Happy Beltane Season, Beloveds!
In this season of green growth and unfurling energies, we’ve been busy tending new seedlings for our land. Each day, I’ve eagerly watched the magic right happen before my eyes, as tiny green sprouts burst through dark soil. Tending to these tiny beings has gifted me with some valuable insights, which I feel are applicable to all my new endeavors.
Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest,
but the seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.
— Muriel Rukeyser
Here’s what I’ve gleaned from my seedlings thus far:
1: Good soil, sunlight and ample water are important. You can’t get started without the proper nourishment.
2: Seedlings sprout in their own time. Each seed’s timing is correct for itself, and can’t be compared or measured against the progress of others.
3: The tiniest of seeds can grow into the tallest, strongest, most amazingly lush plants. Starting small is part of life.
4: Daily practices, such as regular watering, are necessary to development. Healthy growth requires ongoing attention.
5: There is no hint of the remarkable beauty, tasty fruit or alluring scents a plant might produce when it first starts out as a seed. Its beginnings are humble; the wonders of each individual, fully realized plant unfold over time.
Featured photo credit: Nikola Jovanovic via Unsplash.