The Year 2022 Imagination and Creativity

I hope everyone is doing fine. I was not very active online last year. For me 2021 was a year of cleansing and organization of priorities. The year 2022 is all about imagination and creativity.

I received emails asking what had happened to the majority of my articles. kindfeelings had over 200 articles. Now it only has 4. Last year the site was hit with a pharma hack and it was taking a very long time to clean so I decided to start over. I copyrighted all my articles and have copies saved offline. Honestly it was a blessing in disguise because my writing ability has improved since earlier writings. I can edit the old material and post them again.

Although I was quiet online last year I’ve been quite active in my farming and plan to be even more this year. One of my goals has been to grow enough to feed myself and others and I have been slowly achieving this. I’ve given away plenty of food, mostly vegetables.

I hope we all have a peaceful and happy 2022.

8 Tips For Navigating The New Year

  1. Practice long deep breathing daily.
  2. Be mindful of your intentions.
  3. Take a little time each day to sit in silence.
  4. Take up a physical practice. You can do complex yoga moves or you can just walk on the spot. Do what works for you.
  5. Practice observing your negative emotions instead of reacting immediately to them. Negative emotions are there to tell us something. This is a difficult practice especially if you struggle with anger but it gets easier over time.
  6. If possible, take a tech free day once a week. Taking one day without technology really helps me. I still keep my phone on in case someone needs to call but I put it in a corner.
  7. Imagine your desires, making them as real as possible in your mind. Donโ€™t sleep on the power of visualization.
  8. Get enough sleep. Donโ€™t sleep on the power of sleep, or maybe your should.

These are a few of the things I am growing.

Yam

There are different varieties of yam. The variety in my garden is renta yam. it is a delicious source of complex carbohydrates, which cooks easily and has a gummy, tender texture. Now a days it is not easy to find. Yams grow underground and the vine grows on top. When a yam is ready the leaves yellow and dry up. I will be doing a lot of digging this year.

Amaranth

Amaranth is also known as callaloo, I’ve been growing this vegetable in abundance and giving lots of it away. It can be steamed, blended or eaten raw. It is said to be one of the most nutritious things on the planet.

Sweet Peppers

They’re delicious and can be eaten at any stage.

Mint

Makes a nice tasting tea and keeps away some pests. I grow mint among certain crops as a natural pest repellant.

Vervain

When my plumber came over to do some work, I noticed he was picking a lot of this plant. He identified it as vervain. He swears by it. Vervain has been used in traditional herbal medicine for ages. I recently learnt about it. I haven’t tried it. Even if people have been using something traditionally for years I like to research it thoroughly first and I haven’t got around to that yet.

Aloe Vera

This plant is good for so many things. It has even been dubbed the miracle plant. It is used internally and externally for medicinal as well as cosmetic purposes.

Ram-Goat Dash Along

This is another plant that is used traditionally. A beautiful plant with bright yellow flowers and shiny green leaves, it is said to increase fertility and libido.

Pak Choi

I grew a lot of pak choi last year and I sowed some seeds last week. I find that they do well between October โ€“ May – at least in my area.

White Beans

Okra

Otaheite Apple

Copyright ยฉ Jaja Wallace

46 thoughts on “The Year 2022 Imagination and Creativity”

  1. Dear Jaja Wallace,

    Hi there! I love reading your post and have just subscribed to your blog. You are ostensibly a very thoughtful person who is enthusiastic about exploring the realm of spirituality.

    All of these photos and your writings here and elsewhere show very good examples of what a good carer of land and a keen student of life you have been! Thank you for your advice and your kind spirit in celebration of 2021 coming to the end and in your looking forward to the new year with renewed vigour and grounded outlook.

    Indeed, we both share two things in common as I am also an avid cultivator of both plants and spirituality, not to mention that apart from my main blog, I have four horticultural websites/blogs.

    Like you, I have recently published a new and special post entitled “๐ŸŽŠ Season’s Greetings: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ” to celebrate the festive season. The post combines art, graphics, poems, music and animations. May you relish my new post to your heart’s content, as I have yours. I welcome your feedback there.

    You can find the post from the Home page of my main blog. It is located as the first post listed under the category “Animation”.

    I hope that you will thoroughly enjoy the special poem and the bespoke animations featured at my said post. In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as my aforementioned festive post will be playing music to you automatically for about two minutes.

    I would also like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately. Please enjoy your browsing my blog at this festive season!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual fantasy and spiritual reverie in all their depths, diversity and profundity!

    Take care and prosper!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

  2. Wow, what a fabulous garden! I must grow some of your things, I love yams, and mint. Why did I not think of growing mint as a pest repellent! Our mosquitos are so bad here in the summer! Great post and thanks for stopping by my blog too! What region do you live in?

    1. Thank you Kim, I live in Jamaica.

      Plants like lemon grass, mint, peppermint, basil, rosemary, catnip, sage, lavender and a few others help to keep mosquitoes away. They’re also just lovely plants to surround your house with.

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    1. Iโ€™m grateful that I have land to plant, I love farming because it is a way to help others. Nature provides us with so much powerful herbs that can work wonders.

      Iโ€™m glad I found your website of vegetarian recipes because it can give me ideas.

  5. Some very good advice and wonderful pictures of your thriving garden. By the way, “Otaheite Apple” here in Costa Rica is called “Manzana de Agua” or Water Apple..It truly tastes like a rose smells..We have several trees in our yard..makes great vinegar too..

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