A few mornings ago, I paused at a small flower garden I have enjoyed viewing for awhile now. It was still early in the morning, but even then I noticed quite a few honey bees in the garden. While I was there, the homeowner joined me. I introduced myself and thanked him for creating such a beautiful garden. He said that in the warmth of the afternoon sun he will often see butterflies and other species of bees visit the garden. He mentioned how much he enjoyed watching them and invited me to drop by anytime.
In that moment I realized that we have lost so many pollinators because we have not been enjoying them. Had we been enjoying them, we would be planting for them and the diversity of plant life that they help to create. I don't think we humans really enjoy using pesticides, but we are blindly believing the myth that using these chemicals is the most expeditious way to garner high crop yields and picturesque private landscapes. However, the cost is proving much too high. It is time for us to learn to become partners once more.
Those who teach illusion
as are those who trust in them.
May you call upon the Holy One,
you and your children.
May you be guided by the Spirit of Truth,
who dwells in your heart.
The heavens declare the glory
of the Creator,
the earth, too, is filled
with wonder, gifts of Love.