Dear fellow traveler;
Do you appreciate the information on my website?
Do you think you benefited from visiting my website?
If you want to make a donation to support my work as a Lightworker for America I would
greatly appreciate it.
Being on early retirement I presently live far below the poverty line. However, I am finally
free to follow my life's mission. (smile)
I do not have the means to advertise my website, but occasionally I need to buy a piece of
software, a printer cartridge, or other supplies.
Below is my story as the Ladybug Lady.
When I came to Chico in June 2008 I wrote down my Ladybug Lady Story and offered it to the local
newspapers. Since I had ran out of glass ladybugs I asked for a sponsor.
One local paper printed it by changing the story into a 15-minute-interview. However, nobody
Who wants to sponsor the Ladybug Lady or Glass Ladybugs Open Hearts
Hi, my name is Karin Lacy. I am a self-proclaimed Lightworker for America.
I just relocated from Garberville/Humboldt County to Chico. As part of my light-work I have
been giving away little glass ladybugs. I started it about six years ago when I spotted in a
gift catalog beautiful small glass ladybugs and found myself magically drawn to order some.
When they arrived they looked so adorable that I decided to give them as good luck tokens to
In Garberville I gave about 400 glass ladybugs away over a two and a half year period; that's
how I became "the Ladybug Lady" in town. I loved giving my shiny glass ladybugs to
friends and strangers, the people in the neighborhood, service personal, cashiers in the
supermarkets, the mail deliverers, and on and on.
Especially I loved giving glass ladybugs to the homeless people. They often rewarded me with
the biggest smiles and a chance to look into the brightest eyes. To some I suggested to sell
the blessed glass ladybug for a dollar and buy a meal. When I met them again and they told me
that they had sold it for food I always gave them a replacement glass ladybug.
The glass ladybug ritual has become part of my life; I usually carry a few with me. If there
is an opportunity to gift somebody I say something like "I have a little gift for you!"
and pull out a glass ladybug from my purple pouch. I say, "Good Luck to you!" while
placing it in their open hand.
In return most of the time the other asks if I make the glass ladybugs myself. I sometimes
don't feel like telling that I buy them over the Internet. I say with a grin that I manifest
them out of thin air and we share a good laugh. Sometimes I tell the person that I bless the
glass ladybugs and that I keep them in a jaw on my altar.
Some symbolically spit on it as a gesture of claiming ownership of the glass ladybug and put it
right away in their pocket; some put it in their wallet for the increase of money flow. When I met
the people in the street again, they often told me where they permanently placed the glass ladybug
in their home; the bathroom mirror seems to be the preferred place.
The cashiers often keep them right in front of them on top of the cashier drawer, for every customer
to see and admire.
Quite often, when I met the same people in the small town again, my presence reminded them
immediately of the glass ladybug and they wanted to tell me their ladybug story. Several men let
me know that they passed the glass ladybug on to their wife, because "she loves ladybugs so
One man told me that later that day when I gave him the glass ladybug he met with his wife to drive
home together. When she got on the truck he right away welcomed her with the glass ladybug. At that
very moment a live ladybug came flying in through the open window and landed on his wife's left
hand — and they both were delighted!
I love hearing such stories and the shivers of goosebumps I always get are confirming that there is
much more going on behind what we see with our five senses.
It happened many times that I saw somebody on the street side — or at the gas station —
bent over the open hood of his car with a seeming problem. I walked over and asked whether he is in
need of good luck, ready to place my glass ladybug in his greasy hand. And the surprised man lit up
saying something like "that's just what I needed". (And I inwardly feel like a guardian
I always hand out the glass ladybugs in person: except in two cases. I had given a friend a glass
ladybug and afterwards she told me the story of her 74-year old neighbor and long-term friend
who was dying of cancer in the hospital and that she wanted to go to the city to visit him that
afternoon. I offered to bring him a blessed glass ladybug from me. For some reason she couldn't
make it to the hospital and the man died shortly after. At his funeral she tossed the glass
ladybug in his grave.
The second case happened when I was invited to a baby shower event where I gave a boy a glass
ladybug while he was still in the womb.
Everybody likes ladybugs. People often tell me what the ladybug stands for in their family. A
different ladybug story seems to run in every family, depending on where their ancestors came
Somebody told me that in their family it has been passed on that if a ladybug is held in
the hand while making a wish, the direction that it flies away to shows where your luck will
Another person enlightened me that if a family member finds a ladybug in their house during
the winter, it is considered a "good omen" for the coming year.
Somebody else said if you catch a ladybug in your home, you must count the number of spots and
that's how many dollars you''ll soon find.
Many agree that the arrival of ladybugs is always related to fair weather.
Sometimes we have a longer conversation and I tell the ladybug legend as I learned it over the
"According to European folklore, ladybugs symbolize good luck. Back in medieval times,
aphids invaded the fields of farmers. When the farmers prayed for help to the Virgin Mary,
legend tells that swarms of little red beetles appeared. They proceeded to eat the aphids
and save the crops. The farmers named the beetles "ladybugs" in appreciation of
Mary, Our Lady."
Being a German I loved sending glass ladybugs to my German family over the years. Ladybugs are
considered lucky there as well. Mostly I sent them to my brother Jochen who is a taxi cub driver
in Berlin. He passes them on to those of his special passengers who are in need of good luck.
Playing the Ladybug Lady helps me to overcome my shyness. The glass ladybugs serve me as
icebreakers by putting me in the position to initiate a brief interaction with another human
I also see them as a means of participating in the still ongoing underground movement of
"Random Acts of Kindness and senseless Acts of Beauty."
No matter how little somebody may have in common with me, the person was willing to accept my
gift and we had something lovable to focus upon for a brief moment in time.
One might think these little deeds of Unconditional Love are insignificant. Not, if you take
on your Higher Self's perspective. To me giving glass ladybugs is a practice exercise of being
a deliberate creator, to live in the now-moment and to focus on Well-being. I intentionally evoke
a smile of surprise, appreciation, and joy from a fellow human. It is an exercise of "self-
empowerment and empowering others", it is a new way of living life on Earth. Over the years
I have given away more than a couple thousand glass ladybugs. Imagine two-thousand different ladybug
stories, each one still expanding!
Imagine how these powerful little symbols help to change and improve circumstances and events
for the better in people's lives. With every give-away I plant a seed — or open a vortex —
for the increase of Love energy on Earth. For Love is the antidote of Fear. Glass ladybugs open
But, alas, I ran out of glass ladybugs! I arrived in Chico with about two dozen left and I gave
them all away. As a newcomer I am presently in a situation where I cannot afford to purchase
glass ladybugs over the Internet. I usually buy 100 at a time for $39.
Would an affluent person in Chico be willing to sponsor a glass ladybug shipment so that I can
continue to serve Chico as the Ladybug Lady? Having no glass ladybugs saddens me, especially when
I ride the bus, with so many opportunities of letting glass ladybugs open human hearts.
I can be reached through my website www.KarinLLightworker.com.
May you be blessed with Abundance of All Good Things!
Good Luck to you always!
Karin Lacy, Lightworker
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