We all come into this life a barren field. The farmers in charge of our field can make all the difference in the condition of the fruits we bear or the produce we cultivate.
In order for us to reap a ripe and plentiful harvest we must have responsible, loving and caring farmers tend to our field. A healthy and mature crop will result from:
1. Rich soil full of nutrients; for us that would mean a healthy environment, loving home, security and our emotional needs being met.
2. High quality seeds being sewn; for us that would mean good morals, integrity, honor and truth.
3. Having strong roots; for us, a strong foundation, support, direction, education, character, encouragement and unconditional love.
4. Sunshine; we should be encouraged to celebrate in a life of joy, love, light, laughter and fun.
5. Life sustenance; it is crucial to our survival to have our basic needs met such water, food, clothing and shelter.
6. Continuous care – our fields must be weeded to prevent the overtaking of our crops; for us that means weeding out negativity, unhealthy relationships, limited and false beliefs, unhealthy life habits, poor choices, hate, anger, jealousy, lack of motivation, lack of compassion and passion and must strive to replace them with healthy relationships, growth, awareness, positive change, positive attitudes, a strong mental and emotional constitution, compassion, love for self and others and spiritual growth.
Take a moment to think about the seeds in your life that have already been sewn…What has grown?
Today you are the farmer of your own field and it is your choice whether you choose to be a withering plant or a plant that stands tall and has the strength to bear fruits and a plant that ultimately can feed and fulfill a multitude of others as well.
When shopping for produce at the market we tend to toss the bruised produce to the side. It’s not perfect, it’s not pretty, it’s damaged, we won‘t get our money‘s worth from it so why invest in it. And so because it has even the smallest of imperfections we will not choose it, however if we allow it to over ripen a bit before we have had a chance to eat the fruit, we can decide to make cobblers or banana nut breads that are absolutely delectable.
The lesson is that we must not waste the entire process of the preparation, the planting, the sowing and the reaping, just to end up being cast aside in the final harvest, left with nothing to profit from. Just because a portion of the fruit is bruised doesn’t mean we should discard the entire piece, it still has value. The same goes for when we feel a portion of ourselves is wounded, we can still choose to make a delicious recipe out of our life.
Reclaim YOUR field, tend to YOUR crop, and plant the seeds that appeal to YOU so that YOU can reap the harvest and enjoy and find pride in the fruits of your labor.