Bees have been mythical symbols throughout the world. In Hinduism, depending upon how depicted, the bee could relate to Vishnu, Krishna or even Kama, the god of love. In Egypt it denoted royalty. In Greece, it was used in the symbology of the Eleusinian Mysteries, and the Celts associated it with hidden wisdom.
… If a bee has shown up in your life, examine your own productivity. Are you doing all you can to make your life more fertile? Are you busy enough? Are you taking time to savor the honey of your endeavors or are you being a workaholic? Are you attempting to do too much? Are you keeping your desires in check so they can be more productive?
The legs of the bee are one of their most sensitive organs. A bee actually tastes through its legs. It is able to determine if there is nectar in the flower it lands upon. Are you taking time to enjoy the labors and activities you involves yourself in? The bee helps remind us that activities are more productive and sweeter if we take time to enjoy them.
… The bee is the reminder to extract the honey of life and to make our lives fertile while the sun shines. The bee reminds us that no matter how great the dream there is the promise of fulfillment if we pursue it. The elixir of life is as sweet as honey, and the bee is a symbol that promises us that the opportunity to drink of it is ours if we but pursue our dreams.
~ Ted Andrews, Animal Speak
It’s day 23 of the 40-day self-care challenge. How are you today? I hope you’re occasionally treating yourself and your loved ones (with whatever distancing is appropriate) to something special once in a while. Interesting times sometimes call for interesting measures.
I am still on track and beginning to emerge from what might have been hibernation. All the advice lately, even from the psychology experts, has been about grounding yourself during these interesting times. Last week I realized that I was so grounded that I was turning into a boulder. I felt heavy, lethargic, bogged down. Very earthy, indeed. One could say I had too much grounding or earth energy. The gale force winds woke me up last week and I’ve been gradually moving more and more, becoming more like the bee than the sloth (although I do like sloths, very much).
I’m going to keep this short today. Now that I’m moving and grooving again, I’m making up for lost time. We have some spring cleaning going on around here. M has been helping me which makes it go faster and it’s much more fun. We turn on some music and go to it.
Thank you for visiting with me today. I think it might still be cloudy and dark at sunset this evening. But if it should start to clear up, I’ll meet you at the dock if the winds have died down. If it’s still blustery, we’ll go to the edge of the marsh near the platform. We don’t want to be hiking out to the dock, through the woods, when the wind is gusting. You might get conked on the head with a branch or a tree. Sunset is scheduled for 7:38 PM. It’s warm (70’s) so you probably don’t even need a jacket.
Be safe, be well, and let’s all take a few deep breaths for those who are unable to right now. ♥♥♥
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 1,356) Zooming with the family yesterday. It was wonderful to be able to see everyone in one place, so to speak. 1,357) Dancing trees and blustery winds. 1,358) Coming out of hibernation. 1,359) Spring cleaning. We are not even halfway through it but the house already looks and feels so much better. 1,360) Listening to the rain for a while before getting out of bed this morning.