This past week I was facilitating an Akashic Clearing for my Akashic Records Soul Purpose group. That was hardly an unusual thing, as Akashic Clearing sessions are a big part of my work. But in this particular session, a curious message came up. The message was more of a question, and the question was this:
“What seeds are you planting?”
Now, that was an interesting question! Especially when you look at it from the perspective of the Akashic Records. After all, it wasn’t actual flower or vegetable seeds that the guides were speaking about this time.
In this case, “seeds” meant stories. The guides were referring to the the stories that we tell ourselves. Stories based on past experiences that either empower us to move ahead or continue to hold us back.
The seeds are the stories. What grows from the seeds are the intentions and beliefs behind the stories.
What seeds are you planting, and what stories are within those seeds? Are they stories that will empower you to make big changes or are they simply old tapes that keep playing over and over again and keep you stuck?
Some of you might have had difficult childhoods. Maybe challenging experiences as adults as well. But are you going to let a negative past experience dictate what you allow yourself to experience, or are you going to flip that situation on its head and use it to empower yourself and others?
I understand that this can be a tough question. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the pain from the past, be it from this lifetime or any other. But the good news is that everything you have ever experienced has a purpose behind it. It’s up to you to recognize that purpose and use it for the highest possible good. For yourself and for others.
Not always easy. But definitely worth it.
Why are your stories so important? Because your stories make a big difference when you consider possibilities in your life. One thing I always say is whether you think you can or can’t do something, you’re right. In other words, whether you believe you’re capable of making your dreams come true has a lot to do with the stories you tell yourself.
Let’s say you want to make something big and amazing happen. Do you believe that it’s possible? Maybe when you look back at your memories, your ego steps in. It can’t wait to tell you things like, “But you tried this already and it didn’t work. You tried that already and it didn’t work.”
That right there is an old story. And it keeps repeating itself because you’re allowing it to happen. But what if you decided to take the reins and change the tale?
This is the part where you can talk back to your ego. Tell yourself something like, “Yes, that thing in the past didn’t work. But I learned from it. And now I’m a different person because of that experience.”
What are you doing here? You’re setting the intention to receive wisdom from your past experiences, even if they weren’t so great. You’re empowering yourself to move forward instead of making an excuse to stay small.
The story itself didn’t change. What changed was how you decided to interpret the story. What changed was what you decided to make the story mean to you.
So if you have a memory in which you gave something your all but it didn’t work out, it’s time to acknowledge it that story. And learn from it. No matter what situations come about in our lives, there is always a wisdom to be gained. That’s why your Soul called forth the experience in the first place.
When you look through the eyes of the Akashic Records, you see your lifetime and the story of your soul rather than the story of your ego. What I have found in myself and in my clients is that everyone has stories. Everyone has experiences in their life that they would just as soon forget.
But sometimes the experiences that are the most challenging actually have the potential to provide you with the most wisdom.
For example, some people come into your life and provide a lesson through tough love. But what matters the most is the “love” part. Souls make agreements based on love, even if it doesn’t appear to be about love at first.
Now, you may not be in a place where you can agree with me 100% on that. Maybe things happened to you that were painful, scary, or even seemingly unforgivable.
But I share this with you because of what I have learned after so many years is that everything always comes back to love, in the end. Different scenarios, different relationships, people coming together and breaking apart….all of the experiences and the stories have always been based on love. And the desire to provide wisdom, strength, and truth for everyone involved.
You can see, then, what an amazing opportunity for expansion is found within the seeds of our stories. How you can plant a seed with an old story that will either keep you in anger, guilt, and shame….or will free you with wisdom, empowerment, and love.
But what if you find that you keep planting the same seeds that keep producing the fruit that keeps you stuck? What if the same story of defeat keeps playing through your mind, no matter how badly you wish you could let it go?
When you are feeling stuck, all it means is that there is a memory in your Akashic Records that your ego is holding onto. And it’s using that old story to hold you back.
Let’s say you have a business and you want to sign five clients this month. But the last time you set out to bring in those five clients, you only got one. (Or maybe even none.) So now every time you think about getting five clients this month and you go back to the drawing board to try and make a plan, that old tape starts playing again.
Your ego starts jabbering at you with things like, “The last time we did that it didn’t work”. Or maybe, “We tried that before and it was a disaster. Don’t waste your time.”
What happens next? You believe what the old story says and you give up before you even start.
How can you look at a situation in which you feel stuck and shift it so that you can move forward? In other words, how can you plant a seed NOW that will bring you what you truly want?
Let’s go back to the stories within the seeds. Ask yourself this: are the stories that you’re telling yourself because you’ve taken action before and you haven’t seen the results yet?
Perhaps the action that you took the last time didn’t deliver the five clients that you wanted. But are you assuming that the same action would never work again, just because it didn’t work the last time?
It might be time to shift the story before you plant the new seeds.
If you are feeling stuck, frustrated, or out of ideas, I invite you to do one simple thing right now: start telling yourself a different story. Instead of being absolutely certain that the seeds you plant won’t bear any new fruit, tell yourself something like this: “Maybe these actions won’t get me five clients right away. But I am still planting the seed.”
Here’s an important step in the process: after you plant the seed, don’t focus too much on the immediate and present results. There is always something happening, but sometimes the mind focuses too much on what it can see.
When your mind doesn’t see big things happening immediately (and in the way that it expects to see them), then the ego tends to kick in. It starts to believe that things aren’t working. That nothing is happening. And that the whole thing is a big failure.
But remember, whatever immediate result you see (or don’t see) is simply your mind’s perception. And your perception is something that you can shift at any time.
What if when you planted a seed, you infused it with the expansive vibration of your heart?
This means bringing trust into the picture. The trust that things will move forward in ways that you couldn’t imagine. The trust that what you desire will eventually will show up, and most likely in perfect divine time.
So I invite you today to look at the stories you tell yourself. Ask yourself if they are helping you break free or they’re causing you to stay stuck. Remember that you can change your story at any time, even if you only shift it a little bit.
Make it so that when you plant a seed, it has the potential to grow into the beautiful garden that you wish to create. All it takes is changing the story, taking action, and trusting in the process.
That’s a lot, I know. But take it one step at a time. Plant one seed at a time, bring your heart to the process, and watch what happens.