Plant Yourself

Plant Yourself

Dear fierce ones,

It is spring and we are in the process of planting our garden. So much goes into it! The planning...what to grow and where? The preparation of the ground...tilling, mulching,
sifting rocks, and making rows, the ordering of seeds and then actually planting them in the ground. It is HARD work and it takes faith! Every day I check on my seeds and I dream about eating those peas straight out of the garden like I did when I was a kid. I can almost taste the tomatoes bursting with flavor. I imagine rows of beautiful flowers and the scent of lavender wafting through the air.

I have been reflecting quite a lot. I find myself pondering and I often create analogies because they give me a story I can relate to for my own understanding and encouragement.

Each one of us is full of potential. We are like seeds. Everything we need is inside of us, we just need to be planted in order to grow. Seeds can only be seeds until they are planted, but the potential for growth is there the whole time. When seeds are planted they receive the opportunity to grow and become what they were intended to be. 

For me, gardening is an exciting experience.
It is also a ton of hard work.
Around here we don't need to "work-out", our lifestyle is a constant work-out of shoveling, raking and sifting, hoeing and planting. 

Every day I check on my plant babies.

and...

I witness the miracle of  life.

A seed spouts and grows and BECOMES...
Kale,
Peas,
Cauliflower,
Tomatoes,
Sunflowers,  
Zucchini and much more!
Given the opportunity...each seed grows and becomes exactly what it is supposed to become.

What are your dreams for yourself?

What are you becoming?

BECOMING…

It is an interesting word.

This word is defined in two different ways.

1. Attractive and suitable

2. The process of coming to be something or of passing into a state.

You don’t have to settle. You don’t have to stop dreaming, and pushing yourself towards your dreams. But, you must realize that if you do not push yourself, no one else will. Every journey begins with a single step.

You are always in the state of BECOMING something.  What are you doing to become the person that you dream of? 

I am new to gardening and it just seems like the biggest miracle to me. I take this tiny seed and place it in some dirt, add some water, sunshine, and time and...it GROWS!

What kind of seed are you?

Figure it out and go from there.

I love the movie "Greenfingers". It is a very unique story about a prisoner, a gardening competition, and becoming someone new. A new life, grown from out of the ashes of our past lives. The seeds of new dreams are planted. A unique and beautiful garden is created and begins to grow. My favorite scene in the movie is when the main character of the movie declares himself a gardener. I just want to stand-up and cheer and cry all at the same time. The movie is heartwarming and based on a true story.  The movie stars Helen Mirren (one of my absolute favorite actors of all time, I adore her) and Clive Owen. I highly recommend it. 

When you know who you are, you have a much better idea of what you need in order to grow. Think about what you loved when you were a kid. Think about what you love to do! Our dreams are born out of our identity, our passions, and our talents. The seeds of our souls are longing to be planted in order to become exactly what we are supposed to be, through the growth process of life. Give yourself the opportunity. It starts with you. Plant yourself, and begin to grow. Don't give up! NOTHING WORTH ANYTHING IS EASY.

It is a process. It takes time. It takes faith. It takes many attempts. Many failures. I am new to gardening and already I am learning what NOT to do! I plant in the wrong spot, or in the wrong soil, or the weather does not cooperate and I have to try again. 

Keep trying.

If you do not plant the seeds...they will not grow. Guaranteed.

Give yourself the opportunity to grow.

Plant yourself! 

Life is all about the journey of growing and

BECOMING...

What kind of seed are you?

Who do you long to be?

Decide what you are becoming and go after it!

Find your fierce.

Follow our journey @ herbandflowerfarm.com

Love,

Stacie

 

Empower yourself.

Find your fierce.

Take the journey.

 

 

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