Planting the Tomato Seed
I just finished reading Louise Hay's book, "You Can Heal Your Life" and I feel it would help others to share what I have learnt through my journey of this beautiful read, in hopes that you take away some insightful points to help you in your healing journey. This book also helps in dealing with the fear in the world right now.
About 10 years ago I started to awaken and see that my lack of self worth was causing damage in all areas of my life. It wasn't until the last several years that I came to understand that all the things that had happened in my life so far where incredible life lessons and that no matter how traumatic the experience, there was invaluable lessons to be learnt. The biggest lesson was realizing that I HAD CREATED EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED TO ME. Now, some of you when you read that may disagree, or it may bring up angst, but trust me, when you read the book it will all make more sense and is so worth the journey.
The book starts out with her Philosophy, which is powerful and I will share this with you to think about and embrace on your journey.
Louise Hay's Philosophy
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Every thought we think is creating our future.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Everyone suffers from self-hatred and guilt.
The bottom line for everyone is,
I'm not good enough".
It's only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
We create every so-called illness in our body.
Resentment, criticism, and guilt
are the most damaging patterns.
Releasing resentment will dissolve even cancer.
We must release the past and forgive everyone.
We must be willing to begin to learn to love ourselves.
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now
are the keys to positive changes.
When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
This book now sits in my treatment room, with flags on many pages, with the intention to be able to help those of you wanting to take the journey of self-love and to heal your life.
In the infinity of life where I am,
all is perfect, whole, and complete.
Each one of us, myself included, experiences the richness
and fullness of life in ways that are meaningful to us.
I now look at the past with love and choose
to learn from my old experiences.
There is no right or wrong, nor good or bad.
The past is over and done.
There is only the experience of the moment.
I love myself for bringing myself
through this past into this present moment.
I share what and who I am,
for I know we are all one in Spirit.
All is well in my world.
As Louise says, "Think for a moment of a tomato plant. A healthy plant can have over a hundred tomatoes on it. In order to get this tomato plant with all these tomatoes on it, we need to start with a small dried seed. That seed doesn't look like a tomato plant. Let's say you plant this seed in fertile soil, and you water it and let the sun shine on it. When the first little tiny shoot comes up, you don't stomp on it and say, "That's not a tomato plant!". Rather, you look at it and say, "Oh boy! Here it comes!", and you watch it grow with delight. In time, if you continue to water it and give it lots of sunshine and pull away the weeds, you might have a tomato plant with more than a hundred luscious tomatoes. It all began with that one tiny seed".
This can be the same with you, as you take your journey to heal, and create new experiences. Remember on this journey "The soil you plant in is your subconscious mind. The seed is the new affirmation. The whole new experience is in this tiny seed. You water it with affirmations. You let the sunshine of positive thoughts beam on it. You weed the garden by pulling out the negative thoughts that come up. And when you see the tiniest little evidence, you don't stomp on it and say, "That's not enough!" Instead, you look at this first breakthrough and exclaim with glee, "Oh boy! Here it comes! It's working!" Louise Hay
I wish each of you abundance, divine prosperity, health, peace, happiness and LOVE that is within you already, just waiting to be embraced.