A World Of Insects
In a meditation group, Kate wrote:
Something To Consider
Wait, what? Would you be just as honored if a fly landed on you?
If not, why not? I asked this question in response to Kate's message.
House Flies Or Butterflies?
Isn't every expression of the divine dance beautiful?
With our human judgments of less and more, good and bad, we define the world's existence.
As if our existence could be defined.
It doesn't seem possible that God, the One Source, the Creator of All, whatever you call it, finds any created creature higher or lower than the other. Otherwise, it wouldn't be here.
One person commented back to my question:
Well, he has a point. Flies can be concerning if they spread disease, such as:
Still, they have a purpose here on this planet. Housefly larvae feed and develop in a wide range of decaying organic matter which is important for recycling of nutrients in nature.
Forensic scientists love them.
The scientists use flies to help them gauge the amount of time a corpse has been decomposing.
A Day In The Life Of A Fly
We tend to think of flies as being dirty, but in fact, they, themselves, are very clean. A fly spends a lot of time cleaning itself.
Picture all those times you see a fly rubbing its antennae together. It uses its legs to clean dirt from every area of its body, then rubs its legs so the dirt falls off. Great for the fly, although that dirt is now dropped on your food or kitchen counter top.
Flies are also remarkable:
Miracles Of Creation
The miracle of life expresses in both the butterfly and the fly.
Ah, man, who deems that his judgment creates the world.
Of course, I, too, would be more inclined to have a butterfly landing on me than a fly. Still, it's nice to learn about both of them with an expanded vision that can appreciate all of creation.
To be here at all, together, is an honor.
Another commenter added his thoughts: