The Seed of Wisdom
Lessons on Wisdom from the perspective of an Apple Seed....
Imagine for a moment that you are an apple.
Crimson red, plump and crisp with size so great you force your parent branch to bow.
On the outside you look healthy, rich and full of life, but where does this great life force come from? Not so long ago weren't you just a swelling bud at the tip of the branch from which you came? As great and beautiful as you may be, are you not still a part of something greater?
And even when you are picked and eaten, your red flesh and crisp white meat devoured by another as you nourish, what remains? The only part of you that is left behind is that which was always there. The seed. The core. The part of you that was never, really, You! In a sense, your seed was always there. For the resources that created it came through a power much greater than you.
To an apple, higher power comes from tree, from sun, from water, soil and air. Now, to a human being, (with a pinch of extra consciousness and capability to dissect our source of higher meaning) there is an infinite flowing cosmic river which we can all inherently tap into: a river known as "Wisdom." This river was always there from birth and long before. It transcended this lifetime and was allowed exponential growth from lifetimes long ago. Like the seed of the apple, the breathing nucleus of life that fed the juicy nutritious meat and shiny red skin, this wisdom is an unspoken lifeline that we can learn to familiarize ourselves with, and with practice we can start to harness much of its great life force. The most important step in doing this though, is to shed away our own "self" to see us as we are. I am not Rocky, Rocky is but a name. I am not a brother, son, a trainer, surfer, yogi- no. I am but a simple seed. What made me was always here. But something greater made my branch, and this same greatness I can't fully know also made my tree…
To view yourself in the way of the seed can hurt at first. To strip away the hard earned meat and skin and shine and shape you have worked so hard for does not sound like a fun task. But, once we can accomplish this, what do we see all so clearly? When we are simply seed and stem attached to branch; my god, we are a marvelous, lusciousmagnificent tree. When we can view ourselves with humility, as the most basic form of something, then simultaneously we can become everything. And like the nutrients sent through the roots and to the trunk and finally out to seed, a wisdom flows to human that was and always will be there. Sometimes to realize our wisdom it takes uncovering things, sometimes it means unlearning things, for the thick clothes of knowledge are simply learned things from this lifetime on this plane.
So, let us not be afraid to explore a new idea even if we choose not to accept it. Let us not define ourselves by anything at all. For once we start to view ourselves again as "doctor," "chef," "lawyer," "yogi," "pastor," anything at all- we start to build up more divide from Source. Instead, lets view ourselves as "Seed," and allow the nutritious source of wisdom to flow through us and mold us in our calling: as simply, I Am. From this expansive place of everythingness we can then change, affect and help as doctors, chefs, as lawyers, yogis, pastor or as nothing but a self-realized soul having an earthly experience, waiting to find a path to pave and share the wisdom given us from higher Source. The life-path choice belongs to you; but surely it shall be effected by this infinitely flowing river we now know as Wisdom.