November 26, 2016
From the garden…
It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I do it. I still experience childish bliss when I walk into the nursery and discover that seeds I planted have manifested into tiny green sprouts!
Some of these seeds are so minuscule that I can’t even plant them on a windy day. How is it possible that this most humble of containers holds such tremendous life force?
The seed is the key to life. Not only plant life, but ours as well. We absolutely cannot survive without plants and trees. On the most fundamental level, the oxygen they create, gives us breath.
What a thought…that every seed that sprouts is in full support of providing us life. This is why I always start seeds with ceremony and pure intent. I am asking these plants to wake from their slumber and grow into medicine to benefit us all. These seeds have such a big task ahead of them, yet they seem so willing to do it with ease and grace.
As you sip your cup of tea, take a moment to reflect on it’s origins. Each leaf and each flower came from a plant that once upon a time, was only a tiny little seed. Notice how your breath has slowed a bit and deepened, as the aroma infiltrates your being. These plants that you are drinking were harvested with love just a few weeks before you received your tea. Their life force is still very strong.
If you haven’t planted seeds in a while, I invite you to do so. Just a small pot on the kitchen window sill will do. In this season of giving thanks, start a seed in gratitude to the plants and the trees. Allow yourself to take time to experience and contemplate the miracle of life.
Never lose faith in the power of the small.
Kauai-grown from seed to cup.