New Worlds and Seed Pod Dreams

What if seeds were dreams? What if they were little gifts born from the hearts of seed pods, like ideas patiently moulded into masterful creations?  

I’ve long know the value of seeds, but I hadn’t given much thought to the pods carrying them until recently. When I gathered a collection of seed pods for my autumnal sacred space, I attuned to their deeply grounding energy in search of wild words to guide me through this season. I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of wisdom impressed in their tiny brown bodies.

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Story makers, writers, artists and seed pods are very much alike, because all are creators. Seed pods begin empty. They begin open and receptive to an idea and they allow that idea to settle within them, slowly taking form. The pod understands that for a seed to be birthed, it needs a vacant incubator. So, the pod becomes a space of stillness where the creative energy of its heart-inspired idea or dream is transformed into a miraculous creation – a seed.


The innate wisdom in seed pods knows not to rush the process because patience and stillness are integral to forming new worlds. What seed pods do so effortlessly doesn’t come as naturally for some of us. We don’t always know when to do or work, when to rest or when to allow things the space to unfold at their own pace. The masculine values ingrained in our society encourages us to constantly drive ourselves to breaking point. It’s taken me a long time to find the right kind of balance in my own creative process. When I’m not writing, I still have moments where I feel so unproductive and push myself to work harder or faster. But the reality is that sometimes what my words need in order to take form and come to life is for me to be a silent incubator of wild stories and to allow my ideas the stillness or space required for their evolution. Life Coach/Author, Martha Beck, pinpointed this concept quite aptly when she wrote:

 “During the times we think we’re being “unproductive”, the seeds of new worlds are germinating within us, and they need peace to grow.”

These insights really struck a chord with me. So, I’m letting them sink in. It’s good to have such grounding touchstones anchored somewhere in my consciousness because they become wise guidance for me to draw on when I lose my way.

Sometimes empty seed pod seem so bereft when their seeds have long deserted them to pursue a journey of their own. They reminded me that whether seed pod or person, it isn’t always easy to release dreams that you’ve carried deep inside of you, stories crafted from your own blood and tears. It takes courage to open up and launch these seeds that are so much a part of you into a wild and unknown world. We feel vulnerable. Yet, at the end of the day, our gifts, inner treasures and creations are meant to be shared. Like the seed pods, we have to trust and flow with the process. Each seed has a path and will of its own and when its time has come, the pod has to open up and let go. We have to make peace with our vulnerability and summons our inner strength to launch our creations into the world, and when we do, we are not left feeling bereft because the gift that we share are not lost, but offered. They offerings from a sacred place, from the profound creative force of our souls. So offering something so precious to the world leaves us feeling proud, fulfilled and free.

The seven wild words that I received when I meditated with the seed pods were:

 Release, Trust, Stillness, Incubate, Gifts, Open Up, Share

Following my seasonal practice, I’ve strung them together to create a new mantra to meditate on during this period:

“I allow myself the stillness that I need to incubate wild gifts in my heart. I trust enough to open up and release my gifts into the world because they are meant to be shared.”

Nature never ceases to amaze me. Her wisdom is boundless, her lessons never ending and I’ve discovered so much in a handful of seed pods. This autumn, as I work with my wild word mantra, I am open to the new worlds that the Earth’s vibration may light within me.

Equinox blessings to you. May the shifting seasons light new worlds inside of you too. 

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Wild Words for the New Season

Equinox blessings to you all! Autumn or Spring, wherever you are – may this shift usher a flow good energy into your life.

Equinox Meditation Alter
All month long, I’ve been working with the vibration of Spring flowers, drawing on their inspiration, beauty and healing qualities, making sage flower essence, drying flowers for tea and many things more. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that my equinox meditation alter is mostly made up of flowers too – along some seashells, a medicine bundle of sorts and a beautiful little Spring Equinox artwork print by Caroline GullyLir that I got at the Goddess Temple in Glastonbury. I want this meditation alter to be a vibe trigger that inspires thoughts of life, growth, celebration and vibrant health, especially vibrant health. This something I seem to be struggling to give myself right now because I’ve been slipping back into unhealthy habits that are not good for my body at all. I’ve made this equinox a fresh start, an opportunity to eat well, love myself, honour my body and make healthier choices one day at a time.



Spring Wild Word Mantra
My wild word mantra for Spring was inspired by the delicate beauty of freesias. I love the sound of the word freesia. It reminds me of childhood when this flower’s name passed from my grandmother’s lips from time to time. Back then, I’d never heard anyone speak of them, except for her, the passionate gardener whose talent I aspire to live up to someday. Freesias are so dreamy, dainty and have a delicious honey scent. I couldn’t help brushing their soft creamy petals every time passed them in their vase and then just sniff in their sweet honey-laced aroma.

The wild words that came from the freesias are: Sweet(ness), Delicate, Smile, Simple Pleasures and Beauty.

My Wild Word Mantra: When I smile and celebrate the beauty of the season, I awaken the delicate parts of my soul to simple pleasures and the sweetness of life.


Dear hearts, I’d love to hear from you. What is the energy of the Equinox stirring within you? Have you made a seasonal meditation alter? Have you experimented with wild word mantras and if so what came up for you?

Hello Spring

Last Friday on my Nature outting, I sat at the edge of the water watching as golden glints of light glistened on its surface in the afternoon sun. The cold wind sent a wave of ripples across the gleaming dam, and as usual the moorhen and ducks sailed in silence. It was clear that this was the last cold snap of a fairly mild winter. Although there were two days of light snowfall in the mountainous coastal region late last week, it wasn’t as heavy as usual. Even the bite in the air wasn’t as icy as one would expect a wind whispered from the snow dusted mountains in the South to be.

Winter has been interesting this year, because I’ve experienced it so differently. I’ve explored the season with my intuitive senses, worked with its energy and I’ve been open to receiving so many of its sacred gifts. So it has been a period of healing, insight and full of wild whispers too. So much so, that a part of me is almost sad to see the seasons turn. But alas, it’s time to move on and with change comes new beginnings and reasons to celebrate.

Today, we celebrate the first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Although the Spring/Fall Equinox is only on the 22nd September, 1st September is traditionally considered the start of Spring. I’m not sure why – My guess would be that perhaps this is because Spring sets in sooner down here than it does in the North. In this part of the world, the first signs of spring are already visible in the last month of winter. New growths have been sprouting and flowers have been starting to bloom for a few weeks now. That said, this year I was pretty surprise to discover some things blooming as early as July – in the dead of winter.

So September is all about beautiful weather, blue windy skies and planting before the first rains arrive in October. I’m looking forward to getting to work in the garden, tending to the herbs that are coming back to life and planting new ones too. I’m looking forward to the return of the butterflies and certain species of bird that I haven’t seen in months.

Now is the time where I get to work, Spring cleaning and clearing out the dust and clutter that have settled with winter. It’s a time for nesting, redecorating, bringing more Nature as well as fresh energy into my home. What I love is that it’s also a more social period spent reconnecting with friends, getting out more, going hiking and being able to sit out in the garden with a glass of wine while star-gazing/moon-gazing when the evenings get warmer. So as I greet the arrive of Spring, I invite the lessons, blessings and wild whispers that this new season has to offer. And I send love and blessings to you all too.

Hello Spring