December 31, 2020
The collective is passing through time of an immense purification, which can lead to overwhelm and confusion (for more reasons than one and from differing perspectives). Some of us may even feel that the fabric of society is rocky or unsafe. We may feel uncomfortable or that our emotions are more heightened than usual. We may experience an intensified dualism—that there is an enemy "out there"—or that there are aspects (or enemies) within ourselves that we haven’t wanted to look at.
Bee Orchid (Stanhopea wardii) fosters our capacity to be with intense emotions and face challenges head on. We experience a heightened sense of familial love and interconnectedness with others that helps us look within and experience steadiness during intensity of emotion. It helps us learn from each other, see ourselves reflected in others and be able to cherish one another. We become more aware of what we value in life and what we want to protect.
We discovered the strikingly unusual Bee Orchid growing on the massive trunk of a 500-year-old Ceiba tree in Costa Rica. It has large waxy pendant flowers with a fascinating shape. Depending on your observation, it may look like a bee, an ant, a jaguar, an embryo, an alien or a little being looking at itself in the mirror.
MAGNIFIES: Steadiness during intense emotions; Capacity to face "undesirable" aspects or yourself; Interconnectedness, familial love & learning from others
DISSOLVES: Overwhelm; Intensity of emotion; Feeling uncomfortable or unsafe
Love + flower petals,