor is the movement of the influences, not the brightness of the Moon, etc. What is more important is that the Lunar Body provides these influences in continuing cycles. They change from day to day, again making predictions difficult. These are guidelines for the farmer and gardener to use. They are influences that change daily and one must observe the cycles of the Moon, the seasons of the Earth, the location of the Sun and the planets as well. Learn the guidelines but rely on your intuition to guide you.Does the apogee (the point at which the Moon is closest to the Earth) and perigee(the point at which the Moon is furthest from the Earth) have any influence onplanting? It does. The closer the Moon, the more profound the influences. Conversely, the further away, the less the influence.How does this effect the planting of seeds? The more radiance provided by the Moon, the more likely the seed is to produce a reliable specimen. The further away the Moon is, the less likely it will be perfect and will, in fact, be subject to diseases and fungus problems. That can be eliminated by careful thought of the gardener and the farmer and a preparation of Equisetum tea4 sprayed on the soil at the time of planting. A stinging nettle tea5 will have no effect.About the question of the nodes - the time at which the Moon passes through theecliptic or plane of the Earth. All sorts of terrible problems are said to be associatedwith this time. Is this true? Not really. Much of what has been written or described could 24
  38. 38. have been foretold in the expectations of the teller. What happens whenthe Moon crosses the ecliptic of the Earth is that there is a shift in thedirection of the influences of the Moon-Earth relationship. Some feelthis as a disruption. If you wish to avoid these days, do so, but there is no purposeto it if the gardener or farmer is keeping in the Christ Consciousnessand endeavoring to live harmoniously with the Dharma. It is the samewith the other influences. All can be “circumvented”, if you will, by thethought of the gardener/farmer. The ability to create and to co-createabundance of all kinds, be they plants, animals, money and so on lie inthe ability of the co-creator to stay centered in the Divine. • • • These many discussions which you have had and will havemust be considered in the light of understanding that the CreativeForce and Free Will allow you to create anything you want as long asyou understand and use the Universal Spirit Centered Laws. Good orbad, the choice is yours but the ability to create is sacrosanct. It is yournature. Harmonize yourself with the Laws of the Divine and all mannerof miracles are available to you. It is very frustrating to discuss these minor influences since wesee the unlimited, infinite possibilities for all of you. There is NO LIMITon what you can do or accomplish. These guidelines, these descriptionsof these lunar influences, are but stepping stones to your Infinite Nature.Do not focus on the minutiae. Keep your mind and keep your heart setsquarely on the Christ Consciousness within. Learn to recognize theNature of Spirit and to recognize the Divine in all things. That is whereyour destiny lies. Once you have anchored yourself in the Divine, ALLthings are possible. That is the Message from the Moon. ] ] ] 25
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  42. 42. Luther Burbank "God created in nature an abundant variety of edible vegetables, fruits, grains, and other foods, everything necessary for man. Man cannot bring forth even a grain of wheat, much less a new plant or fruit. Only God can do this. He has to originate the species first. Man can only modify what already exists, as Luther Burbank did." - Paramahansa Yogananda, from The Divine Romance6 Luther Burbank was the single greatest horticulturist ever to grace the face of the Earth. He wasknown as the Plant Wizard. Counted among his personal friends were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford andthe great yoga Master Paramahansa Yogananda. Working without the benefit of modern gene technology,Burbank single-handedly brought into commercial production over 800 new varieties of plants. His exploits in the garden are legendary. At any given time he would be growing over 100,000plants. His ability to select a few prime specimens from a planting of 10,000 flowers, plucking them outof the ground as fast as his assistant could cart them to the compost pile, astonished the scientists of hisday. He kept minimal notes. He relied on his botanical knowledge, his knowledge of Darwins theoriesof evolution, his senses, his intuition and the Divine Gardener to guide him. If there is a single achievement by which Luther Burbank will be remembered it is the Shastadaisy. In purely botanical terms, the Shasta daisy is a quadruple hybrid incorporating the wild Americanoxeye with two European and one Japanese daisy species. He worked on this offering for seventeen years.Today it is still one of the most popular perennials available. It is a stunning tribute to his incredibleplant knowledge. His discovery of the Russet Potato, todays "Idaho Baking Potato" spawned a multi-billiondollar industry that has fed the world for a century. He sold the rights for $150.00. A deeply spiritual man who embraced an ecumenical approach to religion, Luther Burbankattended Christian church and practiced Kriya yoga meditation. He developed a keen ability to focusall of his attention on the problem at hand and resolve it. One of his most astonishing non-plant achievements was his greenhouse. Though much of SantaRosa was damaged in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Burbanks greenhouse suffered no damage.His secret, rarely expressed in architecture today, was his intuitive use of the Golden Mean proportionsin the design. This made it strong, attractive and harmonious with the Earth. Burbank worked with all manner of flowers, fruits, vegetables, grains and trees. One of hismost enduring offerings was the Santa Rosa plum. 29
  43. 43. The LawsWhat do people need to know about working with plants? Very good. We will begin with the basics. First it is important to know that all life comes out of One Life. There is no other truth that is foremost before this one. It is the beginning of all discussions of life on Earth or anywhere else in the Universe. The second is, as Jesus said, like unto it - Love thy neighbor as thyself. This is truly important with plants for in them we have God residing as the Universal All, as the Infinite, as the Ultimate Breeder of plants and as the Creator of All Things. Not to love all around you brings into play the negative forces which retard the growth of the Spirit in each soul. So we have Unity in all things, Love of all things and the physical manifestation of one’s efforts to bring these two Truths, these Forces to bear on one’s life and one’s actions and purpose in life. Do you see?Yes. Please go on. How did this knowledge cause you to create over 800 new strainsand varieties of plants? The truths implicit in these statements forms the basis for all action.All is Unity and Love holds it all together? Yes the expression of love comes in many different ways and what we are discussing are the truths which form the basis for determining the ways.Unity and Love. How did this lead to the Santa Rosa Plum? Each plant must be viewed as a direct reflection of the Unity of the Universe, that is, God’s Creation, and of the creative power given to the soul which manifested that plant into the Earth Plane. Put another way, God has made it possible for all souls to find their true Self through Self expression. Some souls have decided, of their own accord, to bring this glorious manifestation of Spirit into the Earth plane through the manifestation of plants. It is those souls, who work in perfect harmony with the Divine, with whom I worked and you can work. You may call them Devas or you may call them Angels. Whatever you call them is OK. The fact remains that in order for one to truly find the harmony and attunement necessary to bring these forces to bear to “create” a new plant, one has to go back to the beginning and recognize that the unifying force of the 30
  44. 44. creation we call Earth is Unity and Love. A Deva, who is incapable of working any other way but in perfect harmony with the Divine, cannot be approached any other way with any effectiveness. Do you see?Yes. Please continue. The Divine Plan is to inspire all souls to search for their Selves in all things. The Divine Hider Of Things loves to delicately hide himself in places unimagined by man. He does this not to trick you but to delight you. If He was in front of your face all of the time, you would quickly tire of His Image. So he hides. He hides Himself (or Herself if you prefer) within all things, even the human soul, the human body. He hides so that you may delight in being with Him in all ways. He is ever new and delightful. Back to the Santa Rosa Plum. I began with a concept that somehow, it was possible to create a plum which was delicious, long bearing, good market shipper, economical, nutritious and so on. That is to say, I had a concept in my mind as to what the perfect plum should be. This is a very important first step. Did not God have some notion of the Universe before he created it? Of course the answer is a resounding "YES”. We must follow the Creator’s plan to be effective souls. I had a concept. There are Unifying Forces which hold the creations of the One together and we call them Universal Laws. The first of these is, again, the Law of Unity. All things out of the One. Not, as some would say, the One out of all things. The One does not hide in all things. All things are in the One. He is there for all to find. The second is that through the Law of Love, all things are possible. Through hate, all things are not possible. That is a statement of fact and should not be overlooked. Disloyalty to the Universal Laws, the Unifying Forces of the Cosmos, only create disturbances in the All which are temporary and destructive. All hate is temporary, all love is Infinite and Endless. The third most important law is the Law of Cause and Effect. Note that I put it third, not first as many would have you believe. If it was first, then Jesus, the Christ Incarnate, would have put it first. Let us talk a little about Cause and Effect. It is an important concept to understand. Many in the world do not use it as I did. This stems from a lack of understanding of the Law as well as an inaccurate basis for learning its meaning. That is, many a dogma pollutes the thinking of the soul intent on understanding the meaning of Truth. You have noted it in my life in my 77th year. The concept of Cause 31
  45. 45. and Effect, or Karma is the basis of plant breeding enacted. It is a very simple concept to see in the garden. Much simpler to see there than in human relations. Again the concept of Unity - of Unifying Forces in Nature and in the Cosmos. If we are to take two plants and cross pollinate them, we will have, within reason, a certain number of expected results. This is basic Mendelian genetics. But look more closely at what is happening. "If - Then" is the argument. If a pea of white color is crossed with a pea of blue color, we will have, given the fact that these two colors are both dominant, two blues and two whites. If one is dominant and one is recessive, we will have three of one and one of the other. That is to say, we can expect certain things to happen. Is this not the Law of Cause and Effect in action? Now, in man’s relations with his own kind and with other species as well (all of which are manifestations of Spirit Incarnate) it is possible to predict the outcome of certain actions. This leads us to the fourth of the Universal Laws in action and that is the Law of Free Will. All souls, regardless of their place in the Universe, in the Cosmos, or in the Hierarchy of Spirit have Free Will. It is those who have been given the freedom of ignorance who are, in a sense the most free to use Free Will. The closer a soul in the Hierarchy is to the Source, the more it understands the necessity of abiding by the Universal Laws ABSOLUTELY. Man, in its incarnation on Earth, has chosen to be further away from the Universal Laws in order to choose Love through Free Will as the means of effecting the necessary evolution of the Cosmos. Exactly because man has this Free Will, it is able to create as a co-creator that which he needs to progress and realize his true soul nature - Self realization.Let me recap - we have Unity, Love, Cause and Effect and Free Will as the first ofthe Universal Laws. Is this correct? Yes, it is correct.What then? Now that we have an understanding of the basics, we can move on to the means of using these creative energies.The principles? No. The means and methods of effecting the creative forces for man’s benefit. 32
  46. 46. Back to the Plum? Yes, back to the Plum. We have, in all of us, the ability to contact the Divine through our mind, our bodies and our souls through the Christ Consciousness. That is a fact. It is a universal fact because all beings, all souls can also contact the Divine through this same means. Moreover, this means that we all have a way to intercommunicate with each other, regardless of one’s station in the Cosmos. It is possible to contact a Deva directly and ask for assistance if developing a plant, in growing a plant or anything else. The door of the Christ Consciousness is the Universal Telephone sense which allows all to contact All. Focusing one’s attention on the Christ center, then, allows one to communicate one’s desire for help. The Deva, or Angelic Being who has taken on the task of bringing into the Earth plane that which humans and other beings need for sustenance, is bound by its station to help any way possible. That is to say, to work with each and every one of you to help develop that which enhances the development of the soul - in any form. One may ask, is the atom bomb something which enhances the development of the soul. Was it created with the help of a Deva? The answer clearly is YES it was. Why? The development of the destructive power of the Universe is a natural event in the evolution of modern mankind. When man finds the means to communicate with the Atomic Deva, it will find the means to neutralize the waste which goes with the development of destructive forces. The point is that it is possible to develop anything with the help of the Overlighting Devas. Everything that there is has a Creative Force behind it represented by what we are calling Devas or Angelic Beings of Creation. Once again, we return to the plum. Through the centering of one’s attention, with Love and through Love, on the Christ Center, it is possible to communicate to the appropriate Angelic Being of Creation and ask for and receive assistance in developing a plant or a variation of that concept we call a plant.Does this apply to all things, even rocks and animals? The answer is, again, YES. It is essential for the understanding of the Nature of the Universe, and in working with Mother Nature, God Incarnate, the Divine, the Creator of all that IS to believe that this is possible. More so, it is necessary. It is the Creative Power at work. Which leads us to the next of the Laws, the Law of Infinite Expression. 33
  47. 47. The Creator, which has the ability to express itself in any form which it chooses, also has the ability to express itself in an infinite number of ways.Infinity is a difficult concept to understand. Yes it is in the limiting world of material expression we call Earth. Humans trapped in the limiting consciousness of the Earthly plane are not normally able to understand Infinity if they use as their reference, the finite world in which they find themselves. It does not help their understanding to listen to other unenlightened souls “teach” them the way. Only through the limitless expression of the Self within can one reach an understanding with the Infinite. Then there is a true understanding of the immortal nature of the Self within. Then there is a true understanding of the Infinite Nature of the Universe. Which, once again, leads us to the nature of the Plum. This limitless self expression of the One brings forth to the soul seeking a different expression or understanding of the species, calls forth the Self Expanding Nature of God into a new form of self expression. It is a call directly to God to bring a new understanding to the soul. In this way, one asks God to express Itself a new way. Through the porthole of the Christ Consciousness Center, the call went out and the expression, the new expression, came back. God seeks to express Himself in ways pleasing to his children. He is always seeking new ways (for He is still very creative) to please His children. So there is an Infinite Source of Creativity for all souls to draw upon. The Deva and the soul play parts in this drama. This, then, takes us to the method. It is enchantingly simple. I was quoted as saying “It is all so simple”. Well it is. Keep one’s mind focused on the Infinite and all things will come to you. The true nature of self expression is to allow the Infinite to express Itself through you in a way that is pleasing to you. The Father/Mother/Creator wants to please Its children more than any child can understand in the limited Earthly sense. It too is an Unlimited Expression of Love for Its children and for Its happiness. It seeks this through the Law of Self Expression and the Law of Self Expansion. The Gardener of the Universe is in all gardeners. Each and every gardener has at their very core, within the deepest part of their soul these same Laws at work and at your service and command. To bring the Santa Rosa Plum into existence, I brought into use 34
  48. 48. these same Laws of Self Expression, with Love for all things, that is Unity in all things, for the benefit of All Things. It is all so simple. Ask and ye shall receive. It is all so simple. Keep one’s mind centered on the Christ within and without and it will never fail you. My task, as I saw it, was to co-create a plum of such succulence that everyone would enjoy its pleasure. I believe that I succeeded. It is still the most popular plum today and I am very lovingly proud of that. It is an expression of the best efforts of the Creator and His helpers. It is the best expression of the gift of the Creative Spirit in all. So you see, what we are working with is the expression of the Creative Force which binds the Universe together and allows each and every soul to find, through Self Expression, its place in the Universal Scheme of Things and to find its true Nature. That then is my definition of Gardening With Mother Nature. It is, in every sense of the word (or Word if you prefer), the expression of the individual soul to understand itself and express itself in harmony with God. The Santa Rosa Plum would never have existed on Earth had not all that I have described brought it into existence. It did not exist anywhere else before. It was entirely new. And at the same time, it was already existing, we only had to bring it into our lives. We had to manifest its being on the Earthly plane of existence. Therein lies, then, the Law of Duality or Contradictory Natures in a finite existence. Through the action of Unity, we are able to break through the finite limits of the Earthly plane. You see, there is no dichotomy, only Unity. Which brings us back to the First Law of the Universe. All exists in Unity.I see. There is much to digest here. The next step is to determine what one must do in order to complete this process and make it a daily mode of existence. The focusing of one’s mind on the Christ in all things is what takes us countless lifetimes to learn. But is possible. The Laws exist for all in the Universe. What applies to us here applies to all everywhere, on any level or plane of development. These Laws define the Universe. The Universe defines the Laws. They work regardless of the Nature of one’s intent. Ultimately, they work best through Love. It is the lesson to be learned here. Unconditional Love is the lesson to be learned on Earth. All else is second to this. The Father/Mother/Creator has given all the souls in the Universal All the opportunity to learn this lesson here. Only some have taken the 35
  49. 49. opportunity. Others will seek their Self Expression in other ways. But all God’s children will, ultimately, find their true nature by recognizing and understanding these Laws. It is truly the mirror to the Soul. It is truly the means by which the Soul finds its Self. The Development Of PlantsWhere do we go from here? The soul finds itself in a limited environment. That environment is encapsulated in the finite area we call the Earth. Within the Earth are both the Unifying and the Dual natures of God, the Infinite. Both have their purposes in the life of the soul on Earth. It is the plant which also shares this dual nature. It is both Infinite and Finite. It is both Unified and Dualistic in nature. From this basis we will proceed with a discussion of the development of plants. The development of plants begins and ends with a conceptual understanding of what that plant should be and how it is to be used for the benefit of man. All plants have as their nature a desire to become part of a higher being. In doing so, they develop spiritually and progress along the evolution of all souls. Note that there is this consistency in all things, animate or inanimate. In fact, nothing is inanimate, it is all alive. All things evolve and progress toward perfection. So it is in the evolution of the plant that we see this unfolding of progress. As a plant changes its earthly shape to suit its new environment, it progresses just as humans do. The plant needs this form of development in order that it move toward a higher level of existence. The soul fragment within the plant needs this development as well. The plant is a manifestation of the concept held by the Deva or Enlightened Angelic Being of Creation. The plant body then becomes available to the soul fragment for an earthly existence. This fragment, devoid of any Astral qualities, nevertheless exists in the Earthly realm for its own soul benefit. The lack of an Astral framework does not negate its experience. It is necessary that a plant become limited in this way to further the ends of the Overlighting Deva as well. In this way the inhabiting soul and the Deva pose a partnership. Very young souls generally inhabit plants. There are exceptions such as the oldest of trees, the redwoods and the bristle cone pine. In fact, we can say that many of the older souls have chosen to inhabit the trees in general. 36
  50. 50. The soul fragment finds it beneficial to inhabit the flowers and grasses, the moss and the lichens and other plants so that they can begin to experience unfolding and evolving life and life forms. This is essential for the evolution of the Spirit.Where does this lead us? It leads us to the Dual Nature of the plant. Each plant has a complex nature which defines its creation. A plant structure is held in conceptual form by its Overlighting Being of Creation. This is expressed through its Etheric body. The grosser form is brought into existence by the Nature Spirits which sport the Astral bodies necessary to filter the finer Etheric body energy to the physical form. These Nature Spirits are not souls such as yourselves. They are individual sparks of Spirit whose sole purpose in the Universe is to impart and transfer this Astral energy to the plant world. Once this Astral energy is transferred, the plant is then available for the soul fragment to experience Earthly life.What does this mean for plant development and evolution? As the plant takes a on new, more highly evolved and specified form, it makes a new and different kind of experience for each soul fragment. This new and different kind of experience can be better or it can be momentarily worse, depending on the plant and the time of the development. (We will delve into hybrids and such later.) This new development, when guided by the Laws as I have described them, through the action of Love, will, if properly guided, develop into highly beautiful and useful plants. Mankind has the ability to use these Laws with the Free Will necessary for this work. But keep in mind that this is in every respect a cooperative arrangement between the Etheric or Devic realm, the Astral or Nature Spirit realm, the Physical realm brought by the Soul fragment and the man/woman soul guiding it into a life of earthly existence.But we have a difference between someone who intentionally and consciously guidesthe development and those plants which are “guided” by Mother Nature. Right? There is a perception that man guides everything on Earth by his consciousness. This is true. Mankind does guide everything by its consciousness. So it is fair to say that Mother Nature is mankind. That they are one in the same. The difference lies in the conscious level of 37
  51. 51. existence and in the personal development of the soul. Highly evolved, fully self-realized souls can impart a quickening to evolution unsuspected by the average soul. This “quickening” is really the nature of evolution in action. It is possible to use the Laws for this purpose and that is the purpose of our previous discussion. The fully Self-realized soul, a true Master of its Soul Nature, can call into use all manner of ways to make these Laws work for them. It is, to many, truly a miracle. It is not a miracle. It is the Laws in Action. What is the true nature of the miracle is that the soul, through immense effort, has raised itself to the level of Master of its Self. So you see that as each soul develops its ability to recognize its true Self Nature, it also recognizes its true Mother Nature. It then, in effect, becomes Mother Nature.But, did we not say that each and every soul was a part of Spirit. Then would itnot follow that each and every soul, Self-realized or not is a Mother Nature? Yes and no. It is a matter of soul development and awareness of the Laws of God and their action. This brings us to the next most important aspect of this formula and that is Wisdom. WisdomWhat is Wisdom? We will define it as Self Awareness of God in Action. Notice that this is distinct from self awareness of God. We speak here of the awareness of the true Holy Self within. That Intuitive Guide which is the True Self. As a soul develops its Self Awareness, its Self Realization, it develops its ability to consciously bring the Laws of Nature into action. So in this respect, we can say truly that we are the conscious Mother Nature in Action. We bring plants into existence around us in a conscious and unconscious manner. In this way, Earthly souls create and co-create their environment. They consciously create it and they unconsciously create it. So we can conclude that each and every soul has an effect on the plants around them. Each is a conscious creator and an unconscious creator of their world. Unity, Duality and Infinity 38
  52. 52. Where does this bring us for the Unified and Dualistic Nature of Earth andPlants? The Unified and Dualistic Nature of the Earth and plants must be defined. Let’s begin with Unity. What is Unity? We can define Unity as that thought which holds All together. It is the Single Thought, Infinite in Nature if one could describe it, which by its very existence creates all that there is. It is Infinite in Nature because it is never ending. There is no beginning nor is there any ending. It is. It is the one Essential Source which brings all together. It is Spirit. It is Creation. It is the ever new blossoming of the Individualized Spirit which we call the soul. The Soul is also infinite and it is Unified with the One, the Spirit which Creates everything. It is all. All is the One. The beginning and end have no meaning in the Mind of the Infinite. All are One. The Unifying force which holds us all together we often call God. This is true and accurate but it is somewhat short of the true meaning of the Creator. God is a perception of a thing. The Creator is not a thing. It is. The human mind is, by its nature, limited by the finite world around it. It is difficult for the Earthly Soul to perceive what the Infinite might be. It is not impossible. Only difficult. The Nature of Duality is that it is Finite within the Infinite. It is that expression of the Infinite which allows the Earthly Soul to transcend its Finite Existence and see the Infinite. Without the Dual nature of the Finite within the Infinite, mankind would not be able to discern the Infinite. Each and every soul needs a road mark, a signpost which tells it the direction that it is heading and the expected time to get there. That is the Role of the Dual Nature of the Infinite as Finite Existence. In order for the Earthly Soul to experience Duality, or the Rule of Opposites, it must be of limited nature temporarily. So we can say that the role of the Finite is to provide a framework for the Dualistic Nature of the Universe to express the Creator in a form that is understandable to the limited nature of the Earthly Soul. Do you see?Yes. Good. Then we will proceed. It is necessary to understand the nature of Unity and Duality to understand the nature of the plant. All plants, in fact all finite beings in any form, share this Dualistic/Unified Nature. In order to allow the plant to express its Infinite Nature, that is, its Infinite Possibilities, it is essential to understand and appreciate that it exists, as do we, in both Natures simultaneously. By understanding and accepting the fact that Unity is Infinite, it is, then understandable 39

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