Planting Seeds

Often in our yoga practice I get you to use Affirmations and repeat them.

This is such a powerful practice, one I use everyday, one I share with my children and anyone willing to listen to me. 🙂

I want to give you a clear example of this.

Think of a tomato plant. A healthy plant can have more than a hundred tomatoes on it. In order to get this tomato plant with all these tomatoes on it, we need to start with a small dried seed. That seed doesn’t look like a tomato plant. It sure doesn’t taste like a tomato plant. If you didn’t know for sure, you would not even believe it could be a tomato plant. However, let’s say you plant the seed in fertile soil, and you water it and let the sunshine beam down on it.

When the first little tiny shoot comes up, you don’t stamp on it and say that’s not a tomato plant. Rather, you look at it and say “oh look here it comes”, and you watch it grow with delight. In time, if you continue to water it and give it lots of sunshine, and pull away any weeds, you might have a tomato plant with more than hundred luscious tomatoes. It all began with one tiny seed.

It is the same with creating a new experience for yourself. The soil you plant in is your subconscious mind. The seed is the new affirmation. The whole new experience is in this tiny seed. You water it with affirmations. You let the sunshine off positive thoughts beam on it. You weed the garden by pulling out the negative thoughts that come up. And when you first see the tiniest little evidence, you don’t stamp on it and say that’s not enough. Instead, you look at this first breakthrough and say with glee “oh look here it comes it’s working”. Then you watch it grow and become your desire in manifestation.

Keep planting those seeds. When. Negative thoughts come up, say to yourself “No that’s not me”, and change it. The more you practice this, the easier it will become, and soon you will have a garden of beautiful thoughts and feelings. 

Love & Namaste