Sow Seeds

This Week’s Quotation:

All that has gone before is present with you now. All the future is present in seed form with you now. So what will you do? You are made as a human being to receive the legacy of the past and the influence of the infinite and to sow the seeds of the future. You live at the confluence of all that has been and what will be. Your life depends on it. All those who come after you depend on it. What you think and say and do now matters.

Becoming a Sun p. 136

Sow the Seeds of the Future

David Karchere
David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Recently, I thought about all that is transpiring in my world, near and far…a pandemic, an election, a forest fire, and more. Things close to home and events of global significance. And I had this thought:

The world has been working on all this for millennia.  

This is literally true. Just to bring to mind what we already know, the world has been working on you for millennia. Your ancestors were developing the gene pool that ended up in your chromosomes for that long. And they were working on the family culture you inherited too.

The underlying causes of the two current forest fires in Colorado are at least decades in the making—forestry management and global warming. And the cultural mindset behind those causes has been developed over a much longer period.

We might not like what is born from out of the past into this present moment. But thinking very much about that is clearly an exercise in futility, even though we have to manage current circumstances as creatively as possible.

What we can do is sow new seeds for the future—for the future of our own lives, for the world in which live, and for all who come after.

And so, what are the seeds you want to sow today? What random act of kindness? What creative idea?

Let’s plant seeds of vitality, wholeness, love, and unity in the good earth of this present moment.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

5 Responses

  1. I believe it true that all things cast from the past brings us to this now.
    As we return to our Sacred Valley, after the evacuation, due to fire, I see and feel a newness present in each of us. A stillness of courage resounds in steadfast commitment and gratitude of purpose. We are each here, as who we are, and this realization brings a love that fills the earth.
    Driving into our Sacred Valley, after the fire brought tears of joy and the knowing that new creating abounds through us in ways we have never explored together. So shall it be.
    Thank you, David, for your ever-present insight. Deep gratefulness in the living Truth of Love.

  2. I was recently reading about ancient seeds and this blog reminds me of the continuation of life:
    “Scientists in Israel have confirmed that an ancient date palm seed retrieved from the rubble of Masada and successfully germinated is about 2,000 years old. That makes it the oldest seed ever to sprout, beating the previous well-documented record holder, a lotus found in a dry lakebed in China, by about 700 years.”
    What an adventure those of us at Sunrise Ranch have been on these past weeks as we evacuated quite quickly from our beloved home, not knowing our future but full of trust.
    “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” These words from the Book of John have great meaning today. We have come to bring life and healing to the nations. Yes, we are beings of intense love and light.
    Thank you, David, for sharing these blogs—vital in my life.

  3. Unity and vitality are words describing my sowing for the future; meeting people, building friendship, generating trust. Being present with a creative consciousness, brings vitality to my interactions. I so appreciate these blogs of wisdom, which brings vitality to my mind!

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