A couple of days ago, I saw a butterfly walking towards the side door of my home. I had been reading in my kitchen when something told me to go to the door. I looked through the glass pane and saw a beautiful greenish-blue butterfly walking as if he were about to knock on my door. I know it may sound funny, and it feels odd even as I type it, but the butterfly had a message for me…
I quickly grabbed my camera, ran out the front door, and slowly walked around to the side of the house. I slowly approached the butterfly because I did not want to scare him away. I took a few pictures really fast but the lighting was not good. The butterfly must have known his because he flew to an open area, in the direct path of the sunlight. I walked as briskly as I could to catch up with him. As he flew, I noticed he flew in an amazing dance with the wind in conjunction with the gentle breeze and landed on the ground with grace and ease. Lesson number one: you will always land on your feet with grace and ease! I started taking pictures as quickly as I could. It seemed as if he were posing for the camera. He opened and closed his wings, and turned in a 360-degree so I could get pictures of him at all angels. Then, he flew off. His mission was complete.
At that point, I said to myself, "what message did he have for me?" I really should have asked him while he was there, but I was so excited to get some close-up pictures.
Later that day, I did some research and here is what I came up with:
Butterflies are most commonly known for showing up when you are going through a major transformation in your life. I asked myself, "what major transformation is taking place in my life?" have been focused on many goals and are seeing some of them manifest one at a time. I know I am on the cusp of a major breakthrough and I know this breakthrough is something I have been praying on for a long time. Lesson number 2: never give up! No matter what obstacles may come your way, your job is to stay focused because, when you least expect it, the miracle you have been working towards will transform before your very eyes!
I also learned butterflies remind us to enjoy life without becoming oversensitive or too serious about experiences that we go through. In Ted Andrews book, "Animal Totem," he writes, "butterflies appear to dance as they light upon flowers and such. They remind us not to take things quite so seriously within our lives." Ask yourself, "am I taking life too seriously? Am I stressed over situations I have no control over? Am I so focused on the bad that I have lost sight of the good?" When asking myself these questions, I answered a resounding "YES" to all three of these questions. Lesson number 3: don't take life so seriously! When we take life too seriously, we lose passion for life, and that is the last thing we ever want to do. We are here to grow and learn; even through bad experiences. If we focus on the bad, we spend every day becoming saturated with lower energy vibrations that drains us, angers us, stress us out, depresses us and shuts us off from the good that is around us. I've heard the saying, "don't take life so seriously; you won't come out of it alive." This is true. What is the use of taking every experience so seriously that you lose out on the beauty and purpose of life?
The colors of the butterfly represent joy; they bring joy with them wherever they are because they cannot separate themselves from their external appearance. This point really hit home for me because of what has been going on in the media lately. The media has promoted separation of people based on their skin color, and if we are not careful, we may believe everything they say. I remember going to a butterfly exhibit, surrounded by hundreds of butterflies dancing and flowing in unison with one another. They flew and danced with such precision, and they did not crash into each other; they remained in perfect rhythm with one another. Words cannot express how vibrant their colors blended with each other to the point of where it reminded me of a vibrating rainbow. What if they decided to not like each other because they are different colors? How could they fulfill their life's purpose of bringing us beauty and reminding us of the brilliance of Mother Nature if they were busy arguing over whose color pattern was better than the other's? It sounds immature, and it really is. This led me to say to myself, "am I judgmental of others because of their outer appearance? Am I missing out on growing closer to my Higher Self because I have separated myself from someone because of the way he or she look?" For these questions, I answered "no," BUT the media is working hard to separate Beings from one another, and I could very well run into someone who believes stereotypes and may want to inflict or apply their beliefs on me. This question reminded me to stay on guard and protect my thoughts with high vibrational words and feelings of love and peace for others, which leads me to lesson number 4: don't take anything personal! Again, the change in consciousness is bringing out a lot of dark feelings that some people have been holding on to for many years, and, if we are not careful, we can fall into the trap of lower energy drama. It's not worth it!
And on that note, let's bring this message to a close. I would like you to start paying attention to animals that make frequent appearances in your life. Are they trying to tell you something? Are they trying to bring something to your attention? Do they want you to realize how special and perfect you are, in case you have forgotten? If you do some research on the animal, I guarantee you will learn something new about yourself that will bring you much clarity on your life's purpose and provide you with the next step in the ladder to your personal ascension. Namaste, Goddess Tamara :)