This morning I had an enlightened moment myself, no matter how much work you have done, spirit just keeps molding and shaping you, like a lump of clay until you turn into something beautiful to behold, such happened to me this morning, although it had been a process of working on my “lump” all week.
It started when I was mowing my lawn, hundreds of butterflies were on my grass, because we have weeds… : )
Dandelions to be exact, critters and bugs LOVE my yard because with the grass we have wildflowers and such for a wonderful bouquet of delight for the animal kingdom.
I thought to myself, “Wow,that’s a lot of butterflies and why are they only one color?”Orange…and a few yellow thrown in for good measure.
First lets look at the colors in relation to the chakra system of the body:
(For those who do not know what a “Chakra” is click here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra)
Swadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra (From:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra)
|Swadhisthana, Svadisthana or adhishthana is symbolized by a white lotus within which is a crescent moon, with six vermillion, or orange petals. The seed mantra is Vam, and the presiding deity is Brahma, with the Shakti being Rakini ( or Chakini ). The animal associated is the crocodile of Varuna.The Sacral Chakra is located in the sacrum (hence the name) and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle. Swadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The key issues involving Swadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure. Physically, Swadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.In Tibetan buddhism, this is known as the Secret Place wheel. Below this point the Shakta tantra and Vajrayana systems diverge somewhat.|
Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra(From:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra)
|Manipura or manipurakais symbolized by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals, along with the color yellow. The seed syllable is Ram, and the presiding deity is Braddha Rudra, with Lakini as the Shakti.Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.In Tibetan buddhism, this wheel is represented as a triangle with 64 upward pointing petals. It is the home of the Red drop, or red bodhicitta, which is the essence of feminine energy (as opposed to the Shakta system, where the kundalini energy resides in Muladhara). It contains the seed syllable short-Ah, which is of primary importance in the Tummo inner fire meditation, which is the system by which the energy of the red drop is raised to the white drop in the crown.|
So unto the next critter to cross my path:
Rabbit is known for its ability to procreate and fearful thoughts will procreate (manifest) into what you fear. Movement by leaps, living by ones own wits, not getting boxed into a corner. Take advantage of opportunities that may present themselves only for a brief moment. Examine the foods you eat and perhaps eat more of a vegetarian diet. The Rabbit is a spirit animal that is extremely open to one on one communication and when approached as an equal it will show great wisdom and guidance.
Rabbit is interpreted in different ways,in different cultures. In China, it is one of the astrological animals and linked to good fortune and the moon. To the Mayans, Rabbit was the scribe who kept the lunar calendar. In Native American tradition, Rabbit is known as the “Fear Caller”, due to it projecting its fear of those wishing to eat it, and thereby attracting the predators it fears.
So…. Fear, food and creativity… all right up my alley this week.
oh and I forgot about the butterfly:(From:http://www.whats-your-sign.com/butterfly-animal-symbolism.html)
Butterfly Animal Symbolism
Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.
From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.
What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. I daresay if a human were to go through this kind of change we’d freak out!
Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).
Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chances of her environment and her body.
This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same.
A quick-list of Butterfly animal symbolism:
Interestingly, in many cultures the butterfly is associated with the soul – further linking our animal symbolism of faith with the butterfly.
In Greek myth, Psyche (which literally translates to mean “soul”) is represented in the form of a butterfly. Befittingly, Psyche is forever linked with love as she and Eros (the Greek god of love, also known in Roman myth as Cupid) shared an endlessly passionate bond together – both hopelessly in love with the other.
Greece doesn’t corner the market on associating the butterfly with the soul. Here are a few other ancient cultures that associated this elegant creature with the soul:
- Asian (central)
- Mexican – Aztec
- New Zealand
Even Christianity considers the butterfly a soulful symbol. To wit, the butterfly is depicted on ancient Christian tombs, as Christ has been illustrated holding a butterfly in Christian art.
It’s connection with the soul is rather fitting. We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journey’s end we are inevitably changed – not at all the same as when we started on the path.
To take this analogy a step further, we can look again to the grace and eloquence of the butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee. Our responsibility to make our way in faith, accept the change that comes, and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly.
So if you know me I have been a process of transition, I would say it has taken me about 15 years to transform into what you see before you now but my road has not been easy and has been filled with lots of lessons and hard knocks(cause I am SO stubborn) and LOTS of grace, help and love.
With all lessons (even thou it does not feel like it at the time) they are for the higher good of the soul. ALL of them. This includes the ones that are the worst, painful, gut wrenching in your life and ones you really do not want to revisit.
Your higher self is always working for the good of you.
This is all I am going to write today, I feel when you give to much information, you have a hard time “getting” it, this is going to be a two or three-part lesson, tomorrow we will talk about how I got triggered and how all this color and animals lead me to the lesson I was receiving.