Grow Your Own Love

by Jane Torvaney, Scotland

Last night when I came home from work I took a cup of tea out and sat in the garden. As I looked around me, taking in the vibrant colours of the flowers and their different shapes and sizes, I witnessed the ease with which they interacted with nature. The wind was blowing ever so gently, causing ripples of movement across their delicate leaves and petals. An abundance of insects were busy in the soil beneath and flies, bees and beautiful butterflies were flying around, sometimes choosing to land and explore the surface of the leaves or, in the case of bees, venturing deeper into the heart of the bloom in search of pollen.  

I remembered how back in early springtime I planted some tiny seeds wondering what would emerge later in the year. At the time I could feel the potential in the seeds, everything was there ready, the beautiful flower was already within the seed, its amazing colour and shape patiently waiting to get out and express itself and interact with all around it.

All that was needed for it to grow and blossom was the nurturing sun, the soil and water.

As I sat in the garden last night I thought about how it is for us as human beings. How, just like the seed we too are born complete with everything already inside us. We are simply bundles of love expressing who we are within the world.

This love never ever leaves us, but whether we grow up holding it tight in a bud or whether, like our flowers, we allow it to blossom, depends on our choices – our choice to nurture ourselves truly and deeply, our choice to say yes to life and our choice to commit to it fully with all the love we know we are and always have been….. a choice to grow our own Love!


361 thoughts on “Grow Your Own Love

  1. To be raised in such a way, that from early childhood we understand we are already complete, that everything we ever need is within us from day one, would change the way we live in this world. Instead of coming to believe that we need to build our lives from the outside in, we would naturally allow the everything we are to blossom forth from within us, in all our gloriously unique shapes, textures, colours, and perfumes.

  2. I love the analogy of the seed and how everything is there within us ready to be reclaimed and grown back to the fullness of the love we are. On reading this I know this to be true and have felt it at times, but I could also feel the strength of the education consciousness that teaches the opposite. We are born empty and need filling. A great setup to keep us blind to the magnificence we are.

  3. If we do not negate it, we are given so much so freely. It is for us to allow all that is given, to appreciate it and then share its abundance with others.

  4. That’s just it, we have love in us, and do we nurture and grow it and allow it to be seen and felt by the world or do we keep it close to us … for love is there to blossom and share.

  5. I also love how the title says ‘Grow your own love’, so it makes it very clear it is never someone else who can make us change, even though we can be inspired, it is only our own choices in the end to make the change and grow our own love.

  6. The message of a flower growing out of a tiny seed is beautiful. It shows the potential that is there whatever the size, the only thing that is defining the potential to be able to come out in full is the nurturing and basics it receives. So too it is for us that we first need our foundational things like water and nutrition but then there is a whole way of living that defines if we ‘blossom’ or come out more disfigured as in less confident, lacking self-worth, being angry and so on.

  7. Nature offers us the beauty of its reflection to remind us of the depth of beauty and love within our essence and that when we connect to its quality and truth and express this outwardly, we too are able to blossom in the fullness of who we are.

  8. A beautiful observation where everything grows together, as the garden is nurtured you see it in its reflection back, the same as when we nurture ourselves that love and joy can be felt by all.

  9. Growing love? What is that? I would have questioned myself 7 years ago, before I met Universal Medicine. I had found that the way I was living was not enough, it was just not it! I missed joy, purpose, love, truth and harmony in my life. Hence, I came to see Universal Medicine courses in 2012. Finding out that there was another way to live life, that was deeply satisfying and forever nourishing and deepening in your love for yourself, the world (people). This has been the key connection, that now serves me to the bone and I am able to now give back, the love that I had missed, I am now capable of living.

  10. Beautiful blog Jane, and a beautiful reminder that we all hold the seed of love within us. All we have to do is nurture it, expose it to the sun/world and it will blossom, but if we choose to ignore the seed of love it will lay dormant until such time we choose to let it blossom.

    1. That’s the beautiful thing Chan, the seed may ‘lay dormant’ for quite some time, but we can in any moment choose to begin to nurture it once again. And once we make that choice and bring it into the light it won’t be long before it begins to blossom in all its innate and unique beauty.

  11. It’s amazing that a little seed can grow into a flower just by the presence of soil, water and then the sun. But I guess it’s the same with us humans. Only we have the added feature of wanting to grow into that flower or not that needs to be nurtured as well.

  12. Just like the potential to grow and blossom that the seeds have when planted in the soil, we too have the potential and the responsibility to expand and blossom the seed of love within our hearts that we are all born with. In fact to deepen and share our love freely with all is our purpose for being here on earth.

  13. I totally love knowing that “We are simply bundles of love expressing who we are within the world.”. It simply makes me smile when I feel myself as a bundle of love living amongst all the other bundles of love with all of us blessing the world, and each other, with our unique flavour, colour, shape and style. One humanity sized packet of glorious seeds!

    1. Your gorgeous comment Ingrid makes me smile! You are certainly a blossoming bundle of love, blessing humanity with the love you reflect, along with so many more seeds of love blossoming around the world.

  14. It is very true Jane, we already are everything, Godly in essence in fact, and it is only ourselves and what we willingly align to that allows us to freely live it or not.

    1. As I was reading your comment Carola, I wondered why so many of us struggle to accept that we are all Godly in essence?

      1. Maybe because we have been told that it is ridiculous and even deluded to believe such a thing. But then if there is a force of evil at play in our world, it would say that wouldn’t it, for it would never want us to reconnect to the truth of the power we all have within. If God is our loving father then surely we must all have the same seed of Divinity within.

  15. To live the fullness of love should be very normal for us all, unfortunately this has not been the case for many people so it is awesome when we claim and live this every day as it offers a powerful reflection that inspires many.

  16. That is true. What we are in essence is truly amazing and we only need to remember it, not make any changes to remember it.

  17. Love how beautifully described that moment observing flowers and bees running around Jane. It feels like a a very innocent and open way to approach life, not from the knowing from the ‘adult’ perspective, but from the being who observes and feels the quality of lightness, absolute order and stillness that Nature reflects to us.

  18. Such a great analogy. We are born with the same love equally. How we grow this love is equally on offer. Some may have harder soil to reach the sun light this life, others may find the soil soft and giving. But all are given the same within the seed. A spark of the divine ready to shine.

  19. There is a beautiful acceptance in this article of the way life is for each and every person and how, there really is no judgement that can be made of a person’s path. Because whether the flower is held tightly or let to be open and blossom, it still has come from a seed which contains the all.

  20. True – this love never leaves us, and potential is our birthright, but activation is our responsibility.

  21. Just like flowers, we don’t have to try to blossom or grow into anything – it’s a natural unfolding process. We will only hinder it if we try.

  22. A great reminder that we are born complete, the outside packaging will grow and will learn how to function in its new home but we are born from love, made from love and connected to love without strings attached. We are free to choose what we choose and therefore we have responsibility and accountability as well. What are we nurturing our seed of love with?

  23. Thank you Jane, this touched me deeply, I found the analogy of the seed perfect to describe the bundles of love we are born as, and that as we grow and mature we can decide to hold it all in like the tightly held bud, or let it all out like a flower open and radiant in its own beauty. There is a preciousness to realising we are love, and to the care we can give ourselves to grow and expand this love. We are like gardeners of the soul, nurturing and caring for this precious gift of love within, and caring for the body that acts as it’s vehicle.

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