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Can a Butterfly Still Crawl? #spiritualadvice #butterfly #whatstrending #spiritualgrowth

The physical passage of a caterpillar to a butterfly is more fascinating than the growth of almost any species on earth, because in so many ways it mirrors the ascent of own our spiritual growth on this earth plane. My question today is: Can a butterfly still crawl, even though it has wings?

I have never seen a butterfly crawl, so I actually had to investigate. The answer is that, yes, butterflies and moths can crawl a little bit, not much, though. So, the growth of this insect’s wings and their own metamorphosis has changed so much that the main means of movement to the body as a caterpillar—crawling—has almost completely been erased from the memory of the butterfly. Is the case in humans as we develop spiritual wings?

Recently, I went to a butterfly sanctuary in Florida. I also attended a class in Aruba in a butterfly sanctuary. Both times, I remained amazed at the beauty, the intricacies, and the intense change of the entire structure of the insect from larva to butterfly. Just amazing. Of course, no one can deny the beauty of the creatures, as well. What I didn’t know was that some moths are just as beautiful and, also, larger than butterflies. I had written a story in one of my discoveries about a butterfly I watched from caterpillar to cocoon. One day, I helped the fledgling butterfly from its cocoon as it hopped onto my finger and flew high into the trees. This insect, I discovered, was not a butterfly at all. It was a moth! Gorgeous, huge wings of green, velvety black and yellow spots was not what I expected to be a moth. Yet, my little friend was, indeed, a moth.

Sometimes, with all of its majesty, a moth or butterfly can get trapped in a small space. It is during these times that it must crawl to find release from where it is trapped.

We know that in the Old Testament that David and Solomon, in all of their majesty, found times when they were, also, trapped in their own mistakes and had to crawl into the depth of old habits to find release. Still, with the wings of spirit, both had grown spectacular wings enough to realize that crawling was beneath them. They learned from their mistakes and ascended into greater heights with on the wings of spirit.

Now and again, as I emerge into my own spiritual flight with newfound wings, I wake up with the urge to fight, worry, and crawl back into my cocoon for safe shelter. The endless sky and freedom is way too much for me. I long for the safety of old habits and treat back to the place in my humanity that felt dense and humanly powerful. Yet, still carrying the wings of angels on my back, I suddenly realize that I don’t have to live in old pain and the struggle of slowly crawling on all fours to get to my destiny. I take flight in my spiritual mind and ascend into the lofty place of observing my own humanity in that part of my brain where I meditate.

The practice of meditation is what helps each of us develop the wings to get out of our own humanity’s cocoon and ascend with spiritual wings to heights and depths never imagined. Now, when I find myself stuck in a place that requires that I crawl a bit, I remember the path of the butterfly. I crawl to the nearest exit and begin to use my spiritual wings again to fly and observe, once again. From the vantage point of the spiritual observer, I always make better decisions, because it is here that I am one as Source!

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On the Wings of Change #wingsofchange

When I visited St. Maarten, I went to a beautiful butterfly sanctuary. La Ferme des Papillon, operated by a man whose interest in the butterfly supersedes anyone I’ve ever known. Our adventure began with a seminar in the life of a caterpillar from egg to butterfly. What I had never understood about the metamorphosis is that when the caterpillar wraps itself in the cocoon, its entire body liquefies. From that liquid, its DNA changes shape and form. What a tremendous miracle! More than that, this can be a metaphor of change for us humans.

We are born to the earth, much like the butterfly’s first form, crawling and mewling like the caterpillar. We slowly investigate the world from the vantage point of the earth. We taste and feel the shapes of life as we skim the rough surfaces beneath. As we mature, we finally find a place of peace and refuge high above the rough surfaces of the earth. In that place, we build a home—a sanctuary, in which we can gather our energy and begin to understand our existence from this perch.

Soon, spirit intercedes and begins to change us from within, much like the caterpillar who surges ahead from a solid to a liquid. Liquid or water has always been a rite of spiritual change, even as baptism with water has been a spiritual passage for hundreds of years.

What I’ve noticed most about the latter years of our human lives is that everything either seems to be timeless or the seconds seem to be quickening. In the human body, time goes by so quickly, I can barely keep up with what day it is. But in the spirit, life becomes a strong OHM, monotone and consistent, like the monks of the Christian church who sequester themselves in the rocky mountains over the sea sides of Greece. The fluid chants fly on the wings of the wind throughout the entire day and night.

The life of the winged butterfly is short in comparison to most. The Monarch butterfly, if it is among the first to third generation can live from two to six weeks. Because of the migration of the fourth generation Monarch, it can live up to 8 months. Still, the time of the butterfly is short on this earth. It seems to live with vibrancy and beauty long enough to help humans understand the ephemeral nature of time and existence. (Taken from www.FindingAuthenticYou.com)


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