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Fluttering of Butterfly Wings Ripple in My Soul

Fluttering of Butterfly Wings Ripple in My Soul

Fluttering of Butterfly Wings Ripple in My Soul

article and images by Sandra Cosentino

Fluttering wings of dozens of butterflies gently are silently rippling around my energy field as I enter this butterfly haven amid the desert garden. Mesmerized, I am drawn into their delicate, ephemeral world. Wings spread with backs to the sun on this cool desert morning act as solar collectors and create a luminous display that dazzles my eyes. I feel as though I am in a fairy kingdom.

This adult stage of the butterfly may only last a week or two although a few species live up to 18 months. They will lay eggs that become caterpillars the pupate in their woven chrysalis hanging on twigs. It is here in the chrysalis shell that the caterpillar’s structure is broken down and rearranged into the wings, body and legs of the adult butterfly. One of Nature’s miracles of transformation.

This butterfly magic evokes the heart of the mystical child that lives within. Hope softly unfurls in a spontaneous flutter inside my being.
Entranced, I can’t help but smile.

Butterfly magic is beautifully expressed by Hopi people who refer to butterflies as “flying flowers.”  Butterflies appear in spring and represent transformation possible with life giving moisture and pollination.  Butterflies are portrayed in Hopi art.  They appear in summer Hopi Katsina ceremonies to invoke life positive growth and in the fall young couples celebrate harvest with a butterfly dance.

Corn Maidens by Gerald Dawavendewa, with symbolic Butterfly swirl hair supporting positive growth

Butterflies move with grace and eloquence. And inspire us to move with flow through the turns and shifts of Life that mold us into ever more refined expressions of our soul’s presence. May we emerge from our transitions as luminously as the butterfly.