a. The act of cultivating.
b. The state of being cultivated.
2. Refinement; culture.
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1. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
b. the preparation of ground to promote their growth
2. development, esp through education, training, etc
3. culture or sophistication, esp social refinement
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cul•ti•va•tion (ˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃən)
Cultivation….it basically boils down to a continuous work to improve or benefit.
Weeding out the brambles and briars of negative thinking from my mind,
pulling harsh words from my vocabulary,
Tilling the soil of my imagination and creativity,
Preparing my soul for better things.
Opening up my heart to the Light,
Raining the nourishing softness of gratitude down upon my place,
Shining the sunshine of encouragement on my family,
Providing the healing power of forgiveness and grace.
Thriving, living soil of my life,
Growing the best plants,
Bearing excellent fruit,