Friday, August 24, 2007

The Modern Shaman- The Butterfly Totem

The Butterfly Totem is celebrated for its medicine because it represents the process of unfolding, and blossoming beyond the earth bound state into winged beingness. The symbolism here could be construed as rather obvious, but there is more to Butterfly's natural wisdom than meets the eye.

While most butterflies have short lifespans, the Monarch and Angelwing can live up to six months or more. Our Native American siblings regard the Butterfly as a symbol of joy, and reminder not to take life so seriously.

Our Metaphysically attuned friends at say this:

"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. "

If butterfly is passing through your path at this time, you are being asked to realize that you are a work in progress, glorious in your hidden beauty, and wingless perhaps, but only for a time...

1 comment:

Mrs. Grapevine said...

That's a great association to have whenever you see a butterfly.

Stop and appreciate the beauty in life. It's God's little message to you, be still and enjoy.