Spring is widely known for birth and rebirth; renewal and newness; growth and change. Spring is also the season when most planting takes place since the coldness of winter has passed and the earth begins to soften.
Life begins to liven. It is energized, vitalize, enliven, becomes animated and once again invigorating. The days are longer and the sun warms the earth. Whilst spring officially begins during the last 2 weeks of March, April is the month when the earth is purified and cleaned by April showers. This begins the cultivation process. Before any farmer begins planting seeds they always begin by preparing their land and once the land has been prepared seeding begins. After the seeds are placed, the soil is then nourished by both the farmer and nature. The soil is then left alone during which time the farmer will tend to his other duties, allowing the seed to do its thing in the darkness undisturbed. When the seeds sprout and goods are produced, it is time to reap the harvest.
Believe it or not- -we are no different in the way we manifest our ideas, thoughts and/or desires.
In the Jesus’, Parable of the Sower, told in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus tells the following parable to a large crowd that gathered. The crowd was so large that Christ had to tell the parable from a boat.
The following comes from the Book of Matthews 13:1-9, which states:
13 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
To develop a clear understanding of the above passage one must come to understand a few key points:
– The Bible is written allegorically;
– Jesus is God’s idea of man in it’s purest form and when we develop a Christ consciousness, we too, become the symbolism of Christ;
– The boat represents a positive, sustaining state of consciousness that prevents one from sinking in a negative condition (water) and bears up the faculties of the mind;
– The farmer is Jesus;
– The seeds are the Words of God; and,
– Each environment represents states of consciousness in man.
The above verses demonstrate how the Word of God is received depending on the level or phase of one’s consciousness and heart.
Seeds scattered along the wayside:
These are individuals hears the gospel but due to their strong resistance are totally unreceptive to Truth due to the reasoning of their ingrained adverse habit of thoughts. No matter how logical the message may be, their conditioning disallows them from being open-minded and self thinking. In other words, the gospel is heard but the level of awareness to the spiritual self is unknown, thereby, the birds (your negative thinking) carries away God’s Words; leaving the negative thoughts and false realities.
Rocky Ground: It is the unstable being who is governed by emotions. They are easily converted during a religious revival and who, just as quickly backslide, reverting them to old and familiar way of being under challenging times.
This occurs when one has not cultivated their consciousness before the seeds were planted; leaving one at the mercy of their emotions (Eve’s consciousness).
Seeds planted amongst thorns are quickly destroyed. The thorns symbolize those who have been presented with the Word but are overcome by worldly concerns (stories depicted in both the media and the conditioning of their living environment), riches (beliefs that money will fix it all) and pleasures sought outside the self.
Seeds planted here are chocked out by fear, doubt, uncertainty and disbelief of the promises made by God/Source Energy.
The goods soil is the soul with a consciousness like Jesus. Their hearts are noble and good; the mind is receptive and the message is retained. The individual who’s with this soil isn’t satisfied with merely hearing the Word of God—of Truth, but also goes above and beyond by putting what is heard into practice for productivity.
This level of consciousness experiences, through resilience and preservation, increase, growth and abundance. Their crops are plentiful and limitless.
The wayside, rocky road and thorns, are representation of individuals who are ignorant to the existence of God and the presence of the Holy Spirit within them. God/Source energy is perceived as a spiritual being outside of the self. They have no connection with the Creator of all things created. Faith is not an option for they are unable to see the unseen; to trust in the unseen; to believe in the unseen and most importantly, a knowing that the unseen will manifests itself in something tangible in the physical world.
Like a farmer attending to his field, you must attend to your own personal field within and there are certain steps that must take place before your crop bares good fruit in abundance.
First, you must analyze your field. Rid it of weeds (current negative beliefs) as you till your soil to ensure it’s healthy and rich. Start clean.
Secondly, cultivate your field by digging up, breaking up and loosening up your soil to rid yourself old ideas so the Truth can replace them.
Thirdly, decide on the type of crop you would like to harvest, and select your seeds. Be mindful and realistic as to how much work (the ability to express Truth through will and exercise) you are prepared and willing to do.
Next, have a weed-management plan in place. Develop affirmations, mantras or inspirational self-talk to combat the negative thoughts, limiting beliefs and emotions regarding your crop (desires).
Then, familiarize yourself with your type of weeds. Get to know what your challenges are and what you are struggling with.
Lastly, work with another farmer who has proven success of harvesting tasty, bountiful and prosperous crops. Working with another farmer will allow you to avoid most common farming mistakes and fosters productive crops in a shorter time span.
As any farmer would tell you, farming is not an easy job, but with attention, love and positive intent, it can be…no…it WILL be very rewarding!
What type of environment are you sowing seeds? Is your soil prepared to accept God’s promises of prosperity, abundance and success by living as God, through Divine Mind? What about your inward struggles, are you aware of what they are and how they are impacting your life today?
Springtime is about renewal, rebirth, revitalization. God desires good for you and Jesus’ character through its teachings, provides us with a fool proof manual on how to obtain the good desired.
What will your crops bare at the end of the harvest season?
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