Tomato Seeds And Delicious Fruit

tomato plant
photo by Mediatejack

I’d like to share the following excerpt from The Door Of Everything with you. This book was authored by “the guiding voice of Father consciousness at the center of your soul”, and written down by Ruby Nelson. This excerpt comes from the chapter titled ‘The Sacred Seed’.

It’s pretty long—I was intending to pick bits out and string them together for you, but I ended up leaving all this part in. So I hope it isn’t too long for reading this type of writing on the web, and that you find it useful in some way. I do! I’ve added some sub-headings to make it easier to negotiate online. Here goes…

A tomato seed
Let us return to the tomato seed and look at it more closely. Is it strictly a seed, a little collection of molecules that cling together in a certain way to form a certain kind of matter? If you had never seen a tomato seed, and had never heard of a tomato, the seed probably would appear to be no more than an insignificant bit of matter capable only of a short, unproductive existence followed by decay.

However, if someone told you about the tomato seed, explaining that within those apparently inactive molecules a divine pattern was held in waiting, eager to come forth, a pattern for a fragrant, leafy plant which would flower and bear delicious fruit, you would find it hard to believe.

Knowing nothing at all about the reality of tomatoes, you probably could not visualize such an impossible thing as a big green plant with red fruit growing out of an uninteresting-looking seed. You would, no doubt, laugh uproariously at the quaint idea that all you had to do was bury it under the dirt, then keep it watered, and the forces of nature would co-operate with it to bring about its amazing change of form.

A different pattern
When you are told that your very being is a seed containing a pattern altogether as different from what you appear to be as the tomato seed-pattern is different from what it appears to be, this idea is just as difficult to visualize. You can accept the tomato idea readily enough because it is a very ordinary thing, with tomatoes you have seen it happen.

But with human beings, the problem of visualizing a complete change of form is something else again, you have never personally known anyone to experience such a radical change. Human beings are born, they grow, they think and dream and create for a while, then die. If they contain a pattern for some other destiny, it is no more obvious to your surface mind than the pattern in a tomato seed is obvious to your naked eye.

Where is this Grand Cosmic pattern contained within you? Where is the nucleus of your own sacred seed? How can you feel its reality, believe in its existence, plant and tend and let it grow?

The nucleus of that sacred seed is your soul. Your soul is not an elusive entity hiding out somewhere within, your soul is the collectively organized life force in every atom, every molecule, every cell of your body. Your soul is the total consciousness of your being. It is the very awareness that animates you, that lets you experience living. Your soul is light, pure light, the very Light of Life.

The life force
Just as the plant pattern in the tomato seed is locked within its life force, awaiting proper conditions for automatic release, the Christ pattern within you is locked within your life force, awaiting proper conditions for a similar release.

In the case of the tomato, its life force is released when it is planted and kept moist long enough to interact with the forces of nature and draw unto itself the necessary building materials found in its surroundings.

In the case of yourself, the life force is released and begins to grow, drawing in the building materials supplied by nature, when your attitude of mind and heart provides the proper conditions for such growth. The needed growing materials are available to you just as they are to the tomato, they are supplied by me, and they would have been drawn unto you easily and naturally if your attitude had not caused conditions to be wrong for growth.

Your life force has, for the most part, gone unappreciated by your surface mind. You fully realized that you had a soul and that it was most likely an eternal soul which would, someday, have a chance to express more freely without the encumbrance of a physical body. Did you stop to wonder what the physical body was for, why I imprisoned your soul within one?

Did the tomato seed stop to wonder why its life force was imprisoned in the molecules of a seed? Did it look forward to the time when the seed would die of old age and set its life force free? No, it realized instead that it was in the seed for a purpose, that through the seed it could work its way to full maturity, to full fruition. It realized that within the seed its divine pattern was contained.

Body, mind and soul
As man, you are a threefold being—mind, body and soul. If either is missing, you are a seed without fertility. If the life force of a tomato is not within a seed, it cannot sprout and fulfill its destiny. If the life force of a man is without a body, it must clothe itself in the substance of a new body before it can fulfill its destiny. The soul is the sacred seed while the body is the vehicle through which it finds expression, in much the same way that the brain is the vehicle through which the mind expresses.

Your soul is a living part of me and my omnipresent life. Your soul is constantly being regenerated and revitalized by the great life-essence which circulates throughout my cosmos. This life force reaches all, supplying animation to all, tying all things together in one dynamic wash of ever-flowing, ever-renewing consciousness.

This indescribable life force is being received by my children in varying degrees, depending entirely upon your attitudes. Your body is the vessel which receives it, your mind controls the angle of the vessel, and your heart determines how much of this River of Life you will let in.

The River is flowing all around you, in it you live and move and have your being. It is the supply found in nature from which your sacred seed may draw to unfold within you the pattern of your Grand Cosmic Self.

The spark of life
Your sacred seed, your spark of life, awaits only the cooperation of your totally-still heart center. When you have extended this cooperation, the sacred seed will begin to grow, to fulfill its cosmic pattern as the human hull falls away and allows the holy metamorphosis to be completed.

You have much to gain by learning to appreciate your spark of life. Concentrate on its presence, feel it, enjoy the silky flow of it as it gushes up from the deep well of your soul. This spark of life is more than just the human consciousness you thought yourself to be. This spark of life is the very Light of Christ which I wedded to you and from which you cannot possibly be divorced. By simply learning to appreciate it, you may cause its flow to be enhanced until it gushes up and becomes a living fountain that can never be diminished.

By the opposite attitude, you can decrease its flow. You can squeeze it out of your body altogether. But you cannot destroy it or cause yourself to become anything apart from the Light of Christ, for it is out of this very light that I have shaped your being.

The elemental nature of life is to increase, to seek more and more expression. This law of increase holds true within you as readily as it does in any aspect of nature. Life is a joyous, singing river ever surging onward. As you feel it and appreciate it, the little trickle finding outlet through your being will bubble up into a flood, drawing you into the beautiful pathway of the River of Life More Abundant.

Full expression
This is what happens when you become the Living Christ. You do not suddenly become something else, or somebody else, you merely express a fullness of what you already are. You merely allow the Light of Life to come forward and increase. You merely allow the soul to stand forth in full reign over your body kingdom, your own personal soul whose right it is to have full reign.

Meditate on the life within you, cherish it. How joyous the surge of it! Imagine that surge doubled, tripled, multiplied by a hundred, by a thousand. That glorious Light of Life will respond to your appreciation and begin immediately to shine brighter.

It is a sad mistake to regard life as a bore which must be endured, with all its hardships, until death comes to set you free. Death is not the road to freedom, it will merely retard your progress. The life force in your body is the key to the freedom that you seek.

The chapter then goes on to talk of caterpillars and butterflies.

What I think is… let’s hear it for the life force and delicious fruit! I’d love to hear what you think.

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chili plantI was telling Frank what this post was about, and that I needed to find a photo of a tomato plant, and he said: “why don’t you put in a photo of our chilies?” I thought: “well, there’s an idea!” – so on the right you will find a photo of one of our chili plants. Which leads me to ask… would you rather be a tomato seed or a chili seed?

I’ve done a great big makeover of my About page, in case anyone’s interested. I put in a new photo—I made Frank take it in the kitchen (perhaps I should rephrase that)—I’m parting my hair on the other side now, for the first time in my whole life. Cheers!

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Comments

  1. That’s a very interesting quotation, as is the fact that you have chilies growing while we have chilly weather. Apart from the sexism (“as man” rather than “as humans”) and Christian slant of this message, which don’t seem to fit for a message from God to all humans, I wonder if that would work.

    I’ve always wondered why we’ve been put in these bodies and how we were supposed to get in touch with our souls, if we weren’t already. “You merely allow the Light of Life to come forward and increase.” Easier said than done, I think. How do you know when it’s working?

    Dots last blog post..All About Chocolate

  2. I like your new photo. It shows your kind face to advantage. And wow, your resume is impressive! I hadn’t realized you were so involved in science, something I wish I had gotten into instead of th stuff I did. And wow, a singer and piano player? I also didn’t realize that, if it was in your previous About page. You certainly are multi-talented, and with immortality, have lots of avenues to explore. I just wish you lived nearby, or vice versa.

    I wish I wasn’t such a cynic about the New Age stuff that I’m so interested in. I always want to know more, but knowing more doesn’t seem to help me.

    Dots last blog post..All About Chocolate

  3. Beautiful writing. I’ve been thinking how I can write about Light (in case you missed it — I’m writing a series of posts on Creating the New World with Love, Light, Truth, Abundance, and Power, the five aspects of the divine energy flow). This passage gives much insights.

    It’s interesting how the non-physical being who dictated this passage is talking about basically the same thing, just a few different terminology, to describe what I always discuss in my Akashic Record Reading, such as our Light Source, Godsparks, etc. I mean, of course, but it’s nonetheless reassuring .

    Akemi – Yes to Mes last blog post..Review: The Biology Of Belief By Bruce Lipton

  4. I like this a lot, even though it uses different spiritual terminology than I myself am used to using (I tend to me more Buddhist in my own language.) I especially like the paragraph that starts ‘The nucleus of that sacred seed is your soul.’ because it really seems to be saying the soul is really the root of your whole mind, body and spirit, instead of only spirit. I like that because I think the whole mind/body/spirit split can lead us to some misperceptions sometimes….Thanks for sharing! (And you have a good looking chili there…)

    Lisa (mommymystic)s last blog post..Nature Mysticism

  5. That ‘s very cool Robin. I like the analogy.

    hey I like your “more info” on the about page. I’m impressed – you’re a wee smarty bum. When I can I’m going to seek your books for my little bloke.

    I very much appreciate what you’re sharing here. I think what you’re saying is kind of common sense… well it feels that way to me.

    On the question… chilli or tomato…….. mmm I think tomato because it was once poisonous and now it’s a much loved fruit 🙂

    Frank did good taking it in the kitchen too!

    be well 🙂 Ribbon

    Ribbons last blog post..This is a little cheeky…

  6. This whole LIFE THING just blows me away in general. And will to my dying day and beyond.

    This is one bad-ass planet. And bad-ass beautiful life.

    As to seeds, I must choose the tomato seed due to my delicate palate. Chilies and such are not currently on my menu. But I really like clotted creams, bread pudding, potato soup, aged carrots and white bread dipped in white sauce. Um-um good!!

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..Twitterpated (not!) (yet)

  7. The first answer that came to mind about chili or tomato is that I would rather be a chili. Perhaps, it is because a food that I cannot do without every day. A chili is spicy, so maybe it also means that it has an exciting life. It also adds punch, since it has the ability to set tongues on fire!!

    I’m impressed with your resume. Who would have known? Behind that sweet natured smile is one accomplished woman!

    I enjoyed the except from the book. Beautiful metaphors in explaining how we bring forth our Light in its fullest expression.

    Evelyn Lims last blog post..Lose Yourself To Find Yourself

  8. Having just finished my absolutely delicious lunch of tomato sandwich made with fresh sour-dough rye bread, I shall now reply to these comments.

    @Dot – it’s funny, but I am not at all religious, but I keep writing about “God” and “Christ” and so on – who would have thought it? My understanding is that channelled material takes on the slant of the person channelling it, so if they are Christian, then that terminology will be used. Any “Christian” material that I put on this blog is material I see as universal in essence – I hope my visitors agree with me.

    It would be great if we lived nearer each other! And thanks for the compliments.

    @Akemi – yes I think it’s beautiful, too! Aint the truth the truth – whatever terminology we use.
    @Lisa – Hi there Lisa and welcome to this blog! As I said to Dot – I don’t really use Christian language myself, either. I’ll have to tell the chili you said he was good looking.
    @Ribbon – it’s common sense to me, too – Leonard Orr has a book ‘The Common Sense of Physical Immortality’ (I don’t have a copy, only some old photocopied pages). That’s an interesting take on the tomato question!
    @Jannie – you are truly mad, Jannie (that’s a compliment). Bread pudding – yum.
    @Evelyn – We have chili almost every day, too! The ones we are growing are not very robust – we are beginners at this. I’m really glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Evelyn! – your accomplished friend Robin.

  9. I enjoyed the except from the book although like Dot, I couldn’t help but notice the reference to “man.”

    Definitely chili!

    I love your photo. I loved your video on your previous post even more. You are truly lovely.

  10. Hi Robin. Because chilies are too hot for my “delicate digestive system” (eyes now rolling), I would choose to be a chili seed to see if I could change the gene pool 🙂

    Great About page and lovely photo of you. I too had no idea about your impressive resume… AND how many books you’ve published! You are truly inspiring.

    Davinas last blog post..The Morning Muse — Photo Story

  11. This was a beautiful little bit of writing! And your last question…to be a chili or a tomato…you know, that can have layers upon layers of spiritual meanings. Just picking the first layer that comes to mind, I’m going to choose to be a chili.

    I keep thinking of humanity as a pot of chili or pasta sauce simmering on the stove. The tomatoes serve as the base, and they give the overall texture and feel to the sauce, and they contribute most of the taste. But the chilis add the spice…the kick.

    And that’s the kind of person I want to be…the kind that adds the spice 🙂

    Jay Schryers last blog post..My (Fleeting) Moment of Zen

  12. “The elemental nature of life is to increase, to seek more and more expression. This law of increase holds true within you as readily as it does in any aspect of nature.”

    I found this inspiring. Us bloggers know about authentic expression and because we do, it’s our mission to encourage greater expression in all.

    You truly connect inn your About page photo. Nice work. But I didn’t really see a hair part at all. 🙂

    Tom Volkar / Delightful Works last blog post..Stand Up For Individuality

  13. I love the new picture!

    Mama Zens last blog post..Review: 10 – 10 – 10

  14. Hi Robin

    Thank you for the lessons here. I am a seed and I will grow…
    Fully express and no regards.
    Thank you for the wisdom.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

    Giovanna Garcias last blog post..8 things to help you Do Your Best and Be Your Best.

  15. Hi Robin: I love this: “You would, no doubt, laugh uproariously at the quaint idea that all you had to do was bury it under the dirt, then keep it watered, and the forces of nature would co-operate with it to bring about its amazing change of form.” And I would rather be a chili seed, although I don’t know why 🙂

  16. I don’t mind the Jesus and Christ references, since I grew up in that tradition, but I’m always conscious that Christians are in the minority and there’s a lot more out stuff there.

    I skipped the tomato/pepper question because I have some issues with both as both (along with potatoes) are nightshade-related plants, which are suspected of aggravating arthritis. I’ll go with being tomato sauce, because that’s what seems to work best for me. 🙂

    Dots last blog post..Spring Has Sprung

  17. Great writing and quote – thank you for sharing. I will venture over to read your revealing and astounding about page next….I am sure already I will like the new picture because you are just radiant.

    I could not pick between the chili or the pepper because they are both RED in this story….I love RED as an aspect/accent to my life.

    I am currently working with a medical intuitive and the pain relief is amazing when no other cures except massage were working or helping…..I am still working on letting go of all the emotions I have been holding onto for other people…my light will not shine if I remain a care giver and being a sponge to others emotions is blocking my pathway to letting my light shine….my soul bucket is spilling over and is out of balance…and my body is responding with severe pain….talking loudly to me…
    I am at a watershed moment in my life, but when I over come this I will no longer disappear within a room of people….my little light will shine forth and be a beacon to others….very heady stuff to ponder…but it is resonating with me and the pain relief is amazing as I clean stuff out…
    Timely – I planted my peas this week in the rain!
    Thank you for another special post.

    Patricias last blog post..Under Wear

  18. @Vered – I thought you might be a chili girl – and you are making me blush!
    @Davina – now that’s original thinking! – change things from the inside. You are making me blush too!
    @Jay – hello again Jay, you spicy thing you. Humanity as a pasta sauce – now that’s something to ponder on – I always enjoy food analogies.
    @Tom – I’m glad you found that inspiring – I do too. I think you are right about bloggers – we understand opening ourselves up – it’s quite amazing what we broadcast on the internet, at times. Um about the hair part.
    @Mama Zen – thanks Ms Zen
    @Giovanna – won’t it be fantastic when everyone is expressing fully. Thanks for visiting!
    @Marelisa – I enjoyed that too – I thought it was pretty funny. Another chili girl!
    @Dot – well I think tomato sauce is quite yummy.
    @Patricia – I didn’t realise you loved red – though I should have, seeing you have a red ladybird avatar. Aren’t chilis and tomatoes fantastic shades! I’m SO GLAD you are getting some pain relief – and going to a “medical intuitive” sounds so interesting. I love the way you are talking about emotional healing – it’s sounding good!

  19. well is the chili dried up, whereas the tomato is full of life okay well i rather be the chili – i’m hot and spicy, right? 🙂

    and yes very impressive resume.

    Naturals last blog post..My Two Left Feet

  20. A great quote. So that’s it then – I’ll be back blogging again when I’m a tomato!

    Thanks for the comment you left on my final(?) post. If you’re right, Robin, then we have many hundreds of years before us to meet up again. And I hope to drop by here from time to time anyway…

    Bye for now…

    love – Simon

    Simons last blog post..One Last Secret…

  21. Thanks for letting us know about your new About page. It looks great. I’m working on re-branding my About page and appreciate the inspiration!

    Stacey / Create a Balances last blog post..7 Strategies for Putting Your Authentic Self First

  22. I want to be a tomotoe! We grew acres of tomatoes on the farm I grew up on and all kinds of different varieties. I love ’em. The red, the juice and the the squishing in my mouth. I love the smell of the plants and the dirt they live in. I love the bees buzzing and all flavor they provide.

    The message from the book is interesting and inspiring. You’re accomplishments on your about page astounding!
    You go Robin!

    Tess The Bold Lifes last blog post..Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life

  23. @Natural – very hot and spicy (the resume wasn’t meant to be impressive – just showing what I’ve been up to)
    @Simon – you are so funny, Simon! Yes – I do think there is plenty of time – see you again!
    @Stacey – hi Stacey – it’s good looking at what other people do for inspiration, isn’t it!
    @Tess – hi Tomato Tess – I’m glad you liked the quote. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have asked people what they want to be, because of course the idea is we want to be fully ourselves (and that’s especially the message of the excerpt) – oh well. Thanks about the About, but as I said to Natural, I was just describing what I have been doing, and how I have been making ends meet. c u Tess!

  24. Again, like Bestsy Wuebker, just passin’ thru. 🙂

    And hopin’ you are feeling fit as a good fiddle.

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..I Need A (Chainsaw) Man, Video

  25. Whoops – Betsy. But I bet she is the “Best” Betsy too.

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..I Need A (Chainsaw) Man, Video

  26. Hi Jannie – I’m fine – thanks! I’ve been slow to post because I have been going through a phase where I couldn’t bear to look at my computer – but it’s just a phase and I shall be back soon! I’m sure Bestsy/Betsy the Best won’t mind. x

  27. This is such a fascinating blog Robin! Again great, interesting info. Would you mind if I added you to my blog roll? Everyone needs to be aware of this blog – its awesome!

    Christina Bledsoes last blog post..Who Will Be American Idol’s Top Two?

  28. Hi Christina – of course I would be very happy for you to add me to your blogroll – what self-respecting blogger wouldn’t! – heheh Thanks!

  29. Jack Mann says:

    The “seed” is a wonderful vehicle to use as life’s explosion. Jesus uses the “seed” in Matthew 13 in His parable of the “sower.” Each of us is a seed in life. “”As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone; as the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.” (Isaiah 28:15-17).

  30. Hi there Jack and welcome! Thanks for the input – I’ve come across quite a few seed stories lately – mustard seeds get quite a few outings (I guess they are a good analogy too because they are very small but become quite tasty).

  31. There’s nothing better than a nice plump tomato in a delicious leafy salad. Great article! The excerpt has an interesting description of the tomato seed.
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