By following her instinctsand empowering her nature-loving soul,Amaranthe leads herself on a journeyto a true home of belonging and real love, growing deep roots of compassion wherever she travels. This empathic book is especially wonderful for nature-lovers, organic gardeners, intuitives, entrepreneurs, and protectors of children all over the world. The story takes place in little pockets of NYC and France. Read how planting some lavender for luck can inspire a fresh perspective!
Amaranthe is the second of many empowering self-health novelettes by Amor Milagre that teach how to design life for your unique and loving soul.
Wonderful for children, teenagers, young adults, and all adults. This book is a part of my growing Lavender Collection which includes artwork from this book cover! (Coming up!)
Choose printed hardback, digital audiobook (coming soon), or add both to read and listen together!
The light of love is everywhere. Of all my experiences, motherhood comes the closest to this pure, wonderful, and everlasting love. It is light! It is Nature. It is universal love that connects us all. Open to love. Preserve Nature to preserve all of us. Be kind because we all struggle, and we all love to laugh. We all love living in the light! Happy be-extra-kind-to Mothers Day! Happy Everyone Day, because we all come from Mamma Nature. XO ~ Amor Milagre
Amor Milagre designs original collections for mothers, and all, everywhere to connect to their unique Soul Self, their family, friends, and Nature. Stay your beautiful Self! You are the light the world needs to remember peace. Shine your light! You are love. Protect your babies, no matter their age.
Once upon a time, we crawled along the mossy trunks of old twisted trees and found pitted seeds, fallen from high above. A castle at our feet, tiny and enchanted. We asked to enter, and a door appeared. We stroked the walls of the cave, soft and scratchy, green cold stone. A light guided us down to water. We swam under the glowworms and danced into the everlasting night of stars and faerie wings whirling and laughing in peaceful, kind friendship.
Nature guides us to stay light, warm, and nurturing. Stay well, friends.
Take the greatest care of one another. Love, Amor Milagre
This text and story appears in my upcoming children’s book.
Music of the Moment: Merci pour tout, Vanessa Paradis (Thank you to all of the helpers!) and Peaceful Afternoon, Rufus Wainwright
It’s March. The week is flurried with festive snowflakes, as well as heavy raindrops that melt away the dwindling white blankets stretching across the wooded faerieland in our back garden. Moss and dew lay on each stone and leaf, providing homes for all who live here. As we explore our new home and gardens, old wonders reveal themselves to us in earthen textures, delighting our senses. Places to play hide and seek and hopscotch, and vast skies to fly kites and let magical bubbles float up to tickle the angels give us fresh air to ward off illness. “Keep warm,” whispers the wind. Wrapped up in cozy hats, scarves, coats, and rainboots for a healing walk with our Dearest Mamma, Nature.
Here is a humble offering of textures from our Rose Cottage garden
to help connect us all in natural beautiful health.
Nature loves and cares for all of us, XO ~Amor Milagre
Mulling over exterior paint colours to continue our renovations outside.
Seedlings are watching the snow melt from inside the windowsills,
ready to add beautiful blooms and edible health to the gardens.
Awareness of every minute detail, environment, emotion, thought, connection, and area of our world is desperately necessary by all because it will not only heal highly sensitive people and empaths, but it will heal all people, while preventing futures of negativity for all children.
Once upon a time…I dreamed of what I love…and I made it my every day.
If you are having trouble being a sensitive person in this world that purposely harms sensitive people by willfully refusing to understand, appreciate, and accommodate them in every aspect of life, please read my books that are specifically designed to help you by supporting and boosting your loving sense of Self. Aware people are a great asset to the universe. There is infinite positive value in sensing everything as it is, and in being able to quickly surmise positive solutions to age old conflicts. Audiobooks and braille books are coming up to include everyone in these loving messages.
Everyone and everything is Loving Light! We are all sensitive, but many are not aware of it. Come back to being your real Sensitive Self.
I love everyone and everything in this Universe, including those who are not aware of the wonderful beautiful sensitivity of their Self and All!
Choose positivity for your Self and All! XO ~Amor Milagre
Coming Up: A new positive original children’s book, adoring Nature, inspiring you to preserve Nature by loving your Self.
I Love! Sweet Charity Valentine’s Day Sale
Save 25% on All Collections with Checkout Code: LOVEALL
Music of the Moment: Under a Blanket of Blue, Ella Fitzgerald
I adore the quiet still of the winter, the mountains, and all hibernating…
so I can hear my brush on the paper…
Love to the true: aware, empaths, highly sensitive people, synesthetes, and All!
Learn awareness energy of all…XO ~Amor Milagre
Teaching children positivity is of the utmost importance: Teach them how to Love their instincts, how to express, how to ask for help, and how to give and accept Love.
Nature teaches us how to communicate lovingly…sensitive awareness is everything…humans seldom truly hear, so let’s listen with open hearts, full of compassion…for a less frustrating world…where we all have our own place…full of loving simple pleasures.
A sale for you, to find new dear memories to encourage daily loving seeds for you & your Dear Ones to grow an empathic garden of awareness and peace. Then…you can use the savings to lovingly donate to a sweet charity or cause of your choosing!
I Love! Sweet Charity Valentine’s Day Sale
Save 25% on All Collections with Checkout Code: LOVEALL
(This Sale Ends Feb. 14th, 2020. A New Spring Sale is coming up!)
Sweet Charity: Who around you needs help? Save money for your own food, family schooling, a long term savings account, or a day off for wellness. Donate positively wonderful books or money to your local library to help keep it running, to inspire endless generations to learn about everything, in the hope that they will choose positivity for their Self and actions in the world. Give aid to those over the oceans and countryside who need help rebuilding their lives after traumatic events, and send loving energy to encourage new positive systems to prevent more suffering. Donate money, food, clothing, and hope to those near you, down the street, in your own home, in your heart, and for children of all ages, 0-1000+, everywhere! Everyone needs help from their Self and from a loving, compassionate Universe: local, overseas, present, future, and everywhere! Happy Valentine’s Season of Loving the Universe Within and Loving those Without basic needs, comfort, and encouragement. Love to All, XO Amor Milagre
Today’s colour mood is: Shimmering soft light, pink to deep crimson, sealing wax, love letters, and ageless lessons of loving lifetimes & ethereal bliss!
Seeds and blocks spell our universe…what stories shall we write today? With each step, thought, and breath we allow, we create our reality. Express the findings of your heart, after listening intently by it, nearing an unguarded light, uncloaked in pure Love for the Universe! Every plant stem and leaf, every bite of food we eat, every laugh or look can be loving. Who needs your eye crinkles and laugh lines today? Who needs a helping hand? Who needs to remember LOVE is everywhere? Look in the mirror and give back Love to your Soul, then with clear senses, you can ask if others need any help. What do they need? It is about them, so listen with the heart to follow what words often do not translate. Everyone is reachable because everyone is connected in Love.
What we ingest, we project. Sort and untangle. Shed lifetimes of negativity. What is the essence? Let it shine! Positive changes are needed to help all. What can we each do today? Little things add up to big changes, but awareness of the light and shade cast on all is vitally important to notice. Forethought is key. Practice being mindful of energy. What are the immediate and long term effects…small and big picture? Balance all with Love!
Give the Gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You! ~ Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: The Very Thought of You, Al Bowlly & The Ray Noble Orchestra
At home, at Christmas Rose Cottage, I love richly romantic art, empowering for all genders, depicting gentle, natural scenes to encourage self reflection and a very personal relationship with the higher Self, the inner and true self. Be it my own loving artwork or prints of passions from long ago, little higher selves can live around these positive images, choose their own, and always look within for whole health Love to feel their bright light of love shining out into the universe, forever glowing for their true hearts to be in their world with clear senses.
Change your artwork with the season if you like to infuse your days with cozy, natural inspiration. Wander a museum, art gallery, online art history research, or your pencil and paper. What kind of artwork imagery are you drawn to? Where do our connections come from? What, or who, we connect to from forever ago, yes it may be familiar, but we can still choose, now in this moment, is this helpful or harmful? What feelings does an image, or soul, invoke? Familiar doesn’t have to mean positive…or negative…we have a choice. Peace and love this day, holiday, and all days ahead. Design is powerful and so are all of our choices, which imagery is peaceful and calming for you? Surround yourself in what you Love, XOXO ~ Amor Milagre
I love market day! There are so many fresh organic plant foods in every colour, texture, and flavour. A new day, a new recipe! My upcoming vegan organic cookbooks will release in 2020! Renovating is an important step for us to feel settled, productive, and healthy. It is also very important for this chef, and any little chefs in training, to have a functioning, serene kitchen to marvel at Nature’s beauty and to combine lovely flavours together. When we eat well, we feel well, and do well.
Be it a favourite book, a cozy painting, or a darling toy, unpacking colours and textures at a new home is like seeing everything in a different light, for the light is new to us here. Where to hang this or set that? Natural lighting is key for a healthy lifestyle, but it is also very important for curating your home. For custom designs, please send a message.
Reusable gift boxes and bags that match your home are beautiful decor and a good investment for your pocketbook and the environment.
Soft light, in the newly renovated living room, kisses the gentle painting scenes for an even more tender feeling.
When a space feels uncluttered, the mind unwinds and beautiful stories and imagery comes through. My new novel series will release in 2020. I just finished the 5th book, and I am in Love with them.
Designer Tip of the Day: When hanging art frames containing glass, be mindful of the reflections it will cause. Set the pictures on the wall at the right height and in the right spot to avoid glare. For example, a reflective glass frame can go on side walls, not opposite your view when seated on a sofa, chair, or bed. Soothe your senses with healthy design! Visit my shop for new artwork to freshen and cozy up your space! Custom orders are now available, too.
Healthy Child & Parent Recipes are coming up!
Renovation Tidy Up: Spring Cleaning is early for us, here in our new-old home, at Christmas Rose Cottage. We’re rinsing the sand out of our leeks and life, keeping it where it belongs, in our beloved garden.
Happy Holiday Decorating, Eating, and Celebrating! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Just in time for cuddling up for the holidays, this fireplace renovation design is now bright, light, clean, and cozy. Slowly and steadily, smoothly and patiently, we are renovating our entire new-old house. An earthy deep plum hugs the walls of this darling sitting room. Cream linen parge kissed the dusty bricks a million times to form a protective, clean, and chic cloak. I design by instinct, to soothe the senses for maximum energy, using sustainable, healthy materials. This shadowy sitting room design keeps to it’s natural moody tendency, but instead of looking dingy or dirty, the darker walls and the lightened fireplace are a crisp, delicious focus. The room is now centered, and we feel more balanced being there. This colour combination is uncluttered and very fun to decorate and accessorize. Deep red wreaths and blacksmith pieces complement winter holiday decor of sweet stockings, Christmas tree ornaments, table runners, mini glitter houses, golden gift boxes, tartan plaid gift bags, all chosen to match and to be reused each year in this loving, celebratory room. This is the old fashioned children’s toy playroom as well. Wooden trains, an antique puppet theater, musical instruments, and a rocking bear all love to be here. Berry rich velvet pillows and fluffy cream throws lounge on the new caramel sofa, to be revealed soon! Happy Holidays! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Glorious, fluffy, sparkling snow falls as intricate tree lace on our paws and everything that grows! This morning, we happily play in these delicate crystals. How endlessly inspiring Nature’s beautifully unique darlings are…just like you! Happy Winter Nature Explorations! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Last night, I finished the fourth loving novel for my new series. I want to live in these books! They are so sweet and fun. I hope the universe is inspired to laugh along and to bring the words to life in their daily rounds and holiday celebrations. I strive to create this world for us, and I let it spill out of my pockets wherever we go. Return to view the release for this New Book Collection. Happy Snowy Days of Musing! I wish you a peaceful holiday!
There is something to finding the right fit for a journal. The line spacing, ample area for your hand to rest as you write, the paper texture. Does it feel good? It is steady to allow quick flashes of imagery to glide and dance swiftly before overlapped with new scenes and conversations? Will the spine look lovely on a bookshelf when the pages are filled and happy? I really enjoy journals and sketchbooks for all purposes. My new Journal Series will be flying over to the shop in 2020! Just like my handmade books, the paper is FSC Certified. When buying journals, I look for FSC Certified paper, too.
I’m very pleased about 2020. It’s taken a long time to get here, but it surely didn’t need to. My focus was always there, working, but so much energy had to be used to survive an insensitive world. It could have been used to develop wonderful ideas to help all and keep good health for this empath and our family. My books show how easy it is for the world to boost good health and compassion for all, every moment.And…how fun it is to live positive moments! I think it will be a very productive and peaceful year to build a lovely new foundation for all the years to come. When the dust settles on our New House Renovation, many new items will be shared! What kind of positive projects are you planning for next year? Design it for you! I hope you enjoy your 2019 tales and 2020 ahead!
The Bookshop: A New Novel Series for All Ages! This is the first post about this series. In 2020, I’ll release at least four new novels to fall in Love with! These are wonderful library additions and gifts for all ages to enjoy and revisit. Older children-Adult will probably be the audience age group who enjoys this ‘something sweet’ the most, and little ones can enjoy a chapter at a time. Everyone is included, and this series will keep growing every season. It takes time to get to know someone, right? 🙂
The Crayon Club: This week, I’ll share some fun winter children’s crafts to do anytime and for homeschool.
Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!
I am an ambassador for positive change. I am here to unveil that Awareness and Sensitivity are Love! We are all born sensitive, but many lose their awareness of it. Illness is a way it comes through, and clouding the awareness of our natural empathy will only cause more illness and suffering. There is another way, dear human friends! We can all listen to our Higher-Inner Self. This is what it’s all about, connecting to our souls, and therefore connecting to everything and everyone that ever was, is, or will be. This is where peace is. Respect is there, too. This is Love. And…my Dear Ones, this is what we all are and need to be aware of. So please read my blog posts here, and my books because I need to help us all get back to being extremely aware of…everything. This is why I’m here, every time. It was always this way, and as I continue to explore my Akashic Records in Meditation (more about this coming up), it seems to always be this way. I am ‘The Teacher’, ‘The Advocate’, the humble sharer of information and messages from the timeless universe. My new books are coming up, as fast I can make them and, of course, new blog posts and collections are lovingly being made here daily.
In the meantime, listen to your children, they know what love is and understand the awareness. Let them teach you about Love and awareness. Their wonder of the world is not only because they are new to it, it’s because they are aware of it and know it very well. Teach them, of course, healthy humans ways, colours, numbers, words, but don’t forget that they are our teachers for the most important lessons for all lifetimes. It’s in their smiles, their laughs, their LIGHT! We are all born with the Light of Love. It transcends all human words and we have it always. Live in the Light!
*A place to begin is to think of sensitivity as a gift, because it truly is. Being sensitive helps guide you. It helps you trust your instincts and your Inner Voice. Have the greatest respect for children and everyone, especially highly sensitive people. It’s incredibly difficult for us to even just be here, and then even more so when we add the daily routines and unhealthy people, places, tasks, and conversations. Sensitive people are amazing at solving issues that are vitally important to solve. If we are allowed a world that feels safe and healthy, our health will improve, and our other gifts can be positively appreciated in making wondrous and helpful systems, ideas, and gifts for all. Everyone wants to feel good, so let’s allow sensitive people to be allowed that simple right.
What can we all do in our own circles, routines, and powers to make positive changes for sensitive people and all to feel their senses relax and focus more easily on the day’s goals and pleasures? Think about all the things that affect your body, emotions, abilities, etc. Think of lighting, sound, vibration, crowds, electricity, chemicals, air, routines, basic needs, voices, attitudes, volume, scents, air pressure, and everything that could feel uncomfortable, painful, or dangerous. When speaking to sensitive people, what kind of words do you use, what tone of voice? Do you know they are sensitive? Are you aware? Now think of these things around you as if they were intensified to an unbearable level that shakes and disturbs the delicate nervous system and all that holds your body together. Now you might be thinking of how a sensitive person experiences the world. Could you focus and complete a task quickly if you felt massive pain just being in an unhealthy setting?
For sensitive children, and parents of sensitive children, finding ways to communicate well is vital. Children with speech challenges need to feel their voice is important, valued, and heard. They need basic things and need to be able to ask for them each moment. It’s incredibly frustrating to be unheard and in great need. It’s a pain no one should experience. Researching health conditions, ways of healing from trauma, and different ways of communicating is important to help those who live a more unusual life than others. Their life has more layers because of the difference, and they have more gifts and strength because of it. They very much need bridges of loving communications and a safe world to live in. These very special people have so much grace and goodness to share with the world. In sharing, they are able to feeling loving and contribute joy into the universe. Their confidence will build and they will do many more great and healthy things for all people, including more sensitive people in need of help and love.
There is much to share and learn about how sensitive people feel in certain situations, places, and emotional environments. There is also much for sensitive people to learn to keep their energy and stay healthy in a world that is not only unaware of their experiences, but too often condemns them and worsens their already difficult experiences. Be kind and ask questions with loving communication. Listening is learning. Asking nicely, with an open heart, is being loving and sensitive back. Have you heard anyone speak of the word ‘Sensitive’ as an analogy for ‘Love’? Now you have because it is! Being sensitive to others is being loving towards others. Love is not something reserved for a few people in your life. This Universal Love is for all people, things, plants, animals, and places. It is for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and all everywhere. Patience is needed when learning, so be patient, as learning about a Sensitive World is going to take imagination, until you understand. It may sound extreme because, for us, it is. The pain is so extreme and often sudden, a non-aware person might not feel it right away, but it would still affect them right away, only realizing it in another form later on.
Much of which we feel is chronic, meaning the world is not changing its’ levels of pollution, and we have to endure it, sort it, combat it, heal it, and rebuild from it every day. Think of it as if your whole world, your house, your job, your health, everything crashed every day, and you have to rebuild it all. When ill, more levels of sensitivity can more easily layer on top of the already heightened ones. Senses that were extremely aware were overstimulated too much, caused injury, or were abused can cause such conditions where the senses are blasted out. For example, sound can be incredibly much louder (hyperacusis) which can cause partial deafness when there is no break from the ‘deafening’ wall of sound, the brain and eyes have challenging aura or blindness, walking can be too painful, or chemicals can affect skin much more quickly or more extremely. Sensitive people are often misunderstood as their painful suffering can be mistaken for unrelated things in a quick moment, glanced at by an unaware person. Inflicting sensitive people with experiences that are painful for them is abuse. Become aware of your affect on people, and treat everyone uniquely. There is no blanket way to treat everyone, expecting the same reaction. Treat everyone with love, patience, and empathy, including your Self.
If you are sensitive, loving the Self, even if others do not, is very important. Listen to you Self and do what you need to do to be healthy in peaceful ways. When the world is painful for sensitive people, we often accrue illness that layers on new and very dangerous illnesses. It makes us even more sensitive, which is still not a weakness, though it might look like it, but it is a great strength because it takes energy that we constantly have to keep rebuilding. We have to keep adapting and become stronger because of the unhealthy things in the world. It’s beyond exhausting, which is one of the illnesses -chronic exhaustion.
Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll never use the word ‘sensitive’ as an insult, and if you hear someone doing so, you can now educate them and say: “Sensitivity is a Strength!” If you meet someone that says they are sensitive, you can say with a warm empathic smile, “That is so wonderful! If there is anything you think we can do differently to help everyone’s senses keep their energy, please let me know.”
Everyone is sensitive about something, on different levels of awareness, and has various combinations of sensitivity. We can come back to an understanding by raising awareness, having conversations, and remembering that all of us are sensitive people who need help with something. Why not help everyone by making acceptance and inventive flexibility a standard way of making positive changes? Things change all the time, and we adapt, so let’s change things for the better, to improve health for all with natural easy ways, such as fresh air and day light, a less cluttered, loud world. See how easily the senses come back down to a healthy rhythm to balance the body and reduce illness. This, in turn, allows us to solve issues and be more mindfully productive, making sustainable choices in all we do!
Everything is simple, but hardly anyone sees it like that. All the planes merge in one space, but not many are aware. More helpful tips for unlayering into awareness are coming up! Remember, awareness is freedom! It is understanding. It is Love!
My company collections, especially the bookshop and blog posts, raise awareness for Love and Gentleness so that all kinds of sensitive people, (which includes all children), can live in this world and feel safe, peaceful, and healthy. If we can change harmful, negative words, emotions, attitudes, and environments to be healthy ones for sensitive people, our gifts can shine and make massively positive connections and solutions for all. We all live in the same world, but many of us highly sensitive, highly aware people are suffering health-wise, socially, in the work place, and just everywhere from noisy, bright restaurants to our own homes polluted by others’ stress, overwhelming environmental settings, and pollution of all kinds. True sustainability is being mindful, respectful, and loving of people and places. In our homeschool classes here, we teach and learn about all kinds of ways people live. It’s not only about what people eat, wear, and the languages they speak. There is a universal language that all people share across all countries and time. It is awareness. It is Love!
Children’s classrooms and library book reading sessions are great places to have a peaceful place that is soft for the senses. Children may sometimes like to make sounds, but they surely do not like being surrounded by loud sounds. They need to feel safe, and their body needs to be at rest, and not in distress. Fresh air is beneficial to all, not just fresh air systems, but windows opened to let in natural air prevents illness. Fresh air gives energy that can be used to learn wonderful things! I’ll be posting more on this blog about what we all can do to be more aware and sensitive.
Amor Milagre signifies Miracle Love. There is a universal light that shines when real love ignites infinitely. Real love is always miraculous. “Live in the Light! Fill yourself up with love from within, and let it flow into everything you do! Surround yourself with Love!” ~Amor Milagre
Amor Milagre’s ‘A Gentle Life Collection’ may be helpful for everyone, especially for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Highly Intuitive People, Earth Angels, Light Workers, INFJ’s and all personality types, All Children, and Nature-Lovers.
This very important, universal message is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection.
Painting It White! The trees, the walls, the cracks between garden stones, the sky, the chimney, the windows, and the page. A world transformed over night! There are many fun things to do at the first snowfall, and here are ten ideas to try. Happy Early Holidays! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
At first snowfall this year, we’re doing these 10 things and lots more to come:
As the seasons change, so do we. We slow down by changing mindsets from gardening outside to playing in the snow: making snow animals & angels, taking snowy strolls, and going sledding.
The music selection changes to more cheerful holiday favourites, cozy moody winter songs, and ancient lullabies.
The menu switches from light garden fare to sumptuous soups and stews, homemade bread, and sweet roasted vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, and potatoes.
Journaling to process the previous season, which was quite busy, is always a good relief, source of relaxation, and goal inspiration for the season ahead. This helps to live in and enjoy the present moment.
Attention to the other side of nature, the structures, is a fascinating study of mine, and will soon be reflected in new Winter Collections. How do the branches intersect? How does each snowflake lay softly down? Who darts up trees and perches by your window in beautifully coloured furs and feathers?
The quiet stillness is a productive time for empaths and creatives. We can unwind and let go, thus allowing so many new positive messages and expressions to be effortlessly released.
Decorating is so much fun for all ages. We love having Dear Ones over to decorate the tree. Little touches, simple and uncluttered, allows us to see the room and the baubles. At the first sign of snowflakes, we swiftly got out the white paper and scissors, and made our craft for the day: windows of snowflakes, each one unique.
We adore letter writing and card sending with picture updates and newsy notes on what is happening here, in town, and with Dear Ones. Decorating the back of envelopes is fun for little artists.
As the snow lightens the exterior, we lighten the interior with fresh paint to reflect the natural light.
A delicious pleasure is to change out accent pillow cases, bedding, art in frames, and little dinnerware pieces to be more full of holly, velvet, and wintery warmth.
After long rains, we ventured out into puddly soil and fresh morning air in wellies and our ‘Monty Don blues’ (a favourite before we knew of him and that he adores blues for gardening, too.) Dear little plants nestled into their newly raked flower beds. Many deep roots and overgrown misplaced plants were moved and removed from beds near the house to allow for lower evergreen perennial gardens. This design plan helps the house look grander, cozier, visible, and darling. It also allows for more plants. A symphony of beautiful plants, timed to the rhythms of the seasons. Whites, creams, apricots, plums, and pinks are on the planting menu this month. Tulips, alliums, and daffodils of varying textures and hues pair well with an old bulb digger shovel. A faerie garden for white and apricot foxglove and other English cottage garden flowers is carefully being planted, each wonderfully beautiful seed at a time, in between delicate moss and mushrooms and under a carpet of golden leaves. We’re careful not to tread on anyone sleeping under leaf tents while planting magic for Spring.
For a natural planting, think of the wind and soil! How does the wind carry crisp Autumn flower seeds to new homes? How do bulbs expand their homes naturally under the soil and how do animals help? Plant in small groups, here and there. Not lined up, but in cozy clusters, with the recommended spacing and planting depth. Think of how plants look in Nature, huddled in little families by a river bank or dotted and spread across a field of infinite plant species. Think of the heights of each plant, the colours, the textures, bloom times, sun exposure, wind, temperature, soil, and drainage. For many bulbs and seeds, Winter’s cold temperatures activate the plant to grow in the Spring & Summer. It’s important to learn which ones needs this and which need immediate planting in warm soil, like tomato seeds in early Summer. After lots of planting, stretching the legs with a walk about the garden is good before washing up. How simply luxurious it feels to get your hands ‘dirty’ while planting exciting colours for Spring!
Have fun, too! If you’re upset or rushed when planting, it may show when time comes for blooms. Singing or humming to your plants is positive energy that will help them grow and please yourself as you plant. Researching your plants and taking pleasure in learning about them will help create an ease before planting time. No need to mark everything while mixing your bulbs and seeds, as the whole garden would be covered in markers. Developing a memory of plants is a good practice, and a journal helps keep track of plants between seasons (Coming Soon to My Shop!), as well as video diaries and pictures. Add in other perennials amongst them. How beautiful it is to have a mixture of unique beings all together in one garden bed! What a joy it is to express through the living medium of gardening. No painting is as delicate and breath-giving as a shimmering velvety translucent flower petal, thought of by the ever impressive Mamma Nature. An idea, first mapped out through paints on paper, then come to life in the Earth, breathing fresh air and swaying in the wind!
Remember the magic from centuries and eons ago. It’s in the soil! Everything grows from the soil. Once upon a time, soil health was at the forefront of all minds because, as it still is today, it is vital for our existence and daily life. It is also the source of great imagination! Stop pollution and take great care of our past, present, and future. (Paving is a type of pollution). Organic composting and caring for our garden soil is of great importance for all. Soil health is a big resource, priority, and responsibility. Think of all who live in the soil. Worms are a great resource, as are all wildlife. Grow your own organic foods for optimal health and great enjoyment. Gardening is helpful exercise for body, mind, heart, and soul. Growing plants from seeds and bulbs encourages strength and hardiness for the plants. It aids in a positive personal character and growing lasting patience for the gardener. It teaches us which plants like to grow where. There is a relationship there, if gardeners listen to the Earth. So many answers speak to us. What colours, textures, shapes, scents, and senses would you like to encourage to grow in your garden? Think long term. Take care and time. A garden can grow in any size space from pot to field. Everyone is a gardener.
More gardening posts are coming up, and stay tuned to see these darlings bloom next Spring & Summer. Little voices whisper to each bulb and seed as they’re planted, “Sleep well in your Winter bed, see you soon, sweet dreams, I love you!” Happy Autumn Gardening! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
A quiet walk under the swaying trees. Laying on a blanket of uniquely beautiful leaves. A harvest festival in town or garden. Revealing treasures from a box marked “Autumn” and a sip of warm spiced cider kindle our hearts. Bunny ears and witch hats patiently wait on the mudroom bench for their big day. There are so many delights this season for us all to enjoy! We’re washing sweaters and trying on last year’s coats, hats, and mittens. Little ones grow with the trees. Puzzles and ghost paintings sleep scattered on tarped floors. Closets change over into plum knits and sienna layers. Anise stars spin in pots on the stove, waking the Autumn elves each morning. Crows soar and call all day, and pumpkins line the lane. Spring flower bulbs are tucking into their new garden beds. Paint swatches are being untaped from walls, and rollers kiss the dust away. Windows are now clean and clear to view the rustling trees, and soon sweet delicate snowflakes. Yesterday, Nature’s colours were bright, and overnight, they’ve turned crisp, golden, & earthen. The leaves are falling fast, so let’s all get out and dance: crunch, scuffle, shuffle! Happy Golden Leaf Week & Happy Birthday Autumn Babies, Make a Wish! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Green to golden, crimson, plum. My beloved Autumn has come. Tangerine, apricot, chestnut. Dusty hazy seeded sky…and what? A walk under the trees. Let’s speak in leaves. A basket of deeply coloured wild berries, fresh bread, cucumber tomato balsamic salad, hot cacao, and a cozy plaid blanket unwinds your senses with a picnic in the country forest, a city park, your back garden, and anywhere you desire. Pause and connect with Nature. Feel the changes. All throughout Autumn, picnics of small and grand scales are waiting. Safely explore the beautiful light of arching rainbows and tree limbs above. Hear the rustling of furred friends below, preparing for Winter’s cold snow. What flavour combinations do you Love? Olives and marmalade? Anything goes! Fresh from the garden, from shops, and handmade. Let’s get outside where Fall memories won’t fade. Happy Autumn picnics to you and your Dear Ones! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Little explorers Love to bring: A compass, map, journal, camera, and lots of extra wild berries!
To grow a tomato that tastes like a tomato, the old ways are beautiful, flavourful, and healthy. Let the bugs roam, let the sun shine, let the rain fall, and let plants be natural in Nature.
We love to plant organic, non-GMO, heirloom tomato seeds, in a sunny spot each year, on a fresh layer of homemade organic plant compost, in our organic no-dig edible plant garden. Clear other plants from the bottom layer for optimal air flow and remove lower leaves after they’ve grown strong and healthy. (No sprays or chemicals. No tools needed). Enjoy the colours and taste of all kinds of lovely tomatoes! Plant organic basil nearby for a delicious salad picnic in the garden. Guiding the plants, watching the flowers and bees, and being a helper of Nature feels amazing. We love to take a closer look and thank Mamma Nature for her beautiful designs, colours, textures, scents, sounds, and tastes. We’re fascinated by her natural packaging, recycling, and life cycles. We also save the tomato seeds for planting new plants and label with the date.
Heirloom tomatoes taste wonderful and have old origins. The seeds were passed down from generations of gardeners. They are heirlooms like a beautiful antique gift from your ancestors, but these gifts produce gorgeous food over and over again to sustain a healthy family of growers.
Remember to: Support your local organic plant farmers and gardeners at local markets, restaurants, and shops. Get your hands dirty. It feels good to connect to the Earth and grow healthy food for yourself, Dear Ones, and your community. Children love to grow and eat their own garden. One handful of seeds grows an abundance of healthy food to be eaten that day and preserved for the year. Grow flavours, colours, quality, and good health in your garden all year round. Plants are best when eaten when in season, ripe, fresh, and kissed by the sun. Happy Late Summer Foods! Enjoy Nature: The Best Show on Earth! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Coming Up in 2020: New Organic Edible Gardens
Music of the Moment: Stone on the Water, Badly Drawn Boy
Carpets of moss stretch over stones and trees. Foxglove sway in the dewdrop morning breeze. Sweet roses scent the air at home and beach. Thank you, Summer for your glorious, loving kiss. Nature is where I find inspiration for my gentle life & my A Gentle Life Collections. What inspires you? Happy Late Summer! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
All ages love a sweet bedtime story. Magical pages inspire dreamy adventures in the starry nights and plans for the day’s light. Explore A Gentle Life Book Collection, ethically handmade with Love and positivity. New books for all ages and genders will be added to this collection this year, in 2020, and beyond. Happy Reading! xoxo ~Amor Milagre
When you feel like you’ve done too much, it’s not time to do more. Pause, Stop. Rest… Unwind with meditation to remember how to truly rest all of you. Here are 10 helpful tips for calm meditation for all ages. Take gentle care of you. xoxo ~Amor Milagre
Eat fresh plant foods and hydrate. Stretch slowly to circulate any trapped chemicals in your body. Drink water to improve the flow.
Routines that build energy help you. Matching low energy with unhealthy foods and negative habits harms you. What is helpful? What grows positive habits? What gives you energy?
Breathe fresh air. See the leaves and seasons change. Harmonize with Nature’s rhythms.
A calm space where you feel safe and are able to sit or lay still and quietly is helpful to unwind into meditation. With practice, you can meditate in any place.
Open and unwind. If you’re unsure how to begin, try resting quietly, without added layers of sound. If you have trouble with this, a guided meditation can help you build a meditation routine into your memory to use any time you need to let go and refocus. Use something as low-tech as possible. You can even write your own guide and read aloud before beginning. Natural sounds are helpful for connecting to Nature, so open a window or visit a garden. A comfortable position, balanced for your spine and posture, and able to breathe in your best way, is helpful for grounding down into the Earth. If you can, go outside, remove shoes, and ground your energy down, energizing from the Earth’s core.
Keep a small and large perspective for a balance of calm reflection and revitalization.
A healthy skincare and Self care routine helps before meditation so you feel settled and fresh, ready to explore knowing your Higher and Inner Self. Unplug electronics for a quiet space. Low lighting is soothing. A soft eye mask or a cloth over your eyes can help block light, and with lavender or other favourite scented plants, you can ease into feeling your senses and awareness more naturally.
An hour to let go, explore, and open helps you to not rush or dwell too long. Release any pressure for specific goals or expectations. What will come will surface. Listen with your heart, open.
Maintaining a healthy meditation routine helps you to keep your energy, so you don’t dip too low, lacking energy. Humans’ ways and routines are often energy zappers for others, so be mindful to create your own unique routines for your unique needs.
You can heal your Self with breathing, processing, and letting go. Trust your Self to take care of you, and you can take care of your whole Self, your Soul, and the Universe.
[This text is from my A Gentle Life Book Collection.]
The air is moving, and a delicious new novel is flying in. It will land in my bookshop very soon, and is the first in a new original seasonal series. All ages can delve into this world between the pages. My pen has been dancing all week and is now resting, out of ink. Stay tuned for this new book release. Happy Midsummer Days, XOXO ~Amor Milagre