A Bees Life
The lives of the bees are parallel to the well-being of life itself. It’s as if the bee is a blueprint for the values, processes, challenges and opportunities of evolution. It’s known that without bees there can be no life . . . they pollinate all the food supplies. And even though there’s a hierarchy at the top of a colony, the health of the entire colony depends on the equality of everyone. Every bee is respected and protected with the same reverence as a source of collective wellbeing . . . figuratively and literally. Honoring the queen of a colony is like life honoring the feminine; it’s the ability for future generations to be born and nurtured . . . for a future to exist. This is extremely weak in today’s human communities and therefore the future is fragile.
The underlying structure of equality is also displayed in the geometry of the hive . . . the assemblage of hexagrams into combs. Hexagrams have the strength of triangles, plus an ability to span large areas without collapsing. The ancient Chinese related to the ‘hexagrams’ strength in their book of changes -- The Iching. The idea was that the only constant in existence is change, and the ability to understand change was in understanding the common threads throughout the structure. For this they used the spanning strength of the hexagram . . . always the same, even in constant changes. The queen’s health and vitality is the colony’s purpose, like collective vitality, happiness and fulfillment, underlies healthy human communities. Without this in life, everything else means nothing.
Our prayer is that you realize the constant changes in life have a common thread in vitality, happiness and fulfillment; that you hold this constant as your compass in the chaos, and then use change as a variety of opportunities to improve the vitality, happiness and fulfillment for yourself and those around you . . . what goes around always comes around.