What the Ladybug Whispered by Lora Hollings
When I was very young,
I ran after a ladybug to catch it.
“I cannot stay …
I bring you joy for this moment today.
Remember, you may never hold on to me.
I must be set free,”
“As your lovely spirit
is free as the wind
to be whoever you want to be,
there is … but no limit.
Indeed a miracle you are …
with shiny eyes and laughter.
A joyous melody
can be heard
throughout the land,
as nature echoes
with ready refrain
to celebrate a sweet soul.
And with dreams undimmed,
which enable you to fly –
Oh do not pinion my wings
my little dear,
and I entreat those who come near
your sweet soul
to always let you be free …
by their constraint …
to be who you were intended to be.”
The ladybird beetle is small but it has a bold, easily-recognisable exterior that instantly evokes delight, not fear. It represents innocence, happiness, good fortune, and true love. Flitting joyfully in fields of flowers and protecting food crops, it diligently feeds on aphids, the farmers’ pest. It brings a quiet resolve to rid the pest from plants.
ADVICE: It may be a time for you to receive luck, abundance, and all good things in life. You are blessed. Be careful what you are thinking of and asking for, because you may manifest it now, no matter how small or how bold. Avoid negative thinking and also greed. When you receive this good fortune, be gracious and grateful, not gloating. Spread goodwill.
“I think people should maybe just go out into the garden and watch a ladybug crawl across a flower and relax their mind. That’s about all you need to know about life, I think.” – Harland Williams
Preys on agricultural pests
Variety of colours and number of spots
Bringer of good luck
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).
Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper
L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou
Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
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