Lately I’ve come across many more bumble bees than usual, indoors and outdoors. The most exciting encounter was late last week, when I saw a queen bumble bee mating in the garden. I had never seen a bumble queen before and was amazed at the size of her – more than twice the size of the male drone! From my research she was an extraordinarily large queen. When I saw this I immediately “knew” that my industriousness, busy-ness, and productivity were going to grow and be prosperous. The fertilization of the next stage of my life has already taken place, and now the seeds that have been planted are sprouting towards the Sun.
I already wrote Animal Spirits: The Bee about a year ago, which discusses the symbolism of the bee, but there is one big thing that differentiates bumble bees: they build their hives in the ground. This reminded me of the hidden people, the fairies, who live in the earth and under and within rocks and tree trunks and roots. They live within and along side of Mother Earth.
Living connected to and with Mother Earth and being out in Nature is very grounding and healing. While I continue to joyfully be as a busy as a bee healing, counseling, coaching, teaching, and guiding others, the bumble bees are also telling me that I will remain grounded in my own being and that the Nature Spirits are there to assist me as well.