We have two honeybee hives on our property. They reside in our garden, safely inside 7-foot deer fencing, with plenty of flowers and vegetables to visit. This is our first year with bees, and getting to know them has been such an amazing and interesting journey. What incredible little creatures. And if there was ever a creature that was sensitive to energy - the bee is it.
While they work as a community - with each little bee having her own important job, as a nurse or a forager or a defender - individually they are just so fascinating to watch. They can tell immediately what kind of mood we're in, and aren't afraid to let us know if they don't appreciate that kind of energy nearby. Since they lose their lives when they sting, if the threat isn't imminent, they will give you a head bump instead as a warning. So we might be walking through the garden and here comes a bee to the back of the head at 20mph, and you're like, "ok, I see you, I'll get out of here..."
For such a tiny creature, they have such powerful energetic connections. A queen bee can communicate to her 20,000 constituents in a matter of seconds, and at a moment's notice, the entire hive energy can change. The energy work that I practice is much the same concept... it may seem like tiny subtle energy movements, but they can have huge impacts. Releasing that blockage, or moving that air element a certain way, or balancing that chakra can have ripple effects on every part of your being. From healing ancestral trauma to being able to let go of this lifetime's sticky-ness, it all starts with little energy movements.
Little energy. Don't focus on the enormous changes. Start with the little ones. A wave starts as a ripple, after all.
I think maybe I'm learning a lot more about energy work from the true masters - the bees.
Stefanie, trained in traditional Usui Reiki methods, with additional training in working with the chakras and the elements, has an incredible passion for helping others on their healing journeys, with an empathetic heart and absurd amounts of compassion. Stefanie lives in SW Colorado on a two-acre off-grid homestead with her husband, their rambunctious pit-mix, Loki, a comical flock of ducks and chickens, and two buzzing beehives.