Dear Wise Flower,
Our daughter Grace has been dutifully tending to a small pot of basil seeds the past few weeks.
At one point, she got frustrated. The first pot of forget-me-nots never sprouted, and it was looking like the basil might have the same fate.
Her first impulse was to give up, but low and behold this week, four wee green shoots emerged, eagerly reaching toward the sun.
It's so human to want to give up when something isn't happening according to our timeline.
I'm reminded me of I post I wrote when I waited for some zinnia seedlings to sprout two years ago and I too almost threw the pot away.
But Grace's patient tending of the seeds — moving them from windowsill to windowsill to get more sun, watering them a little each day — reminds me of the kind of regular tending we must do for any seeds we want to nurture in our life, whether it's a dream or a way of being.
With all the rain we've been having I feel we are in a nurturing mode right now. It seems the perfect time to reflect on those seeds in your life that could benefit from some regular tending from you.
What's a small regular action you could do that would support one of your most cherished heart-seeds?
What nourishing actions would allow it to emerge out of the darkness of the soil and begin to grow and thrive?
How do you cultivate patience when the seeds aren't emerging as quickly as you would like?
I invite you to ponder these questions, and look soulfully at what you can do to support your seeds as they grow into strongly rooted plants.
I'm currently working on two offerings that supports people in discovering the possibilities and pathways for tending these soul seeds in ways that work for the flower you are.
My intention in all I do is to remind you that you are a precious flower and your heart-seeds (whatever they may be) are needed in this world, to own and honor the unique flower you are and to share resources and possibilities so that whatever seeds you want to bloom into the world can thrive.
Sending you steadfast patience and the deep knowing that your seeds are emerging, whether you can see them or not.