Recently, a dear friend from America emailed me about how his garden is producing some nice tomatoes. He sent me a photo of the three types of tomatoes they have: Big Beef (tough skin), Roma (medium size) and Cherry (small and sweet and great for salads).
This got me thinking about what it means to be a seed.
In order for a seed to explore what it's like to be a tomato, it has to leave his tomato parents and start as a seed. While the seed is out there exploring life as a tomato, he is never alone because he has all the resources he needs to be a tomato. He simply needs to remember that he is not only one with all tomatoes, he is all the tomatoes there are.
Alas, as soon as some seeds hit the soil they promptly forget who they are. There now starts the long process of remembering their true identity.
Some seeds see themselves as seeds struggling to become a tomato.
Some seeds see themselves as a particular type of tomato.
Some seeds see themselves as all the tomatoes there are.
The human experience is similar to a seed that appears to have separated from God and yet we are always one with God. What we call evolution is levels of awareness of who we are.
Some people see themselves as "only human" and identify themselves as their genes, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, class, religion, beliefs etc.
Some people see themselves as their emotions and thoughts.
Some people see themselves as God, the All That Is.
If you see yourself as only human - only a seed - then you'll appear to be under the influence of whatever beliefs you have at the time.
If you see yourself as the All That Is - all the tomatoes there are - you have infinite potential. Life is effortless. You don't need to worry about how to be a tomato, tomatoes are being you. You don't need to worry about life, life is living you.
I am the All That Is with particular preference for cherry tomatoes.
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