For anyone needing a prescription for faith and wonder I heartily recommend the following. Go to a nursery and buy a package of lobelia seeds. Any variety will do. Come home and very carefully open the package. (Make sure no breeze is blowing!) Look inside. Pour the seeds out in your hand and contemplate their minute size and then look at the picture on the front of the package. If you are not sufficiently moved, get some dirt, put it in a container, stick some seeds somewhere close to the top layer, place the container in the sun and water gently for ten days. As the delicate green begins to emerge and happy faced tiny purple and blue and white flowers begin to blossom allow yourself to contemplate the fact that the same forces of nature that govern the teeny lobelia seed govern you. Lobelia seeds, not unlike many others, are so small they would at first glance appear to have no value whatsoever! How could anything that tiny turn into anything anyone might be interested in? Yet given the right environ and nurturance the tiny seed grows to a hearty colorful plant that borders gardens and livens planters worldwide.
If you were given the right sustenance, the corresponding water, earth, light and food, what might you become? There really is no difference. Anytime you forget your own value and worth, consider the size of the little lobelia seed and remember that you, yourself, contain a seed within that longs to come to fruition. That is what you are here for. That is your task and your destiny. What might you yield, dearest readers, under the right conditions? Take yourself there!
Love and garden blessings,
[Yes, dearest readers, the above post is an excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy, which some of you will recognize. ]
Book News: I was recently honored to be a guest on Vancouver’s “Conscious Living Radio” which airs each Wednesday evening at 6:00PM (PST). If you missed it, the podcast has now been archived and is available for your listening pleasure. The link is here.
Posted on February 13th, 2013 by Kathryn
Filed under: Excerpts from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy