Let go of anything that no longer serves you.
I know you’ve heard this before. And you might be thinking: it’s a lovely sentiment, but how do we actually let go?
How do we drop our fears, our hurts, our anger?
How do we step away from the pain within them to see brightness again?
Give them wings.
Let the butterflies carry them away.
Every butterfly-send is release. Their bright energetic bodies flying beyond me into the universe.
And I get the benefit of it!
Every time I release butterflies, I release something of my own. Something I no longer need.
An old belief, a negative thought, a regret.
The release happens whether I plan for it or not. But the healing power of this is exponential when I set my heart to it.
Sometimes I know exactly the thing. I can almost picture it, balled up in my stomach, or heavy on my shoulders. A gremlin, a weight, a dervish mid-whirl.
I can picture gently plucking it from where it sticks, pulling away as much as I can, and gingerly depositing it upon the waiting wings of a butterfly.
Often I don’t realize exactly what I’m releasing.
The beauty of it is, I don’t need to know.
When I feel something weighing me down, it doesn’t really matter what it is. Of course I want to identify it. I want to quantify it. I want to know where that thing came from and how it got in here.
But I don’t really need to know.
All I need to do is release it.
Which is what these butterflies are positively genius at.
Alchemic wizards that they are, the butterflies transform the energy of all that is released into fuel to brighten their colours and carry them far out into the world.
Back in the depths of my heart, now that the thing is released, there is new space. Space to receive the gifts of the butterflies: love and ease and comfort and joy.
They take away all we don’t need. They bring us all that we need.
As with the other facets of butterflies, we can practice this simply. The idea of release can flutter through our mind as we see the butterflies.
Or we can go deeper, feeling the things we need to release – even if we don’t yet know what they are – and seeing ourselves gently loading them on bright waiting wings.
We can fall into the vision as we watch the butterflies gain altitude, and transform in colour and size as they burn our worries as fuel to carry them to the next destination.
They give and they receive. They arrive and they depart. They bestow and they release.
Is there something you are holding that is stopping your heart from feeling peace? Is there something you are ready to release?
Picture your butterflies happily carrying away all you no longer need. Feel the flow in your heart where it once hurt.
Share in the comments how it feels to you to release to butterflies.
Would it feel nice if I helped boost your butterfly power?
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