Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Butterfly

Throughout history the butterfly has been admired for their delicate beauty. Most adult butterflies live just one or two weeks except for the monarch and angel wing which can live for six months or more. This is very symbolic. It suggests that a person with this medicine will experience tremendous soul growth in their earlier years. A difficult childhood is common. Life lessons are revealed to the consciousness while in the womb of the mother - the cocoon stage - and are completed when the caterpillar emerges into the butterfly and takes flight. Butterflies are symbols of freedom and creativity. They hold the gift of transformation and soul evolution.

Butterflies have a pair of large compound oval eyes made up of thousands of individual lenses. They can see a single image clearly and are able to perceive ultraviolet wavelengths of light. This suggests clairvoyant abilities for those that hold this totem.

The antennae of the butterfly has small knobs on each end which is said to play a role in orientation. When one antennae is missing the butterfly will fly in circles unable to find its way. Those with this medicine need to stay consciously connected to spirit at all times in order to arrive at their desired destination.

The butterfly represents the process of transformation and shape shifting. When butterfly shows up, make note of the most important issues confronting you at the moment. What state of change are you at in regard to them?

To the Native Americans the butterfly is a symbol of joy. They remind us not to take life so seriously. They feed on flowers that they help pollinate, thereby further spreading beauty. They represent the element of air, quickly changing and ever moving, so gracefully. Butterflies are messengers of the moment. They come in a variety of colors. To understand the message that the butterfly holds for you a study of its colors can be helpful.

Whenever an eco system is damaged, butterfly is usually the first to leave. They are especially sensitive to the harmony of earth. If butterfly comes to you in a hurt, trapped or ill way, you are being asked to stop disturbing the natural design of life and to flow with events in a more gentle, natural way. - Unknown


  1. You got a new design for you blog, It looks awesome.

  2. Hi Kimmy,
    Thanks for sharing, You explain the beauty of the butterfly so well. I like your new look, may I ask where did you get it from or did you do it yourself. I am teaching myself right now how to make websites.
    Take Care,
    Janet :)

  3. I like the new design..:))

    a Butterfly always reminds me of a beautiful woman

  4. Design by Chica & Pumuckl Blogger Designs by Ana. I love what she has done to my site and so many others. Please visit Ana at

  5. Oh Kimmy everything is just so beautiful. The imagery and the words in this post are both very lovely as well.

    I am 1/4 Cherokee. Now I know why I love the butterfly so very much!!

    It's the free spirit!

    P.S. will you send me a message via EC and tell me how you got Robert's button linked please? I have tried and can't figure out the code.

    Thanks bunches!!