“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ’em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard to believe that we’ve got souls that’ll live in other worlds. You couldn’t hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn’t seen the miracle, could you?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams
A teeny tiny seed the size of a grain of sand can manifest beautiful wildflowers which, if gently nurtured, will return again the year after, with another teeny tiny seed. Doesn’t that amaze you?
As you can tell, most of my blog posts lately come to me, as I wake up, in the quiet of my balcony garden. I can see so many things from up there, and lately I have watched my garden bloom with delight. A garden I planted from left over wildflower seeds my mother gave me over 2 years ago. The seeds were so small, I figured I would see what happens when I plant them.
Over the next month or so, I had so many sprouts I had to get another pot… and another and another..
I never thought!
Imagine, those teeny tiny seeds being the love you start to give yourself. Every day, you give it love in the form of self-nurturing, light in the form of faith or prayer, and water. Imagine, this love growing so strong, you witness walls crumbling down, your heart growing warm, and trust emerging forth. …
The size of a mustard seed…
This is how this 40 Day Self-Love challenge feels to me. Over a year ago I planted 1 self-love seed the day I asked for help when I thought everything was hopeless…. I grew, yet I grew very slowly and at times I felt I was wilting… Today, after planting seed after seed after seed… The self-love grows because I am nurturing my inner flowers. I am giving my spirit garden everything it is asking me for.. and more!! Oh.. yes I may fall, I mean gardens do go through drought, heavy rains or wind.. yet most times, with a little love they spring right back up…
I have enough sun, water and nutrients in my inner bank to withdraw without hurting myself. I can take a day off my daily duties, or give myself activities I love to ride the emotional waves, knowing they are there for a short time.
And it all started with a tiny grain…
So as I watch my garden bloom every day, I also witness the changes inside of me. The plethora of colors radiating from within are beginning to show on the exterior. My true colors are here to stay… among the black, white and grey.
40 Days Of Self Love Challenge Day 13: balance.
“Fruits doesn’t fall far from the tree but there seeds can go places
and wherever they go
by their virtues
they leave their traces”
― Indira Mukhopadhyay