Back in my university days, I took a course in Apiculture; I have always loved bees and particularly their honey. I hoped that one day I would have the opportunity to keep bees. Years flew by and I inherited an acreage which used to be farmed, then I met a beekeeper who was interested in establishing some hives on my land. It turned out to be too far from his home-base so nothing came of that venture. But fast forward many more years and now that I have built a house on this beautiful property and am living here full time, I find out about a community project called “Adopt-a-Bee.” I join the group and offer my property for the bees’ home and voilà! My dream has come true! The bees have arrived and there are 6 hives humming at this very moment. I am one excited beekeeper!
photo by Mark Clarke
I have heard from my spiritual teachers (The Council channelled by Sara Landon at saralandon.com) that everything is being restored and that we get what we need even before we know that we need it. I had forgotten about my dream of keeping bees until this project came along and it all happened so easily, quickly, and effortlessly. The best part is that I am not alone to do the work which requires some physical exertion; I can leave that to the stronger able-bodied people in the group. But I can be a part of this fun project and participate to the extent of my ability.
photo by Mark Clarke
It is interesting to me that the bee, this most social being, is bringing me back to community. For several years as I have been healing on this magical land, it has been a very solitary time. As I heal and get stronger, I find that Life brings to me the events that I need for my growth and happiness. At times I would sign up for something in the community that sparked interest but my body would not allow it….. my back would be too painful, I would get sick with a cold, or the event would be cancelled. So I would let go, come back to my “hive” and wait, trusting that the right thing would come at the right time. It does. Always. Even though I may not know that or even believe it sometimes.
If it is true that everything is being restored, then I have to believe that my health and well-being are being restored too. It seems to be going very slow and not in a nice upward curve as I would wish but when these little miracles happen, such as the beehives, my faith in Life is restored and grows each time. I have come to expect miracles and magic every day and most often, something delightful will occur. Staying open to delight and magic is sometimes the hard part when things don’t go the way I would wish but then, I remind myself to just say “thank you” for whatever is in that very moment. There is always something to be grateful for.
There are two phrases that are uppermost in my mind lately:
“Thank you” and
“I choose Love.”
They both invite my personality self to come back to the heart.
Thank you Bee for your presence. I look forward to learning all about you and receiving your teachings.