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The Messenger of Love…

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“The Sphinx, the Pyramids,
the stone temples are, all of them,
ultimately as flimsy as London Bridge;
our cities but tents set up in the cosmos.
We pass.
But what the bee knows,
the wisdom that sustains our passing life
– however much we deny or ignore it –
that for ever remains.”
P.L. Travers

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TODAY: It is a perfect early summer morning! I feel enriched, alive and blessed.

ONE WORD: Appreciation – with a dash of Natures enchantment added to this day.

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Gold

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HOW I FEEL: I began my day looking out from my upstairs window to view a the blue sky and heavenly day. Very quickly I noticed in the guttering; a Bumble Bee that seemed to have recently been trapped by a spider. The spider was busily trying to wrap the Bee into its web.

I felt an overwhelming sadness, but leapt into ‘flight and flight’ mode, wanting desperately to save the precious Bee…
But reaching as far out of my window as possible, I was unable to reach the Bee. I felt helpless and deeply upset. Yes, I understand that Nature takes Her own course, but I am so aware of the plight of the Bee on our Planet…
For some reason today, I felt very deeply about this little snapshot of life, playing out before me.

PHYSICALLY: I felt an incense heart ache and could not stop myself from quietly weeping for the next hour or more…
Of course, that is what has motivated my Blog today.

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Honey is like the morning sun,

with all the grace of summertime and the old freshness of autumn.

It is the withered leaf and it is the corn.

Federico Garcia Lorca

INSIGHTS: Bee Lore goes back to ancient times, when bees were considered a symbol of the soul, of death and rebirth. There are even medieval hymns that referred to the Virgin Mary as the bee hive, and Christ as the honey that flowed from her. In some stories, the Virgin Mary was associated with the Queen Bee, and in ancient Greece the Goddess Demeter was referred to as the Queen Bee, and her Priestesses were the worker bees, who served her.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Long ago, honey was regarded as a magical, sacred substance. People were buried in it, not only because it was a preservative, but because “bee-balm” as it was called, was thought to contain a resurrection potency. It was one of the libations offered to the Gods of Greece, and believed to be the food of poets and muses.

For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life. 


And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.  

And to both,

bee and flower,

the giving and the receiving of pleasure


is a need and an ecstasy.

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The Bees say thanks! This is a real threat everyone. Bees are dying out. Whole colonies have disappeared all over the world. Please use chemicals responsibly. Natural is better for our environment.

 

Top picture – art by Amanda Clark
All other pictures from my Pinterest Board: An Honest Appreciation

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Author: Ashtara

'All my life I have yearned…' Andre Breton For a period of 15 years, I was the Principle of a well-known school in South Africa, the ‘Academy of Holistic Therapies’ which over time transformed into a place of deep spiritual and personal development, known then as the ‘Centre of Creative Consciousness’. My life changed suddenly and I moved to England in 1999. Not long after my arrival my long term reIationship ended abruptly and I developed serious heart issues. What followed was a 7 year period of death and rebirth... It led me along a path of deep introspection and growth. Through this experience including 2 near death experiences, I was forced to step into a new life, eventually giving me true understanding of who I AM and a more committed path. I moved to Glastonbury, believing then that it was to discover more of what I was searching for. Instead it has been yet another level of my own unfolding and my need to go deeper within, living a quiet solitary life, each day clearing the way to finding deeper levels of awareness and truth. All this moved at an ever changing pace towards truth and change as I released the past with forgiveness - gently guiding myself through all of the many challenges to a place of deep understanding and peace… This has allowed a very rich and beautiful connection to All That Is, an ability to tap into reservoirs of knowledge and wisdom, never before accessed. My desire is to support others in their ‘Awakening’ bringing love and understanding to many lives as they remember who they are. I care deeply about our planet, the animal kingdom and all sentient Beings during this time of dramatic change and Spiritual r/evolution on Earth. During the 7 years I realised that I enjoy being a 'modern day Alchemist' with a passion for working with colour, potions, remedies, tinctures, energy and vibrations. I was guided by Spirit to create a range of high vibrational colour essences, known as the ColourKEYS System. I see these ‘jewels’ as the unfolding of a 'story' yet to be revealed…They are a wonderful tool to support and assist those seeking the true path towards their destiny. I am at the completion stages of writing my first book, which will be published early next year. It is the story my extraordinary childhood in Africa.

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