An illustrated response to Louise Hay's 'Think for a Moment of a Tomato Plant'.
Commissioned by Kathy Ebel as a prompt to let creative acts bloom where we plant them, not to dig them up to see how they're growing. In other words, let consciousness do its magic! Many Chai are embedded within this piece. Vermillion red, sage greens, charteuse, and pinks are the predominant colors on a warm grey ground. Image is composed of watercolour-like bleeds, split font gradations, and brush hatch marks. The full text by Louise Hay appears in the left.
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A healthy plant can have more than a hundred tomatoes on it. In order to get this tomato plant with all these tomatoes on it, we need to start with a small dried seed. That seed doesn’t look like a tomato plant. It sure doesn’t taste like a tomato plant. If you didn’t know for sure, you would not even believe it could be a tomato plant. However, let’s say you plant this seed in fertile soil, and you water it and let the sun shine on it.
When the first little tiny shoot comes up, you don’t stomp on it and say, “That’s not a tomato plant.” Rather, you look at it and say, “Oh boy! Here it comes,” and you watch it grow with delight. In time, if you continue to water it and give it lots of sunshine and pull away any weeds, you might have a tomato plant with more than a hundred luscious tomatoes.
It all begins with that one tiny seed.
It is the same with creating a new experience for yourself. The soil you plant in is your subconscious mind. The seed is the new affirmation. The whole new experience is in this tiny seed. You water it with affirmations. You let the sunshine of positive thoughts beam on it. You weed the garden by pulling out the negative thoughts that come up. And when you first see the tiniest little evidence, you don’t stomp on it and say, “That’s not enough!” Instead, you look at this first breakthrough and exclaim with glee, “Oh boy! Here it comes! It’s working!”
Then you watch it grow and see how your thoughts create your desire.
Let’s affirm: Spiritual growth often comes in ways I do not expect, so I regularly sweep out negative thoughts to clear the way for the new.
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