Your mind is like a garden. The thoughts you plant are seeds. Water them and care for them and they will always grow. But the mind does not care what type of seeds you plant. Whether they are weeds or mighty oaks, the mind does not care. It will bring forth the seeds that you plant and care for.
I was in the forest with my little daughter Coral. We were looking up at the big oak trees and picking up little acorns on the ground. I told her for the first time that these little acorns become oak trees. I marveled at it myself, truly considering it again, for the first time in a long time. The acorn becomes the oak tree. What a miracle this life is. Inside something so small and simple, lives the potential for a massive, powerful creation. Our thoughts are the acorns in the garden of our minds. Many will simply stay as acorns, but other ones, those with the right environmental conditions, will grow into oak trees. So what are the right environmental conditions? Fertile ground, sunlight and plenty of water. The fertile ground is your mind itself. Think about it. All that exists in human creation was once a thought in somebody’s mind. It was once a tiny seed. The next condition is water. A seed in the ground needs plenty of water to germinate and begin to grow. For a thought in your mind, the water represents the feelings and emotions that you give to it. It is attention and loving care. The thoughts that you give attention to will continue to grow. As they emerge into the sunlight, they become visible for the world to see. The people around you can tell what type of thoughts you have been thinking by the life that you are living. What is growing in the garden of your mind? Thoughts of lack and limitation? Selfish, greedy or fearful thoughts? Or are you choosing to bring about love and beauty? Do you create abundance for yourself, and for those around you? Does your tree bring forth fruit?
This work is a reminder that your mind is like a garden, and every day you can plant seeds. It is infused with Sacred Geometry, the mathematical building blocks of life. In the bottom, beneath the acorn is the Sri Yantra, said to be the most powerful manifestation mandala in creation. One could spend a lifetime studying the symbolism within the pattern, but the most simple ways to understand it are these. It is the unification of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine, Shiva and Shakti. It represents the creative force of the universe. In the center of the piece, the heart of the tree, is the seed of life, radiating outwards. The geometric language that describes reality can be unlocked using the seed of life. The seed is comprised of 7 circles, representing the seven days of creation, the 7 chakras, the colors of the rainbow and the musical scales, among many other things. It is the seed for the Fruit of Life, the Flower of Life, and Metatron’s Cube, all important patterns for understanding the geometric structures of creation.
Through the center of the piece, you will notice a straight, white line, from the center of the earth, into the acorn, through the center of the tree, and upwards into the cosmos. This represents the ability to connect with both earth energy and cosmic energy.
So what’s the point? Each artwork is a reminder. A crystallized vibration. They can be used as a tool, a memento, or simply a decoration. This artwork is a mental/emotional/spiritual tool. Each time that the viewer observes it, they can choose to return to the intended message. With this work, I like to consider what seeds I am growing, and what I would like them to become. It’s also a reminder to focus on the trees that are the most important to me. If one plants too many seeds, they will become difficult, or impossible to take care of. It’s a reminder to me that ideas are cheap. Execution is where the true value lies. Continual focus on reaching a destination will take you there. If you keep changing destinations, you will keep wasting time, and perhaps never reach any of them. So if you had to choose one tree to grow, just one, which one would you choose? Is that the one that you are growing right now?