The parable told by Jesus of the seed and the sower is a favorite of mine. Today I will keep this post short with the hope of planting a single seed into each heart that reads this post. The seed is in the question. I do so, because I believe this seed has the power to change the direction concerning the spiritual path that all humans travel. This seed is all about our awareness and it can awaken us to the true reality of our spiritual walk. This seed in its infancy, it is about the awareness and use of two words. The first is “love” and the second is “sin”.
Once this seed is s sown and takes root, it allows us to listen especially when we are engaged in a spiritual conversation. It provides the awaken conscience with a tool that allows one to make a mental tally of these two words. At that point, any human is able to discern if the words going out from them or the words coming towards them are encoded with a motivation of love or fear.
The purpose of this seed is to help us continually evaluate our spiritual transformation process as we travel on our individual journeys. All humans are involved in long-term relationships and we daily meet new people. This seed will mature into a useful internal spiritual tool that will provide great clarity. This seed starts out as a simple counter of two words and then over time it will grow and blossom internally with a robust capability that can nuance any thought.
While we continue on our spiritual journey, we need a tool to help us discern if the people around us are helping us to reach our goal of becoming aware that we are already one with God. It is my experience that most people are well-meaning however sometimes encouragement can be motivated by fear instead love. Fearful motivation may bring temporary benefits but it cannot sustain us on the journey of a lifetime.
You might be saying to yourself, why not use both words, encourage love, and remove sin? If the use of the both words were equal, I will agree with you. My only goal is to plant this seed so that it creates a capacity of internal awareness of our spiritual motivation. These two words and the motivational thoughts that accompany them are important if we are to reach our spiritual goal in this lifetime.
I bring no judgment. My only hope is that as this spiritual capability matures each of us will be able to discern the motivation behind the messages are coming at us and going from um us. Even now that the seed has already been sown, we are more equipped to answer the question as we read it again.
Love or fear, which is our motivation?