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The Bee Totem
The tiny Bee is very well respected in the human world. They are the makers of Honey which nourishes and feeds us and adds sweetness to our lives. Mead or Honey wine is the Ambrosia of the Gods and as many romantic connotations. There are many legends and fold lore stories surrounding the Bee. The Bee Totem is a universal symbol of diligence obedience and the work ethic. Many cultures see the Bee as the messengers of the Gods and a symbol of the human soul. They are the totems of Saint John and Saint Ambrose. They have shown up repeatedly in Egyptian hieroglyphics and are analogous to Royalty to their culture. The bee was said to have been created from the tears of Ra, the father of the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. In Mediaeval Europe the Bee was said to have come from the tears of Christ. In Greece Bees where thought to be the surviving souls of the priestesses who served the Goddess of love, Aphrodite. Native American Indians believe that Bees represent immortality and selflessness. The Celts called the Bee Beach and they were considered to be single-minded and fearless in protecting their hives.
The legs of a Bee are covered with fine hairs which allow them to collect pollen to bring to their hives and make honey. They can also “taste” through their legs. They exist in a hierarchical structure with the Queen being of highest importance, because she bears all the offspring. Worker Bees diligently protect and feed the Queen so that she may continue to produce and create their species.
Bees live all over the world and even though many insects are attacked by humans because of their propensity for stinging and attacking, Bees are usually left alone because of their high status in the human world. Bees usually are not aggressive unless frightened or threatened.
To watch a Bee industriously collecting its nectar from flowers is a very interesting study in patience and calm focused spirit. They fly from flower to flower collecting and pollinating as they go, not only collecting what they need from the flower but also giving it the ability to bear fruit and thus create more flowers. The Bee takes, but also gives back
The Bee possesses many virtues that are powerful and valuable and which any person would be wise to emulate or divine. One who has the power of the Bee will see enhanced focus and fruitful industriousness; a better sense of cooperation allowing one the ability to contribute more resulting in their own and others ultimate success. Travel, friendship, devotion to family, productive hard work and focused determination are all part of this amazing animals totems.
The Royal Bee Totem possesses the following virtues: Messages from higher planes and consciousness, prophetic dreams and visions, industry, wealth, industriousness, diligence, cooperation, productive hard work, sexual attraction, the power of giving back when taking, the ability to turn something unassuming into a wonderful creation, ability to enjoy and savor the sweetness of life, connection with the Earth and living things, divine messages, productiveness, focus, sensitivity, and realizing the fruit of ones labor.
Bee Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Bee Pearls are characteristic of its host; they possess all the awesome characteristics that may be seen in the Bee itself; the focus and industry of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual.
For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Bee pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Bee to themselves and to others in need of this commanding mystical magic.
Bee pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Bee like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this industrious creature. The owner of a Bee pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Giver” to the earth and humankind, the Bee.
The Bee animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems. Strength, friendship, diligence, cooperation, and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Bee totem.
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|This article was published on Thursday 15 June, 2006.|
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