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.