The Butterfly Way or How To Not Lose Your Shit

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.

Butterfly Resonance Image: Photo of yellow swallowtail butterflies dancing in a rich blue sky.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.

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6 Responses to The Butterfly Way or How To Not Lose Your Shit

  1. James Robinson July 25, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    I tend to lose a lot of shit. Seriously. Maybe your butterfly way can help me too?

  2. Taryn Pyle July 25, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    What a great post and so true. Lately I have been noticing that my life is evolving, I am feeling more balanced, centered. Many books like Dr. W Dyer’s, Book on the Tao, talk about this new found ability to remain calm and peaceful, to not judege or get angry because you are looking at life from a different perspective. I find it happening in my own life. For me its about looking for good, deep breathing, working at the centering and balance aspect through reading and meditation. It’s like a new breathe inside me, a gentle whisper, that its not all about me, and yet, it is. I can only effect my own change, my own journey. Others must do their own work. And we all meet somewhere in the middle, and those that choose a path parallel to our own somehow no longer holds space in our personal universe. It no longer becomes an obstacle. We simply move it out of the way, and continue down our path.

  3. sorrow July 25, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    There is a certain grace that comes with your butterflies. I am glad that they are always there for you, with as often as you share them…

  4. Leslie DP July 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    LOVE this!!! So amazing that you provide enough stillness to see that you could’ve lost your shit and likely would’ve in the past and so appreciate your sharing.

  5. Tanja July 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Wow, Teresa – I love the fact that not only has your butterfly practiced helped you to deal with the crap that happened last weekend, but that you’ve taken that step back and recognised it – recognised the changes in you and how you’re dealing with it now, compared to how you might have dealt with it in the past.

    You’re a serious inspiration, lady!




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