“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” (Cynthia Occelli)
The first step in seed germination is the absorption of water, to the point of rupture.
Sounds painful, but that’s the point where new growth begins.
It reminds me of the Death card in Tarot. Everyone tends to think that it means true physical death, but it actually signifies the death of something less tangible – although equally important – such as a belief, a relationship, an attitude, a phase, a stage of life, a job, even something seemingly as innocuous as an interest.
In the cyclical nature of everything that is, everything must die in order to make room for the new.
When we hold on to beliefs, attitudes, and relationships that no longer serve us or anyone else, then we are putting obstacles in our own path.
We stop growing as spiritual beings.