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My dreams were filled with bees a few nights ago. Not in a scary, swarm-like fashion, but in a beautiful, almost magical sense.
Twenty or so bees swarmed around me, at first, I was worried, swatting at them. The people around me looked at me as though I were crazy. That’s when I realized they were only visible to me. Some landed on me, and a few of the other people around me, they inserted their stingers into our skin, pumping golden fluid (honey-like?) into our bodies. There was no pain, no sensation at all. The others that the bees had landed on and “stung”, they didn’t even register a response. I wasn’t sure what the bees were there for, what they were injecting into me (& the others), but I did get the sense that it was important, and very good, and that I was very special to be able to witness it.
This bee dream clung to my thoughts throughout the day. Pressing me to investigate, to do something with it. So, I listened to my inner child and I drew bees. Above, I scanned this drawing, applied a simple Photoshop filter and cropped it down a bit (in attempt to add interest, but I think I still prefer the original).
I also Googled it (of course!) and found that bees are a very significant and powerful symbol. Some cultures believe bees are the link between the realms of life and death, intuition and the metaphysical. Others portray them as a strong symbol of community and communication, or as the symbol of the feminine representing fertility.
In all my years of dream interpretation I have always read, been told, and come to know that the best interpretation is the one from your gut. Afterall, it is your dream, and your subconscious is trying to convey a message.
I’ve always had a strong intuitive nature, and after my near death experience a couple years ago, that gift has noticeably increased. These more profound-type dreams enter my sleep much more often. This is the first dream I have had (that I remember, at least) about bees, and I think that the bees were there to remind and reassure me about my own intuitive gifts – that perhaps I really can “see” things that others can not.
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