The enormous carpenter Bee was meditating quietly in front of the building. She looked like Dart Vader, shiny black, with a touch of gold on her fuzzy back. She could not fly for some reason.
How do I care for a Bee? Honestly, I do not really know. I listen to my heart. I dip a wooden stick in organic maple syrup, and I make an offering. An orange tongue comes out and the drop disappears. A few more refills and she reaches out to my finger. I am beetouched. In return, I caress her back with a watercolor brush.
I ask for a lesson and soon I discover scents of lavender, dandelions, roses, along with shades of colors and tiny amazing worlds. We talk to the flowers. She walks on them gently brushing her tongue over sweet nectar. She dusts her antennas and sweeps the pollen out of her hair. Then she meditates.
She loves waking up late in the morning, kissed by the sun. Upon awakening, she washes her face and practices Yoga, stretching in every direction and moving into a variation of downward facing dog. She buzzes when she sees me, and then she quietly moves her head with precise, quick movements to perhaps put together my face in front of her eyes. Quickly she beefriends, walking all over me.
She had a bee sitter for two weeks when we went on vacation. She waited for us and we enjoyed a beeautiful summer together.
The Bee was meditating quietly in front of the building. She would not fly so she would teach me how to open my heart to notice the similarities. This is all I needed to know. Written and experienced by Giuliana.
Inspired Practice: The Buzzing Bee Brahmari Breathing
Choose a comfortable sit and begin to grow taller towards the sun. Cover your ears with your thumbs, place your index fingers on your temples and allow the rest of the fingers to relax over your eyelids. Take a few relaxing breaths through your nose, if possible. When you feel ready, take a deep breath in; as you exhale enjoy a humming bee sound on the back of your throat for as long as it feels good for you.
Practice The Buzzing Bee Brahmari Breathing whenever you want to relax, soothe the mind or to bring natural beauty to your face.
It is recommended that you practice guided by a teacher.