Thursday, April 4, 2013

What the Wasp told me

A few days ago I noticed a wasp on my bath tub. Not your usual manic, buzzing wasp. My wasp was slow moving and docile. He seemed to be very aware of me, and to be looking at me. I let him be, after all he wasn't bothering me. I did wonder how he ventured into my home and bathroom. The next morning I saw wasp, he seemed to be content humming, buzzing low as if to get my attention. I said thank you for not stinging me, and letting me know where you are since it is morning, i am foggy and groping in the blur of morning. The following morning, there was wasp sitting on a container. He was completely tucked in. Wings close to his body, as were his antenna. I thought he is either dead or sleeping, as he was so extremely purely still. I took the opportunity to look at him closely, and then started my brushing my teeth, a mere foot from him. He awoke startled awake, antenna and wings fully extended and apparent confusion. I stepped to the other stink and gave him his space. I came home tonight and again he was there. I thought wow what is he surviving on . I mean I really dont know what wasp sustain themselves with, i put sugar and water on a saucer, and moved him toward it, he looked appreciative, it a wasp can look or be appreciative. Why did not I not remove the wasp to the great outdoors. Because he was talking to me, and giving me his medicine. He told me that he was a communicator, that he represented order and productivity. He told me that I should ask myself if I am was in alignment with my deepest desires and goals. If I was doing my part to bring to fruition that which i seek. My answer to wasp was while I had desire, and I was practicing Alchemy in my life, I had failed to keep my dreams at the forefront and important. The wasp told me that it is good to be an Alchemist, but is just as important to be an Architect for my life to build upon the seeds that i have planted. To build a strong foundation, and a well planned journey with preparedness of spirit and an expectation of complete alignment. 

Well that was what he wanted to say. After realizing my friend and I were bonding, I researched to determine what the wasp represented to determine the medicine he was trying to deliver. What I discovered was this: 

Those with the wasp as their totem may learn more by asking these questions of themselves, and calling upon the wasp for more clarification.  Wasps are perfect totems for those of us who need a bit of organized focus, and assistance with assertive communication. The wasp can also help in areas of building, whether it be a new home, or building on a dream - the wasp is a master architect and can guide you with the planning of any building project you have in mind.

I realized what wasp was trying to convey. I have to put the plan to work, i have to nurture it, and continue to care for it. To set a clear intention and move in that direction. That I must be strong and communicate my needs and expectations to those closest to me. 

I will set wasp free tomorrow. 


  1. wow
    I so love this story
    I have had similar exchange with animal I would normally in my "old way" be repulsed by
    as one would be, normally, scared of a wasp
    but rat has taught me some valuable things and now..when I see her I feel very different about her

    thank you so much for sharing this story\I feel very inspired by it today!

    love and light

    1. Thank you Cat, I am so glad is resonated with you. I think animal medicine is the most wonderful healing gift on the planet.

    2. I could not agree with you more!

      love and light