My ladybug blessed journey continues....

Earlier blog sets the stage…

The name ladybug has its roots in the middle ages, when it was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called the beetle of our lady. This links it to spiritual idealism and religious devotion. Ladybug people frequently have past lives linked to religion or church – daily meditation is recommended.

Ladybug showing up in ones life foretells a time of luck and protection, where wishes start to become actualized. The seasons of autumn and spring will be the most plentiful times for those with this power animal. Worries will quickly disperse when ladybug appears as they shield us from our aggravations, paving the way for new found happiness – aim high, you will get what you focus on. Ladybug also cautions us not to force things or try to hard to fulfill wishes, go with the flow and let things take their natural course. Your wishes will come true – in their own time!

It started raining during the night. It’s grey and peaceful outside.

I’m not sure how long I’ve been here in northern Michigan as the days tend to blend. I’m aware that I’ve moved through a spectrum of emotions. The changing outer weather patterns reflecting my inner weather.

I continue to share my space with ladybugs, quite a few of them as it turns out. With their short lifespan I am ever more aware of their fragility as they continue to awaken greater mindfulness within me every day. This pilgrimage I’m on to find a home has not yet resulted in locating a dwelling. It has though afforded the opportunity to honor and strengthen “my home”. The temple that is my body and home to my spirit.

The two days that I did not see a ladybug I missed them…. watching ever closer... my every step. They’ve become more bold in sharing my yoga mat and the kitchen spaces. I take this as an acknowledgement that I’m doing an okay job at cohabiting. My awareness of the possible outcomes of even my tiniest actions has grown exponentially.

I’m still unclear exactly what the ladybugs are existing on. As they visit compost on the cutting board or crumbs on the counter I wonder if they have become vegans…

I’ve also learned that ladybugs can intensely feel vibrations through their legs, allowing them to sense the energy of what they touch, gifting them with another form of protection. This may explain the unique paths they choose that have fascinated me.

I am deeply grateful for sharing this time with such a powerful and precious presence. I hope that if you have the opportunity to spend time with a ladybug, or two, that you seize those moments and embrace their blessings.

Glen Arbor, Michigan