The Healing Power of Mosquitoes September 15, 2010Posted by TheIntentionalSage in Nature, Visions.
Tags: Bug, Critter, Enthusiasm, Harmony, Healing, Insect, Intelligence, Joy, Knowledge, Mosquito, Perspective
When Shnobi (pronounced shhno-bee) was a young girl, her great-grandparents would always tell her about the wiles of the mosquito. They would describe the body of the insect in great detail and go into a fantastical tale about just how important mosquitoes were to the health of the ecosystems they thrived in. Moreover, her great-grandmother used to talk about the healing power of mosquitoes. Shnobi was not disillusioned by the same sorts of messages that had been spread long before her time. In fact, Shnobi was fortunate to have great-grandparents that let her explore the boundlessness of her own mind.
In these times when Shnobi was fortunate enough to have the space to ask her family all about certain kinds of things, she took full advantage of it. Shnobi recalls a time when she watched these bugs flying around in different formations and patterns from birds. These bugs, which she later came to know as mosquitoes, didn’t fly like birds at all. Birds flew together in a predictable pattern. Mosquitoes seemed to fly or float in a more dart-like pattern from one area to the next. She also noticed that when these bugs would land on her, they would draw blood from her. She wondered if this was like what the ‘doctors’ used to do hundreds of years ago when they used to take blood from people with needles.
As Shnobi watched the mosquitoes fly around, she was also able to make some more observations. She noticed that mosquitoes weren’t usually out when the sun was out. That is, the mosquitoes seemed to like the nighttime or at least areas where there was no sun. She also noticed that the mosquitoes seemed to only be around when there was water like a pond, small lake, or stream. She thought that it was rather noteworthy some of these observations that she made, but Shnobi wasn’t able to coalesce all the information into a coherent conclusion. She thought that maybe she wasn’t supposed to and that she was just supposed to see what was going on.
When she was finally ready to ask someone for help, she approached her great-grandparents. The people in her life that always seemed to be able to answer any question she had. She broached the subject with them and both lit up with glee. Shnobi’s great-grandparents had been waiting for a long time to talk with her about mosquitoes and other small creatures, specifically, insects. Shnobi was a bit startled by their enthusiasm, but quickly enough, she joined in their joy.
After her great-grandfather spoke at length about some of the more physical attributes of mosquitoes and other small critters, her great-grandmother began to speak with an all-knowing air about her. She spoke about the unparalleled healing power of insects. Shnobi listened with great attention as her great-grandmother continued to describe how important it was to allow these insects to land on you and then, bite or sting you. While these instances may seem painful, initially, in the long run, they are serving a greater purpose for you.
Shnobi was a little confused about why letting something bite/sting her was helpful to her, so she posed this question. The response she got was unexpected. Her great-grandmother talked about the inherent intelligence of nature. “Nature knows more than it lets on, Shnobi. Nature is the original harmony and I am overjoyed that we have been able to return the garden to a more natural state. Two hundred some odd years ago, the birds, bees, other insects, and other animals were not right. When they would attempt to help humans, they would overdo it. This was not because they had any ill-intent, no, but instead, because the harmony had been disrupted due in large part to the way that humans were interacting with nature. Because of this, the harmony had been lost and where bugs would usually be helping humans, they were harming humans.”
She continued to pay a great deal of respect and listen with her heart as wide open as possible as her great-grandmother continued. “Now that we are well on our way to restoring a healthy balance to nature and a co-exist in a harmonious way with our environment, humans can once again depend on the bugs to contribute to a greater sense of healing and wholeness. Bugs,” she laughed, “are not harmful at all. Bugs, especially mosquitoes, are here to help us. When bugs bite or sting us, it is because they sense that there is some sort of toxin or poison that is in our system. By biting us, they are removing a bit of that poison and leaving a healing signature both physically and energetically. They vibration of mosquitoes is actually quite high. They are very aware when something is not healthy and are able to contribute a great deal to restoring the harmony in a human’s body.”
Shnobi thanked her great-grandparents for spending so much time with her and explaining the healing power of mosquitoes and other tiny critters. She walked back to where she had first sighted these mosquitoes and took a seat. She watched as one of the mosquitoes did its “mosquito dance” until it landed on her arm. Shnobi watched as the mosquitos ‘bit’ her and then flew away. Shnobi smiled and her heart swelled with joy. “Thank you,” she whispered aloud.