I've been thinking about growing some vegetables so I studied seed packets this week, to decide what I want to plant. This reminded me that we plant a seed in darkness because it awakens its ability to " reach for the light" and reaching for the light is how all things grow. That means we actually need darkness in order for us to grow, but who wants to hear that when you are in the middle of a dark night of the soul?
It feels like our world is experiencing a dark night of the soul right now, but I'm wondering if this period of darkness is what we need to help us reach for the light and grow as a global community? It has made me ask myself - what kind of sees do I want to plant in my life and in the world around me?
Maybe you can explore what seeds you can plant in your life too! If you are worried about your finances, is there some way to use your creativity to generate some income? If your children are bored, is there some way you can help them add to the kindness and compassion in the world? If you are feeling lost and out of synch with your life, is there something you can plant in your yard (or in a pot) to help you reconnect with the seasons and cycles of life? Whatever we plant will eventually grow, as long as we give it access to the light!
I’ve always loved the word Delight! To me it means “of the light” and with all the darkness and fear in the world today, I wanted to create a place where we can gather together, restore our connection to the light and help one another to Delight The World with love, kindness, gentleness, beauty, compassion and grace. —Amy Rose, LCSW