“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” ~Unknown
When I think of spring, I think of mother nature working her magic to bring forth all the beauty of blooming flowers and trees. As we move towards spring we might be reflecting on the new year’s goals we set for ourselves. Those goals were planting “life seeds” in our soul to bring forth a new “bloom” in our life. No matter where you are with your goals today, know that the seed is waiting to be nourished by you so it can grow and become a part of your soul essence.
What is planting a seed? It’s the simple act of setting something into motion that will help you create the life you want to lead personally and professionally. It’s taking life’s moments of disappointment, fear, sorrow, and the many other emotions that cause setbacks in life goals such as health, business, family, relationships, career and realizing that you can use those setbacks to fuel you.
To become a compassionate and loving gardener for planting soul “seeds” for the future remember:
1. Seeds take time to grow.
A whole garden isn’t created over night, and neither is a dream life.
But by focusing on the positives and seeing the little seeds that start to peek out from the earth in the form of something new, we can start to see the progress we are making in our journey to start living the life we’ve always wanted.
2. Seeds must change to grow.
A seed can’t stay a seed forever. When cared for with nourishing soil, rays of sunlight, and water, they change shape and start to become whatever it is they were meant to be.
To really experience positive change, you too, must let go of your past and embrace the transformation that’s about to take place. Have confidence knowing you will take on a better form, even if it takes time.
3. When a seed flowers, everyone recognizes its beauty.
After a seed undergoes a transformation and takes on a new form, everyone appreciates it for whatever it has to offer, whether it’s a smile-inducing sunflower or a crisp carrot.
Each seed has something new and something more to contribute. And how did it get to this point? With time and a transformative change.
Go out there and start planting seeds in your life, no matter how hard or pointless it may seem right now. With a little time, patience and hard work, what now seems like an empty dirt plot will be filled with beauty and growth.
Just like a beautiful flower attracts butterflies, your life will be a magnet to the right kind of people that will truly make it one worth living.
Not all the seeds that we plant will blossom. Some seeds just don’t germinate. For example, when you reach out to a someone to build a connection, but it’s not reciprocated. When you want to build a relationship with someone, but he/she is not interested. When you start a project and put in the due effort, but it doesn’t turn out the way you want. When you try to help someone, but get a negative or lukewarm response. When you open your heart and trust someone, but he/she disappoints you.
But that doesn’t matter. Not all actions will lead to results. But some will. The goal is to plant as many seeds as possible in pursuing your goal. To plant the right seeds by getting advice from the right people and sources, because these shape your day-to-day thinking and long-term direction. To create so many avenues and possibilities for success, that success is imminent. The key is to never stop taking action.
So, what seeds do you need to start planting? Can you get started right away today? Yes, because the sooner you plant your seeds, the sooner you water them and care for them, the faster they will germinate, grow, and blossom into the beautiful bloom you are looking for. And how your future will be, 10, 15 years down the road will be shaped by the seeds that you plant today.
Start with these questions and journal what comes to mind intuitively:
What goals have you been meaning to pursue, but are putting off? In Love? Health? Career? Business? Family? Friendships? Just pick two areas. What is the first seed you can plant today to get it going? How about the next 3 seeds? What can you do to keep this momentum going?
The critical point is that it’s not about the manifestation of the bloom, but the act of planting of the seeds. Because when you are not planting seeds, how can the bloom grow in your life? How can you expect to get results, when you have not put in the effort to get things moving?
I hope you plant some seeds this spring, and if you need some assistance getting started or with nurturing the seeds you have planted, visit my website https://www.creativesoulcare.com to set up your free consult call.