Today, I want to talk about bringing awareness to the daily choices you are making that are creating the life you are experiencing.
Each year, around early March, signs of spring appear.
This change means many things to the animals.
For most birds, mating season begins in earnest.
This usually means lots of singing, posturing, and aggressive, territorial behavior.
While for some of the other animals, this time heralds a season for giving birth to young babies conceived some months before.
But regardless of these varying conditions, one thing remains in common to one and all;
and it is apparent to anyone watching with an eye willing to observe and learn:
These creatures are constantly active.
They are as alert and as sensitive to life going on around them as is a silk spider web responsive to the slightest summer’s breeze.
The silent turning of the seasons.
The latent desire of all creatures to fulfill the purpose for their being.
The invisible hand that ensures that necessary supplies of food will be there for them at the right moment.
All these Invisible patterns in nature are the unseen Timeless Principles that sit behind the expression of our physical world.
They are similar in their existence to the life cycles, in the same way as, the sun is to the shadows that pay silent witness to their creator.
To be able to see these Eternal Forces as the true backdrop of a greater reality was the truth I used to conquer my fears.
In the bible in (Matthew 6:26) We read,
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
This journey of awareness between one’s first glimpse of Gods Grace, and one’s realization of it, is the true spiritual path and task of those who would know and be known by God.
And we are created to enter this Higher World, to know this heaven and its Love while we dwell on earth.
Make no mistake about this.
All Scripture, the Wisdom teachings regardless of origin, confer this same truth.
To take one example, In (John 10:27), We are told, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give them the eternal life.”
Here Christ did not say, “You may know life eternal in a time to come (i.e., after death),” but now, in this life.
If anyone has “eyes to see” ( Proverbs 20:12) these Invisible Eternals —
where the celestial is hidden in the common —
and “ears to hear” the truths about themselves and their relationship to these everlasting Principles.
Then such a person is ready to begin the inner work required for the next step to make this change in their being.
Yes, it takes work; and any who teach otherwise mislead.
What is the nature of this inner work that we must do?
And how can we be sure it is required of us?
When is this work to be done?
Who or what determines all of the above?
These are the questions that seekers have been asking since time began.
Our need to discover and realize answers to these questions cannot be over-stated because, the truth is, we are their embodiment.
It is this same fact that makes it possible for us to awaken to their existence.
To begin to align ourselves with their will.
And to realize our oneness with them.
We were created in the image of God, therefore, it is only natural that we would have these questions. We are on a mission to discover who we really are.
One Timeless Principle that is evidenced throughout creation is that all things “lesser” have their origin in something “greater.”
For instance, the branch owes its being to the vine from which it originates.
The rivers run back to the seas that give them birth.
With these insights to guide us, let’s look into one of the greatest of these Principles taught by every great teacher since time began.
In these so-called progressive times, this all but forgotten Principle is as simple as it is prophetic: “We reap what we sow.”
Share this fact with someone who hates his life and he will hate you for the truth you tell about why he feels as he does!
Everywhere you look today people are only concerned with getting what they want, when they want it, and as fast as possible.
The fires that fuel their appetite (for this envisioned success) create so much smoke that they lose sight of the fact that all they reap for their insistent sowing is one regret after another.
And of course when things go badly, there is always someone to blame.
If we are ever to realize our Timeless True Self, if we long for heaven on earth while we live here, then we must sow the seeds that help bring that Higher Life into fruition.
One cannot expect to reap what one does not sow.
And imagining or hoping for a higher life is not the sowing of true spiritual seeds any more than dreaming about climbing a mountain is the same as reaching its top.
To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work.
There is no difference between planting seeds of faith, and watermelon seeds.
Both will require our attention after the seed has been placed in the ground.
They will both need water, weeding, and fertilizer.
Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, this work becomes known first through some outer or social action.
What is this interior work by which we sow the seeds of the celestial within us?
Following are four ways to work at sowing the seeds of a Higher Life.
We must learn not to burden others or ourselves with our disappointments, fearful future visions, or past regrets. We need to learn to ask in prayer, for more insight into those unseen aspects of our lives that are, as we speak, sewing seeds of regret and therefore creating more of the same experiences in our life.
We must learn to sit quietly with ourselves and wait patiently for the Light of God’s Peace to replace those dark, noisy thoughts and feelings telling us we have too much old baggage to make the Journey Home. Each time we can sit quietly and sow these seeds, we reap the strength that comes from realizing that Grace is all God ever wants to offer us.
We must learn to remember we have the power to start our whole life over every moment we awaken to find ourselves reliving some past conflict. To sow these seeds of a refreshed outlook born of remembering God’s Grace and the power of renewal it has on life is the key to letting go of who we have been, and to begin reaping a life free of anger and fear.
We must learn to look our fears, our weariness, our anxiety, directly in the eye and, instead of seeing what is impossible (according to their view of life), sow the seeds of a whole new possibility by consciously daring to doubt their dark view of things. Our refusal to identify with self-limiting negative attitudes will give us the reward of realizing ever-new and higher possibilities.
The key lesson here is that it is not enough to just sow seeds in this physical life, regardless of how sublime they may seem when we set them out.
Even those seeds that “succeed” in rewarding us for our effort can only grow forms that must fall in time.
Our personality will cycle through the natural process of evolution, in exactly the same way as the watermelon seed we planted.
If we wish Heaven, Wholeness, Love, and Light to fill our lives, then we must sow their Eternal Seeds within us.
That is the Work.
Then through daily prayer and scripture study, we water and fertilize those seeds.
Make your own list of ways to work at sowing the seeds of a New Life.
But, be careful to remember the infallible Principle behind another of the Eternal truths found in science:
The inner determines the outer.
Set yourself to the task of being an inwardly awake person…
And watch how you begin to reap the awareness that makes all things possible.