The Seeds of Life August 17, 2010Posted by TheIntentionalSage in Nature, Visions.
Tags: Connection, Discover, Fractal, Growth, Imagine, Learn, Life, Oneness, Seed, Wisdom, Wonder
Trees with intricate branch patterns in the form of fractals. Leaves with a multitude of green. Flowers as far as the eye could see. Monkeys swinging through the top of the forest. Snakes slithering with the sand. Dolphins swimming in the ocean. Birds gliding through the air. Insects flying from surface-to-surface. Reptiles perched near the shore of freshwater. Life was happening everywhere in every moment. No matter where one looked, life was there to look back at them. Be it through the eyes of a fellow animal or through the being-ness of a tall tree, small shrub, or fragrant plant. Life was alive.
Cabrin (pronounced cah-brinn) was an intelligent young woman who understood much about the natural world as she had spent most of her youth with the natural world. That is to say, she chose to spend her time outside with nature as opposed to holed up inside reading about. She chose to play with the birds and the bees as opposed to watching them on a screen. She chose to dig in the Earth and learn about what was there and not have someone tell her about it. Cabrin was the prototypical child of her generation. Her generation had moved beyond the wish to be away from nature. Her generation yearned to be outside – communing with the natural world in as many ways as possible.
One of the most effective ways of doing this was to be outside with nature. Cabrin had seen every type of insect native to where she had lived when she was a kid and she could name all the smells, sights, and sounds of the different animals and plant-life endemic to the area. Not to mention the hundreds of different ways that she had connected with these different beings. She gained the wisdom at a very young age about how she was able to unite with the various flora and fauna. It truly was one of her favo[u]rite things to do – connect.
As Cabrin stared out into the valley she was awe-struck. There wasn’t anything particularly out of the ordinary, but just looking out over the valley she was reminded of one of the things she learned very early on as a kid. Something that has stuck with her to this day and will probably never leave her ‘box of wisdom’ in her head. It was genuinely remarkable. The trees, plants, animals, insects – everything!
All life on the Earth started out the same way – as a seed. The whole of it started out as a little seed in a ground that grew and grew and grew. All of the trees that stretched out over 100 feet into the air began as nothing more than a seed not more than 1 millimeter in length. All of the beautiful plant-life that covered the forest floor started out as small seeds. The vibrant flowers that appealed to any onlooker all began as seeds. The various creatures bounding through and through, began as seeds. Everything, no matter what form it was in at this point in time, originally started out as a small seed.
Cabrin, remembering the day that she had learned this, recalled how miraculous this seemed. All life on the planet started out the same… as a seed. All of the different permutations that life had to offer from people to plant to animals to sea-life and beyond, all of it started out as a seed. It was as if all life started as one and then exploded into a number of fractals. How wonderful! Life was truly one! It was an awesome thing to think. The generations that came before Cabrin continually spoke of a feeling of oneness when they reached states of consciousness that were termed unitive or transpersonal. Many people who listened to great mystics could understand what they were saying on a cognitive level, but had a hard time fully appreciating what they were saying on a feeling and bodily level. It was easier to conceptualize that all life on Earth was one, but when it came down to feeling – it was tougher.
Cabrin remembers thinking that if the modern-day mystics would have spoken about seeds and life beginning from seeds, maybe it would have been easier for people to understand. They could have said something like the phrase: ‘All life, yes, all life, begins anew from the seed.’ It would have sounded so sagely, but really, it’s a simple observation about the natural world that anyone can make. Cabrin knew that many mystics were good at doing this. That is, they would be able to bring their wise advice to a level that was easier to understand for someone who hadn’t already achieved a level of understanding beyond the limitations of one’s physical body.
She continued to look out onto the valley imagining back to the time when the valley would have been filled with different trees, plants, and animals. She imagined what it would have looked like under the surface of the Earth were all the seeds were only just beginning to grow. She imagined the seeds growing through accelerated time and space to what they are today. Cabrin thought that it was so wonderful. Life was wonderful.