Your heart is a seed,
Replete with everything you need to blossom.
The stories you have been told about who you are,
Who you can become…
Are only dust, blown away by your growing awareness.
All your heart seed needs is deep nourishment:
The waters of your emotions to flow through unimpeded,
The light of your courage to penetrate and warm the darkness,
The loving reflection from your sisters.
Shake off the tendrils of doubt!
Allow your creativity to root inside your belly,
So that your stem and petals can reach all the way up to the expansive blue.
Let the world see your colors, magnificent and uniquely you,
So that the colibri and mariposa can feed their spirits from your nectar.
Let your mind become a vessel for the blooming of your soul,
And the fragrance of the wild will heal you.
Grandmother Flordemayo, Mayan elder and part of the respected International Council of the Thirteen Grandmothers, was born under the Mayan sign of the seed and declared at a young age to be a “seer.” Part of her life’s work lays in being a “Seed Keeper.” She was told by the Beloved Mother: “Make bundles [of seeds] for the children being born and gift these bundles to them. Remind the parents that they are to take care of the seeds the same way they would take care of their children.” In alignment with this message, her non-profit The Path has built a Seed Temple on their sacred land near Albuquerque, with the sole purpose to collect and protect organic and heritage food, flower, and medicinal seeds to be stored, saved, and shared with future generations.
“They tried to bury us, not knowing that we were seeds…”
Just as the remembrance of organic seeds is so vital to the survival of life on this planet, your remembrance of your heart as a seed of love is fundamental to the thrival of humanity. Each one of us must remember that we have the power inside of us to change everything in the light and healing of our open hearts.
Every new moon, in over 80 countries, women gather with our sisters under the dark cloak of the new moon to weed inner gardens, so that we can plant seeds of intention for the next moon cycle. We do this in the name of love. We do this because we know that it is a radical act of self-love, peace, and hope for humanity to plant our seeds, tend and nourish them and have patience for them to grow.
What seeds will you be planting this new moon? The next new moon (May 15th) is in the sign of Taurus. As an earth sign, it is even more potent a time to tend to the soil of our inner beings and get clear about the intentions we have–for ourselves, our families, our communities–for the next 30 days.
We invite you to share with us in the comments below about the seeds you are planting.
Remember that even though you may not be able to see any evidence of growth above the ground yet, with time and tender care, these seeds will grow.
They will bloom…and change the world.
From my seed-heart to yours,
For further inspiration, these are lyrics from one of my favorite songs at the moment. The lyrics go perfectly with this blog, so I just had to share with you!
We’ll never be moved from here
Our lives will live in the gardens we’ve grown
Calling what’s coming clear
Our will is held in the seeds we’ve sown
As light from the sun we can give
As rivers meeting can become one
Walk toward the call of this
And plant it deep for the ones to come
It’s even better to hear it. Listen on Spotify: Ayla Nereo’s song “Seeds” https://open.spotify.com/track/2sLY0LFiEONaGbU74mAIAF?si=zy4KYXkcQZWCE9Q7Ox3ekw
Artwork by @MerakiLabbe. Poetry by Kat Lindsay.