While I was on a recent work-cation in the beautiful Boston Mountains of Arkansas, the fall colors were magnificent! We had glorious days of fall sunshine. During the days of cool, rainy weather, I read Dani Johnson’s book, First Steps to Wealth in front of the crackling fire. If you haven’t read it, get it now!* No spoiler alert, but this book will change your life in every area! Wealth is not just about money–it’s about wealth in relationships, time, finances, health, and our spirituality. Dani makes this very clear.
Okay, so that was an “Oh look, squirrel!” moment! Ha!
Anyway, Dani teaches her 12 laws of success. One of them was the Law of Reaping and Sowing–rather than Sowing and Reaping as we’ve always known. I understand that we do reap what we sow. I love that Dani changed it up so that we focus more on what we want, then we can be more precise about what we sow.
It feels to me that sowing and reaping has a bit of resistance in it. Sowing and reaping seems more like the concept of karma. It’s having to watch out what you sow because you may not like what you reap!
By changing it to Reaping and Sowing it feels more intentional, more purposeful, more deliberate. It asks the questions, what do I want to reap? Now, what do I need to sow in order to reap what I want? It compels you to focus more on what you want first, and then, sow specific things to receive your desire with intentionality.
When focusing on what I want to reap, and experience the feeling of having it before it comes, assures that my alignment will urge me to sow good things that match my reaping desire. It gives me the right impulses to sow at the perfect time in perfect ways. It relies more on the energetic work of aligning with what I want (reaping) and then taking action (sowing) after I’m already in alignment with my Inner Source. That order resonates more clearly with my soul.
If we know what we want to reap, we will sow only those seeds that will produce what we desire to reap.
Sowing and reaping is less intentional. It almost feels more like a warning. It’s being under the influence of fear and a need to control the outcome. This holds more resistance.
When we are in alignment with our Inner Source, there is never a feeling of warning or danger that we might get something we don’t want. Source is only focused on what we do want–not what we don’t want. Source is only calling us to what we want. Through our path of least resistance. Through our path of most clarity.
So, how can we focus more upon what we want to reap and sow appropriate seeds?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Focus on what you do want and why. What benefits are there to having this desire? How will it make you feel? How will it improve your life?
- Identify these desires as what you want to reap.
- Now, look for ways to sow the appropriate seed to reap your desired harvest.
Here are a few examples of Reaping and Sowing:
- You want more money.
- Sow seeds of generosity. Look for ways to help others monetarily through charities, church, or to individuals you know that would benefit from your gifts.
- Sow seeds of impact and influence. Offer your business services as you meet people. Expose your business to more people. Befriend people and find out what they need and want. Your business may service their needs and you didn’t even know it.
- You want better relationships.
- Sow seeds of friendship. Make it a point to give something to everyone you meet. Whether it’s a smile, hug, compliment or encouraging word.
- Sow seeds of positive aspects. Focus on a person with whom you have a relationship and make lists of positive aspects about them. Things you admire, love about them, appreciate about them. This clears the path of any resistance on your part that may be holding you apart from a better relationship. Now, the door is open when they’re ready to come to you.
- You want better health.
- Sow seeds of self-love. Yep, you have to be selfish enough to care about how you feel. Make feeling good your number one priority.
- Sow seeds of laughter and good humor. We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. In fact, it is scientifically proven to be true. Even the Bible says that a happy heart does good like a medicine.
- Sow seeds of self-appreciation. Focus on your body as your partner. Appreciating your body for its service to you throughout this life. Focus on what’s going right in your body. Spend less time complaining about your illness or pain.
- Sow seeds of compliments. You were complaining about a lot of things long before you were complaining about your health. That complaining trend has created this suffering. Been there, done that, got the medical bills! So, turn your complaining into compliments! Find things to compliment yourself on or compliment others. Your attitude will improve and so will your health! Mine did!!
Do you see how each of these desires of reaping are supported by sowing seeds with intentionality?
You don’t just hope these seeds will produce a desired harvest, you are intentionally planting seeds that do produce your intended harvest. You’ll know if you are sowing the right seeds by how you feel. If you feel good about what you’re sowing, your harvest will be great!
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To your joy,
PS: If you would like to understand the Law of Reaping and Sowing better and implement it with purpose and intentionality, email and request your complimentary Joy Empowerment Session with me! Let’s see if we’d be a great fit to work together in coaching. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do it now! 😉
*Dani has her book for free right now! Just pay shipping. That’s how I got mine!! By the way, I do not receive any monetary compensation for this promotion. I do, however, love passing along dynamic information that will help change my clients’ and readers’ lives!!