Mind My Own Business

My beloved Guides, I have a bunch of requests today.  First, please deliver summer.   What a shivery morn on my patch of glorious globe.  Thank goodness the weather has no effect on your presence.

It’s a joy to be with you.  We are pleased with your summer agenda.  Thank you for keeping in good shape.  Our connection and communication is enhanced.

I love my morning walks and the hikes I share with friends.  My house is being painted by a poor university student who is headed for a PhD in Economics – starting with my bank account.  Feels great to see the improvement on my home.  Plus I’m having extensive work done by a dentist who seems determined to father many children.  So please influence the stock market so I can pay these lads.

Just as your activities cause you delight, world events will continue to bring delight to the nations.  As said in earlier communication, there will be more.  As humans around the planet can now be heard, hearts awaken other hearts.  This seemingly simple step is critical to the Transformational process.  Positive statements, heard by others, vibrate with familiar frequency.  Consciousness is raised, stimulating an ever-growing desire for positive change and effort.

Hearing a plea from goodness creates courage.  Hearing words spoken from the heart prompts support, not defense.

For this reason, it is essential that souls hear their mind chatter and transform negativity immediately.  Over many centuries, the positive voices on your planet have been overrun by negativity.  Now, we are free to support all in transforming negativity.  Instead of overrun, our desire is to ‘overlove’ with positive energy.

Sometimes when we think we are being positive, we are actually making mistakes.  Sometimes we just need to mind our own business.

Please give an example.

The Scene of the Bee Heist

The other morning, on my walk along a country road, I decided that Nature better gather a fresh stash of gold stars.  I plan to be a better pupil.  Like so many people in the world, I’ve been busy too long.  I decided that Nature now has my attention.  It can teach me basics that the world has forgotten.

At the end of that thought, a movement caught my eye.  I stopped and watched a small mass struggling to cross the road.   Without my glasses, I could only see a fat, malformed bumblebee seemingly in distress.   It swayed from side to side, circled in a zigzag circumference, then stopped in the middle of the road.  I quickly grabbed my glasses from the case.   Somehow this poor bumblebee had to be escorted to safety.

Glasses on, I bent over the large ball of fluff.  “Oh God!  What is this?”

A honeybee straddled itself over the back of the bumblebee.  It clung tight enough to render the bumblebee’s wings useless.   I couldn’t tell if the honeybee was stinging the bumblebee, but I could see the bumblebee was fatigued.

“I have to get this mean little snot off your back, Mr. Bumblebee.” I said.  I grabbed both pieces of the empty case for my glasses.  Carefully, I used the pieces to separate the two bees without hurting them or me.  I felt such compassion for the bumblebee and disgust for the cruelty of the honeybee.

Suddenly the bumblebee was free.  The honeybee then clung to my glasses case.  I could sense its fury.  The bumblebee, after a slight hesitation as though catching its breath, managed to take off and fly awkwardly away.   The honeybee would not let go.  I shook it off my case and it came back.  After I used a few Zorro moves, it gave up and flew away.

Though I felt satisfied that I settled a bee crisis, the affair did not sit well with me.  Neither of these bees are aggressive by nature.  I had not heard of this sort of activity.

When I got home, I phoned my friend who is a Pest Control agent.  After I described the experience, Larry said, “I’ve never heard of this sort of thing either.  Let me explore some internet sites.”

A while later, he came back with a site that explained the whole scenario.

Sometimes, honeybees find themselves having to defend the hive from other insects. The occasional bumble bee might smell the honey and decide to investigate. If it enters the hive, the honeybees do not kill it, but simply repel it from their home. It may take several honeybees to overpower a huge bumble bee but they accomplish the task with the usual organization and efficiency one might expect.  After removing the bumble bee from the hive, they will drop it a distance away and then return to their assigned tasks. If the bumble bee is foolish enough to return for another try, the honeybees expel it again, this time taking it farther from the hive and dropping it. A persistent bumble bee may return several times and each time it does, the honeybees carry it farther away from the hive to be dropped until, eventually, the bumble bee gives up.

So, my Beloved Guides, in all my gallantry, I was defending the invader.  I thought I was doing Nature such a big favour rescuing this marvelous creature.  Meanwhile, a honeybee was gently, but determinedly, teaching a much bigger bee to stay away.  No stinging, no attacking, just a determined effort and message that the hive was out of bounds.

I am humbled.  The very moment I made a lofty decision to learn from Nature, an opportunity presented itself.  Full of arrogance, I butted in thinking I knew what was happening.  I was not even needed.  It was a perfect opportunity for this human to mind her own business.

It seems your request was fulfilled.

It sure was.

We suspect you earned one of Nature’s golden stars.

Many thanks, my Guides.  I have one more question for you.  Can you make sure the world’s nations learn from our honeybees?

We send you Love from All There Is knowing there will be an abundance of opportunities for all to learn.  We thank everyone for being less busy and watching Nature mind its own business.

33 thoughts on “Mind My Own Business

  1. Recently, I read a post that attempted to define “genuine” Spirituality . . . due to the stated concern that people would be led astray by watered down and inappropriate definitions.

    I replied:

    We see the world behind our eyes ~ we look at the world through the clouded lens of our own experiences.

    What is right for us will not be right for all.

    To progress on our spiritual journey, we need not play “traffic cop” for others. It is not our job to ensure that others are on the right path . . . that is their job. It is our job to follow our path.

    In response, the “moderator” defended their efforts as follows:

    I don’t think anyone here is trying to play “traffic cop” for others. They may simply not want others to be led astray due to their heart-felt concern.

    But what if being “led astray” is part of their path?

    • My view? I agree that we learn our path through a myriad of experiences and offerings. People are generally the biggest influencing factor – especially parents. That influence can go both ways, right?

      “The path” is what each person determines is their own.

      I was raised Anglican. I studied some Theology through Anglican sponsored University courses and was delighted to learn that the Anglican Church believes in letting each of us decide for ourselves. We are served the facts and it’s up to us to put it together. That usually involves the influence of others in our lives, of course, but even then, questioning and researching was part of my upbringing. Today, I have no idea what an Anglican priest would have to say about my path. Depends upon the priest. Look at Rev. Spong. I adore his philosophy, but some Anglicans burn with rage about it. Case in point.

      To each his/her own, Nancy. I am routinely rubbing shoulders with people who have as many different views about spirituality as they have about hair-dos. Though I am certain my Guides would have a wise response to my next comment, I suspect that the worst thing anybody could do is have no opinion about God. In my world, even that is not fodder for punishment or punitive action because there will be a learning curve on that process as well. When? Who knows? It’s not my business.

      I share my journey. People’s response to it is their business. Whenever someone tells me they have THE way, I run like hell.

  2. I would have minded my own business, not because I know about the nature of honeybees, but because I’m not very fond of bugs. I’m afraid to be stung by bees. I’m surprised the honeybee did not attack you, although its not an aggressive insect but still you were sort of getting in the way haha… great post Amy! Nature is perfect. 😀

    • Actually, Laura, honeybees and bumblebees do not want to sting us. Know why? They die after stinging anything. That’s why the only time they sting us is if we are causing distress to them. When they fly up to you, they are checking you out to see if you are a flower. You may be wearing a colour or a scent that they investigate. Let them check you out and they’ll go away. The worst thing is to slap at them.

      Hornets are different! I’m sure you know that! 😀

      • Right! I still run away from them haha… I don’t slap, touch, not even dare look. I think bees are brave and hardworking, but that has nothing to do with the fact they are insects and I don’t really get along with them… only ants, used to eat ants when I was little. Kinda gross now that I think about it, but I remember they tasted sweet hahaha.

        I’ll try to be kinder to bees next time I encounter one. I will still run from it, but I won’t think evil thoughts! eh! 😀

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  4. Never heard of that situation with bees….quite interesting…like life sometimes takes actions only to find out the full impact of that decision later on…enjoyed the post.

  5. Wonderful story! How fascinating – and, yes, sometimes we humans need to learn when to leave well enough alone. We have much difficulty figuring out who’s the offender and who’s not, but we get involved anyway.

  6. Hi Amy .. pop on over … sun out here – mind you seafog just out there! Brilliant day for a change. Should be here tomorrow too .. then poof all gone again!

    Yes – nature knows how to look after its own. Such an interesting fact of nature though – so pleased you enlightened us .. fascinating facts ..

    Dear Guides .. please take some sun back for the Soul Dipper she needs her heart warmed a little by your sunny rays … cheers Amy and hope it warms up soon .. Hilary

  7. Great story Amy. Talking of bees reminds me me of my encounter with a bee in Johannesburg earlier this year. Mr F and I were visiting friends in their home – Dion’s an architect- and the house is beautiful. The 4 of us were standing in the interior courtyard saying our farewells when a bee came out of nowhere and stung ME on my hip (right through my skirt). We looked around but couldn’t see a hive. Dion said he’d never seen bees in his garden before and was surprised as me.

    I still wonder “What was that about….?”

    • So very strange, Rosie. It’s not as if you were threatening it! If Dion has no bees, from where on earth did that one bee come? Maybe you were looking especially pretty and it thought you were a flower until you moved in some scary manner. Or was trying to pollinate you? How strange.

  8. Ohhh…..there’s a lesson in here about ‘my best intentions’. Sometimes I don’t know it all! (shoot! LOL)

    As for the interesting question of ‘when is it our responsibility to lead the poor misguided in another direction’? *laughing* I just assume that’s their direction to take and none of my business. I had to go through what I had to go through to get to where I am today. I figure I’m not that special–other people get to go where they get to go, too.

  9. Thanks for the scoop on the honeybee solution for invaders.

    Time consuming and likely tiring, but at the hive, bees have numbers to spare. Now that homosapiens are in the same position, numbers-wise, can we learn to be as wise about dealing with threats?

  10. This is a wonderful, touching, teaching story. I love anything about bees anyway. Among other things: lessons in assertiveness vs. agression. Too delightful.

    So, I am amazed and impressed, Amy, that you could see the bees ahead on the road. LOL! 🙂

    Thanks for another memorable posts. You know, so many of yours are.


    • Keeping ahead of all your characters keeps your time well used!. 🙂 Not to mention all the responses you give to your blog comments. Well done, Richard. Your diligence is paying off.

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