Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures nature has given us. Their vibrant colors and graceful floating dance from flower to flower is truly breathtaking. Seeing them is always lovely and special.
Some people believe that butterflies carry messages from angels or are signs from deceased loved ones. Butterflies have such a magical presence and quality that it’s easy to see why so much symbolism surrounds them.
Change is coming
If you’re seeing butterflies, you may want to ask yourself what changes you need to make to live more in alignment with your true, authentic self.
Can you think of anything more free than butterflies as they glide gracefully from flower to flower? They are the epitome of freedom.
Perhaps the butterflies you are seeing are trying to tell you to set yourself free. If you are feeling closed in or purposely closing yourself off from people or opportunities, perhaps it’s time to stop. It can be a scary process, but let the butterfly inspire you to keep moving forward along your path.
Live to the fullest
Butterflies generally have short life spans. Most live for only a week or two. Some species like the Monarch can live up to six months. Even so, that is not much time in the scheme of things.
Although we live much longer than the butterfly, life is short and time moves quickly. Sometimes we don’t realize it and all of a sudden, the years have slipped away. Butterflies teach us to enjoy the present moment and make the most of our existence here on earth.
Nobody would disagree that the butterfly is one of the most beautiful creatures in nature with its vibrant colors and true grace. But the butterfly starts its life as a homely caterpillar.
Only until it goes into its pupal state – goes deep into its inner self – does it emerge as the beautiful creature we see. We all have the ability to go deep within ourselves and develop our beautiful qualities while letting go of our more ugly nature.