By Clyde Chafer
I believe that throughout our lives we are blanketed with a myriad of seeds. These seeds are the catalyst of how we choose to live our lives. Of course all seeds don’t come to germination. The ones that do rely on nurturing to survive. I can look back and see the seeds that I have chosen to nurture and how they have blossomed into my life experiences. Of course not all of them being vibrant, bountiful and beautiful. I remember one of my spiritual teachers saying “Be careful what you put in your God Box.” in other words, those things I give power to will be the power that runs my life. There is a lot of power in seeds.
In 2005 the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, gave the commencement speech for Stanford University. He talked about “Connecting the dots.” Quoting him;
“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Seeds are like those dots and the connection is the path and how we walk it in between. I don’t believe it is a path that doesn’t give us choices on different ways to go. Each choice being a potential new seed to burst forth in a new life experience.
May we all nurture the seeds that will open up and blanket our world with beauty, peace and harmony.
**Clyde Chafer has studied with many well-known yogis such as Pattabhi Jois, Dharma Mitra, Bryan Kest, Seane Corn and resonates with the teachings of Osho. He has developed Karma Yogas’ EFWA teacher training/yoga studies program and the Karma Kleanse; a 30 day physical and emotional cleanse. Clyde is also the Publisher of The Journey; a free bi-monthly magazine serving the health & wellness of our local community. The above entry was written for and will appear in the March/April issue of The Journey.
Be sure to join Clyde at BlissBlissBliss on Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 PM as he takes you into a journey of discovery. Finding and waking up parts of your body that perhaps have been dormant.