Revealing the Butterfly Way, One Shiny Facet at a Time

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.
The spiritual practice of butterflies is rich with gems and layers and facets. Butterfly Shaman Teresa Deak explores these in a series of blog posts - the Butterfly Way.
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?

Exploring Butterflies

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 ExplorationsThe spiritual practice of butterflies is rich with gems and layers and facets. Butterfly Shaman Teresa Deak explores these in a series of blog posts - the Butterfly Way.

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.

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9 Responses to Revealing the Butterfly Way, One Shiny Facet at a Time

  1. Stacey April 29, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    Butterflies are one of my special animals. I don’t feel it is a coincidence I found a link to your blog.

    Thanks for sharing this information. I’m going to enjoy reading it.

    Blessings, Stacey

  2. Karen May 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I had a very powerful butterfly experience that I’ll share here because you’ll appreciate it… In a very deep meditative state I received the wisdom of communicating with another as wings of a butterfly. Picture very large wings transposed over two people talking — the flow of the conversation begins in the heart of one and travels up to their mind where words flow to the heart of the other, up to their mind, are expanded into words that then flow to the heart of the other – like a double infinity symbol – like the butterfly’s wings. <3

  3. Inga Deksne May 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Thanks Teresa, your post feels so light and colorful like a butterfly. I love butterflies, all my notebooks have covers with butterflies, some of home decors have butterfly theme. Butterflies for me associate with transformation and change, it takes enormous effort for caterpillar to become a butterfly, and this always reminds me that transformation process might not be easy but it is worth it.

  4. Leah Shapiro May 2, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I love how you introduce me to a new way of thinking about butterflies.
    It’s also cool to witness your journey with them and see how deeply they impact your life.

  5. Jessica May 3, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    I love that you’ve never taken a course or gotten certified — that adds to your butterfly charm, if you ask me!

    I wonder whether you’ve looked at the migratory aspect of some butterflies — how some split their journeys over several generations and make the same path year after year. I’ve also heard that they see only 3 colors: red, green and yellow. Kinda makes you wonder what one multi-color butterfly looks like to another, doesn’t it?

  6. Helen Crosbie May 3, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Butterflies are so lovely – they featured in one of my early company logos. I’ve always felt very drawn & connected to the symbology of the butterfly and I’m fascinated by your connection with them. I do believe that everybody’s spiritual journey is unique and different, and there are countless techniques, energies and different facets to it all, more than we could ever imagine.
    The best & most authentic ones don’t need to be “taught” – they come to us when the time is right 🙂

  7. Christie Halmick May 3, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Teresa, I thought of you last night at my nephew’s 2nd grade concert. The theme was bugs and all the kids had antennas. At the end of the concert a group of kids turned into butterflies with colorful shiny wings. They looked so proud of themselves up on stage.

  8. Tracey Ceurvels May 3, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    I love that just like a butterfly you don’t follow a linear path. I’ve many magical butterfly encounters myself and admire how you’ve made them a part of your life and business. Last year my daughter had a butterfly garden, and it was fascinating to watch their metamorphosis, and this year we have a lady bug farm so it’s a new learning adventure.

  9. eyenie May 3, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Your deep connection to these magical creatures makes me giddy! How beautiful to have this in your life! One question I have is, have you noticed any specific messages or symbols, etc. depending on the color of the butterfly? Mine are always bright blue! This is so exciting…you must feel like you’re on an adventure with your butterflies to call 🙂 Thank you for sharing this dreaminess!

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