After my Crow left me, I received yet another visitor: a Butterfly.
I saw the little thing struggling on my kitchen window seal. I tried to open the window to let her out but, to my horror, she fell behind the radiator and I couldn’t see her anymore. I thought she had been lost.
I carried on doing my housework and found my tiny friend sat on my daughter’s school shoe, precisely on the shoelace tip. It was like a statue, frozen. I got close enough to take the picture I used in this post.
I wanted to set it free – a kitchen is no place for a beautiful butterfly – so I opened the back door and came back for it. I thought it would fly away as I picked the shoe up, carefully holding the shoelace to keep it stable. I carried her all the way to my back garden, with her remaining completely still.
I set the shoe on the garden table and waited. She was still unmoving and I worried that she had died stuck to the lace, after all, she was struggling when I first saw her.
I nudged the shoe slightly and she woke up, spreading her wings, showing beautiful tones of yellow and orange that could not be spotted while she was still. I was upset I didn’t have my phone on me then. I really wanted a picture of her mesmerising colours.
I already knew from my friend Rhapsody Bohème that the Butterfly is a spirit animal and it brings a powerful message, one that my dear friend has received. We have both been going through many changes over the past year and we have relied on each other’s strength from time to time.
The Butterfly is the embodiment of spiritual growth and transcendence. It transforms from caterpillar to butterfly, leaving everything she knew behind and embracing an entire new way of being. It is very feminine and gracious.
She asks for deep meditation ‘in the cocoon’, letting all fears and old wounds be released one by one, so that the transformation can take place. In this cocoon, I need to experience release from all that has held me back, see new possibilities, new ways of being and feel the rapture of being totally set free… with wings to fly!
The possibilities are endless but, again, I need patience. The transformation doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of healing involved. I confess I haven’t completely let go of fear yet. I have to, I know it, but it’s easier said than done.
Changing is a choice and this choice brings great power, like my Valkyrie in my tattoo. It’s all connected and all messages make sense in my life. I can choose my path and make my destiny but I need to let go of everything that’s holding me back. I need to trust my instincts and create my present, paving the way for my future.
I am taking deep breaths as I write this. I can do this.