Planting the Seeds Of New Beginnings
Spring is arriving this evening and the snow is falling in Ashley Falls, MA.
How is spring arriving where you are? Today, I saw a few birds fly by
the window. I am getting ready to plant some seeds in the greenhouse,
but I need to remove the snow blocking the entrance. Hopefully,
by next week I will begin the sowing of the seeds.
As a gardener, the seed, for me, has always been a metaphor of life,
I see my life as a seed that journeys from darkness towards light.
Along, the way, I transform the old into the new as I journey within,
searching for another spring to come forth with my hidden potential.
I marvel at such a mystery of change from one form to another.
What forces are at work? Is energy the guiding light to bring forth
It is amassing to me how one tiny seed planted can transform
itself into a seedling with green leaves. Sometimes, I see a seedling
has an empty shell clinging to its leave. Is this a lesson in letting go?
What about the human mystery of transformation?
For me, it was a tearing of all that I had known, this was the alchemy
that created my process for transformation and freedom from the
Over the years I have learned that only from the darkness of loss,
I found new beginnings emerging, and a way for rebirthing, and
releasing the authentic me.
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Winter is over, dear reader, time to bring forth your seedling.
What will you plant in your heart’s garden?
The Guardian of the Seed
To plant in your heart
The seeds of
Appreciation and Joy
Nurture their potential
Guide their life-giving energy
Encourage them to come forth
Sharing their wisdom
Honor their uniqueness
Salute their presence
Observe their inner process
Guiding them toward their inner knowing
The Guardian of the seed
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Will You Answer The Call?
Now, it’s time to wake from sleep and prepare the heart soil for the planting.
Where to begin?
Close your eyes and center your attention on your heart
Then slowly, breath in love
Image that the heart is expanding into a flame that radiates white light
Feel the light filling heart with appreciation and joy
Now breath out any negative emotion that prevents the light from filling your heart
Be gentle and blow love into your heart’s seeds of new beginnings.
Then plant them into your heart’s essence
Be still and listen to their wisdom
Be gentle, and wait while they come forth with your potential.
Breath in love
Breath out rebirth
Breath in appreciation
Breath out joy
Love Is In The Air Or Is It Commercialism
Shopping in stores you see valentine cards, candy, and flowers reminding you to show love. Don’t be fooled! This promotional induction is just to sell you false love and create guilt.
I am not suggesting that you should not show outward expression of love by giving a gift, what I am saying is to make sure the buying and giving is coming from your heart.
This masquerade of promoter’s interest to show love on Valentines Day is just commercialism that I call,” Creating Psychology Guilt.” which keeps the money circulating, and a good thing in today’s economical decline.
This advising of “guilt love” is not the highest quality for showing love. The jester to purchase items that symbolize love is a good thing, what is not a good thing is to be influenced by society’s promotions for creating fault love.
For me, love is more then giving a gift — it is giving myself to another in the good times and in the difficult times. Moreover, true love is being present to another by listening with compassion and acceptance. Everyone needs love and forgiveness.
Defining and expressing love is never easy, and moreover, requires much compassion, forgiveness and acceptance. To grow into this consciousness opens the door into Self-knowledge here, begins the journey for discovering the hidden reason for offering a token of love, and this process frees one from promotional conditioning. Going within to touch the deeper meaning for the gift of love allows one to give with the heart.
Removing the masquerade of lies and facing the hidden reason for showing love on Valentines’ Day is vital for not getting caught in the commercialism, and moreover, offers a meaningful expression of love.
Love has many faces some hidden, others known
Many pierce like a knife cutting away all security
Who can tell the pain?
The clown’s smile becomes the illusion
The saint’s way of life clouds the path
The fool travels in vain to obtain riches
Unaware of the deception
The wise person penetrates the masks seeking nothing
Winter’s Mystery-Time To Go Within:Spiritual Journeying
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Posted PRB 02/12/2015
Time to journey, dear reader, for your voyage within to discover the gifts in the world where darkness is king and to embrace with compassion and understanding that which is uncovered. Now is your moment to go within unearthing the buried treasure that is
you. You are the solution for change.
Winter’s Mystery teaches a way to experience a sense of meaning and belonging. Nature waits to nurture the inner, where all is. It is in the heart where the whisper of healing is heard and where the road map is that leads home to the true self. When one recognizes that the only authority lies within, one has obtained abundance. There, the flower of consciousness expands.
There is gold that waits in Winter’s Mystery. The Guardian of your seed is calling you! Will you answer the call to follow and search out the resting place of your treasure? All wait for your yes to journey through darkness, to journey within the birthing chamber and to continue to journey towards light.
Begin again and again uncovering the lost you. Be present to your own knowing, not someone else’s knowing. Open the door leading to your most precious self. Can you not hear the heartbeat of Mother Earth, requesting you to bring forth the Tree of Life? It is time to move towards the new dawn and become a part of rebirthing yourself and the earth.
Be courageous. Explore the root of your loss, fragmentation and alienation. That is where wholeness waits. Let go! Embrace the change, reconnection and transformation.
Then you will discover that nothing needs fixing, everything needs love and forgiveness. Nature’s lesson reminds you that nothing is forever and everything undergoes change. Searching for the undiscovered self is the ultimate journey.
The process of journeying within to find and reclaim the lost self is essential to heal trauma and to make wholeness become a reality. Opening the door to this inner world
requires courage, alertness, and endurance. The effort is well worth your time.
May Winter’s Mystery offer you
Comfort and Healing
Connection and Insight
For making sense out of the chaos and
For honoring your
Honor Your Journeying,
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You hold for all
The secret of abundance
You offer the seeds
Of new possibilities
Your presence stirs
Deep inner knowing
Grounded in the eternal now
Pulsating rhythm of all
I call to you
To learn your medicine
Enfold me in your mantle
Imparting your lessons
Of ancient wisdom
Give the food
To still this inner hunger
Put an end to my starvation
I long to sit near you
Learning to feast upon your mother wit
Birthing silence and growth
Where all is known
Copyright © 2011 by Patricia R. Blumhagen
All rights reserved. Posted PRB 1/21/2015
Nature offers the seed a home in which to rest and grow and when ready the seedling comes forth with its hidden potential to share. There is no growth without darkness. The choice to grow towards wholeness and self-knowledge is winter’s gift.
Winter is the time for Mother Earth to rest. It is our time to go within and prepare our new beginnings for rebirth. Traveling through winter’s darkness opens the door to revealing our healing and connection with our world and ourselves.
Many have lost their connection with Ancient Grandmother, and deny Her wisdom believing they know better. Look around and see that our rivers are filed with chemicals and other waste. Our food has additives with dangerous poisons that are creating diseases. Our water not fit to drink and our air filled with radiation. It does not look like the many are connected with Her wisdom.
In my poem Ancient Grandmother, I found healing in nature and witness the seasons of my life unfold. What amasses me in winter is the golden light that embraces each tree in the morning as the sun begins to rise. Have you seen it?
There are so many gifts for those who have eyes to see. May you find one of Nature’s gifts in your day.
I find that writing is a tool for self-knowledge. Why? Because it offers the opportunity to confront ones inner dialogue of self doubts, feelings of inferior, devaluing oneself and believing I will fail.
These uncomfortable states are not only a part of self-growth but also a tool for success. Believe me, stressing the positive does not make them go away.
It might seem strange to realize that our dark hidden feelings may offer opportunities towards greater creativity.
But it is true!
I know from experience how hard it was for me to touch my feelings. The poems became the road map for traveling into the inner world and unearthing long buried treasures to obtain validation and self-acceptance,
Winter’s Mystery-Time To Go Within: Spiritual Journeying, offered me a creative process for writing poetry that set me free. Moreover, confidence to self-publish my poetic memoir of the odyssey of becoming.
If you find yourself stuck for words – pay attention to the feeling. Do not deny it. Find out why it needs to be present? Learn the lesson it is offering. Give it a name. Then, write down words to describe the feeling or draw a picture that represent the emotion.
Now, you are writing!
I want to share another poem from my book Winter’s Mystery-Time to Go Within:Spiritual Journeying – Emotions and I hope that you will find many ways to create wonderful writing from working with your emotions.
What paralysis me to remain petrified
Overcome by fear just standing in a daze
In a state of confusion, sensing disconnection
Unable to discover the why of its origin
Or its need to remain present?
Day after day
I’m pulled deeper and deeper
Into this world of senseless meaning
Images flooding the mind
Nurturing nameless impressions
Oh to catch a glimpse of their form
In the pool of reflecting waters
Confronting the phobia
Understanding that it is just energy
This healing balm bitter to taste
Sometimes difficult to swallow
This treatment is given for healing the pain
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Posted PRB 01/19/2015
There is so much uncertainty, fear, and stress in our world today, and the many
forces pushing us into this or that. I often ask myself, “How can I find the inner
strength to handle it all?
Where do I go to find deeper meaning and purpose to life?
I have found that finding a way to honor my inner knowing requires a different way of being. It necessitates time to stop and appreciate the beauty around me. Moreover, taking pleasure in the simple things, living from my heart, and remembering that I am of Divine origin.
To find the inner strength to handle all the forces requires courage, endurance, and love of self. Here is the inner work to uncover what hides in the unconscious and bring it into the light of consciousness with love and forgiveness. We can begin by giving attention to our inner thoughts and naming them.
I find comfort whenever I read certain quotes that touch me deeply. All cares are wiped away and I am left in the energy of the words. Listening to music that fills me with peace and calm offering inner peace. Reading poetry sooths my cares away.
One of my favorite songs is “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom. I placed it after the Dedication Page in my Winter’s Mystery book. I believe that love and hope are the foundation to heal our world and us.
Her song offers hope and meaning to the senseless acts done by humanity to humanity.
For the answer I return to “The Rose” because it fills me with
peace and provides meaning and purpose to life when non is available.
If we ponder Nature in winter there is life in the darkness and only in spring
we witness the seed’s potential. Herein, is the mystery of our winter for rebirthing
our human soul and stopping the inner and outer madness
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless, aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, it’s only seed
It’s the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember, in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lie the seed, that with the sun’s love
In the spring, becomes the rose