Posted by: C J | June 8, 2016

Every time you plant a seed you…

 deny a weed!

Acorn's best expression!

Acorn’s best expression!









I’ve been planting my favorite vegetable seeds in my garden all week. If you’re an avid gardener like me and spend lots of time in Nature, you already know how mindfulness can sneak in without notice. For example, you know how when you notice one thing as a truth it can become a truth across many aspects of life…

Well, what I noticed as I was planting these seeds is: 1. the act of planting seeds is a promise of something more – 2. Planting seeds is an act of faith – 3. Planting seeds is a commitment to nurture – AND 4. Wait for it – the crossover to other aspects; even the greatest creations start as a seed in someone’s imagination! My favorite tree, the mighty oak starts from a small acorn.

“In every seed lie the components of all life the world has known from all time to now.”
—Sister Joan Chittister

Mother Nature shows us in so many ways how to practice our faith even if it’s the size of a mustard seed. Every time I plant a seed I deny a weed and I’m practicing a form of faith showing my courage to believe in something I cannot see, because when I plant okra seeds, I expect and get okra plants and pods. Planting and promising is a dance Mother Nature and I have done well for over 50 years.

Think about the seed it just does what is imprinted in it to do. It cracks open and produces its bounty. When an acorn seed sprouts, I wonder if it knows how grand its manifestation will be. I am enamored with trees of all types but there is one particular live oak – “The Angel Tree” outside of Charleston, NC… (pictured above) that I’ve only seen pictures of, but dream of touching my bare feet on its bare roots. I wonder did this acorn seed know – how long its manifestation would be on the planet – how magnificent it would become – the recognition it would gain and sustain – I bet not! I believe it just went about being an acorn doing what is written for it to do….

“What is the cause of the growth of an acorn? – The oak that is to come!” ~ Joseph Campbell

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could be a seed that cracks open to grow into the most magnificent expression of what is written/encoded on our soul – to have the courage to trust the process?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we remembered, when people start piling fertilizer/shit on us that we are a seed and we will grow through the mess to BE the finest expression of our soul’s imprinted message?

Wouldn’t it be nice to remember we need the gifts of challenge, contrast, conflict, choice, and change to become our own version of the mighty oak?

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” Mexican proverb

I am ready and willing to crack open and BE the best version of ME! Remember no matter what happens, the acorn’s best expression is to be the mighty oak tree…

“If you want a tree to grow – you have to water and nourish the roots not just the leaves.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Your turn:

Are you willing and ready to BE? What would you want to BE? What do you think is already encoded in you?  Share with me in the reply area below, thanks for sharing.

Come back soon for another cup of comfort – Seeds to be continued…



















  1. Beautiful! I want to be able to express with words like you my friend. It just does not come easy. You have a gift. Keep writing!

    • Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your kind words. You just confirmed for me that I am in alignment with my soul’s assignment, which is to inspire others to BE.

  2. This was a beautifully written piece. Not only is it thought provoking but the message is sends is very powerful. It makes you think hard and dive into your inner being to help you manifest your true potential. A huge oak tree – from an acorn – how powerful that nut really is.. Excellent..

    • Gurl (Vintage4),
      You make my spirit jump for joy because your kind words explain exactly what I wanted others to receive… Thank you so much!

      • Thank YOU 🙂 – my dear…it was definitely a post worth reading and sharing.

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