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What Are You Planting This Spring?

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The coming of Spring also heralds notions of gardening and planting seeds that will eventually grow and become harvested. Emerging from the internal workings of the winter we find ourselves fertile for the planting of new seeds in our lives. Our seeds are our intentions, resolutions and desires for the new-year; our soil is our minds. Spring is a time for fertility, rebirth, and the start of something new. What do you want your mind to be fertile for this Spring?

There are some great questions to ask our selves at this time:

What do you want to nurture and grow within yourself in the coming months?

How do you want the process and the outcome to feel?

What achievable steps can you take towards this manifestation on a daily, weekly, monthly basis?

Why do you want this? What is it fulfilling or serving?

Answering these questions can be quite helpful in a general sense. More specifically, every thought we have is a seed that is planted in our consciousness. What we feed or give our attention to grows. Proverbially speaking, “In the acorn is the full grown Oak.” When the Oak is full-grown and produces acorns, the consciousness of that tree is condensed into miniaturized holographic fractal fragments of itself. The part is the whole and the whole is within the part. The same pattern that is in a spiraling galaxy is seen many times over in various systems in the world and in your body, right down to your spiraling DNA.

The unique place we find ourselves in is the place where we get to choose how we want our consciousness and our lives to unfold. The seeds of thought that we plant and feed grow to become the lives we are living and experiencing. As Dr. John DeMartini has said, “Your mind is like a garden. If you don’t plant flowers in your mind’s garden you will forever pull weeds.” With this in your awareness:

What do you want to plant in the garden of your mind?

What seeds of thought do you plant when you wake up in the morning?

Upon waking, one way to start your day with gratitude is to say, “Thank-You” three times as you open your eyes in the morning. This outpouring of gratitude can be for specific things in your life or just for a new day. It is up to you. How you “see” your day from the start is how it will begin to take form. Your perception is the nutriment for the seeds (thoughts/intentions) you are planting. Are you “seeing” your experience through the eyes of gratitude and love, or through hurt, anger, blame or fear? How you interpret your life as it unfolds can allow you to see what you are feeding. You are responsible for what you think and feel, so take the reins first thing in the morning and give yourself a few moments upon waking to consciously choose how you are going to “see” your day and the qualities that you want to experience within it. This is the beginning of choosing to be on purpose. Choosing to be on purpose is a powerful exercise and just by performing this one simple task each day, you will be able to see an observable shift in your days and your life.

Shake dreams from your hair
My pretty child, my sweet one.
Choose the day and
choose the sign of your day
The day’s divinity
First thing you see.
-James Douglas Morrison

Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
-Rumi