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  • Acorns become oaks. It's a given. If I plant an acorn I will not get a birch or a palm tree...even if I imagine one of those to be my preference. If I plant an acorn, I will get a mighty oak.

    I see this as a metaphor about the quality of my thoughts. Thoughts are manifestation seeds. They grow to become of the same nature as the seed that is planted.

    'Positive thinking' and 'affirmations' are good practices. But I've come to see that they are the tip of the iceberg of the seeds I plant and nurture each day. For me, one of the great life challenges is to get to the deeper levels of my thoughts...the underlying beliefs and unconscious influences. Sometimes it's about HOW to get there. And, sometimes it's about do I really WANT to get there?

    In the late summer and into fall, I collect acorns. And through the year, I give them away. These are the last two for this year. They sit on our home 'alter' or energy grid.

    I hadn't noticed them in a conscious way for some time. Not until this morning when I read this quote:

    The seed of God is in us. . .Pear seeds grow into pear trees, hazel seeds into hazel trees, and God seeds into God. - Meister Eckhart

    [Photo by Barbara, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012]
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