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…

 

8-26-17-mantis-011.jpg
I discovered her on the barn door. She was about 6 inches long!
8-26-17 mantis 027
I slowly moved to face her…
img_2385
She moved her position and slowly turned her head, looking directly at me.
8-26-17 mantis 080
There was a magical connection… she was truly looking right at me, as if to say hello!
img_2425
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!
8-26-17 mantis 074
She smiled at me…I know she did!
8-26-17 mantis 049
She raised her “finger”, as if to say goodbye and continued on her journey…
8-26-17 mantis 051
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…

Roda