Posts Tagged ‘seeds’

Winter Seeds

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

At this time of year the earth nurtures the seeds that were formed in the autumn.  They sit there waiting for their time to come; when the soil warms up and Nature tells them that it is time to begin.  These tiny packages of potential were created full of purpose and only wait their opportunity to grow and  express these plans. 

We also make plans.  The bookshops are full of books telling that all we have to do is either plan and follow some American business gurus 5 step plan to wealth or sit and  visualise and it all comes to pass.  My experience tells me that neither works like that.  To me it feels much more like the seeds.  We conceive an idea, we move on it, and then at some point when we have done all we can we have to wait for it to grow and manifest.  Most of our plans have some areas beyond our control and here we too a wise to let them go as the trees do, distribute them and wait…

“Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.”    Shigenori Kameoka

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”     Henry David Thoreau

 

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Easter: a time for new beginnings

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ, but it is based on much older pagan celebrations of similar festivals.  One theory links the name to Eastre, an ancient word for spring.  It also coincides with the vernal or spring equinox which is the beginning of the season of new growth.  I have heard various ‘experts’ pronounce that they can see the first green shoots of regrowth in the current global crisis.  Whether they can or not, now is certainly the time to be planting the seeds of Change.

If you want to harvest something better tomorrow, you need to sow something new today… I wonder what that will be?