Butterfly – “Lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously… Get ready for a big change… It’s time to make the changes you’ve been considering.” ~ Dr. Steven Farmer
The other day, I had an epiphany. I saw a butterfly wiggling it’s way out of her chrysalis. I was so excited to witness nature in action. I kept going back to check on it. It was making slow progress. I was curious why ants kept crawling over the chrysalis. The chrysalis was breaking open… about a quarter inch more, wiggling still going on.
Then I got distracted and didn’t check on it until the next day, expecting to see an empty chrysalis hanging onto my passion flower vine. Sadly, no. The butterfly was no longer wiggling and for some reason she had died inside her chrysalis. She was covered in busy ants. It never occurred to me that sometimes they die and don’t burst forth into their winged beauty.
I believe that our angels and guides are always communicating with us, showing us metaphors and signs, if we pay attention. I started to mull over, what was the meaning in this?? All of a sudden, it dawned on me.
I have all this passion and love for life and I want to burst forth and share it with everyone. I am ready to teach workshops and do one on one’s with people about my Shamanic practices. I want to show people how to find their JOY and live in the moment. I want to teach people how to live in gratitude and to focus on what is good and beautiful in the world around them. I want to help people to realize how special and unique they are and encourage them to share their gifts in the world and do what their higher selves and their souls came here to do. That is why I came here to this world. That is my passion.
Who do I think I am? What do I have that is so unique? Who are my people and how do I find them? Then I contract into self doubt and worry. Not to mention fear around the almighty dollar. How will I pay my bills?
What would I accomplish if I had total trust in the universe and went about my soul’s agenda and didn’t worry if I was making money or not? I am trying to do that, but the physical reality is that we do also need to pay our bills.
But, right here, the universe is saying to me, “Do you want to burst forth into the beauty that you already are? Or do you want to die on the vine?”
I do not want to die on the vine!!! If the universe is so powerful that it brings me such a profound message, it must also be powerful enough to take care of me. To take me under it’s wings, so to speak…
“The entire universe is an intelligence system.” ~ Wayne Dyer