How to Grow God by Lesley | Aug 7, 2012 | Creativity, Devotion, God | 22 comments Through my daily spiritual practice, I prepare the soil and plant the seed. The Divine graces the flower. Debra Kuszewski on August 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm And that’s all that needs to be said lovely love soul being in love 🙂 Reply lesley on August 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm It really is, Debra. We are co-creators. Bless you, dear soul. Reply Bud Russo on August 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm Great analogy. In Milwaukee I had a home and planted lots of flowers. I put seed in the ground … just seed. Then I’d say, “Well, God, I’ve done my part. The rest requires your divine hand.” And from the seed grew incredible flowers, for which I could take no credit. A life is just like that. We plant the seeds and then ask God to touch us with the Divine so we can blossom just as beautifully. Reply lesley on August 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm So true, Bud. Beautiful story. When I was writing this, I thought, there is no way I can ever make a seed grow. It is out of my hands, and that is true of everything, really. I am responsible for my part and the rest is Grace. Reply John Jennings on August 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm Hi Lesley: Last spring I planted some Cosmos seeds in a neat long blue planter I had. Yesterday I went out and took a picture of each different Cosmos flower and I was going to send you one of the pictures as I think the flowers turned out wonderfully. You beat me to it. John Reply lesley on August 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm HI John, the cosmos is one of my favorite flowers. Feel free to send a photo. I would enjoy seeing it. Reply Rudy Anderson on August 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm Thank you, Lesley for this lovely contemplation. As I pondered each word, a new lesson appeared. As a beautiful co-worker, YOU grace US with your vision, your outlook and your sweet connection. Many thanks! Reply lesley on August 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm Thank you, Rudy. You are always so kind. What really strikes me about this is that it applies to everything. All we need is gifted. Reply cynthia rucryst on August 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm Beautiful, however, I do believe god or goddess wants to know our intentions, but perhaps by simply giving it over to the Universal energy whatever you choose to call “it” is showing ones intentions?! Reply lesley on August 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm Yes, Cynthia, that is very important. Whatever our intention is, God will grace it. These days, I’m so wary of the effects of my mind’s intentions that I do my best to only desire God. That way I get into much less trouble. Reply cynthia rucryst on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm But then aren’t you desiring god when you go for a Hike? Or when you are desiring the company of friends or a lover or to treat oneself to a spa treatment? or, you get my drift? We, as is everything, are all god–with of course the exception of murder, etc., are we not? And even then, there is still god in that… Reply lesley on August 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm Beautiful point, Cynthia. I have spent lifetimes with my attention on hikes and friends and lovers and jobs, and have manifested great beauty in all of those creations, as well as pain, which must manifest in these lower worlds of duality. At this point in my journey I keep my focus on the image of the Divine, which only manifests blissful love in my third eye. I can still enjoy all of those parts of God, but commune with my Beloved brings me to a state with no ill effects, a knowingness that I am Divine, pure love. Reply Susan on August 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm The mind drowns in complexity; the soul swims in joy. Leslie, beautiful flower…the words simple, profound, & true ! Thank you. Reply lesley on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm “The mind drowns in complexity; the soul swims in joy.” That is so perfect, Susan. So very true. Thank you. And I’m glad you enjoyed the flower. I took the image up on the Continental Divide Trail near Pagosa Springs, Colo. Blessings to you! Reply cynthia rucryst on August 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm I love reading your daily inspirations, thank you… Reply cynthia rucryst on August 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm Also, if you are interested, my blog is witchysw8… Reply lesley on August 9, 2012 at 10:42 am Thank you for your kind words, Cynthia. I will definitely check it out! Logan Jo'el on August 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm Thanks for leading by example. 🙂 Reply lesley on August 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm Logan, you are always so kind and loving whenever you approach any thing or any one. That is the true example. Blessings to you! Reply Yared Kifle on August 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm Very true, Lesley. Knowing which part is ours to play is a very big step forward. Some times I find myself stuck until I realize that I am trying to grace the flower instead of preparing the soil and planting the seed. Thank you. Reply Lesley on August 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm That is so true, Yared. I do the same, and it is affirming to hear the way you say it. Our job is so simple, really. It is wonderful to see you here! Reply Yared Kifle on August 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm So proud of you. Keep up the good work. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.