Her Silent Strength…

This weekend, I had the honor of spending some time with one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creatures.  I believe that every connection and encounter happens for a reason.  This beautiful praying mantis reminded me of so many valuable life lessons…

I approached her with much stillness and patience…terms that she modeled beautifully!  At first, her back was to me…


I discovered her on the barn door. She was about 6 inches long!
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I slowly moved to face her…
She moved her position and slowly turned her head, looking directly at me.
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There was a magical connection… she was truly looking right at me, as if to say hello!
It was obvious that I interrupted her afternoon meditation time.  She appeared a bit playful, as we both became increasingly more comfortable. She tried to teach me some new dance moves, but she gave up quickly!
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She smiled at me…I know she did!
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She raised her “finger”, as if to say goodbye and continued on her journey…
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As she slowly walked away, her lime green body caught my eye.  I so love the color GREEN

Thank you, dear one, for showing me the power of meditation and how important it is that I make time for it daily…

“Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” ~Rumi

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


27 thoughts on “Her Silent Strength…

  1. Fantastic post! In a few weeks, you’ll be seeing a Guest in Jest post featuring a praying mantis. I bet you’ve already read it on Rhapsody Boheme’s blog. So funny! I’m not sure when I last saw a praying mantis. It’s been decades. They are so cool!

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  2. Pardon me ladies if I dare reminding you that, given the size of this beautiful insect, it surely is a female, which also makes her a serial killer. Remember how they like to end their honeymoon nights ?
    LOL 😂 just kidding she does have an engaging smile…

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