How does your garden grow?
The Path of Becoming
I’ve never planted anything before in my life, of the foliage variety. I’ve planted plenty of metaphysical seeds, as I am quite the practiced manifestor, but I’ve never planted a garden. As of lately, however, I’ve been asking for new experiences that will help me connect better to my Earth mother, and so I decided to start a small garden. I bought a variety of plants, from cayenne peppers to marigolds.
From the moment I dug my hands into the soil (just now as I was typing ‘soil’ I accidently typed ‘soul’), I could not believe I had never attempted to comprehend the magic that takes place in nature. Sure, I know how things grow, but I’ve never really thought about the meaning: Mother Earth already contains every nutrient needed within her soil/soul; a seed is planted; the seed grows roots that connect to the soil and receives what it needs from its Mother; and when it’s ready, it is born from its Earth bed, reaches its arms to the sky and says to the light, “Come on in!” And for the rest of its life, as long as it remains open and in the state of opening, it shall become its highest self. The simplicity of this magic is inspiring, and the metaphor is clear.
Yesterday, I got my first peek at the growth taking place. Although you cannot yet distinguish the tomatoes from the sunflowers, what you can perceive is that every seed, while it waits to become, has a strong stem which holds up its leaves, reaching out in harmony with the others, asking for the light to come in.
And so everyday, I shall take a lesson from my modest garden: I will stay grounded with strong roots connected to my Earth mother, water myself, keep my face toward the light, and remain open while I surrender to the path of becoming.
With Love, Light, and Laughter,