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A Higher Perspective

Shasta Daisy. Photo by Hana Wilkins

There are powerful spiritual Laws we can all learn and use.

Emily Dickinson said it: “All I know of Love, is Love is all there is.”

“Be still and know that I am God.” The presence of our Creator wells up within us in the stillness. We feel peace and joy.

I love Eckhart Tolle’s book Stillness Speaks, a wonderful book that affirms this idea.
Meditating is the ideal way to hear your still, small voice. The YouTube video at the end of this blog is a meditation with Eckhart Tolle. It’s not a lecture. You can meditate right along with Eckhart. It brought me so much peace and the feeling that all is well.

God is Love and everywhere present.

“Our only responsibility is to accept the Atonement for ourselves.” Atonement means being at one with our Creator and all that is, Oneness. (Via “A Course in Miracles,” Foundation for Inner Peace.)

“Birds of a feather flock together”– My mom’s favorite expression. Better known as the Law of Attraction.

You are a perfect, unique, innocent, child of God, who loves you beyond your comprehension. You inherited your Father-Mother God’s ability to create. You create by your thoughts, words and feelings. Tell the story to yourself and others, your story, the story that you WANT to live. As we affirm and tell our story the way we want it to be we create it. We need to believe it to see it. — Sananda, Abraham and Saint Germaine

There are two very important components to manifesting, allowing and receiving your Good. One, Forgiveness of yourself and others, and two, BEING in the qualities of gratitude, thanks and appreciation.

Forgiveness returns us to love. A wonderful book by that name, A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, teaches us, in depth, how Love does its job as we forgive ourselves and others.

Thanks, Gratitude and Appreciation put us in the vibration of Love where we can create and allow our good. A wonderful book, Ask and It is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the nuts and bolts of vibrational creation and manifesting, by using rampages of appreciation and intentionally feeling good by focusing on what we want to create.

Note: we also have the ability to temporarily block our good by un-love, which is in truth a fiction because Love is all there is. We do this by using our free will backwards by criticizing, condemning and complaining. We can quickly jump forward by realizing we are love and have the ability to create a wonderful life for ourselves by returning to Love.

There you have it. Many of the simple yet powerful laws of the Universe that manifest in infinite ways.

So, as Abraham says, through the Hicks material, the most important thing is for us to feel good. As we feel good we can create our desires.

Enjoy the fun, joy and satisfaction of creating your good by letting Love do its job.

Flower Essences

Photo by Nina Wilkins

I’m writing again today about one of my favorite bridges of love light, Flowers.

I love flowers.

Our dear beauties didn’t appear on Mother Earth until 114 million years ago. Given the Geologic time scale of several Billion years, that is fairly recent. Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth, mentions that flowers are the key to enlightenment.

Gardens have always helped me, over my lifetime, to hear my spiritual guidance, find peace and get a clear direction for solving my problems.

I’m grateful to Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago. I’m so happy to receive Molly Sheehan’s understanding of how flower essences help us, our pets and our plants. Ultimately they help the “whole,” as we are all connected. If you would like to explore their benefits, their website contains a wealth of information on how they work and which ones to choose for YOU.

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flowers have worked through many life problems in the last 114 million years, and they contain their patterns of wisdom in their essence.

For the Cosmic moment we are currently in, on our dear Mother Gaia, Green Hope Farm, has created several essences from their Venus Garden for 2019. The one I’m choosing is “Upwards and Onwards.”

My mom used the expression “Onwards and Upwards” often when I was growing up. I always thought that uplifting. Now we are in the Golden Age of Aquarius, so Upwards, first in our consciousness, and then Onwards in our actions, is more appropriate and powerful.

This is one part of how Molly describes this essence: “The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.”

She writes more about this essence, and many others from that garden on her website. Wonderful.

The photos of the flowers today are from my neighborhood. My friend used to always put nasturtiums from her garden on top of her salads. They taste a little bit like watercress and are so pretty.

Flowers are always helping us whether in our gardens, in our homes, in essential oils and aroma therapy, as food or in especially created essences. As in the top line from this blog,
The Earth will be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and our Child within who is innocent, as flowers bring us enlightenment.

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Earth Day is Every Day

From GNOMES, by Rien Poortvliet and Will Huygen; Photo by Nina Wilkins

Many years ago, when I was teaching Flower Essence Workshops, Fairy Tea Parties and Spiritual Prosperity Workshops, my friend Janette asked if I would make “hand outs, or notes” for the participants. It came to me to write a blog that could be used to share the information and be used as “hand outs” for the classes. I asked Sananda what title would be good, and he told me: “Bridges of Love Light: the Earth will be Healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and Children, Including Your Child Within, Who is Innocent.”

Dear One, you are that innocent child. Yes, You! Do you realize what you went through to be here at this time? You are a unique, Divine Child who is very needed at this time.

When I teach spiritual workshop,s the very first thing Sananda says is, “Every moment in your life up to now is exactly as it was meant to be.” So today I ask you to release guilt, shame, anger and any self-talk that is not Love. If regrets come up, put them in the light of love and forgiveness and realize you are a beautiful, Divine Child, and our dear Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature need you and LOVE YOU.

Recently, while walking Hana’s dog, Lola, I kept seeing lots of trash but didn’t pick it up, because I didn’t want to get my hands dirty. I felt very guilty. I learned from a beach cleanup workshop that cigarette butts are the most toxic to birds, who mistake them for food. Small pieces of litter like the aluminum can, ring pop tops and small pieces of styrofoam look like something edible to birds and other small creatures. These small pieces of trash are very important to pick up. Now when I go for a walk, I wear a glove and take a couple extra dog poop bags with me to fill up with litter. It’s the little things we do each day that will help our Earth.

One of my favorite books, Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle, expresses these love light ideas from Nature:

“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.

“Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.

“Through you, nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were,
for millions of years.”

I included the photo of Gnomes at play above because your innocent inner child can most likely see or feel gnomes. The fairy realms are becoming more visible and real to humanity as the veil between dimensions becomes thinner, as Earth rises into the Golden Age of Aquarius.

I had the joy of leading a kindergarten class on a field trip to Big Sur, California. We stopped by a stream in the Redwoods where the bank was flat with just enough sandy shore to sit and have our lunch. After, the teacher asked me if I would like to tell a story so the children could have a little rest. I asked the class to just listen quietly for a moment to the creek, birds and breeze through the leaves, to just lean back on their blankets and be very still and quiet, to rest on their backs and look up to the top of the Trees to see if they could spot any birds. It was a rare day of warmth and silent breezes. At this point several of the children had dozed off, and we stayed in the stillness for about 20 minutes. That experience has stayed with me because one of the little girls on awakening said: “Miss Nina, this is the best day of my life. Thank you.” Your inner child can take you to that place.

Mandala and Photo by Nina Wilkins

The Precious Present

Our resident moose, by H.L. Wilkins

One reason I love photographs is the precious present is captured.

I sat down on the couch to take a little break in the sun, which we haven’t seen much of for some time. The bright light came streaming in. I relaxed and stretched out and soon the kitty, Gobbles, who is quite large and long, stretched out on my shoulder and back, purring loudly. Then Hana’s dog, Lola, stretched out on my legs. Within moments we were all sunbathing, and I received a full blown reiki treatment from our pets. In those moments I felt pure peace and comfort. Pure relaxation in the sun.

One of my favorite lyrics to a popular song is “a moment in the Soul will last forever.” Since I was in my beingness, or soul, in that moment, I can draw on that experience over and over because I was in the precious present. Pure delight in the moment can be revisited by memory.

Time is funny that way; it is a paradox. Linear time is a mental construct. Real time is multidimensional, and when it intersects with your inner being becomes presence.

“The precious present allows Presence to bubble up.” —Kudos, 7 spirit Dolphins 🐬

In a book by that name that came out in the ’80s, “The Precious Present,” the students of a master spiritual teacher were at his bedside as he was near passing. He had requested some chocolate cake. They asked him: “Master, you have attained great wisdom in your life. What would you like to tell us?” He replied, “This cake is delicious.”

Eckhart Tolle, one of my favorite spiritual teachers, is on a world tour currently teaching these principles. He has many YouTube videos, which I watch, and each time I love the often long pause he takes before answering questions from the audience. He allows presence to well up and answer the question. I always am uplifted from his work. I hope you will take advantage of this bridge of love light readily available to all.

“Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.” —Eckhart Tolle

I highly recommend his books, especially “The Power of Now” and “Stillness Speaks.” We are now in the Aquarian Age, and one of the ways we work is by the power of now.

I included these photos of our resident neighborhood baby moose, as I never would have seen her if I hadn’t been present following my intuition. That is one of my favorite parts of synchronicity. I feel I have been given a gift by the Universe of Good.

Our mindfulness and practicing presence is not just for us. It joins us with All in Unity and Oneness—LOVE.

Just hanging out. Photo by H. L. Wilkins

Mastering the Art of Creating, Manifesting and Receiving Your Good

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Divine Prosperity is all around you. These truths will help you let it in if you will allow the change in your beliefs. A belief can be more than just a practiced thought. A belief might have been imprinted on you from a young age by your culture, your family, your friends or, most especially, your mother. Your mom is your early life line, and as a child what she says is law. So these learned beliefs contain your trust in life and also your faith and feelings of love from your mother. The following truths I have learned in creating, manifesting and receiving my good, so I wanted to share them with you.

Accept your self acceptance. (From Babaji in Unified: A Course on Truth and Practical Guidance from Babaji by Roger Lanphear.) Redundant? No. It’s like manifesting a glass of water. You have it, but you must receive it or accept it to have the benefit. You must drink the water.

Eckhart Tolle teaches us the biggest obstacle to receiving our good is affirming lack by saying “I Want,” rather than “I Have.” He reminds us of Jesus teaching, “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24) The second part of that obstacle is that you can’t get yourself to believe it if it hasn’t happened yet in the outer world. When you allow yourself to go deeply in meditation to your own consciousness you will find “all that is” and discover how to receive your good. You can believe it.

Neville Goddard teaches us, “Get in the feeling of the wish Fulfilled” and your wish will manifest.

Saint Germaine teaches us every thing we could wish for is at hand right where we stand.

Mary Reynolds teaches us, “believe it has happened and it has happened”– “Thank you for my gold medal in garden design at the Chelsea flower show.” (Dare to be Wild)

Emmet Fox (Around the Year with Emmet Fox) teaches us the only thing we have to contend with is our own thoughts. We must root out and change beliefs we hold that don’t support our wishes. The most common one is “there is not enough” food, money, love, etc. It’s important to believe I am enough. I have plenty.

Abraham teaches us through the Hicks’ Ask and It Is Given to find ways to feel good and be grateful before the wish is fulfilled by knowing or believing that always, when you ask, it is given.

One of my favorite beautiful demonstrations of believing it has happened, and it has happened, is in the movie The Little Princess. The little girl and her friend are in the very cold attic with no food or blankets, and she describes to her friend in detail the banquet they are about to receive and believing do receive the bounty. Her descriptions are so vivid, you can smell the muffins and hot steaming tea.

Sananda teaches us that the most important thing you can do to receive happiness is to “Be the love that you are.” (Love Without End: Jesus Speaks… by Glenda Green) Abraham teaches us the most important thing to create the life that you want to live is to feel good. Appreciation of all that you have, facilitates both of these: being Love, and feeling good, as it is the same vibration as Love, the most powerful force in the universe.

I invite you to get in the feeling of your wishes fulfilled and feel thankful for them now as though they have manifested. Joy is your birthright.

I chose the photo of the Rose above as gardens have always helped me manifest my good. They give me peace so I can receive Divine inspiration. Also I receive from the spirit of nature the process of seed to flower. Very much happens in the dark, moist earth before the seed germinates. Enjoy each stage of your manifestations as they bring you the magic and Miracles of the Divine Mystery. Manifesting your Goods can be very satisfying and fun.

The Power of NOW, a Bridge of Love-Light

I discovered one day that the letters in the word “Now” when reversed equal “WON.” I feel that is so true. When we are in the Now, we are in Real life. We are present. We win, in the highest sense, for our own peace, health, creativity and well-being are included in presence. Most importantly we allow Divine Presence to come through us. Oprah has said that Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, is one of five books that she always keeps by her bed. His teachings are simple and very necessary for our shift into the higher consciousness of our New Earth.

Years ago I came upon a video of an “Ode to Joy” flash mob in Spain. It made me so happy that I viewed it several times. That flash mob video is included in Eckhart’s teaching video above, so you will receive double the fun and enlightenment. The expressions of the surprised and awed onlookers remind me of the innocence and joy of humanity as a whole.

Joy is our essential nature. We have been created out of Love, and we are still Love. As we contemplate that fact, we are returned to our innocence and the knowing that we are the Beloved of the Divine. We feel this very powerfully in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” My grandson, Cooper, has just learned to play this piece on his recorder, and it gives me the same uplift as when played by a full professional orchestra. The original composer was in the Divine presence when he wrote it, so that essence is still present. That quality of presence is immortal because it is Divine.

It is simple for us to experience presence because it is within us and is our true nature. Meditating for at least 20 minutes brings us to the state of allowing presence to well up in us.

Each morning I have one cup of coffee. I want to be present for enjoying each sip as I love coffee and I only drink one cup a day. Any more and my thinking becomes more dominant than my heart space. Each morning I notice when I become present while drinking, I’m so disappointed when either half of it is gone or sometimes the whole cup is gone before I’m aware. I’ve missed the pleasure, taste and aroma of my favorite beverage by not being present in the Now.

Practicing the Power of Now actually increases time. You become aligned with your highest good. As the presence wells up within you it de-stresses you. Divine ideas flow in. You are in “spaciousness,” as Eckhart teaches.

One discovery I made for myself in this practice is the Now, or moment, is not about linear (or clock) time; it is a Portal to our own Divinity. Babaji teaches us that the only affirmation we ever need is “I am as God created me: perfect, whole, and complete.” When we are in the Now, allowing presence, and we affirm this Truth it becomes more and more real for us. One of the real treasures of this practice.

If you haven’t already, I hope you enjoy Eckhart ‘s book The Power of Now and the video included above.

Silence, Stillness and Simplicity

Carmel Beach – Photo by Hana Wilkins

Three words that carry so much power in our lives. These states can often be overlooked in our busy, noisy world. Each, when practiced regularly can bring us to the realization that our happiness comes from within.

“Be still, and know that I am God” says it all. Silence is golden.

Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle’s powerful book, reminds us of our Divine Presence within.

Simplicity shows us we can quickly return to our Highest Self just by breathing and touching our heart. (HeartMath Institute, Gregg Braden).

Happiness springs up easily from that stillness within because Joy is our true Nature.

“The Music of Silence” is a beautiful demonstration of these principles. It is an autobiographical movie about the life of one of my all time favorite singers, Andrea Bocelli. His singing and voice/life coach teaches him that in order to have the best depth of quality from his voice he needs to practice Silence.

Andrea has achieved more than his best quality by practicing silence. He has achieved transcendence in his singing. I had the opportunity of seeing one of his live performances. The audience, including me, experienced that transcendence; we cried, felt love and had goosebumps together throughout the performance. Speechless, awed and happy I left that concert feeling the high self and spirit of that incredible beingness of Andrea Bocelli.  Truly inspiring.

When we are in touch with our inner stillness, silence, the simplicity of our God Self has a chance to guide us and bring the smallest and greatest aspects of our lives into transcendence. My mom’s famous Lemon Meringue pie was definitely transcendent. Never to be duplicated. As a child I would join her sitting on the couch and ask her, “What are you doing?” She would respond, “I’m just Being.” “Oh, Being.” I always remembered that feeling that it was OK to just Be. Now I realize that her beingness and stillness went right into her transcendent Lemon Meringue pie and all of her cooking.

We all have very unique, transcendent, Divine qualities to share that can be encouraged to make themselves known by practicing mindfulness, meditation, stillness, simplicity and just Being. My wish is that you will know how incredibly wonderful you are and that you will share your own transcendent qualities even if just for yourself.

Don’t worry. Be happy.

Contemplation, Mindful Movement and Meditation

Contemplation, Mindful movement, and Meditation
Photo by Hana Wilkins. Teton Creek, Idaho

Last week we discovered how simple it is to create Love, Peace and Harmony in our lives. These qualities help us have more health, happiness and contentment.

I want to share my favorite forms of these practices that have been my personal bridges of love-light. I love joy, fun and happiness. These activities of light have helped me truly and immeasurably to be happy, be joy and be myself.

Often friends tell me of the upset and anxiety in their lives and I ask, “Do you meditate?” As often the response is, “No, I don’t have time.” My favorite response I borrowed from a zen proverb: “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”

I’ve experienced over and over that mediating gives me more time in my day. Synchronicity, serendipity, harmony and peace of mind create the space for great ideas and solutions to problems. Who to call, when to go and where; your own Divine intuition enhanced and louder.

My favorite forms are Mindful Walking, sitting on a bench in a garden, Tai chi, taking an almost-nap in the sun, sitting on the sand at the ocean’s edge, walking on the beach or, as the Japanese say, “forest bathing.” Choose a form that works for you. You don’t have to be formally meditating as a Zen Monk to receive the many benefits of stilling your mind and being in your heart– as Eckhart Tolle teaches us in Stillness Speaks.

What I learned from his holiness, The Dalai Lama, is that what he gets from meditation is “nothing.” What he doesn’t get is what is important: he doesn’t get get anger, anxiety and a lack of peace of mind.

He teaches us: “The source of a happy life is within us… Peace of mind is within us; it requires that we develop a warm heart and use our intelligence. People often don’t realize that warmheartedness, compassion, and love are actually factors for our survival.” (From The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate, by The he Dalai Lama with Rasmus Hougaard, published in the Harvard Business Review February 20, 2019.)

The photo above demonstrates stillness in movement. The creek is flowing and still and clear at the same time. For me, the clear mirror image in the photo’s picture of stillness is how we reflect our Creator in the stillness. We hear our “still small voice.”

The Divine Mystery of Trees

mystery of trees

First graders, six- and seven-year-olds, know that trees are people, too. I had the joy of observing this fact one summer when I taught a series of Nature Camps for children. We went to a local park that had seven young coast redwood trees, and I had seven young participants. The instructions for the children were simple: choose a tree, name it, be with it for a while and ask it what would make it more comfortable. All of the children went right to work with no questions asked. Some quickly gathered rocks from the creek bed to make a circle of protection around their tree, and others went to the fountain to get their adopted tree water. I was delighted to hear the names they chose and how quickly each had made friends with their tree and why they had chosen the names.

Many indigenous people call trees the standing people. I feel this way, too.

A few summers ago I was camping in a new place and felt uneasy. My tent was near a very old oak tree. As I was silently standing by it, all of a sudden I saw a spirit-being who jumped out for just a moment and said: “Don’t worry. I will protect you.” Wow.

I had known about dryads, tree spirits, but I had never seen one. That feeling of protection, wonder and the Divine Mystery of Mother Nature stayed with me and brought me comfort.

A delightful book, How to Catch a Fairy, by Gilly Sergiev, reports: “Every tree, bush, or thicket growing has a female dryad and hamadryad spirit joined to it. Able to separate from its wooden host the dryads are the ancient guardians of trees, much communicated with and contacted by Druids for inspiration and advice.”

I hadn’t discovered this book until months after I had the experience with the Dryad near my campsite oak tree. The photo in that book is very similar to the one I had seen, only mine had jet black hair and the one in the book has light auburn hair.

Eckhart Tolle, in Stillness Speaks, reports “Through you nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years.”

You will easily communicate with trees if you allow a few moments of silence standing next to one. Even better, if there is grass or moist, soft earth underneath your new friend, stand barefoot. Five minutes is plenty to breathe in the prana and enjoy any inspiration or thoughts you receive. Or, ask the tree, “How can I make you more comfortable?” This will get the conversation going. My wish is that you will continue this practice and enjoy the peace, wisdom and joy it will give you.

The photos accompanying this post are of trees in my front yard. Each has a very special healing frequency that I take advantage of often. I asked that they send that bridge of love-light to you. They are two of the 85 varieties of Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus can have a bad reputation for breaking limbs, falling over and being messy, though that is only one very common variety. Check into the other 84 varieties that are beautiful with gorgeous flowers and fragrances and not as many “vices.”

Another valuable new (2017) booklet you may enjoy as much as I have is The Wisdom of Trees Oracle: Oracle Cards for Wisdom and Guidance by Jane Struthers. This booklet comes with a deck of beautifully illustrated cards. The booklet contains a section for each of 40 trees on their history, scientific facts, legends around each and message from the Deva of each. Also, Jane explains in detail how to tune into trees. Highly recommended. The quality of the cards, the art and the research included in an easy-to-understand format is that of a much more expensive deck with booklet. Enjoy. The trees are missing you.

mystery of trees

Spiritual Prosperity Unified Field Nina Wilkins

Spiritual Prosperity: The Unified Field, Part Three

Why do we study the Unified Field to create Prosperity? We learned in the previous blog that the wave becomes a particle, or material, when we have our attention on it. The paradox of infinite diversity becoming form is in the practice of Stillness. Sananda teaches us that Beingness is supreme.

Often when I ask a question in prayer I hear, “Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10). This correlates exactly with the quality “Infinite silence,” from Deepak Chopra’s Creating Affluence: Wealth Consciousness in the Field of All Possibilities. “Infinite silence is the mind of God.” When we are in this silence, we have access to Infinite creativity. These Divine ideas lead us on the path of Prosperity to our good.

One day several years ago I had the extreme feeling of hopeless overwhelm. Seemingly no way out to a myriad of problems and the old problem of an empty refrigerator manifesting again. This was in the morning, and my daughter was going to be away for the night. The thought came to me to just sit quietly on the hill outside. I did, even though I thought, “How can I spare the time with so many problems looming?”

I sat right on the Earth and began to feel calmer and more peaceful. A very sweet breeze seemed to be floating my stress and fear away. The peace was wonderful, so I stayed a little longer. Each time I decided to get up, I heard, “Are you free?” So I stayed longer and started to notice nature happily busy.

Hawks, our horses, bees and a little weasel came by and didn’t even notice me, all busy in their work of the day. Nature and Stillness had healed my anxiety. I remained on that hill sitting in the Stillness for several hours.

When I returned to the house I had messages that several of the pressing problems had solutions, and a friend dropped by with bags of groceries. The Unified Field’s quality of “Total Potential of Natural Law” came in to play. “This means all the laws of nature that are structure, that create the infinite diversity of creation are found here in the Unified Field.” Quote from Creating Affluence: Wealth Consciousness in the Field of All Possibilities.

Eckhart Tolle, in Stillness Speaks, also affirms these principles: “You need nature as your teacher to help you reconnect with Being. But not only do you need nature, it also needs you. You are not separate from nature… A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.”

Over the years, sitting quietly in a garden or in nature has always brought me the peace, inspiration and joy that have enabled me to create and allow the good and Prosperity that God wants for me. Then the required actions have the space and synchronicity that save time and are a more effective part of the whole.

The Lord God planted a garden, in the first white days of the world, and he set there an angel warden in a garment of light unfurled.

The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.”  —Dorothy Frances Gurney

P.S. I haven’t had an empty refrigerator in many years, so these principles do work.