I did’t invent this practice of butterflies. I didn’t get a certificate, attend classes or take a workshop, either.
It sparked its way into my consciousness years ago, a beautiful gift I happily used without any need to understand it more.
Until one day I needed to know more.
How was it that this practice of butterflies has become so much a part of my life?
What is this feeling I get when I send them, when I invite them in, when I feel them flow through me and out into the universe?
How is it that they’ve helped me through health crises and worries and difficult times?
I began to decipher their meaning by sinking deeper into the feelings – by using the butterflies more mindfully, more intentionally.
I began to see their many layers being unraveled.
A little at a time.
One shimmering facet revealing itself after another.
Each new realization a wonder. Each bright shining segment bringing the bliss of a-ha.
It feels like discovery.
It feels like unpacking the mysteries of the universe.
It feels like finally giving language to a spiritual practice all my own.
And that seemed like a perfect reason for this series of blog posts.
Sharing my Explorations
A post for each layer.
For each gem.
For each insight.
All tied together by this idea that butterflies are the spiritual practice.
Warning: There’s no order here.
Just like a butterfly, I don’t follow a linear path. I flit and flutter from one sparkly idea to a shimmering other.
As I write a post, I share it.
In no discernible order.
Not meant to be followed with deft precision.
Instead these are touch points to consider, gifts to be opened when the light shines upon them.
If I were to recommend a starting point, though, it would probably be this very post.
The fact that it’s not just adds to the playfulness of the journey.
I have a list of the gems to explore, ideas to base my blog posts on. I expect this list will grow. And change.
You can find all of the posts in The Butterfly Way. Enjoy the journey!
With all that the butterflies do, there is always more, will always be more. This excavation may never find completion, as more and more depth to this practice finds its way from my heart to my mind to my words.
Do you have any questions about the butterflies?
Have you noticed an aspect of these butterflies that I haven’t shared yet?
Let’s talk about how the butterflies are working for you.