What’s your life’s purpose: Lessons from Bees part I

“What on earth does a honeybee have to do with finding my life purpose?” I hear you ask.

A valid question!

Well to explain the whole story would take a workshop, however, I can say there is much we can learn from nature’s little pollinators.

Just take pollination…

Just what happens when the bee visits hundreds of flowers each day?  They collect the superior pollen in their pollen baskets on their knees (The bees knees), which is used in the hive to make bee bread to feed them.  In collecting the pollen they spread the overflow to other flowers in their network area allowing for pollination to occur from male to female flowers.

Pollination is imperative for Mother Nature.  Many farmers hire hives from beekeepers each year to pollinate their orchards to ensure the trees bear good fruit.

Everyone wins in pollination

The bee’s win as it ensures there are always flowers to collect pollen and nectar.  They can then make honey in the hive and the hive thrives. The farmers win as their farms are pollinated.  Mother nature wins as flowers are continually pollinated.  We win as we eat the fruits of their labour and we enjoy the sweet honey & use the propolis they produce.  It is a win win situation for all involved.  We are all involved and reap the benefits of the pollinating network.

So how does this apply to our lives?

In order to live our life’s purpose we need people to share it, to witness it, to benefit from it.  Our life’s purpose or put another way, our life’s story is the legacy we have.  Our reason for being here.  Our purpose provides us with our authentic truth – the reason we exist in this time and space.

Once we know our life purpose and live it we need to share our story. In most cases, we need people to help us live out or express our purpose.  We do this in many ways:

  • through our work,
  • through giving back to the community,
  • through being good friends,
  • through being part of a family,
  • through the creation of new ideas and opportunities,
  • through being true to authentic self,
  • through taking care of ourselves,
  • through teaching, leading, caring etc for others,
  • through protecting our environment,
  • through giving back to the world.

I’m sure you can think of more!

This takes the form of leveraging resources so others may share our story, and as any good networker will tell you, networking is about connecting with others and adding value to all involved – win win for everyone – or as we call it… Pollination.

Are you ready…

… to start pollinating your purpose through the expression of your dreams & undiscovered possibilities?

 

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About Camilla

I once was a caterpillar but when I grew up I found I had the most beautiful wings.
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