Week 10 – The Thought Garden

A few nights ago I connected a lot of dots and wish I had written this while it was all fresh in my mind. However, I’ll try to capture the essence.
– A seed can produce grass, wheat, corn, pansies, tomatoes, an oak tree, a gigantic redwood tree; there are thousands of species of plants on the earth and each produces only it’s own type of plant. A grass see will never turn into an apple tree.
– Seeds need good soil, water, sunlight to begin to germinate
– Some seeds germinate very quickly and have the resulting plant has a short life span; others take weeks and the plant may last a few months; or, in the case of the Chinese Bamboo tree, nothing is seen for 5 years and then, if it has been watered faithfully, it shoots to 90 feet in 5 weeks!
– Some seeds produce poisonous plants that deter people and animals from getting too close

When a seed is planted in soil, watered appropriately and placed in a sunny spot it begins to grow. How is this possible? In 10-9 we read: “We have seen that there is an impassable barrier between the organic and the inorganic, and that the only way that matter can unfold is to be impregnated with life; as a seed reaches down into the mineral world and begins to unfold and reach out, the dead matter begins to live, a thousand invisible fingers begin to weave a suitable environment for the new arrival, and as the law of growth begins to take effect, we see the process continue until the Lily finally appears, and even ‘Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these'”.

If a thought is a seed, we all have been growing a garden our entire lives. Negative thoughts are the weeds and some are even poisonous for us and our relationships. However, if a seed or plant is not watered and fed it eventually dies. Thus, the Mental Diet works well to dry up the unwanted seeds and plants. Our DMP provides the good seeds that we want to nourish in our gardens.

Some of our seeds are short-term, easy growing plants – like the things listed on our service card; some may take a little longer to germinate, but if we stay focused on them, their roots begin to grow and the small plant grows a little more each day. Then there are those big, hairy, audacious goals that may take 5 years before any result is seen. The secret is to continue to believe that it’s possible, stay focused on it, work diligently toward it’s attainment and one day the first green shoot appears and soars above your head!

Is your thought garden full of beautiful well groomed flowers, delicious fruits and vegetables or chaotic and full of poisonous plants? It IS possible to take the steps to make the changes needed to achieve your dreams.