Bit of an odd post but I felt like sharing this.
This morning I noticed a wasp on the stairs in my hallway, he was staggering around looking unwell. I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and placed it next to him so I would notice it and step round him. A little later he had stopped moving and looked dead.
I decided to move him to a safer spot (presumably) to die. As I gently edged him with tissue onto a piece of card he started to move and grabbed onto the tissue. I reckon it took a lot of energy to do this as he soon became still again.
My Mum used to say 'Nature looks after her own' when as a child I worried about an injured pigeon I'd seen. Abraham-Hicks says something like, if they're left alone, the beasts will find a way out of their suffering - if it's too much for them.
I can't bring myself to put the wasp outside in the cold. So I'm sitting here with him next to me on a piece of tissue placed in the lid from a jam-jar. I'm wondering if I just leave him there he'll either recover or disintegrate! At least I'll know he's dead then!
He's just started to move his back leg.
For all I know he could be in agony or ecstasy. I'm going to leave him until I'm sure he's dead.. I may be sitting with this wasp next to me for days! If he was buzzing round my head I'd be a bit afraid of being stung. But right now, I just feel for him. That back leg is still waving at me.
What is the message for me here, I wonder?! It'll come to me.
I've just remembered... I've got either a bee or a wasp's nest in my allotment garden! I was pleased to see them nesting behind my shed, and that they felt they had a safe haven there - which they have. I heard recently that wasps are beneficial to the garden, eating other insects that might damage the fruit and veg. So, one way or another, I'm looking on this wasp as a beneficial 'sign'!