I am going to revisit the story of the mustard seed this month. It carries important instructions on looking within ourselves for the answers we seek. I have studied this passage deeply the last few years, and it holds answers to many of life’s riddles. Let’s say it was a calling…
Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.”
For our first round, we are gong to look at a seed’s ability to create its own nutrition in the first weeks after sprouting. Science has shown us that a seed can create over 900% more nutrition in the sprout than the seed actually has. Literally, encoded in its DNA is the ability to manufacture nutrition. It needs only oxygen, hydrogen and KNOWING to begin the process of creation.
Second thought. Most studies tell us that the seedling sets roots to soil to start absorbing nutrients into its system. So, simplifying that process into a few words, the seed has the ability to create its own nutrition, UNTIL it begins to look outside itself for nutrition. What if looking outside ourselves for the answer is actually the problem? What if looking to others for support is what causes the breakdown in our pathway to perfection?
Third thought. Some plants are known as dynamic accumulators, such as Dandelion, which is known to increase sodium, silica, Nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron and copper in the surrounding soil. Are they truly using their roots to search out these nutrients, or are they still using the coding in their DNA to “create” nutrients in the soil? Do we look for areas of the garden that are loaded with vitamin C before we plant our grapes? Or how about looking for spots rich in iron and calcium for our broccoli and spinach? Is every inch of all soil loaded with these nutrients? What if the key to a healthy garden really is simply aeration, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and faith? It has been proven that just thinking loving thoughts can cause a plant to flourish. Is that the actual key to our health? Treating ourselves, our food, and the world around us in an unconditional, loving way?
What if Matthew 17:20 is really telling us that we do have the ability to be “Perfect”? That we are fully capable of being “One with Source” right here and right now, if we just let go the confines of thinkingthat we are and always will be sinners? What if realizing that “we have the ability to be perfect” paves the way to perfect health? Surely if the mustard seed is coded to create its own nutrition, we are coded to create our own health as well, don’t you think? Science has also proven that our thoughts rule our health. If we think we are undeserving, we can literally cause our own ill health.
We know that the frequencies of the planets affect individual parts of our body. We know that our choices can cause those frequencies to either aide us or hinder us. We can use that knowledge to guide us to that state of perfection that we each strive for. Like the seed and its nutrition, we have the ability to use these frequencies to develop our journey to perfection. The frequency of the earth itself is our grounding point as we learn to manipulate our energy to use for purposes of good. If we are notchoosing the right path, those frequencies will be out of alignment in our bodies, causing dis-ease. We, ourselves are the only one who can truly feel and understand how that energy flows through us. And while others can guide us on how to read ourselves, it is truly up to us to put the pieces together and create a more perfect union between our physical bodies and our souls.
In the NKJ version the words “as small as” were added in, giving us permission to be imperfect and causing us to stop reaching for our inner perfection. Is that why we lost faith in our inherent abilities? Being told we were imperfect and could not achieve perfection and therefore should not reach to attain it? That there is absolutely no way for a mere human to achieve the perfection of source? How then do we explain “Source” within us? If we were perfect enough to come from “Source”, are we not capable of perfection from the beginning?
What if “sin” is simply a word used to replace “fear”? What if we lost our fear of committing a wrong, and simply did the right thing? Made the right choice? Would that simple act negate fear? Knowing that we did our best, whatever the outcome, relieves our anxiety and allows us to be at peace. And that is healing in and of itself.
Fear can be blamed for most wrong decisions in our lives. Fear of living without, fear of not having enough, fear of not achieving, fear of not being thin enough, healthy enough, pretty enough, handsome enough, young enough, old enough. Fear, when allowed too much freedom in our thoughts, can become fear of fear itself. It stops us from reaching for our dreams, from being the best that we can be. Fear stops us from trusting our own instincts and knowledge and instead relying on others to tell us how to be their version of perfect. And that version is not ours. If we but KNOW that we are capable of being the perfection we were created to be, and stop fearing that we can never achieve it, we, too can be perfect as our creator intended us to be, in our time, when we are ready to look deep within to our own truth. To be who we each are meant to be. To KNOW, without doubt, that we are perfection and can create perfection in everything that we do.
This article is not about giving answers. It is fully loaded with questions for us to each find our own truths about, but thought provoking enough to keep our brains churning late into the night if we but let ourselves search within, and in that late night process, when the world around us is silent and we can hear our own thoughts without the crowded energy of the world around us creeping in, we can heal our wounds, knowing that we are created perfect and can be perfect again, if we but let ourselves.