Naming Your Garden
Imagine if there were no street names, no names of places, no identification of any kind...our world would be very difficult to navigate. A name is essential - it gives form, meaning, and creates a concept or image for us to attach our thoughts to.
A good place name instills good feelings, excitement or anticipation...it has the ability to change our perception immediately. A flower patch can become 'Mom's Garden' and, in a wink of an eye, the rag tag assortment of flowers is a special place indeed.
"I believe in the power and mystery of naming things.... I believe in naming what's right in front of us because that is often what is most invisible. " Eve Ensler
A name is the first step toward making the invisible, visible, toward manifesting....
If you name your idea for a screenplay, well then, there it is...you just have to write it now....or if you name your budding business it makes it much easier to create those business cards ( that was my experience).
So, therefore, if you name a place in your yard, Sunset Corner, you are on the road to creating an intimate space bathed in golds of late day and filled with appropriate afternoon delights.
Or if you name that low spot that is always wet your 'rain garden' then the world opens up to the possibilities! In fact, I am creating a rain garden now in a place that was a no-mans-land before - now it is filled with Blue Bunny Sedge, Cattails, Marsh Marigolds and more. The name came before the garden ever appeared.
(thanks to Monrovia for this)