Did you know that bees are the long-time symbol for accomplishing the impossible? A morning walk and a yellow jacket is how I found out. On a bit of a time crunch, I shortened my walk to the creek and just wandered through the sidewalks admiring all the new flowers in bloom, especially the gardenias. At one point I was captivated by a vine with prolific clusters of gorgeous white flowers. The smell was exquisite. I practically hugged the vine drinking up what I thought was the smell of honeysuckle.
Back at home to meditate, I noticed something on the inside of my pant leg. Thankfully I didn’t brush it off. Rather, I looked closely and realized it was a large yellow jacket. Being allergic to bees, I uttered a silent gasp. However, I quickly realized that fear would not help the situation. Instead, I calmly got up and walked gingerly to my patio where I slowly took off the sweat pants. The moment they hit the ground, I was back in the house going happily on my way. Later, in the kitchen, there was a yellow jacket on my window screen. I thought it was the same one until I checked my pants…not so!
Now these little critters had my attention. What were they telling me? I headed for my bookshelf to check Animal Speak by Ted Andrews. Sure enough bees have been mythical symbols throughout the world. Because of their large body weight, it is unusual that they can fly at all. It’s their rapid use of the wings that enable them to overcome their aerodynamic flaw.
It is said that “all things are possible for those who believe.” From the bees’ perspective, a seemingly flight impossibility is accomplished with rapid speed of the wings. What will it take to accomplish that seemingly impossibility in your life? What can you do to increase the possibility of accomplishing it? I loved how I was reminded of believing in the impossible, thanks to the yellow jackets that morning.
With light and love,