Guidance for the month of September 2019
“Seeds of grace are being planted in the fertile soil of my soul.”
As we move into this next third of the year, we are being reminded to live in the present, learn from the past, and look to the future.
The past that each person has experienced is a strong thing. It can sit in the ground and weigh you down if you are not aware of it. It can keep your emotions in a holding pattern if you do not see what is then and what is now. It can be an incredible teacher and builder if you allow it to be so or it can be the source of high walls and restrictions if you allow it to be so.
When people forget important lessons from the past, they will often find themselves living it again. This is the same for individuals as it is for nations. What are lessons you have learned in your life that you carry forward in your big book of experience? Are there some that you are repeating because you forgot or to gain more insights and to further expand your knowledge and understanding? Gaining knowledge, insights, and understanding are the most powerful things when you add them to the lessons and experiences you already have. Using all this together is like having your own encyclopedia. The intuitive part leads you to turn to the most helpful page in the moment and the unexpected part is where you are still writing and creating. This latter section might be written already but it will seem like invisible ink until you rediscover it. And then there will be moments of “Oh yes! That makes sense.”
Living only in the past puts blinders and shades on so that the current lessons, experiences, joys, and creations, are so much harder to gain and to be a part of. The fog is thick and the feelings are heavy. For those who feel they have been living in the fog, where life is so heavy you cannot notice the joys in the day to day, allow this moment to show you whether you are living too much in your past and not breathing life into your present. Let the fog clear a little today. Let the feelings bring you joy and wonder too, in the smallest things to start.
Planting seeds is where the balance between living in the present and looking to the future meets beautifully. It allows you to notice the incredible tree you are standing under. To enjoy the birdsong and the colours of the feathers of the bird on the fence. To see the variety of flowers and growth in the grass, in the field, and in the forest. It allows you to feel the warmth and light on your face and body. From this living in the present moment, you gain vision for what you are creating and what your story is inspiring you to be. You realize you have the option to plant seeds for that right now and in every moment moving forward. This creative vision does not have to be a big movie scene script of changing the world, but it could be! Perhaps it is the vision of allowing your children to find their paths and passion as they live and learn today. How you bring that about is part of your vision. Perhaps it is writing ideas as they come to you while you walk each day to and from work. They may be the book you feel or the concepts you present to a town council to express and improve.
Are you planting seeds today? Is your soil fertile enough to hear the whispers that become the seeds you envision? Ahhh, some people reading this are in full “YES!” mode… their soil is tended regularly. They have space and nourishment to receive. They are in the moment and creating forward. Enjoy! Have fun! Keep it up! Inspire others!
Now for some others reading this, their soil is more of a “_?_ ”. Yes, it is more of a flat empty question than a garden or field to plant in and tend. There is no judgement here, it is just what it is if this resonates and speaks to you. Remember you are invited to learn through your experience as you live in your now. Take a couple of gentle but full breaths. Really let yourself breathe into this moment... Look around you. Look around you and notice things in your surroundings that you love and appreciate. It could be anything, a favourite mug, a picture of family, a tree, a candle, a blanket… anything. This is to bring you into your here and now. Breathe and just be for a moment.
Next, let your imagination soar, come on, just play, you are safe and supported… imagine you are the botanical gardens in the making! There are already some plants and trees around. They are beautiful and they bring you joy and good energy. You are now in the main garden area. It needs some nourishing and tending to allow the garden to flourish and for whatever will be planted to grow into amazing things. As you stand in this garden area, what are the two most important things you need to do to fertilize your soil today? What do you most need in order to wake up the essence of your garden, to welcome in the seeds, and let your soul feel grace and wonder as it lives each day and plants forward? These are important for you. Nourish yourself and your garden so your day to day feels fuller from a good and cared for perspective. Then the planting seeds will be easier and more satisfying. It won’t feel like running in a circle of walls anymore.
There is no time limit to planting seeds in your life. There is no point where living in the here and now cannot feel joyous as well as living the experiences life has for you, the challenging ones and the wondrous ones. With that, stand in your garden, tend to it, and see the vision when you look forward. The seeds are there, ready to be planted. You are not too late, never too late.
Wishing you a September nourished by your soul and your life.
with assistance of divine infinite wisdom and the Gateway Oracle Cards (by Denise Linn, HayHouse.com).