The Heart Chakra and The Honeybee
What are Flower Essences?
The honeybee with its sweetness and light has been a potent symbol and source of spiritual inspiration in many traditions around the world for thousands of years.
Did you know that the honeybee also has a strong association with the heart chakra? The heart chakra also known as Anahata translates to unstruck. In my own journey with yoga, I feel this deeply when I practice. The concept that no matter what is occurring around me or in the world there is a part of me that remains unstruck, at peace, constantly flowing and connecting to all life, and it lies in the center of the heart.
What’s Happening to Our Honeybees?
Flowers have played an important role in cultures for as long as we know. They are used to celebrate the union of love, to honor those who have passed, to comfort the suffering, as an offering or gift to those we love. Flowers are a powerful symbol of beauty, divinity, love, and creative inspiration.
Flower essences are an energetic or vibrational form of plant medicine, this means that essences work on the subtler aspects of our being, such as our emotional body. They assist us as we undergo spiritual growth and transformation.
I believe the honeybees are telling us what we need to hear and showing us what we need to see, we must listen. They are revealing to us the consequences of our growing disconnection with not only them but nature as a whole. I believe when we started to see our honeybee colonies rapidly decline something began to shift in the hearts of many. How could we be harming these sweet selfless beings who provide us with medicine, food, and so much more? This question is complex in many ways, how did we get to this point?