Our biodynamic journey is supported by the biodynamic calendar. The biodynamic calendar is the basis we use for planning our biodynamic gardening and farming practices. We consult with it regularly to guide us regarding the best timing for planting, weeding etc as the calendar shows us whether it is a fruit, leaf, flower or root day. It also provides an explanation as to the best times in the month and year for various biodynamic practices. I find it simple to check the calendar and plan ahead when planting the seasons vegetables out and carrying out cultural practices according to the calendar.
This kind of planning can turn many people away from biodynamics as it may seem too complicated or they may wonder how on earth they would ever be able to fit with this schedule. We were fortunate to be introduced to biodynamics with the philosophy that people only fail at biodynamics by not doing it. We take the approach that spreading the preparations when you can even if its not perfectly timed with the calendar is better than not doing it at all. I have heard it said by an experienced biodynamic farmer that the best time to spread the preparations is between the 1st of January and the 31st of December! So when possible we use the calendar to guide us with timings and when not possible we just do it.
If you wish to purchase a biodynamic calendar visit Biodynamic Agriculture Australia at
A few years ago I discovered some amazing yearly planning workbooks designed for women to create their lives and businesses. Leonie Dawson the creator of these planners explains that many people never write their goals down. I believe writing goals down gives them a physical form and helps them to become reality. Leonie claims that of those people who write down their goals only a small portion of them actually review their goals. The most successful business people write down their goals and review them regularly.
The workbooks are a fun and colourful way of writing down your goals and reviewing your progress. Part of this yearly planning process is reflecting on the year that has been and the joys and lessons it has brought. This is so important as if we stay too focused on the future we don’t stop to celebrate our achievements or notice and enjoy the present moment.
I have definitely seen massive results in my life through using the workbooks. I have enjoyed sharing the workbooks with friends and we now have a group of women using them and we are able to support each other and hold each other accountable. Women have found that using these planners gives you permission to dream and believe it is possible to create a life you love.
Travelling along the path of goal setting and taking action it can sometimes see you fall into the trap of keeping crazy busy doing all the things on your lists. Remember to plan to leave empty space in your life to just BE. Yes, reflect on where you have been, plan for tomorrow but not at the expense of not enjoying today and being grateful for exactly where you are right now.
Any plan you create should be an evolving document which you review and update regularly. See the plan as something that evolves with you and remember to surrender to the flow of life not fight against it. For we all know the best adventures we have are often created when we surrender to the moment and allow things to unfold.
If you would like to check out the gorgeous life and business planners (which by the way do encourage you to plan in self care retreats to just BE) here is a link. https://jlk86341.isrefer.com/go/2016wbeb/kimdeans/