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  • paul
    ... From: Stacy Psaros Date: 14-Jun-2007 04:19 Subject: [traditional_stregheria] Bee Ritual To: TradStregaYahoo
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      From: Stacy Psaros <pandie@...>
      Date: 14-Jun-2007 04:19
      Subject: [traditional_stregheria] Bee Ritual
      To: TradStregaYahoo <traditional_stregheria@yahoogroups.com>

      I.
       
      Reposted with the originator's permission:
       

      > > Dear Friends,
      > >
      > > You are my vanguard.  Until recently I never thought a whole lot
      >
      > > about the Bee-friends.  But just recently I've felt called --
      > well,  
      > > more like compelled -- to draft a ritual to lend them magical  
      > > assistance during this time when so many of them  -- honey bees
      > in  
      > > particular -- are just dissappearing for reasons that no one
      > seems  
      > > to understand.  I was googling for updates today and found that
      > the  
      > > theories include pesticides/herbicides, virus, parasites, cell  
      > > phone emissions (although that one is less popular than it was a
      >
      > > month or so ago), and -- wouldn't you know -- stress.  This is a
      >
      > > simple "do-it-yourself wherever-you-are" ritual, although I am
      > sure  
      > > people could have fun getting together and doing it in groups if
      >
      > > they wanted.  I would appreciate it if you would all send it on
      > to  
      > > anyone you know (with or without this introduction), post on any
      >
      > > lists where it would be appropriate, and otherwise help to get it
      >  
      > > out there to as many people as possible before June 20th.  Let's
      >
      > > see how easy it can be to start an "internet movement."  Thanks
      > and  
      > > Love to all,
      > >
      > > Dara
      > >
      > > Ritual for the Bees
      > >
      > > To all Energy Workers, Shamans, Pagans, Faeries, New Age  
      > > Visionaries, Healers, Lightworkers,Tree-huggers, Bambi-lovers,  
      > > Gardeners, and other custodians, caretakers and Stewards of
      > Mother  
      > > Earth:
      > >
      > > For any of you who are concerned about the recent flight of a  
      > > significant percent of the world's honey-bees through the veil
      > and  
      > > away from our Earth, then please consider joining one of your  
      > > number in the following ritual to encourage the return of our  
      > > Beloved Bee-friends -- those joyously industrious pollinators and
      >  
      > > fertilizers, builders of hive, colony, community, and makers of  
      > > sweet honey who dance so devotedly to the buzz of their own  
      > > passionate flight.
      > >
      > > To be performed on the Eve of the Summer Solstice, Wednesday,
      > June  
      > > 20, 2007.
      > >
      > > As the longest day fades into night, light a candle.  Let the  
      > > candle be of beeswax.  If you don't have a beeswax candle (or  
      > > prefer not to use one) then dab a bit of honey on the candle of  
      > > your choice.  If you have no honey or beeswax -- or even if you
      > do  
      > > -- feel free to choose a bright yellow candle, or other candle
      > that  
      > > reminds you strongly of the energy of Bees.  You might like to  
      > > decorate it with images or symbols that make you think of Bees
      > and  
      > > the role they play in our lives.  You could even prepare a
      > special  
      > > place for it -- make an altar or a spot on your altar --
      > dedicated  
      > > to the Bees.  Perhaps have some fragrant flowers near by.  (These
      >  
      > > things are not necessary, just good to do if you desire.)
      > >
      > > As you light your candle, think of the Bees.  At this point, if
      > you  
      > > are aware of any fear or distrust you have of Bees because of
      > their  
      > > stings (a purely defensive weapon that carries the heaviest
      > penalty  
      > > for use), then consciously release it now.  Send it into the
      > flame  
      > > and watch it go up in smoke.
      > >
      > > Think of all the good that Bees bring to our planet and to each
      > of  
      > > our lives through their work of pollinating the plants and  
      > > flowers.  (Do you like almonds?  Did you know that bees pollinate
      >  
      > > 100% of California's almond crop?)  Think of their buzzy-hoppy  
      > > fertility dance and the determined, hardy fragility of their  
      > > industrious, interconnected, community-based, hive-minded  
      > > uniqueness. Think of the taste of honey.  Be in appreciation.
      > Let  
      > > your heart fill with love for our Bee-brothers.
      > >
      > > See, sense, feel the Bees flying -- singly, in pairs, in small  
      > > groups -- through an invisible gateway into the blue sky of
      > earth.   
      > > Imagine them greeting, and being ecstatically greeted by, the  
      > > flowers who have longed for their delicate touch, the
      > encouragement  
      > > of their voices, and the stimulating buzz of their presence.
      > >
      > > See them joyously making their way home, flying eagerly into the
      >
      > > doors of hives and colonies that have waited patiently for their
      >
      > > return.  Welcome the Bees back to their homes, their hives.  Make
      >  
      > > Buzzing sounds.  Don't be overly quick or perfunctory about this.
      >   
      > > A friend of mine, who teaches shamanic drumming, says "risk  
      > > boredom"; buzz for at least 3-5 minutes and really get into the  
      > > feel if it.  Dance around.  Place a taste of honey on your tongue
      >  
      > > or in your tea and savor the taste extravagantly.  Sensously rub
      > a  
      > > salve or ointment containing beeswax into your skin.  Do any or
      > all  
      > > of these things.  Thank the Bees for their service to the Earth.
      >  
      > > Thank the Melissa, the ancient Greek Bee-Queen, for the labors
      > and  
      > > blessings of her people to the Earth in any way that feels joyous
      >  
      > > and true for you.
      > >
      > > If you like, you may use this chant:
      > >
      > > Bzzzzz Bzzzzzz Bzzzzz Bees!
      > > Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzz Bzzzzz Bees!
      > > We call  you home to the Hive.
      > > We call you home to the Hive.
      > > Striving, Thriving,
      > > Striving, Thriving,
      > > We call you home to the Hive.
      > > We Light your Way.
      > >
      > > On this longest day we Light your Way
      > > Home to the meadows
      > > Home to the skies,
      > > Home to the Flowers
      > > Home to the Trees.
      > > We light your way Home.
      > > Bzzzzz Bzzzzzzz Bzzzzzz Bees!
      > >
      > > (If this chant doesn't work for you, feel free to make up your
      > own,  
      > > or do the ritual without one.)
      > >
      > > If it is safely possible, burn the candle down during the night.
      >
      > > (Be safety-minded.  Do not leave candles insecure or untended).
      > If  
      > > it isn't possible, then re-light the candle on consecutive nights
      >  
      > > until it is burned through.  If enough of us do this, the bright
      >
      > > beacon of our focused Love, Will and Intention will guide the
      > Bees  
      > > safely back to their homes to the continued health and joy of  
      > > Mother Earth.
      > >
      > > Whether or not you feel drawn to perform this ritual yourself,  
      > > please forward this email to anyone and everyone you know who
      > might  
      > > remotely be interested.  The more people who participate the more
      >  
      > > powerful it will be.  I thank you.  The Bees do too.
      > >
      > > Bright Blessings to all.  Blessed Bee!

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