Planting Seeds … and Letting Them Grow


One of my favorite parables of Jesus is very short and sweet, found in Mark 4:28-29. I think it applies to all kinds of things, including healing, relationships, and success.

It reads:

And he [Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

What this says to me is: We can plant a seed, and we don’t have to understand how it will grow. In fact, we only have two roles according to the parable: plant the seed, and harvest the grain when it’s ripe.

We “plant seeds” in all kinds of ways. When you pray for someone, you plant a seed. God begins working, you know not how, but you look for the signs. Often you can’t see anything for a while, because God first works “underground.” As Professor William Tiller, eminent physicist, says, “The unseen is always the parent of the seen.” Things happen in the spiritual realm before they manifest in the physical realm.

When you do a Healing Code, for yourself or someone else, you plant a seed. Healing energy has been activated, you know not how. You look for the signs (which may take a while, because so much can be going on in the unseen realm of the heart). Eventually you enjoy the harvest when it comes.

One more thing the farmer does:

he trusts that the process will proceed. He doesn’t dig up the seeds a few days later to see if they have sprouted yet. He trusts in the process of growth. And he knows that some kind of harvest will come.

That’s where faith comes in. When we plant a seed of prayer, kindness, healing, giving, we trust that Someone is making something happen. We trust in forces beyond ourselves, forces we can’t control but of which we can see the manifestation (the earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear”). This is an important part of the process, this letting go and trusting a higher power to do something with what we’ve done.

Many times clients block their own healing because they do not trust the process. It’s too slow, so they say it doesn’t work. Things don’t happen the way they expect or desire, so they give up.

I find tremendous comfort in knowing that the principle of growth and healing is built into the very fabric of the universe by a wise and loving Creator. I have my part: to plant good seeds and to watch and harvest at the appropriate time. But in the meantime, I let the outcomes happen by themselves; “I know not how it happens.”

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Laura Bengelsdorf

Yes, Diane,

Thank you for the reminder of that passage.


i been doing the codes for 2 years & I do believe I am heal in the spirit realm & waiting for the physical realm.   It is hard in this fast pace instant world. I also know Jesus already paid the price & with Jesus & the codes this is a win win.  Prayer is powerful & I also thank God for you taking your time for others. May God Bless.


Dear Diane,   Thank you so much for all that you are doing. Thank you for this email, because of which I was able to sign up to th eRealationships puzzle talks as well as to see this entry in your blog. We are often so busy with all the big and little things in our lives that we (I) do not take time to slow down, read the Scripture, relax and just trust God. I have read 'The Healing Codes' book and have gotten your codes for Mother and Father issues. I did them over the summer, but I… Read more »

Laura Bengelsdorf

I suspect that we harvest based on what our hearts feel is real. If our hearts waver in what we believe to be real and likely, then our harvest experiences reveal that unsteadiness as well.

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