Creation

When I put my antennae up and asked for the guidance of Bee during these trying times, I received a message.  This is my attempt at translating that message into words.  The message is much more clear and beautiful than I can paint in words, so I ask you to soften your mind, much like…

Jacqueline Freeman to visit Holyoke Community College

Jacqueline Freeman, biodynamic beekeeper and author of Song of Increase, is coming to Holyoke Community College on Tuesday, November 7th, from 9:30am – 10:45am in the Frost Buildling, Room 265. She will speak about her journey through beekeeping to where she is ttoday, encouraging bees through a preservation model that puts their health first. Open…

The Time In Between

I hold my own breath, counting the time in between his breaths; 17, 18, 19 and then a soft breath, followed by a crescendo and then decrescendo of breaths before another gap. Nine breaths to be exact. The first and last are almost imperceptible, but they count. I figure it was such a struggle for…

A Trip Over the Rainbow

A vacation can be a trip, in the same sense as a “trip” with the help of a sacred herb, medicine or drink, if you treat it as such.  A vacation can take you out of your regular world and into an altered state, if you allow your personal membrane to be open to what…

Secrets

It was amazing to walk outside in the sun after a week of rain.  It was the gentle rain that is good for growth; of seeds and soul alike.  As good is it felt, just like the newly planted seeds, my soul was craving the sun so give me a new goal to stretch towards….

Water for the Bees

Creating a water offering for bees is a fun way to get involved in helping bees and it is only limited by your your imagination!  I like to imagine myself as a bee and think what would I like to land on, how would I want it to look, and what types of extra medicines…

Healing the Earth with Bees

Join Michael Joshin Thiele at UMass Amherst on April 2, 10:00am – 12:30pm in Fernald Hall for an amazing workshop on biodynamic apiculture. From Gaia Bees website: Gaia Bees advocates for a fundamental shift in Apiculture and develops new practices toward a bee-centric approach. We examine how the bio-integrity of Honeybee nests can inform and heal…

Whirling Melissae

Come Dance with me, the Lemniscate! We’ll twirl, we’ll whirl, let the Hands of Fate mold the path, and guide us through, our Heart will tell us what to do. The Spider weaves, the Lions guard; follow the Snake, it is not hard. Breathe in, breathe out.  A whisper, a shout. A time for all,…

Seeds of Tomorrow

Seeds, still in the pod?  Why little seeds, why didn’t you fly in the autumn with the rest of the seeds?  You are so beautiful hanging together upside-down in your vertical cave, as if hibernating bats with feather white wings.  You must know something I don’t know; a kernel of natural wisdom tucked under your…

Moving Through the Layers

It is not up.  It is not down.  It is through. Anywhere. Everywhere.  I will follow you. To the Shadow, the Labryinth, the Light, to the Stars. To Venus, Orion, the Underworld and Mars. The Serpent your Way.  The Spider your Why. You are the gift of the Gods, the Guides when all cry. You…

Keeping the Swarm in Your Heart

I had a dream.  I picked up a large, golden queen bee in my hand and placed her onto the entrance to a hive.  She accepted it and walked Home. The excitement begins!  As soon as I return home from errands, I find Eastern Shadow hive body exploding with bees! The bees swirl and swarm…

Calling Back the Medicine

Debra Roberts, BeeLoved bee lover who launched The Sacred Path of Bee series, invited her students to recall a moment where they Called Back the Medicine, as her grandmother called the process of pulling in Wisdom.  This is my story. I was sitting on the edge of a pond at a botanical garden somewhere near…