This is the first in a series of blog posts written by other wise women and men on topics related to nourishment, the nutrition required by our human bodies, minds and souls to achieve and sustain a healthy life. These themes have been chosen because it is time to expand our awareness of what it means to be healthy and live in balance with the Creation.
The Value and Importance of Heirloom Seed
by Linda S. Masterson
Many think that eating organic food is the best nutrition we can give ourselves. While eating organic food is often the best choice available to us, there is a category of food that is WAY more wholesome, and which very few people understand. Having a garden may be one of the most important choices we make in the coming years. Here’s why.
The MOST nutritious food, without question, is grown from Heirloom seed, fully reproductive, full-spectrum DNA (dominants and recessives). The reason that this category is the most nutritious when grown organically, is that most organic food now is F1 hybrid, not fully reproductive, NOT full-spectrum DNA. Organic farmers, wanting to bring a consistent product to market use F1 hybrid seed, because the plants are more uniform, because part of their DNA has been edited/shut down by the hybridization process, leaving only a narrow band of dominants and recessives active. In the case of hybrids, the environment is adjusted to the seed (ie, carefully controlled parameters), supporting a form of passivity on the part of the plant, resulting in less robust nutrition.
The benefit of the heirloom full-spectrum DNA seed is that the individual plant is given every benefit to interact with its environment and develop phytonutrients that are not developed by F1 hybrids. (Phytonutrients equate to Life Force and nutritional value.) A seed with its original DNA intact learns and interacts with its environment, constantly adjusting its dominants and recessives. When this seed is grown out over seasons in one location, it gets “smarter and smarter” about what that location (angle of the sun, amount of sunlight, microbial and mineral component of the soil, etc.) has to offer. The plant uses its recessive library to adjust to its environment. Most important, the challenge of being an Heirloom seed, HAVING to learn and shift its internal equation of dominants and recessives, makes the plant more robust. Imagine how eating a plant with these qualities might influence our own vitality and capacity to adapt to our constantly changing environment! Very few people understand the significant difference between the plants we grow and consume from seed.
I learned this from John Kimmey, founder of Talavaya, the first native seed-saving organization. John, a carrier of Hopi Prophecy, was instructed by Teles Goodmorning Reyna, Taos Pueblo elder. Teles told him, “Go out to that shed, Son, and bring me that coffee can of corn.” That coffee can of blue corn was the source of all the blue corn (chips, tortillas, etc.) that we find in our stores today. It exists because John arranged for it to be “grown out.” All full-DNA seed requires to be grown out. It can sit for a while, but will lose its life force over time. Right now on our planet, full-spectrum seed (now known as “Heirloom”) is in great peril of disappearing from our choices, BECAUSE ALMOST NO ONE KNOWS that it is the most potent source of nutritional life force. (You can find a chapter on John Kimmey in the book THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS. You can find out about Telesfor Goodmorning here: http://sflivingtreasures.org/index.php/treasures/106-goodmorning-telesfor-.html)
Seeds are like souls and souls are like seeds. It works best to support the ENTIRE range of the seed, or soul’s, potential. We do this by watching and learning and supporting what gets revealed, rather than dominating and editing.
Now that YOU know this, teach it to someone else.
Linda S. Masterson is a Soul Purpose Astrologer who supports the alignment between the soul and the personal consciousness. Through her work with the Meredith Project she helps young people discover their calling. Among her many skills and gifts is the ability to speak with people from many backgrounds, and to illuminate the Path of the Soul. She learned the value of heirloom seeds from John Kimmey. You can find her at http://www.lindamasterson.com/.