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Inspired by a wasp. A true story of inspiration.

I don’t know about you but whenever a wasp comes into my space there is a moment of shear terror. My heart palpates, I start to breathe fast and I get this desire to scream and run away.

Now don’t get me wrong I love all wildlife but there is something very primal that happens to me when a wasp buzzes into my life!

I have to admit that I grew up with a father and mother that hated insects of any sort. I have memories of my father running around the house every spring and summer with a spray can full of toxic chemicals. Cursing under his breath and sometimes very loud about the wasps that set up housekeeping under his shutters.

However, let it be known…

That with my training in advanced pest control methods by a blustering parent I knew differently even then. My heart felt that by killing them off was not a great thing to do for the environment or for growing respectful spiritual energy with nature.

Yet…this animal wisdom I innately had as a child I still carried with me a deep and primal instinct of fear, anxiety and a desire to flee whenever I hear, see or feel a wasp in my presence.

There is good news!

Last Monday through my passion of dance my relationship with wasps changed.

I love to dance and I am a competitive International Latin dancer. This passion of mine is primary in my life and I work hard at it!

The other day I was rushing off to practice in my local grammar school gym. It is a wonderful space full of kid art, sports accomplishments and all types of balls whimsically stuck in the rafters of the ceiling.

On my way to practice…

I was thinking about all the spiritual, emotional and physical work that I put into my dance. I was also thinking about how wonderful my work is and my commitment. I was also thinking about my author life and how enriched I felt.

When I arrived at the school I immediately went into the gym. Set up my music, got my dance shoes on and began to warm up. I was in total bliss–calm, centered and ready to live and breathe my passion.

But oh no!

I suddenly felt that all familiar breeze pass my cheek and then that unnerving hum in my ear. Fear was mounting because I knew what it was without even seeing it. And then…I saw the bronze colored insect out of the corner of my eye and at that moment I jumped and silently screamed. My primal response was to run but instead I tried to ignore it figuring once I began to dance it would leave me alone. Or I least hoped that would happen.

The story gets better

As I began to practice my cha-cha drills the wasp began to weave in and out of my arms, legs and around my head. It was creating a dance with me…not letting me forget  it was there. Even though it wasn’t trying to “attack” me it was way too close for my comfort range and I wanted it to go away.

Yet, something inside of me said, “STOP! Wendy and listen to what the wasp wants to show you.” Since I am a professional animal communicator I immediately went into energy and connected in with the wasp. I noticed right away that as soon as I did this wasp became very quiet and still. It stopped flying all over the place and just hoovered near my left hand just as it did when it initially introduced itself to me.

Then the strangest thing happened…

It started to fly towards the door on the opposite side of the room. It would fly towards it and then come back to me. The wasp did this a few times until I finally got that it knew how to get out of the room! Wow!

As I began to follow the wasp it created its own beautiful dance across the room to the door clear across the gym.  It didn’t zig-zag, dart or fly with vengeance instead it sailed creating soft and beautiful shapes across the room. I was intrigued.

When we reached the door it stopped…

I opened it…it flew out! But wait the story get’s better…before the wasp flew away it stopped and turned around. It hovered at my eye level and there was a moment of connection of knowingness and a strong sense of mutual respect. Pretty cool!

When I closed the door I took a deep breath and then the intuitive download of information happened. The insight that all my fears, insecurities and perfectionism were no longer needed in my dance, life and writing profession. My wasp friend came at a very pivotal time in my dance and professional intuitive career.

The result of me being inspired by a wasp ..

My dancing with this wasp was a direct experience you all can have with the Animal Kingdom. They are here to share with you and show you that life can be different.

I would like to share with you the 5 ways I was inspired by a wasp and how I upgraded my creative attitude in regards to  fear, perfectionism and self-doubt.

  1. Being a hard worker is just enough
  2. Perfection is not obtainable
  3. Dance, write and move throughout life without fear
  4. Be resourceful when it comes to revealing how to construct and nurture dreams
  5. Be confident in the way you do your life

Remember, even though the wasp isn’t the most popular of insects it is a highly regarded symbol in many cultures. Wasps play a major role in the continued life of many plants and flowers through pollination. This moment of being inspired by a wasp was a portal of new understanding and respect.

Inspired by a Wasp and learning how to co-dance with this creature is about evolution, involvement, development and productivity. It is about upgrading one’s life with the help of the animal kingdom. Choosing to dance rather than run can often show any of us a new and exciting way to live our life in truth as creatives.

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Wendy Van de Poll is a twelve-time best-selling author on Amazon. The genre’s she writes in are pet entrepreneurship, pet loss, children’s picture books, human-animal bond, and cozy mysteries under the name of Melanie Snow. Her books are located on and you can also visit her at if you are looking for support during this special time. If you would like to learn how to be inspired by the animals in your life click here to learn more.