This past weekend was a shocker!
A happy and fun occasion turned needlessly violent and annoying because of one individual and the broken path he walks.
I was strangely calm.
Not very flustered by his unruly and inappropriate comments. Not really put off by his unfounded accusations. Not much upset by the broken glass and wasted food.
Out of my element completely, I really had no idea how to respond.
I did what seemed best in the moment. And no matter how strange it all became – and it really was very strange to me – I didn’t lose my shit.
And that was a marvel all its own.
I really believe that “bad” stuff happens so we can learn things. Seeker that I am, I try to find the lesson as quickly as I can. It’s a puzzle I need to unwind, a riddle I’m driven to decode.
Partly I just want to know, and know now. Patience is not particularly strong in this one.
Partly I want to share it with my people, with you!
I’m all about discovering, finding, learning and then telling everyone I know. There is so much beauty and wonder in this world and I just want everyone to see it all – to really really see it.
But what on earth could be the lesson in a drunken table toss?
In many ways I don’t think it was my lesson, so much.
But something was revealed that surprised me.
I didn’t lose my shit.
There was plenty of opportunity for me to react, to add to the angst and anger, to yell or become violent. There was a time when I probably would have. And I definitely would have carried anger about it into the other parts of my life.
But anger hasn’t revealed itself in this.
It has been calm. Eerily calm. My heart has, I mean.
Like the hollow space we all need has opened just a little more.
Like the Divine is right there, holding that space for me.
And I marvel at this.
It’s got to be the butterflies.
The fact is, I’m virtually always sending butterflies, spreading their magical messages quietly and constantly.
You don’t always know it – I don’t always mention it – but there are butterflies in every single day, sharing light and love.
The Divine in me connecting directly with the Divine in you.
In essence, I practice my unique butterfly brand of spirituality every single day. Whether I feel like I need it or not.
My days are rich with this practice. Daily butterflies, daily injections of beauty and wonder, daily active gratitude. In every day and in so many moments, I submit to butterfly wisdom so I may dance on life’s winds.
Let go. Let it flow. Release expectation.
Breathe trust. Be here now. Radiate love.
The messages are filled with calm – fill me with calm – leaving room for the flow to happen and for me to not get stuck on all of the rough bits.
So if there is a lesson from this weekend, a wisdom for me to share with you, dear ones, it’s that this works! This practice – my Butterfly Way – has helped me reach a place of more peace, more ease, more acceptance and more love.
So I don’t have to lose my shit.
What do you practice that has helped you reach more ease and peace? Do you need some help getting there?
You may want to try an Illuminessence Butterfly Healing for yourself. And watch for an announcement in early August about my newest offering that includes plenty of one-on-one work with me and my butterflies.