Today marks 4 years of the passing of my special soul kitty, Inka. When Inka was alive she had a special soft spot for ladybugs, always watching over them and following them around but never harming them (even though she was an expert bug-catcher and eater). After Inka passed away, I witnessed ladybugs in unusual places and circumstances. I thought if something was to be Inka's messenger, a ladybug would indeed be fitting.
Each year, the week before the Anniversary of her passing, I also see ladybugs. This year, I was graced by a whole ladybug invasion on my outdoor patio. Fifty or more ladybugs appeared one sunny afternoon out of the blue. I had never seen so many ladybugs at one time. It was truly special...and magical.
(The metaphysical meaning of a ladybug is "energies of renewal and regeneration", "when it appears it is telling us to let go and let God". It is said that "ladybug teaches us to restore our faith and trust in Great Spirit. It initiates change where it is needed the most. When ladybug appears it is asking us to get out of our own way and allow Great Spirit to enter".)
Fly away home.
Fly away home.
~Be Well My Sweet Inka~
Purrs to you today. Inka reminds my human, in a way, of her soul cat, Harlot. She was a fierce hunter, but since my human had a fondness for lizards, she would catch them and bring them to my human - alive. I know, I know, nowhere near as cute and cuddly as ladybugs, but still...ReplyDelete
I love ladybugs (for some strange reason, they are called ladybirds here. Could have something to do with the children books by Ladybird).ReplyDelete
The thought of all those ladybugs congregating on your outdoor patio just before the anniversary of Inka's passing made me smile. It IS very special.
Hugs to you on this day.
The Whisppy's Mommy
We're purring for you and Inka today. How wonderful for the ladybugs to visit you in honor of her passing. That really does sound magical.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute. Many purrs to you.ReplyDelete
The Paw Relations
What a nice tribute to Inka. Purrs to you as you remember her this day.ReplyDelete
Run free Inka...ReplyDelete
I so believe that the lady bugs were her sending you love and trying to let you know she was ok
Awe! That was a very sweet tribute to your Sweet Inka that you miss. I'm sorry you are missing her. She sounded like a special kitty. I like that she did not harm the Lady Bugs!ReplyDelete
Yes I think all of the Lady Bugs is a Magical thing too!
What a lovely tribute to Inka. It's so hard when they leave us and so hearwarming when you see a sign that lets you know they are okay.ReplyDelete
The Florida Furkids
I understand the special comfort those ladybugs brought to you and how extraordinary that they arrived as they did. Such a lovely lovely gift to treasure always. Days like this are bittersweet because you'll have such mixed but good feelings. Memories are the magic that ease the loss of a special furry one. Holding you and Inka in our hearts and sending lots of purrs and kitty hugs to you.ReplyDelete
Comforting purrs. I'm glad Inka found you because there are very few ladybugs here for her. Soul cats are special. I think I'm Pop's soul cat.ReplyDelete
Such lovely tribute for your beautiful angel Inka. It is so sweet of her being friend with ladybugs. Those ladybugs that have visited you are definitely her messengers. I think she is trying to tell you she was very happy kitty loved by you so much, and not to be sad.ReplyDelete
Sending purrs and warm thoughts to you.
That is a beautiful tribute.ReplyDelete
What an amazing message your girl sent you. Hugs from all of us.ReplyDelete
Inka talks bout her way awesum purrson everee day...promise...we all gather round at boe boe's fish N fry N meow ore ruff bout how kewl R peepulz trooly iz....her sends her love .... her iz happee, healthee N watchin over ewe...all waysReplyDelete
sauce & dude
We agree with Brian, how beautiful, thinking of you and sending big hugs xxxoxxxReplyDelete
Mollie and Alfie
First ((((hugs)))) to you on this sad day. I understand the significance of ladybugs because they told us when my mother-in-law passed that whenever we see one, that is her communicating with us. I am certain that Inka is doing the sameReplyDelete
So many ladybugs!!! Wow!!! Inka loves yous lots and is letting yous know yous is still being cared for!ReplyDelete
That is a special message indeed. So sweet. We call them ladybirds here! Weird or what? molReplyDelete
That is so sweet and touching. We never knew all those things that ladybugs represented. We do know that ladybugs are good luck. Our mom has a small one tattooed on her back so good luck will always be with her. We are absolutely and completely convinced that when those ladybugs appear, they are a message from Inka. How wonderpurr that the two of you had such a close relationship. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JoReplyDelete
Peace and love to you and Angel Inka...we can tell how much she is always in your heart.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Inka. We have no doubt that she was sending you a special message of love, to let you know that you will see her again.ReplyDelete
Hugs, purrs and prayers.
Beautiful post. We are so happy for you that all those sweet lady bugs paid you a special visit. We know you must still really miss your sweet Inka. We are sending you all special warm hugs and some nose kissesReplyDelete
We are catching up...ReplyDelete
Inka,was such a special soul ,who now and always.... watches over you . How fortunate are we when a love so pure enters our lives.
There were quite a few ladybugs when we first moved here.We are convinced they are indeed special.
Big hugs and love to your Mama Clooney.
the critters in the cottage xo
That is wonderfur my friend Clooney! Thanks so much for sharing that special happening with all of usReplyDelete