“It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.” Orison Swett Marden
What thoughts do you sow in your life and the lives of those around you? How does what you sow affect your life?
I have never planted a garden, but I have sown seeds in my life and in the lives of others. Some have grown and others have withered, and some remain hidden in the soil waiting for the right season. There is the common saying, “You reap what you sow,” and this is true especially in terms of our thoughts.
Our Thoughts Are the Seeds That Create Our Lives
Our lives are our spiritual garden and each thought or action is a seed we sow that will grow to feed us with abundance, peace or love, or will cause us to wither. Each thought ripples out into the universe affecting other energy and people’s thoughts. Have you ever noticed that when you’re in a bad mood, some people around you keep their distance? Others may respond to your complaints, and in doing so, magnify the negative feelings you are experiencing. In the same way, feeling delighted with life will often draw to us others who are happy and full of fun.
What Reality Forms the Spiritual Ground For Your Life?
When we plant a garden, we first prepare the ground by pulling weeds and stirring up the soil. How do we prepare the ground for living our lives? Do we follow the ways we’ve always been taught? Do we experiment and stay open to learning new ideas and having new experiences? The ground we choose for our lives often has much to do with whether what we have been taught growing up serves us well. If childhood did not provide us with a positive ground, we will have to search and create our own.
For some, the ground is religion. For some, it is a personal spiritual journey, and for others it is a life of service or accomplishment. But without a spiritual ground or connection, we are living half a life. The inner compass that can guide us through all challenges is missing.
Are You Sowing Positive or Negative Thoughts?
When we have prepared the ground for our spiritual garden, what do we choose to sow? If we focus on peace, love, and joy, it will return to us. The more we sow these seeds, the more beneficial experiences appear in our lives, but people who always focus on what is wrong in their lives or in the world are often very depressed. They fill their inner garden with negativity and that attracts more negativity into their lives, and something withers. When things are not going well for us, the best way to manifest what we want is to focus on what we truly want, even while we are cleaning up the current mess we’re in. We can sow positive seeds even when it seems all is going wrong.
We Have To Feed Our Spiritual Lives
Feeding and watering our spiritual lives with positive spiritual readings, listening to talks that uplift us, and surrounding ourselves with like-minded people are three ways we can create a life that blossoms with what is good. These activities, like meditation and prayer, help us find ways to connect with Spirit, the source energy of our spiritual lives.
For years I’ve read the daily message in Science of Mind Magazine, reminding me that I do have power over what grows in my life based on my thoughts. The book Oneness by Rasha has also enriched my understanding of the universal changes currently occurring and how they affect us. Listening to the DVD’s on the Abraham teachings by Esther Hicks or attending talks in my spiritual community often open my mind to a new perspective. Most of all, having friends and being part of a spiritual community where people are open to spiritual growth feeds me on a deep level.
Positive Energy Creates An Abundant Harvest
Marden, a New Thought writer of the early twentieth century, said, “…the more one sows, the greater the harvest.” The more positive thoughts and actions we express in our lives, the more we will create healthy relationships and new opportunities in all areas of life. The harvest will be abundant. I think so often of all the people who have had to retrain in order to find a job. It isn’t easy to make those changes, but by taking positive action to adjust to the economic and business challenges of these changes, they are planting new seeds that will create a more abundant harvest.
Growing spiritually often allows us to make these kinds of significant changes. Letting go of what has served us in the past, but which no longer does, allows us to create a better life and grow in new ways. When we continue to feed our inner life, that inner life guides the outer to make good choices, to serve where we can make a difference, to love and transform our lives and others, to plant seeds of peace, love and joy wherever we go. That always creates an abundant harvest.
What do you do to feed your spiritual garden? Please Comment.
© 2013 Georganne Spruce ZQT4PQ5ZN7F5
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