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Awakening Dormant Ideas

"Awakening Dormant Ideas"

"A Little Seed of Awakening"

"Ordinary seeds need the right combination of soil, water, and climate to grow. Once those conditions are in alignment, the seed will naturally begin to develop. The seed of human nature is very much the same. It will lie dormant until the right conditions come together. But once we discover this potential within us, we can water our seed with loving kindness and prepare its bed with mindfulness. When we do so, the growth of the seed of awakening will be effortless and natural." - Acharya Judy Lief - "A Little Seed of Awakening"
 

Out of the “Pearl-holder” .. a dormant seed has broken open .. an IDEA flowed out to collaboratively create an anthology of poems together.

This story began in the “field of bees” .. shared here:

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-pearl-holder-and-the-field-of-bees 

The “Poetic-Professor “ & The “Well-spring” Bee

A meeting of perspectives: scientific & spiritual expressed through poetry. 

It is an experiment of sorts & another “bee-adventure.”

We hope you will journey with us and enjoy .. what we are enjoying ;~)

“Awakening Dormant Ideas” 

It is with fire; dormant shells may break open
Hidden in ashes .. once jailed seeds flow out
Change emerges .. growing things sprout

In light .. beauty is brought about.

In a forest .. the trees look the same.

But living things refuse to be tamed.                                                                                                                                                      

Awake dormancy with burning desire.

Ideas that are dry .. burn better in fire
.. freeing them from hard, closed shells 
.. freeing them .. to reach new heights
.. filling your mind with new insights

Those who grow highest
.. can see the furthest
.. this you can do too

Awakening your dormant ideas 
.. strength & vision this requires

.. see the good that comes from fires

.. so that new seeds might grow
.. now make them worthy to sow

Fill the world with seeds that will blossom
.. resilient seeds that fire will not obliterate 
.. fruitful seeds that will germinate & proliferate

by Ali Anani & Fay Vietmeier 

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Thoughts from Ali Anani: the “Poetic-Professor"

The idea of this poem emerged while I was in the process of drafting a post on “A Forest of Ideas”

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6665181956340277248/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(activity%3A6665181956340277248%2C6665279911105748992

Ideas are like trees in the forest, each with its own authenticity and traits. It is the seeds that germinate after forest fire that caught my attention. Fire breaks their hard shell and seeds flow out to germinate.
So, are great leaders - the burnout for them is the break of the hard shell of their seeds to spread and lead others ... to be stronger in facing crisis.

We hope the readers of this post shall also break the shell of any assumption they may have and set themselves free to explore the outside.

“The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seeds potentials of the soul.” ~ John Welwood


 

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Thoughts from Fay Vietmeier: the “well-spring spirit” bee:

If life is like a forest ... we are like trees with seeds.

Both may experience “fires or storms” that bring challenges & change ... even seeming destruction.

Like seeds, we may have a “hard shell” that serves to protect but may also hinder growth.

It may require a “fire” to burn away what is dead ... to wake up what is dormant so that new life ... new ideas ... can be released

There is often gain in loss: storms and fires can be a catalyst for growth.

Seeds of greatness lie within but they require awakening, awareness, refining and nurture.

This holds true in the physical & the spiritual realm ... in personal & spiritual development.

"In every seed lie the components of all life the world has known from all time to now." ~ Sister Joan Chittister

From: "Seeds of a New Humanity"

“The fact that we have to fight for something so essential to life as the integrity of seeds, speaks to the real drama of this present time: that we have to fight to preserve what is most fundamental and sacred to life." ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

From: "Seeds and the Story of the Soul"

"The seed holds a very great secret—it never gets old. It is the eternal YES to life." ~ Anat Vaughan-Lee

From: "The Language of the Seed"


 

May 12, 2020

Photo by: Deana Holbova




 

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Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#30
so agree with you Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #30

#29
Hello Liesbeth ... thanks for reading and your sweet encouragement and comments I will share the quote from Franci herein "“It’s not about changing the world, although that’s what we seem to rally around. Rather, it’s about changing ourselves for that is the seed from which changing the world sprouts.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough "Hope" is the best of seeds ;~)

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

let the seeds of hope spread as wide as they can

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

This reminds of the wish, hope that out of Corona there comes positivity. New ways of truly living life under our own terms, thank you Fay Vietmeier to give us hope.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

#26
John Rylance ... thanks John ... my apology for the duplication ... I do remember ;~) Watching the video you recommended there ... helped me to understand somethings about one my kitties ... rescued when she could fit in a tea cup ;~) A revelation: I'm pretty sure she has Aspergers Syndrome ;~)

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #26

#25
I commented on this when you originally posted it. If you remember I drew your attention to the book about all cats having Aspbergers Syndrome.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

John Rylance John ~ In the event you did not catch this ;~) I meant to include this ... on "Herding Cats & Wise Herdsmen" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/herding-cats-wise-herdsmen-coaching-collaborating-and-compromising-for-consensus-202453

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #24

#21
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I love that quote Franci ... I have tucked it in my "pearl-holder" folder All my life I have collected quotes ... I love the wisdom they so often provide Each one is a light of change first within ... then around ... to our children ... to our family ... to our friends ... in our neighborhood & community ... in our nation ... in the world All depends on how bright is our light Thank you Franci for the sweet share ... may it reach people who have sleeping seeds ... just waiting for a chance to get out and grow ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

#20
John Rylance You are proving yourself a most coachable cat ;~) You caught the spirit ... now keep going The words are inside ... just don't let them hide Once they find their way ... you're in for a ride ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Yes, unless the individual changes the society shall not. It is the interactions of individuals that lead to emerging social ethics, cultures and habits. It all starts with the individual.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

"“It’s not about changing the world, although that’s what we seem to rally around. Rather, it’s about changing ourselves for that is the seed from which changing the world sprouts.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #20

#17
Thanks Fay. I took your advice/suggestion that by chance one of my comments in your view was poetic, and tried to write my comment as a poem.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

#18
Pascal Derrien Yes, it is ;~) Pascal ... your sweet words affirm the heart of this bee ;~) We are never too old to forge new streams We are never too old to dream new dreams

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #18

that's a pretty cool collaboration :-)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #17

#14
John Rylance this bee is SMILING ;~) I think there is an uprising in the field of bees ... of another poet ;~) My response ;~) Seeds of doubt may at times sprout Don’t feed doubt & it will burnout Sleep improves perspective Sweetly clears objectives “Morning has broken” Hope should be spoken Yes, tiredness quells But strength repels We are never too old to forge new streams We are never too old to dream new dreams

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

#15
Jerry Fletcher I too am "amazed" ... I have been reading God's Word ... for over 30 years (that's the key reading ... being in the Word so the Word can be in me ... transforming my heart & mind and thus my life) For at least 20 years focused in my 20's & 30's especially I focused on personal & professional development (my work roles were sales & marketing ... management) ... understanding business possesses/human resources ... best practice concepts ... having the added insight from Scripture deepened & broadened understanding in many ways ... in a very rewarding way God's Word is living ... and "not chained" ... that is why ... I can testify ... truly "there is nothing new under the sun"

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #15

#10
Fay, thank you for caring. I'm always amazed at the versatility of the scriptures. regardless of religion.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #14

The seeds of doubt had been sown Should I or shouldn't I Let's sleep on it Easier said than done Doubts won't settle Tiredness quells them They lie dormant Neither dreams nor nightmares. Morning has broken The sun shines An idea nurtured for ages Has germinated in the night Awaking other dormant ideas Doubts have failed to thrive All's right with the world

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #13

Kevin Baker Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven Joel Anderson Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier Renee Iseli - Smits Paul Walters Ken Boddie

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #11

Debasish Majumder ... many thanks Debasish for your sweet sharing ;~) of Awakening Dormant Ideas I hope it finds people with their eyes open and ready to go to work ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #10

#9
Jerry Fletcher Thank you for visiting & making such an honest ... even transparent comment. My observation is that the pace of the world has increased so much in recent decades (certainly in my lifetime) that it is producing a anxiety & exhaustion ... I see it even in my sons generation and he is just 22 ... We were conversing over Mother's Day about the things his generation is experiencing ... that is so different than mine-yours Information overload was one mention. I say ongoing that "information should not be confused with wisdom" ... nor is information necessarily knowledge although it can contain some ;~) People are always looking for "new" something but "new" is not necessarily producing better ... ... just like "change" is not necessarily producing something "better" As I was writing this came to mind "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #9

Fay, there is ,perhaps, poetry in the soul of true thought leaders. I confess it is neither a skill I have learned nor an understanding that comes easily to me. As Jimmy Buffet would say, "It plumb eludes me." But, I try to struggle through others work when i can work up the courage. Lately, I'm just too tired. And so it goes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Fay Vietmeier Except her/his self-suppression to criticism.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #7

#6
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There is no suppressing a scientist ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I am just wonder what the readers would say It is a new experience for me at least. Life is a journey of experimenting.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Fay Vietmeier I have just reshared the post on LinkedIn as well

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #4

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee FYI: I did post on LinkedIn ... adding your name in the title https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6666056423434174464/

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #3

#2
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am SMILING ;~) Your perspective shines forth "mix science with the music of poetry" From my perspective ... science is everywhere ... and the Spirit and the spiritual are everywhere Together there is an ongoing symphony '~) It just requires eyes that see ;~) and ears to hear the music ;~) On the image ... I had something else in mind but the Spirit moved me elsewhere ;~) ... "spirits are more & more synchronizing" ... I can say "Amen" ... "agreed"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Dear Fay Vietmeier I don't know if It is adequate to be the first one to comment. A month ago it was a remote dream for me to even think I would co-author a poem with you. You are an established poet. However; you kept driving me (not pushing me) to experiment in writing poetry. Here I am today in a place that feels warm and satisfied. The backdrop of the story of the poem is excellent. It reflects the birth of the poem. More important, that by writing a joint poem we try to mix science with the music of poetry. This combination sounds very interesting and attracting. The journey started with a step forward. I leave it the readers to express their opinions about this effort. One strange thing I must mention though. I topped short of suggesting the background image of the post. It was the same that you eventually selected. Coincidence maybe, but our spirits are more and more synchronizing.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #1

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ... the journey begins ;~)

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