Planted, Not Buried

Until a seed is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many plants—a plentiful harvest of new lives.

John 12:24- Brian’s Translation


Grief2Growth’s mission is to help you transform what you feel might be the worst that has happened to you into growth that will make you a better person. I will provide original content, links to resources to help you, offer one-on-one support, and eventually hope to offer classes. All are designed to help you discover who you truly are, a powerful spiritual being having an earthly experience for the good of you and all you come into contact with.

When disasters happen, and grief comes, we feel buried. My fifteen-year-old daughter passed over in her sleep, suddenly and unexpectedly in 2015. For me, there was no light, no air, no hope. I couldn’t breathe. Darkness and cold surrounded me. Grief was all around me, over me, below me. It seemed impossible that I would ever see the surface again. Is this how a seed feels when it falls to the ground from a tree and is covered? Does it know it will one day emerge or does it think it has been forever hidden and forgotten?

Eventually, I felt some warmth. There was no light yet. But, the heat prompted the putting down of roots, anchoring me into this new environment. At this point, things cannot be rushed. The seedling can’t just sprout forth into the air. Cold winds will come along and kill it. It hasn’t gathered the energy to sustain sprouting forth. The seedling first establishes a root structure that will support it for what’s to come. The ground grows warmer and warmer. Finally, the seedling reaches upward toward the source of the warmth. It takes a risk and pokes up above the surface to find air, light, and even more heat. It draws from the soil it was planted in bringing in the dead materials and transforming them to build itself into a vigorous plant. It continues to grow eventually sprouting leaves, flowers, finally fruit, and then, eventually, more seeds and more plants.

We can let the tragedies that befall us bury us, or we can burst forth from the disasters better than we were before. To mix metaphors, we can allow those things that have fallen on us sit on our shoulders and keep us down, or we can take them off and stand on them to reach higher.

The intention for Grief 2 Growth is to be the fertilizer for those who have been buried.

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