Week 7 To G or not to G…?
To Germinate or not to Germinate?
That is the Question
When you were a child, did you ever plant a seed…… in the garden, in a flower pot, or grow cress on a paper towel in science? Were you tempted to keep digging it up to see if it had sprouted any roots or anything? I know I did. It’s funny……… I had forgotten all about this until reading Haanel this week, and it made me think. As part of our MasterKey task this week we were required to record our own voice reading our Definite Major Purpose in life (out thoughts on the future we want for ourselves) whilst playing our favourite music in the background.
In verse 7:24-26 Haanel talks about the Universal laws of Attraction and Abundance and how they work perfectly. All we need to do it plant the seed, focus all our attention on it (hard mental labour) and wait for it to grow.
But most of us, when we have a problem…… for example debt……think about it. We worry about our lack of money……. We feel anxious, fear and distress, and what seems to happen? We find more and more things to worry about and more things seem to happen that drain our limited resources. As we try to focus our thoughts on how to solve our problems, maybe even imagining what it would be like to win the lottery, we fasten ourselves to the problem of debt, and so attract more of the same.
Then……suddenly…….. we have a brain wave! A thought! Something occurs to us seemingly from no where, and we have an aha moment and feel a sense of power returning……. But… instead of allowing the thought to germinate and form, Haanel says, “we are like a child who has just planted a seed and every fifteen minutes goes and stirs up the earth to see if it is growing.” We are so anxious to help things along that we keep digging up the seed, and wonder why it has not grown! When nothing appears to be happening we get frustrated and decide this must be a silly idea and try to solve our problem another way. It really struck home this week just how I have been doing this for the majority of my life. As I mentioned in my Week 5 Post, Spiritual laws work even in our ignorance of them. My understanding of the Law of Gravity will not prevent a thrown object from falling, and if I happen to stand in its way it will still land on my head! Oouch!
My mind has been so excited this week and I could write about so many things, but I have chosen to focus on this topic because I feel something has really begun to shift in my Consciousness about life. Emerson talks about Cause and Effect and how “the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.”
Every cell or seed holds within itself the structure of the whole in perfect detail. The tiniest of seeds, the tiniest of insect or animal holds within itself the beginning and the end of life. Within the acorn lies the future of the oak, and within the oak lies the acorn seed. “The microscope cannot find the animalcule which is less perfect of being little. Eyes, ears, taste, smell, motion, resistance, appetite, and organs of reproduction that take hold on eternity, all find room to consist in the small creature.” (Emerson)
God, The Universe, Spirit, call it what you will, has created everything perfectly.
If you have been reading my Posts you will no doubt know by now that ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho is one of my all time favourite books. So what quote do I feel reflects this weeks tasks, reading and my journey?
“You old sorcerer,” the boy shouted up to the sky. “You knew the whole story. You even left a bit of gold at the monastery so I could get back to this church. The monk laughed when he saw me come back in tatters. Couldn’t you have saved me from that?”
“No,” he heard a voice on the wind say. “If I had told you, you wouldn’t have seen the Pyramids. They’re beautiful, aren’t they?”
“Is it not so that birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with music of praise for their creator? Cannot I speak with the same music to his children? Henceforth will I remember this secret and it will change my life.” (Og Mandino)
It’s true; life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny, the boy thought. (The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho)
As I am trusting in this process, in myself, in The Universe, my mind is being filled with wonderous thoughts, and Faith, that the seed I planted is growing. Focus Sandra, Focus 🙂