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The Hidden Monastery Thinks Like A Bee

Last night as I was sleeping,

I dreamt—marvellous error!— anita bees

that I had a beehive

here inside my heart.

And the golden bees

were making white combs

and sweet honey

from all my old failures

–Antonio Machado ”Times Alone” trans. by Robert Bly (Prayers for Healing, Berkeley, CA, Conari Press, 1997)



Last November the Hidden Monastery gathered in New Mexico as member, Anita Amstutz, our beekeeping advocate, met with Albuquerque city officials and pesticide companies to ask them to become a bee friendly city. We danced in the desert on behalf of Anita’s “Think Like A Bee” work and the city.


That meeting was fruitful.

To keep the momentum going and to celebrate National Pollinator Week, Think Like A Bee invites us to a crowdfunding campaign to support efforts to make Burque Bee City USA a pollinator friendly city and New Mexico a pollinator friendly state in 2017.

Donations are prayers in action! I invite your prayers and contributions to help fund Think Like A Bee and teaching beekeeping to public school students. Click to donate to this TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION!

Anita is a writer, spiritual leader, and activist. Follow her at Think Like a Bee.



Note: With 44% losses in 2015, this is not just about saving cute fuzzy bees and attractive pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds, it’s about our own existence. Native bees and Honeybees, the workhorses of our food system, pollinate over 80% of what we eat. But they are in trouble because of our human habits. This is about a healthy food system for humans and all life on the planet…


One comment

  1. Dina Claussen says:

    I am getting ready to move back to my home state of California (to live near my bother in San Diego)! Much healing still needed – hope to get in touch with the ComplexPTSD studies there – now my life can have some more clearly pertinent direction toward healing!! I am looking forward to being on the West Coast and all those who I have been away from for far too long!! Words are not flowing but my heart is full just thinking of it. New email address: claussendina@gmail.com

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