The fruit contains the seed and the seed contains the fruit.
Feeding the Seeds
When you plant a seed into the ground, it absorbs the nutrients from the soil. The eventual fruit that results has those nutrients embedded in its DNA. The nutrients contribute to its taste and texture. The seeds inside this fruit also contain the nutrients that the original seed absorbed. So the nutrients in the seed propagate from seed to fruit to seed to fruit and so on.
If there are toxins in the soil, the seed will absorb those too. The seed doesn’t have a smart filter that automatically keeps out the toxins. It absorbs whatever is in the soil: nutrients and toxins.
The fruit is a product of its environment, the soil in which its seed was planted.
Unlike toxins that are sprayed onto the fruit as it blossoms and ripens, these toxins can’t just be “washed off.” The toxins are in the DNA of the fruit.
You are what you eat. That’s why it’s important to know where your food comes from and how it was produced. It’s not enough to ask whether the fruit was sprayed; it’s important to know what was in the soil where the seeds were planted. What was the environment?
Is your food toxic?
But this isn’t just about food safety.
The Soil of Human Seeds
Humans and animals also follow this path of “seed to fruit.”
In the womb, we receive the nutrients from the food that our mother eats, as well as the toxins from food or other things that our mother ingested. A pregnant woman who smokes or drinks feeds her unborn child nicotine or alcohol.
Nutrients and toxins are not derived only from food. Emotions also contain nutrients and toxins. The body doesn’t know the difference between anger and a virus. To the body, they are both dis-ease. When there is confusion, fighting, discord, disharmony, or fear in the mother or in the mother’s environment while she is pregnant, that gets passed on to her unborn baby.
The nervous system is sensitive. It picks up on all of these energies and sends a message to the developing brain that this isn’t safe.
We continue to absorb the energy of our environment even after we’re born, indeed throughout our lives.
Are you toxic?
Whether we are conscious of it or not, the soil in which we are planted becomes infused in our DNA.
The soil includes the people in your life, the books and articles you read, what you watch on TV, and what you listen to.
We become what we are surrounded by.
As young children we have little choice in our soil, and little awareness of its effect on us. In this way, we are similar to plants and animals.
The first difference between us and plants and animals is that we have the capacity for consciousness and awareness.
Through the practice of mindful awareness we can become aware of the soil we were planted in and what nutrients and toxins it contained. These nutrients and toxins include beliefs, attitudes, stories, and fears.
The second difference between us and plants and animals is that we are not resigned to endless propagation of the nutrients and toxins in our initial soil. We can do the work of detoxification of our DNA.
We can also create filters to keep ourselves from absorbing the toxins in our current soil.
Even better, we can choose uproot ourselves and plant ourselves in a different soil, one that has no toxins.