Butterfly Symbolism and Meaning. . .
"Butterfly is so elegant and beautiful she is the essence and embodiment, the spiritual symbol of the divine feminine. She teaches grace and tenderness and the awareness and energy of another way of being".
Butterfly is the embodiment of spiritual growth and transcendence perhaps more than any other life form on earth, because of the transformation from caterpillar to Butterfly.
The purpose of the life of every Butterfly is to set everything that was once known aside and to embrace an entire new way of being.
The Butterfly totem is here to guide us on this journey of freedom, freedom from the past through the ascension process of becoming our higher self.
Butterflies are known for their breathtaking spectacle of beauty and colors, yellows, reds, oranges, blues:
Butterfly Totem & Spirit Animal Medicine...
Butterfly brings the totem gifts of:
grace, beauty, elegance, personal growth
Butterfly shares the power animal energies of:
divine feminine, refinement, reiki healing
Butterfly teaches the animal magic of:
transcendence, magic of believing
Take a moment to enjoy this video highlighting 23 different kinds of Butterflies!
Butterfly Spirit Animal ~ Master of tapping into new realities...
The journey of transformation the Butterfly symbolizes requires going deep into the cocoon of meditation and letting all fears and old wounds be released one by one, so that transformation can take place... in the cocoon you experience release and the freedom from what has held you back... you see new possibilities, new ways of being, you feel the rapture of being totally set free... with wings to fly.
Butterfly spirit animal has gone from a caterpillar that is only capable of crawling ever so slowly along on a twig to becoming a Butterfly that is capable of of taking flight across seas and continents. Butterfly symbolism conveys a message of what is possible in our own lives, of going beyond what we believe possible ~ to making the impossible a reality.
Butterfly Totem Animal
~ A Beautiful totem reminding you to release your fears
Butterfly symbolism at it's finest!
Butterfly totem animal says do not rush the process, you will need to spend time in the cocoon nurturing yourself and healing... and in doing so getting in touch with your feelings and the essence of your soul self.
We can only imagine the thoughts of the caterpillar as he enters the cocoon, as he makes contact with the essence of his spirit self.
The moment he enters the cocoon he has let everything he has ever known be left behind as he embraces the rapture of transcendence and complete re-birth.
He has surrendered and he is ready, he trusts in something greater than himself to guide him through.
Soon Butterfly spirit animal will have a life filled with new possibilities and a whole new way of living.
Butterfly power animal
Calling on the Butterfly power animal will help you release your fears so that you can take the journey to know your true spirit self, to see and to know what you are possible of creating and transforming in your life.
He will be at your side, sitting on your shoulder as you take the meditative journey necessary to release everything that has been holding you back, so that a miraculous transformation can take place and you can be set free to live the life you were meant to live, the life you envisioned for yourself at the time of your birth, the life that will clearly be seen in your meditations.
A Very Special Magic for Butterfly Symbolism
The magical meaning for Butterfly symbolism is "THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING", for believing is the first step in anything you set out to do... if you believe then you will find a way... regardless of obstacles, if you do not believe you will not see the way, and obstacles will stop you.
Further spiritual and magical meaning of the totem animal Butterfly conveys the choice to transcend, and is therefore the greatest symbol of our power to make a choice, to choose our way of being... to choose our paths... to choose our destiny.
With Butterfly we are shown that we can reshape and re-sculpt ourselves in mind, body and spirit... this is the elegant example of what we are capable of.
Are butterflies a sign of good luck?
Yes! All around the world and in all cultures Butterflies are considered very lucky when you are ready to make a big change or transformation in your life.
Meaning of Butterfly landing on you?
When a Butterfly lands on you it is a profound sign of trust, it may be a message from a loved one who has departed that they are with you now.
Native American tribes all had different meanings for the butterfly. Some tribes saw it as a symbol of a dream, some as a symbol of joy, some as communication from a lost loved one, and so forth. ... Many tribes believed that different colored butterflies each carried a different meaning as well. source: blog.kachinahouse.com
For the ancient Celts, Butterfly symbolism signified a period of change, evolution and growth, or a complete metamorphosis.
When Butterfly spirit animal appears for you in a dream it is a sign that you are ready to let go of something or someone that has been holding you back, this will be life changing in deep and significant ways.
If you are already on a spiritual path it is a symbolic sign that you are ready to go deeper in your studies and practices, going to a new level of awareness and seeing your choices as your catalysts for the change you are seeking in your life.
You may be ready to be a teacher, or an energy or reiki healer and the time has come to spread your wings, seeing where this new journey will take you... into new and fantastic lands.
Sources & Reference: Presley Love is founder and primary writer/source for Universe of Symbolism, she uses her intuitive gifts and the divination arts to channel the messages from the animals and nature spirits ~ additional reference material: Carl Jung; The Red Book / carlyung.net | Medicine Cards; Jamie Sans & David Carson | Druid Animal Oracle; Stephanie & Phillip Carr-Gomm