Friday, July 18, 2014

Nectar of the Heart

Nectar of the Heart


Last night as I was sleeping,




I dreamt — marvelous error! –




that I had a beehive




here inside my heart.




And the golden bees



were making white combs



and sweet honey




from my old failures.”
~ From “Last Night As I Was Sleeping,” by Antonio Machado



The bee has since ancient times been a symbol
of the goddess, the divine feminine, the Great Mother,
a symbol of Wisdom, and even the church.

In ancient times, the bees were regarded as sacred
and they were seen as travellers between the natural
world and the underworld.

Through a process of alchemy, bees
create honey, in ancient times,
regarded as the nectar of the gods.

The term milk and honey were used to describe
abundance and eden-like qualities to our lives.

The bees’ survival depends upon a queen and their unquestioning obedience 
and loyalty to her, which reminds 
us of our dependence on Our Lady, Queen of the Heart 

The beehive is a symbol for the heart :
the sacred inner temple where transformation
takes place and from which forgiveness and
compassion flows.


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