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This is photo was taken by Sebastien Assoignons a photographer experiencing a nomadic existence in South America at the moment as he bicycles solo from stem to stern. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Istanbul a couple of years ago resulting in a relaxed, respectful and special friendship.

I have two dear, sensitive to the universe friends who have had magical spiritually related experiences with the sudden appearance of beetles in their lives at just the right time. Someone once told me that lady bugs were just lowly beetle bugs with a different coat on – I retorted, “It’s spring! No need for a coat in spring or summer.” And with that said I stuck to my guns and continued my love affair with the Lovely Lady Bugs.

Recently I searched Google to find the link between lady bugs and spirituality and found myself disappointed with the results. Where were the piles and piles of stories to back up the occurrences like my friends’ had encountered?

It is said that a lady bug showing up at opportune moments when you need guidance or reassurance contains the soul of a loved one and when they show up it is often at a time of questioning, and confusing. The only way to realise this of course is to acknowledge and link the two.

I am asking for more lady bug stories because I know they are out there somewhere. It seems impossible that the stories have not surfaced in droves! If this call out does not receive any stories I will be surprised.

If you have not had a spiritual encounter with a Lady Bug perhaps you just didn’t make the connection.

Either way – I love Lady Bugs and welcome them into my life. Their appearance causes me to pause, reflect and prompts a smile every single time as I remember my friends stories and give have a word or two with own loved ones who are no longer with me. When I was a little girl I used to put one on my arm or clothes and play with it all day (poor thing 😉 )

What message have you been sent? Do you have a personal story to share? A story you have written, artwork or a photo or poem? centering on Lady Bugs …         I would love to hear it. If ever I have enough I would like to perhaps publish an anthology. Just a Monday morning thought 🙂 

LesleyRose coloured glasses suit my face. Forcing the look in.

Lady bug (Coccinella septempunctata) on a leaf

Lady bug (Coccinella septempunctata) on a leaf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Lesley Fletcher is a writer (freelance, books, content, lyrics,stage plays) as well as a visual artist specializing in monoprinting. To learn more about her please visit the tabs here on WordPress or her website at http://www.LesleyFletcher.comconquering the camel Wadi Rum - Jordan

Please take a look at Sharla’s wonderful (short) video that was inspired by this post. http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/spirit-of-the-ladybug/