Earlier in June, i remember experiencing this erratic butterfly zooming around the Earth house. I was really actually taken back by it, this yellow/black beauty was fluttering and flying into things, and acting so out of control. I got out my phone and took a video of it, because it hung out for a long time, and it was acting so strange. Tonight, while standing out on the deck, I was reminded of that when another butterfly floated down from the rooftop. At first I thought it was a leaf, because there was no movement. This butterfly descended downward gliding completely without any movement at all. and I guess because of the current wind/weather, he was allowed to swoop downward straight and direct for most of the flight, until it was blown slightly off to the side. It was as amazing as the erratic movements, in completely an opposite way.
The tattoo I have on my back of a butterfly reminds me of my clan, the Butterfly. I listen to wings quite clearly, and I guess I understand them. So I wanted to share with you tonight, in my own lessons i’m living right now.
As I was sitting out here, after our community meeting, I was realizing that I am only slightly better off position than when i was when I moved into the Earth house to regain footing, but for some reason, I wasn’t feeling worried anymore. I was feeling this, as i noticed the gliding butterfly drop down. I had just had the thoughts, well you should be freaking out, but for some reason you are not, and it feels really good, and I thank you for noticing. (yes, frequently discussing things with my self)
I didn’t feel like I was fluttering around anymore, I was finally starting to feel somehow at ease with this time in my life. I get to glide around, feel myself again, shift into whatever comes next for me, and because of the amazing people I surround myself with, I am feeling supported, safe, and that’s pretty much everything. I don’t have to flap my wings like a crazy butterfly, I get to glide like the dive-bomber one.
Possessions and house are gone, and all that is left are clothes and big puppy 🙂 At first this was so terrifying, and at times I feel the need to mourn all the STUFF, but the reality is, I am just me now. I have nothing except who I am, what I can offer, how I can be of service, how to live out life in this body. It’s a beautiful thing, the shedding of excess. The gift is, perspective into self. The naked self.
The first butterfly had come to tell me this with his crazy behavior. I should have been paying attention, and I was too crazy in my head to hear it. He even stopped a long time and made sure I saw him, but again, deaf! But I am not until right now, understanding his message, delivered on the back of the gliding butterfly.
One butterfly reminded me I was erratic, unfocused, not seeing clearly, bumping into things… and during this time, I was dreaming heavily, and was literally panicked at the thought of having to leave, where would I go next, what would I do, how much money would it take, and the worries went on. The second butterfly floated without effort, and floated another direction freely and showed me how much energy i might save by just going with the flow. Maybe it will give me a chance to see things clearer because I’m not flapping around.
I decided to just glide with it. I have no trouble putting my heart and energy wherever I happen to be. Bloom where you’re planted. And so far, my roots have done well in a few different pots. Making the decision, to not make a decision, when I don’t know an answer, is also a great gift I gave myself.
So, I wanted to bring to the table more information about the Butterfly, and hope that you pay attention to the message yours might deliver (better than me first time around!)
Butterfly Clan Member Birthdates
January 20th-February 18th
May 21st-June 20th
September 23rd-October 23rd
What Butterfly Offers You
Butterfly means that transformation is always available to you, and may begin without your conscious participation. Study the process of metamorphosis. What stage are you in?
(1) Are you in the conception stage, just beginning a process of change?
(2) Get clear about what you want the end result to be! Have you fully decided to do it?
(3) Are you in the planning or development stage? Creating the change?
(4) Or are you about to bring the change to life, give birth to it?
“Whatever part of the cycle you’re in—be it the larva phase, the cocoon stage or the emergent phase, where you spread your wings and float into your new life—know that you’re safe and that this is part of a natural movement.”
How to Connect More Deeply
(1) Use elemi, to help create balance between the spiritual and wordly aspects of your life.
(2) Get outside and enjoy watching the butterflies dance. Dance, yourself!
(3) Think of a change you might like to make or something you want to create, and let butterfly help you go through each stage of the process.
Butterfly can help you organize the project you’re working on or get clear about how to order your steps each day. It also can awaken a sense of joy, an appreciation of nature, and a trust in the process of transformation.
and I really like this reminder about the symbolism surrounding the butterfly, and what it is there to teach us. This comes from http://www.birdclan.org/butterfly.html – thank you Bird Clan!
provided by Professor Lacy Hyche
|Scientific research has shown that the butterfly is the only living being capable of changing entirely its genetic structure during the process of transformation: the caterpillar’s DNA is totally different from the butterfly’s. Thus, it is the symbol of total transformation.
Butterfly medicine is the never-ending cycle of self-transformation, reincarnation, and magick. To use Butterfly medicine, you must astutely observe your position in the cycle of self-transformation or transmutation. Like Butterfly, you are always at a certain station in your life activities. You may be at the egg stage,
A man found a cocoon of a Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly. He took it home so that he could watch the Butterfly come out of the cocoon. On the day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the Butterfly for several hours as the Butterfly struggled to force the body through that little hole.Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. It just seemed to be stuck. Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the Butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.