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One Bite at a Time, Part 14
Asking Smart Questions


It is undeniably April here! Machaelle's garden assistants have been fertilizing, aerating, mulching and tilling, and the grass is already in need of mowing. If you are following the schedule you made with nature a few weeks ago, it's likely a lot of you are out this weekend working the soil in your yards and gardens as well.

As you move from the sitting-at-your-kitchen-table-getting-your-information phase into the action phase of co-creative gardening, how nature interacts and communicates with you will expand. Good communication is the key to success in any partnership. This is just as true when your partner is nature.

So this week, we want you to take some time one evening, or during an April rain shower, to review Machaelle's tips on how to ask good, smart questions. Think about what nature is saying to us about smart questions and how nature communicates with us best while we are working.

A special note to all of you soil-less gardeners out there following along:
This important information also applies to your partnership with nature!

Gut Gardeners and 2.0 Gardeners

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Both Gut Gardeners and 2.0 Gardeners will be asking a lot of questions through the entire garden season, while out there working in your garden and sometimes when you are just walking through, admiring and observing.

2.0 Gardeners will find themselves doing a lot of gut gardening and Gut Gardeners will want to ask some very specific yes/no questions. These suggestions from Machaelle will help all of you.

In Perelandra Garden Workbook, start reading on page 57, "Asking the Right Questions," and continue through "Nature on Smart Questions" and "Nature on Stagnant Information" on pages 68 and 69.

From Nature on Smart Questions:
(See page 68 of The Perelandra Garden Workbook.)

Information is meant to be a dynamic energy, not a stagnant energy. . . . If you physically move with the information you receive, we can then expand our interaction through your physical movements. We can modify movement through intuition, and we can do it in the moment. Through the intuition, we can pass along nuances in action that were impossible to pass along to you on the mental level, resulting in a much broader understanding of that which you desire to know.

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