Please take a moment to enjoy the IOTD for July 17th by Amy Camie and walk away feeling better and inspired!
“From deep within the seed is sown.” I\’ve experienced this simple phrase in so many ways over the years.
Initially, I felt it as a goal to achieve. “Oh, that\’s my goal so I\’ll plant that seed of what I want.”
Years later this simple phrase evolved into “Oh, that\’s my dream. I\’ll plant that seed so my dream and reality can align.”
I thought these goals and dreams were part of my soul’s purpose, my soul’s expression, my reason for being here on the planet. At least, that was my mental rationalization of why I wanted/needed to do or create something – because it felt in alignment with the nurturing and manifestation of this seed.
Then one day, several months ago, I traveled deeper into myself than ever before during one of my meditations. And, there is was – sitting in the bottom of a well-like circular cavern was a seed!! My immediate response was “Are you freaking kidding me??!! Everything I’ve been doing, creating and sharing for the last umpteen years hasn’t been my soul’s purpose???” The seed just sat there. No response, no reaction, no movement. This seed was rock solid and it wasn’t budging.
It’s funny, 15 years ago I wrote a song (actually, it ‘came through,’ all I did was listen and write it down) called, “Live Your Love” with lyrics that included,
“In the stillness of the darkness,
there is planted a seed,
silent deep inside you where no one can see.
In the stillness of the darkness,
there is planted a seed,
it remains in the darkness until you believe.”
I slowly began to simplify my life by bringing closure to loose ends, cleaning up my surroundings, discerning when to say ‘yes’ and when to say \’no,\’ listening at a deeper level, and remembering my joy. With each conscious step, my unique expression of the divine became clearer and the shell of my soul seed cracked open. It was a small crack but the light shone through and my heart smiled.
Now, this simple phrase is no longer the goal, vision, dream or desire I once thought it was and although my actions from the outside may look the same as before, they are inspired by a much deeper connection within myself.
For me, “From deep within the seed is sown” is remembering who I am and why I am here.
Amy Camie is a spiritual harpist, inspirational speaker, recording artist, composer, Co-Initiator of The ORIGIN Method of Self-Discovery, and author of “Loving Life… All of It – A Walk with Cancer, Compassion, and Consciousness.” She loves empowering others through presentations and seminars on healing music, resonance, and conscious self-care.