Fly Lessons and Meaningful Messages from the Fly

The Buzz About Fly Lessons

Symbolic Fly Lessons (no, not flying lessons…I mean signs and messages from flies)

Okay, I’ll admit it…the symbolic meaning of the fly might not be the warmest or fuzzy topic. But let’s face it, life isn’t all about rainbows, fluffy bunnies and unicorns. Sometimes the biggest life-lessons come from the most unexpected (and potentially creepy) sources. That’s why I never miss a chance to share random thoughts about messages from potential guides…symbolic fly lessons included.

Fly Lessons and Meaningful Messages from the Fly
Fly Lessons and Meaningful Messages from the Fly

Personal Thoughts About Fly Visitations

The fly may often be considered a lowly (or even unwanted) creature, but it has its messages and lessons for us humans. If nothing else, this creature is a great symbol of the unappreciated and misunderstood. Sure, they’re known to carry disease like an airliner carries luggage…but let’s not get picky.

Pestilence-spreading aside, the humble fly has a few important lessons to share. They are extraordinary clean-freaks, in that they eat decay. They are one of Nature’s most prolific and effective recyclers. Where there is rot, the fly is sure to trot…err, well, you know what I mean.

This is symbolic. When the fly buzzes into our awareness, it’s time to think about re-purposing. Flies encourage us to get creative about managing the clutter in our lives. This includes emotional clutter as well as avoiding hoarding status in our homes.

If you still can’t bring yourself to get all cozy with the fly, then consider this: Sometimes the fly goes against our grain to remind us to quit getting pissed about the small stuff. No doubt about it, flies can be a nuisance. We all encounter pesky things in life that pester us. The fly reminds us to try not to sweat the small stuff. Furthermore, sometimes we need small irritants to remind us how good life is.

Fly Lessons and Meaningful Messages from the Fly
Fly Lessons and Meaningful Messages from the Fly

Symbolic Fly Lessons and Messages

When the fly keeps on buzzing in your awareness, it’s likely a good time to take heed. While its presence may seem irritating…if it keeps on getting your attention, there is a message. Perhaps the fly is trying to share something with you…maybe these thoughts about fly lessons might ring a few bells for you…

Waste Not Want Not: The fly is often a sign about consumption…specifically, mindful consumption. When it keeps on showing up in our lives it might be a signal to become more aware of how we are handling our resources (and our waste).  The fly takes advantage of waste by breaking it down for energy. By association, the fly lessons include invitations for us to do the same. Consider repurposing objects around the home or office instead of tossing them into landfills.  Try folding last night’s leftovers into a frittata instead of chucking it in the trash.  Make a commitment to recycling (if you don’t already) to minimize waste on our planet. If you don’t have a recycling program in your area, think about starting one. At the very least, try to reuse as much as possible and be mindful of managing waste.

Reassess Irritations: I’ll be the first to admit, that pesky fly buzzing around the picnic can be a buzz-kill.  However, I’m also the first to admit that if a teeny tiny fly is aggravating me..then that fly isn’t the main problem. To explain, if my calm and cool state is rattled by a wee fly, then I’ve got some internal searching to do. The fly is a great reminder that we can overcome irritants, and we’re likely better off if we do.  Small interruptions can be tests of our resolve to maintain inner harmony and peace. If we let a fly tick us off…then how are we responding to the bigger distractions and irritants in our lives? Let the fly be a practice of mindfulness. Prove you will not allow it to shake your tranquility. In my case, I often calmly state, “Remove your presence” to a fly while I’m in a mellow, harmonic state. It always works. The more solid my inner peace is, the more compliant external irritations become in my request of their removal in my experience.

Closing Thoughts About Fly Messages and Life Lessons from the Fly

Perhaps Eckhart Tolle said it best (certainly better than I am here) when it comes to dealing with irritations and unwanted (waste) emotions that do not serve in our lives with this quote…

“Watch out for any sign of unhappiness in yourself. This can take the form of irritation, impatience, a somber mood, anger, depression, and so on. Catch it the moment it awakens from its dormant state. Accept that it is there. Don’t think about it – don’t let the feeling turn into thinking. Don’t judge or analyze. Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you. This is the power of the Now, the power of your own conscious presence. Then see what happens.”

~Eckhart Tolle

I sincerely hope these brief observations about fly lessons and messages inspire you to cooperate with these creatures when they come into your experience.  Accepting their presence and seeking signs for their visitation is often a far better approach than flailing or cursing them. Just think! As always, thanks for reading!

Mighty brightly,

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