Gardening our thoughts
Creation is about growing and unfoldment
Creating and working seeds in the mind
Learning to garden our thoughts
Creation is about
growing and unfoldment (Top)
In observing Creation it should be
noted that creations rarely instantly manifest on the physical
plane. Not that they can’t. Rather, unless conditions are correct,
creation will grow and evolve into your life. Almost even things
that seem to occur instantaneously such as lightening can be shown
to have a finite time lag between the event which causes the effect
and the appearance of the effect. Sometime that time is extremely
shore on the order of micro or nanoseconds. At other times it is
quite long. It is as though the whole purpose of the Physical
Creation is to put a time lag between what we desire and when it
manifested. Some would even say that is why we are here. We are here
to learn to control our thoughts so we don’t have instantaneous
manifestation of reckless thinking.
Creativity and creation are like learning to grow plants from seeds
in two ways. One is that the seeds we plant, will look nothing like
what it produces. A tree looks nothing like the seed from which it
came. Nor does a human being look like the fertilize egg in its
mother. To know what seeds we plant, we will need to become very
observant and aware of what we plant where in our life to learn to
see the fruits of our efforts. This of course brings up the fact
that we will need to become aware of what the seeds themselves look
like that we are planting.
The second way creativity and creation are like growing plants from
seeds is that for a seed to grow, both time and proper nurturing is
needed. Our creations will not necessarily spring up overnight.
Although some may very well do this much like how mushrooms seem to
be capable of doing when conditions are correct. Of course, mushroom
grow from spores and not seeds.
In planting seeds, depending on conditions, we may or may not have
to provided water and nourishment to the seed we have planted to
produce a fruit of our liking. In most cases for a seed properly
planted, unless one is outside the natural environment of the seed,
the natural environmental conditions will be more than adequate to
water and nourish the growth of the seed and subsequent plant.
However, there are times that the environment is insufficient for
the particular type and kind of seed we plant so we will need to
supplement its growth with proper care and attention. This
supplemental care may including weeding out competing plants that
are robbing the plant of water and nutrients. Also it needs to be
realized although some fruit usually will be produced for everything
that we plant that receive proper nourishment, the fruit itself may
not have a taste that we savor.
In gardening, it is also important to know the plant to which we
will attend. We need to know the growth cycle and time to harvest.
Some tree take years to mature before they bear fruit where as some
plants produce fruit quickly. Some plants return year after year and
other die after one season. Some plants return but need care and
pruning if they are going to produce abundant fruit year after year
where as other need little attention. Obviously, the more that is
properly planted, the greater the harvest that can be expected. If
we don’t properly harvest the crop we have, we can expect it to fall
to the ground only to overpopulate our field at the beginning of the
next growing season. When it comes to our creative endeavors and the
seeds we plant, we can expect to have analogous considerations.
Thoughts as seeds (Top)
The seeds we plant to create the
life we experience are the thoughts we hold for our actions unfold
from what we hold in our
mind. Our thought are a result of what and how we believe and
they are the seeds to our creations. Our mind will characterize the
energy we experiences as thought based on the past experiences it
What we experience in life is then the unfolding of the seed
conditions we create if we continue to hold conscious or
nonconscious focus of our attention and awareness as a
single point focus for the duration of the creation. The
bridge point is where the seed takes root and grows. This is
where we need to learn to garden our thoughts and our life. We will
need to become mindful and aware of the types and kind of thoughts
that we have and what we believe and don’t believe for they are the
seeds of the experiences we have and the reality we experience.
Our problem is two fold. One is we get distracted and our creation
does not manifest fast enough for us and we let go of what we desire
to create. Here we need to
trust the process until we know the
truth of the process. This, in turn, is the importance of the
subconscious and unconscious in the creation process. They
continue to hold focus even though our conscious
mind is continually distracted. The second problem is that our
enculturated program plants many seeds within our mind. Some
serves us and other don’t. Some compete for our
creative life energyand cause less to be available to create
what desire. Gardening our mind is about ensure our conscious and
nonconscious mind is focus to create something that serves us
a life worth living.
Although we are
infinitely creative being we see ourselves as a human being
having a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspect. The
uniqueness of human is that our
mind appear to be designed to collapse the
energy of the universe into
localized energy in the form of thoughts. Thoughts and ideas are
as natural to the human mind as the clouds come and go in the sky.
Our mind will grows thought as a field grows the seed which fall on
it. Our mind creates seed conditions which then unfold and grow into
the creation we desire. Our
emotions water and nourish the thought causing us to act to
manifest them the world. We each need to learn to garden our minds
much the way a gardener weeds and tends to their garden.
working seeds in the mind (Top)
We have a
and we are free to create whatever we desire. There are no judgments
on what we create but there are consequences for the time and place
of our creative efforts. If we do not set a conscious intention, the
intention for our lives is the sum total of the “direction” of our
beliefs that we carry
conscious, subconscious and unconscious intentions we may hold
intention for our life. The composite intention will also
include avoidance or attractions held in our memory and expectations
we have of, and about life. Any conscious intention we hold and the
passion we have to create it may or may not be strong enough to
override the sum total of the opposing beliefs and intentions. But,
in any case, without the conscious intention, we will be going
somewhere with our life. We just won’t have much control over our
belief structure, the composite of all that we think and believe
and how and why we think and believe what we do causes the
energy we experience and/or sense to collapse into thoughts. Our
intention and the perspective we hold cause a preferential direction
for our thought. That is, different intentions will cause different
thoughts to form in the same energy. The way to understand this is
if we are looking in one direction we don’t see things behind us. We
may hear a noise but if we don’t see what is making the noise we
will characterize what is making that noise much differently that if
we see its cause. Our intention and the perspective we hold does the
same thing. This is one reason why a
is recommended. It allows us to seen in a much more creative way and
options not normally seen as compared to most other perspectives.
Not believing in intentionality or not having
clear intention allows “any old thought” to take root. Clear
intentionality is like the gardener who carefully sifts and looks
through their seeds to ensure they only plant the seeds that they
want planted. They don’t allow any old seed to be put into the
ground. Only seeds of their choice are planted. In the same way,
they look carefully at what sprouts, to ensure only the selected
plants are growing and the others are pulled up and discarded. It is
clear intentionality that chooses the thoughts we will grow in the
mind. It is being mindful and aware of our thought and the
experiences we have that will tell us what we have planted.
When a thought is formed any fears, as are other beliefs, about the
topic become embedded in that thought. It is like splicing part of a
foreign gene into a gene sequence and then allowing that spiced gene
to grow and unfold within the seed as the seed germinates and grows.
As such the fear will be embedded in the unfoldment. How much will
depend on how strongly the belief was when the seed was formed and
how big a “tree” the seed forms in one’s life and how much of the
forests or field it dominates.
We exercise our free will by choosing what thoughts we keep and
discard, act or do not act upon. Here is were gardening is most
essential. We need to come to understand what thoughts serve us and
which do not. There is the ancient recommendations - good thought,
good words, good deeds. However the question remains, how does one
determine what is good? The recommendation made here is that we look
to see what thoughts allow us to expand into the infinity of our own
emotional energy we put into the thoughts we hold is reflective
of how much nourishment we give the seed. Our emotional energy
waters and nurtures the thought we hold and catalyze us into action
based on those thoughts. In some way you can say our emotional
energy amplifies the growth of the thoughts we hold. The emotional
energy may be through a longing or an actual physical act to go and
do something. How enthusiastic we can embrace the thought is what
determines the amount of energy that goes into manifesting it.
Each thought that we hold onto is a seed. Each of these seeds has a
whole reality or unfoldment embedded in it. It is analogous to the
way an entire oak tree or the entire person is already embedded in
the seed form which each grows. For example, consider the thought of
a individual in 1800's thinking, “I wonder what it would be life is
man could fly?” We only need to look at the changes which have
occurred in the world from such a single thought to realize embedded
in a single thought is an entire world.
The seed only needs some fertile space to grow and the unfoldment is
determined in part by the environment of that fertile field. That
fertile field is our
mind. But it needs to be noted and emphasized the unfoldment
looks nothing like the seed and we forget the connection between the
two. We do not look to see what the thoughts in our mind manifest to
know what thoughts produce which experiences. The oak tree looks
nothing like the oak seed and a man or women looks nothing like the
seed form which they grew. We are usually unaware of what seeds we
have planted and even less aware of what gene sequence or beliefs we
may have spliced into that seed
The point in our lives at which we form the thought and where and
how we plant that seed of thought is a lot like throwing seeds on
the ground without paying attention to where it is planted. Our
minds are always forming thoughts. Each thought we have is
actually a seed planted since it represents what the
characterization of the energy our mind perceives at that moment.
However, fortunately for us, few of these thoughts get
emotional energy attached to them. Most fall on unfertile
Thoughts come and go, but the thoughts that we capture and hold onto
even for a moment, unless it is consciously dismissed, is planted
with the energy that is equal to the amount of attention that was
placed on that thought. Or said another way, each time we think that
thought or one like it, we plant another seed and nourish all the
seeds like it.
Each thought held is a seed planted, but at any instant in time,
although the seed is inserted in the
mind, the environment may not be suitable for its germination.
It is like walking down the road and across a field dropping seeds
as we go. Those that fall on the road don’t grow. Those that fall
along the road grow but not as well as the seeds dropped in the
fertile field that we cross. However, some in time many which fall
on the road may be washed or push into fertile ground where they
germinate if conditions are correct.
As in any unattended field, a multitude of seeds grow and compete
with each other for nutrients, room and the like. Some grow
overshadowing others and killing them or stunting their growth.
Others only partially grows until older and bigger vegetation dies
or is cleared from obstructing the growth.
What needs to be realized is that we can always make fertile ground
wherever we are grow our thoughts. Even if we are sitting in the
middle of an asphalt road we can place a seed in a pot of soil
specifically chosen for the seed and we can grow the seed.
Similarly, in the same way, We can be in the middle of winter and
plant a seed in a green house controlling the conditions of growth.
Now we may be able to keep the seed in the pot or we may have to
transplant it at a later time. But what we do with the germinating
seeds doesn’t really matter for this discussion. What needs to be
understood is that we can grow seeds wherever we are if we prepare
the soil and are prepared to attend to what germinates.
Creative play, freedom of worry, and enjoyment of life are all
ways that can be used to make fertile fields or fertile pots of soil
to plant seeds.
Clear intentionality in addition to determining what thoughts
form, is about removing and clearing obstructing plants, rocks and
the like to make the soil fertile to grow the seed we choose to
Our lives are like traveling across a vast continent. As we travel
across this continent, there are rivers, lakes, swamps, mountains,
fields, forests, deserts and the like that we must pass through. But
each breath we breathe we create thoughts and those thoughts are
planted exactly where we are at and that instant in time. If we are
in the desert, the thought gets planted in the desert. If we are on
top of a mountain, the thought gets planted on the mountain. If we
are full of joy and inspired the thought may shoot forth causing us
to change our life
Now some soils, some conditions. just do not support the growth of
the particular seeds we planted. Yet some soils are very rich for
what is planted. As such, we get vegetation in our lives bearing
fruit that seems not to make sense. We have experiences that cause
us to ask, “From where do these experiences come from?” In such
cases, we need to remember those
emotional thoughts that we had when our life glided along as
thought we were waking through a lush, fertile river valley but we
kept fearing what tomorrow would bring? All those thoughts of fear
are planted and bear fruit at a latter time.
This is why sometimes we must go in and rip up entire fields and
parts of fields. We need to go into our
belief structure and change our beliefs for they are embedded
with the fears and uncertainties of the past. Every harvest time we
reap the fruits of this vegetation that has been planted in the past
and harvest comes at different times for different plants. We need
to be mindful and aware of both our thoughts we have, for they are
planting the seeds of tomorrow’s experiences, and the experiences we
have now, for they are the fruits of the seed we planted in the
There are times in our lives that we were walking through the most
fertile fields imaginable and we were planting seeds of fear,
scarcity, self doubt and the like. If there are a few trees here and
there or a few weeds one can always cut them down or pull them up.
But when you have planted a whole field, there is nothing one can do
but go in, rip it all up, plow it under and start over. Otherwise,
you will continually reap the seeds of this unwanted harvest. Only
in looking at the experience we have in life can we being to
understand what we have planted in our
Now different seeds germinated and grow at different rates even
thought they may be in the same field. In the same way different
colored tulip bulbs germinate and grow on different schedules, some
earlier than others, so are thought seeds that seem very similar.
All we can do is watch our life each moment to see what fruit you
We can change what we have growing in our
mind by letting nature take it course and let things evolve or
we can go in plowing fields, clearing land, harvesting the forest
whenever and wherever we wish. We can go back to the fertile fields
of childhood or the recently planted seeds of last week.
intentionality, conscious choice of what we read and to whom we
talk as a multitude of other techniques allows us to use our free
will to choose what grows in our life.
It is as if when we are born, we choose a continent on which to
travel. Each continent has it own seasons or types of seasons and
each has different terrain. The lust warm year around temperatures
in Amazon in South America is much different than the frozen tundra
of Siberia in Asia and the Urals are very different than the
mountains of Chili and Peru. As we experience the environment of our
continent, we plant seeds and those seeds grow and bear fruit. As we
grow older in life, we have more and more vegetation bearing fruit -
some we judge good, some we judge bad. Unless we care and attend to
what we plant we have little room to be creative since our
mind is totally overwhelmed with the vegetation of the past.
Also, since each continent has its own climate, some types of seeds
grow more readily that others. The seeds that readily grow in the
forest are different than the seeds that readily grown in the plains
or in a meadow. If most of our life has been like living in a think
dense forest it will continue as such for a forest can only support
certain types of seeds. To grow something new, we may have to cut
down the forest. To grow grass in the forest, we will have to clear
some trees to allow the sunlight to reach the floor of the forest to
grow the grass. Similarly, if you wish to plant trees in an open
plain, the trees may need to be supported and protected from the
wind until they grow strong enough to be on their own.
The feeling, memories or issues that seem to keep coming up in our
life are no more than the vegetation of the past bearing fruit.
Unless we act to properly address what arise, we simply replant only
to see it again in the future but maybe appearing in a slightly
different form for the seed has slightly evolved, but it comes from
the same field of vegetation. Unless we goes back to find out what
is continually bearing that particular fruit, we will always have it
reappearing in our life at harvest time.
In the right climate, some trees bear fruit all year around so we
continually see the fruits of these kinds of trees in our life all
the time. Others bear fruit maybe once a year. Only in looking at
the experiences we have in life can we being to see the seeds we are
Learning to garden our
comments/observations are made to help in gardening our thoughts. As
always the recommendation is to allow effectiveness to be your
truth. If what is provided here is effective to help you to
garden your thought, use it. If not, find something that does. But
in any case become mindful and aware of the thought you have that
the experience in your life. Only in the awareness of them can you
We need to remember the
we are Divine Consciousness looking for it Playmate having
experiences It has not had before. There is no blueprint for the
correct action. At best there are generalized directions and it is
up to us to fill in the details. The best we can say is that there
is an optimum arrangement for all parties involved, but that does
not negate there are other options that are just as positive and
constructive in their own way.
Ultimately, everything will be a trade off in some fashion, since
being in physical form requires us to choose limits and barriers to
contain the form. The question is, “Are you choosing our limits and
barriers to optimize the expansion and unfoldment of our
creative spirit and our consciousness and all parties involved,
or choosing out of fear and clinging to hold to the status quo?”
As presented in the
Creation Story for the Creativity Perspective, we are all
created in the image of the Creator for we are the Creator
experiencing its Creation. We are consciousness at play with itself.
As such, everything is interconnected and our intentions are
instantaneously known in all parts of the Universe. Nothing we
experience occurs without our consent to participate or in fact we
created the experience. The process starts with the energy we sense
and the thoughts we have. We need to become aware of what we really
are requesting to experience.
creative life energy flows into an experience of where we focus
our attention and awareness. In essence, we become what we think
about. We draw into our life an experience of that on which we
focus. We are, and we become, what we think about.
The words we think and speak provide the focus and attention for our
energy. We need to be very clear in our choice of words because of
this focus. In this regard, relative to our creative endeavors,
words need to express the present tense, not the future or the past.
Creation begins the moment we think the thought. Energy is in flow
all the time and we need to be present for that energy. If our words
are in the future tense, our focus will be on the future as opposed
to the present. Similarly if our words are on that which has pasted,
our focus will be on the past.
We need to know both components of our world, the internal and
external. We need to remember: as within, as without and
our inner world is reflected in the outer. What we are currently
drawing into our life reflects our beliefs and attitudes about life.
We create through a process that is simplified to: intention -
thought - word - deed. It all starts with the intention we hold. The
intention we hold without creating a
clear intention for our life as a
single point focus is the composite of our conscious and
The function of the conscious
mind is to choose and to focus our attention and awareness. It
is not to dwell in the past or the future, but to be aware in the
here and now.
arises from the
inner dance of our
Our inner masculine is key to the dance. We need to learn to speak
and walk our
truth in all ways. Not an enculturated
truth or a truth we adopt to satisfy the world. We need to
surrender and walk true to the flow of our
creative life energy and desires of our
creative spirit and its reason for incarnation reflected in the
intention for our life, not our
mind is connected to the oneness of all of Creation and we
access it through our
intuitive guidance and feeling. Our Intuitive guidance and
feeling allows us to get the information we need to manifest the
intention we hold. We need to listen and act on our internal
honor the guidance we get for it will be the information needed
to manifest your intention.
We create with what is
symbolized in the heartthrough
our feelings and emotions. The energy for acting on our thoughts
comes from our emotions. We must not deny our feelings. We need to
open to feeling. We need to learn to understand and work with
what we feel and appropriately act on them. In doing so, the
creative life energy is then directed into that which we desire
The strength of the focus of our attention and awareness is
reflected in our
strength of will, coupled with the
emotional energy and
passion we can put into our desires.
The energy within a given creation can neither be created or
destroyed. All the energy with Creation is either in a fixed form or
flowing into form or animating the form. We needs to give something
up to make room for the new including what is in our
mind. We needs to remove thoughts of the past to clean house and
make room for the new thoughts which will cause our desired creation
to unfold. We especially need to give up those memories that contain
emotional attachments to the past in the areas we are trying to
recreate. We need to remember it is the emotional energy, the flow
of energy that we feel and call emotions, that is the energy of
creation. We can’t recreate that which you are holding onto and
Allow effectiveness to be our measure of
truth. Use what is effective for us to create what we desire.
Discard that which is not useful and that which is not ours. Discard
that which we no longer use.
We need to dwell on the thought and feeling that which we desire as
already obtained. We need to remember the seed is planted and
growing the moment we think it and hold it. It is manifesting in the
present. What is delayed is its unfoldment but Creation is
nevertheless rearrange itself to accommodate what we hold as we can
see form the
implications of the pair production phenomenon.
Doubt interferes with the manifest process. The seed is planted and
growing. Doubt is the same as digging up the seed we just planted to
see if it is growing because we don’t have fruit a week after the
seed is planted. We must let it grow. We can go around digging up
We need to honor any ideas which come into our
mind relative to the intention we hold. We water and nurture our
intention with action. Our
intuitive guidance will will lead us to the correct action. If
we don’t or can’t act on the insight we get because we doubt or it
appears risky, we can create a simulation of some type like a
metatheater to act out the idea. As we act to make it real, we
will get further guidance.
inner is reflected in the outer. We cannot move within and stand
still without. We need to accept the changes that come in our
external world. Things will move into our life and things will exit
our life. We must allow the changes to occur or we will interfere
with our own creation.
Every obstacle that can arise will arise, including our fears. We
need to walk fearlessly into our fears and overcome the obstacles.
Nothing is insurmountable. We need to look at the real hazard within
the fear and address the hazard. We cannot allow the fear to
paralyze our action or divert our actions. If there were no
obstacles to overcome, we would already have what we desire. On this
point, it needs to be noted, in some cases, we may already have what
we desire, we only need to awake, look around and we will see it -
the only obstacle maybe only our own awakening.
We need to give thanksgiving for everything, deny nothing. As a
creator, all that occurs either we created or agreed to participate.
To deny what is, is to deny the creator/Creator at any level.
Mind only knows the past and cannot provide us the answer that
lie in the unknown. To create means to bring into existence
something not previously seen or experienced. As such, mind is of
limited help. We can put no expectations or possible outcome on the
way things and events will manifest for they are simply mind
projecting the past. We need to give up expectations as to how our
intention will manifest. We must let the universe supply the details
trust it will supply all our needs.
There are no
mistakes in creativity and practice makes perfect. We need to
look at the
lessons learned from our experiences and the experiences of
others to give ourselves confidence that the process works.
The thoughts we hold will grow like seeds and unfold. As seeds, our
thoughts will need room to grow. They will have an outer reflection.
We need to give them the space as they unfold into our life.
Although they are growing within, we must make the corresponding
necessary external changes if we desire out creation to grow.
There will most probably be a lag before that which is intended is
physically manifest. We need to let the particular seeds we planted
grow in their own time.
Along with environmental change, our physical body may change as a
result of the change in our inner world as our intention unfolds. As
we begin to think differently our body will become different. We can
expect to feel the change as they occur.
The bottom line is that we need to be thankful, live in gratitude
and be happy with what is for after all, we are only experiencing
our own creation. If there is something we don’t like in that the
creation does not
serves our being and/or help us to create
a life worth living, then we have to do the work to change to
something that does. The path as to how to change it is best
accessed through our
How we create the experiences we have
The creative/creation process
Gardening our life
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