The Secret ” Seed” Seasons in Life

Dear Reader:

It never fails to amaze me how God uses all His creations to keep life growing !

I had to bring Pink Vine in because the beginnings of a nest was being built inside it…Sorry little wrens but don’t want a mess to clean out with everyone’s departure

In the top title picture I discovered new life that could only have been planted in the strange location ( where I found it) by our feathered friends-the birds. They are very busy these days. Whereas humans sometimes are in a different place… a ” Balm inside your Being” -directing you to grow closer to the real creation God intended you to be.

Many of us go through different ” seasons” in the months of January and February that is sometimes labeled ” cocoon or quiet space between ” seasons. I like to call it the ” Secret Seed Seasons.”

It happens in different intervals for everyone. When suddenly you sense that it is time to tweak and make adjustments to your path … which requires taking time to simply” be” before taking action . We have to resist the urge to move forward… like my gardens… it is time to allow new ideas to form and ” take seed.”

But before we can even do that … we must first establish roots and take time to nurture them … increasing the chances of reaching our full bloom. Psychologists call it the ” fertile void.” It is a place that feels like nothing is happening but actually… just the opposite is occurring.

During this period… be extra nice to yourself…you need to rest as much as possible for new directions in your life to ” take seed.”

None of us know who will emerge from ” the fertile void ” but we trust whoever it is… is coming closer to the sacred creation … the person God meant us to be… all along.

So until tomorrow…

Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh

Never forget that every day we wake up… we have the opportunity to create a life for ourselves that truly reflects who we are.

Yesterday was a good opportunity to do just that… Random Acts of Kindness Day. I just had time to make a few deliveries before the rains returned( after all it was Friday) but then I got a call of kindness that made my day.

Ben’s assigned nurse ( whom I adore) called me to talk and update me on recent check-ups and lab results and then wanted to know how I was doing… I explained some of the problems I have trying to call in to some of Ben’s specialists to get different procedures done outside their offices and she quickly said she could set up at least two of the problematic appointment procedures and have them done right there and then she will send results back to individual specialists before we return for the next series of checkups! I wanted to reach through the phone and hug her. I told her I felt so light …that I could fly. She was my Random Act of Kindness personified!

Hope everyone has found kindness in your own daily lives-and learned, like me, to ask for help when you need it. It could be a phone call away!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to The Secret ” Seed” Seasons in Life

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    So very true…miss you.

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