A poem is

A transcendent moment

Given to you by God

So you can glimpse eternity

In December 2005 a major part of the work in which I had been engaged reached completion and I petitioned Spirit for a new soul contract. I lay on the rug in front of the fireplace in the rose carpet room of my home and made my case. At that time I was in the process of bringing forth a body of work now called The Spiritual Science of the Evolution of Human Consciousness™.

This work contains a series of specific processes for spiritual activation. I was told to bring forth a new process to assist with the transformation of my work. I did so immediately. That night I dreamt that I was gazing at a pregnant woman. When I looked closely at her belly I was able to see the fetus. I say out loud in the dream “I am witnessing the Soul Love that exists between mother and child.” I am crying and say “To experience this Love fully I must expand my Heart

Center.” I take deep breaths in the dream to assist me in being fully present to this Love.

I was the pregnant woman and the Garden of Love my unborn child.

All winter long I read books about roses and with the assistance of Nature Intelligences selected those to order for our garden. When I unpacked the first arrival, I beheld a tiny rose, about 1½ inches in diameter. I cried as I had in the dream, full of Love for this newborn rose. All the roses I ordered throughout the winter arrived via mail within weeks. I was a new mother tending my young. We have always healed and balanced every new plant we bring into our garden.

Many nights the woman I call the grandmother of the garden and I continued this intensive work long after dark with flashlights in hand.

Most of the garden has been here for more than 30 years and I have been making flower essences since 2000. However something changed in the spring of 2006. Flower essence making became a mission and passion and the garden a Sanctuary of Love. I dedicated the garden to the creation of Beauty and the healing of humanity and formed the legal entity of La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences with its official mission of accelerating spiritual growth.

To this day I still take deep breaths as I walk through the garden, consciously expanding my Heart Center so I am more fully able to experience the Divine Presence that is reflected in the Beauty and Love that surround me.

I was interviewed several years ago by a woman who asked how working so closely with Nature had changed me. I answered that we as humans are a dual configuration comprised of Nature and Spirit or body and Soul. Working with Nature grounds us in form. As we fully ground, our ascension is accelerated and supported. My ascension process has been greatly accelerated through my conscious partnership with Nature. Nature is God made manifest. While I have always understood Divine Immanence, my experience of Divine Immanence is now deep and abiding. I see God in every flower and I see us all as flowers in the Garden of Love.

Deeply inspired by this magnificent garden in which I live and work, in the spring of 2009, I wrote the poem ‘The Garden of Love’. When it was complete I went into the garden and sat on a bench facing a white marble Quan Yin statue. I connected with the Overlighting Deva of the garden, the Devas of all living things in the garden and the Nature Spirits. I told them I had written a poem for them and invited them to a recital. In moments a squirrel appeared at the top of the fence behind Quan Yin. It looked directly at me with its front paws facing forward on top of the fence. My invitation had been heard and I began. I cried tears of gratitude as I read this poem.

What a gift it is to live in this Garden of Love ever aware of the Supreme Gardener.

I fell in Love with God as a young girl and this Love affair grows stronger with the years. It is easy for a Lover to write words of Love inspired by their Beloved.

I wrote my first poem in Grade 6. It was subsequently published in the school year book. My second poem is etched in my high school scrapbook. I wrote my third poem at the age of twenty-four in the midst of a personal crisis. Then as my 40th birthday approached, I wrote:

There are so many poems

Waiting to be written

Become God’s scribe


And so it is….

About The Author:   Dr. Natalia M. Schotte has been an internationally acclaimed counselor, intuitive, speaker and spiritual healer in the field of growth for over 25 years and is also the president of La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences. She holds a Ph.D. in Spiritual Counseling from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines. She is also a Level 5 graduate from The International College of Spiritual and Psychic Sciences. She earned her Bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) and Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto. She is the author of La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences: Your Personal Guide, Poems from the Garden of Love: Words of Light & Inspiration and The Ascension Oracle: Guidance for Accelerated Spiritual Growth, all available at Satiama.