As we move fully into the energy of spring heading towards the summer solstice, we have the opportunity to experience life from a new vantage point. Just as seeds sprout vigorously anew from the earth, and buds burst out of seemingly dead wood, it is our possibility to awaken our hidden resources for new growth and vitality. Growth is the possibility here, not only the repetition of last years’ performances. There are certain things to become aware of if you want to encourage new growth in the direction of your dreams.
What kind of seed are you?
First of all, it helps to know who you truly are and what your purpose is. This is also the biggest stumbling block for most people. Fact is though, we have no choice but to grow into what we start out being. We are what we are. A marigold seed must become a marigold. A sunflower has no choice but to become a sunflower. Of course human beings are a little more complex genetically speaking but in the end we are bound to the same code. We can only become what we are in our essential core. We look around and see manifested all sorts of possibilities in others and think we could just be that too. We advise our children to become anything they want to be but don’t teach them how to access their own truth and potential. We think that when we see other human beings living out their dreams that we can have those same things too. But that’s the illusion. You can’t have someone else’s dream, only your own. We feel frustrated in our inadequacy when we don’t seem to compare and don’t get what we want. Since we haven’t accessed our own vitality, we don’t realize the awesome value and power that is hidden away in fully becoming what we started out being.
The Marigold – simple little creature of consciousness, has no mind and therefore at it’s level of consciousness has only pure uncomplicated intention to become what it is genetically, spiritually created to do, which is of course, to become a marigold. But people aren’t like marigolds, we are more complex versions of consciousness, we have minds and we think. We also have genetics, karma, relationships, environment, emotions, physical needs, likes and dislikes to contend with. But more than all of this we are gifted with the awesome task of working with free will to choose our direction of growth.
Dreaming Ourselves into Our Purpose
In our highly sophisticated minds we tend to dream of complicated things to become. Our earliest programming is i) to dream big, ii) you can be anything you want to be, and iii) that dreams come true. We have been conditioned to think it’s good to dream big but we haven’t been taught how to do it. When we feel insecure in who we are we tend to gaze out into the world and dream to be what we see successfully personified somewhere else. But here’s the rub; dreams from outside of us don’t come true, only the dream from within can manifest. Those we see living their dreams successfully are as simple as the marigold, they know what they came to life to be, to do, and to offer to humanity and they simply go about doing it. Our task is to learn to heed and follow the dream that emerges from within. By recognizing and accepting without judgment the power that is locked within us we would automatically begin to resonate with all that is conducive to helping that powerful self emerge. If we would understand that within us already exists the seed of our perfect purpose then we would also realize that we have enough to do to live into the potential of our beginning.
It is ingrained in us to believe that we can always be better than we are; that we can be more than what we are. The unfortunate unspoken judgment here is that there is something better to be than just our selves. Every one of us, marigold or otherwise has the responsibility to be the best we can be at whatever we are. In order to do this we need to accept that the marigold has an equally significant role in the whole scheme of things. In order to do this we need a change in perspective.
I tell a story of who I am, as do you, as do all human beings. My story makes sense of my choices, my actions and my thoughts. My story honors my fears, worries and anxiety. It tells me, when I review it that I am justified to feel all that I feel; being angry, being stuck, being fed-up. It proves why I can’t be any more powerful than I am. All of whom I have believed myself to be all my life comes with and lives through me every day unless I choose to change my story.
To be the best darn ‘marigold’ that ever was means I have to find value in what I am. I must learn to release all my limiting thoughts of what I thought it was to be a ‘marigold’ and realize how significant that ‘marigold’ is to the grand scheme of life. Its’ role is perfect, its’ potential defined. Furthermore, I have to be willing to do it without the approval or judgments from the people I share and thus co-create my life with. It means I have to risk all that I believe in for everything I have ever dreamed and aspired to.
That little simple marigold within each of us will be heard. That little seedling of pure clear purposeful intention never gives up trying to grow into the light no matter how much darkness we try to smother it with. The first part to living a life of purpose filled with potential is coming into full acceptance of ourselves without judgment of being less than any other creative expression of life. We are what we are and the sooner we get to just allowing our essence to emerge and blossom, the better.