Seeing butterflies out in nature is always lovely. Butterflies have such a magical presence and quality as they gently dance on the air from flower to flower. They’re so graceful and beautiful, it always lights me up and makes me shine a little brighter just by seeing them. This, plus their journey through life is so reflective of the spiritual path, that when seen many people wonder:
Are butterflies angels? Are they messengers from the realms of spirit?
The Metaphor of the Butterfly
The cycle of the butterfly in and of itself holds spiritual teaching and insight for us.
Birthed from an egg the butterfly lives it’s early life as a caterpillar.
It then retreats within the pupa or chrysalis where it undergoes a transformation, and finally when it leaves the chrysalis it is reborn as a beautiful winged butterfly.
The magnificent life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation as we each have the possibility to be reborn through going within.
By retreating from the world into our inner being, surrounding ourselves in cocoons of prayer, meditation, spiritual books and courses, we’re ready at some point emerge. Awakened and ready to fly, we’re transformed and reborn into an entirely new way of being.
In addition to how they live their miraculous life, butterflies don’t live long. They typically only live for a few weeks or months at the longest, which in and of itself offers more guidance for us. Guidance that life is short. Even for humanity time moves quickly, and so the butterfly with its magnificent and yet short life, reminds us to enjoy the here and now.
I also like to think that the transformation of the butterfly, as well as each of our own spiritual transformations continue onward after death. With death we retreat from the physical world, but once again we are reborn into another dimension where we get our wings, and remember our full light and how to fly.
Have you been seeing lots of butterflies lately, either in your waking life or in your dreams?
If so, the butterfly may be appearing as a power animal for you.
If you’re not familiar with power animals, in many native earth based cultures, each animal was considered to bring messages from spirit. By looking at the qualities of the animal, it’s strengths, qualities, and tendencies, we’re able to become aware of the message present for us through the power animal, from spirit.
As power animals butterflies are magical and cherished. They represent spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, vibrant joy, change, ascension, and an ability to experience the wonder of life.
If you’re seeing butterflies, you may want to ask yourself what changes you’re needing to make to live more in alignment with your authentic truth.
What could you do to live with more joy and freedom? What could you do that would light up your soul and invoke a sense of joy and wonder?
Or perhaps you’re already experiencing huge changes and transformations in your life, and the butterfly is simply appearing to remind you it’s all going to be okay. Transformation is a normal part of life, trust in the process, and rest well knowing that the gentle medicine of butterfly is helping to guide you through.
Butterflies are a reminder of the Divine presence and magic in all of life, and a call to embrace and tune into it!
Butterflies And Angels
In addition to the spiritual guidance we can receive through the metaphor of the butterfly, and by looking at it’s meaning as a power animal, when we see butterflies there is often even more than meets the eye.
Quite often angels and fairies use butterflies to remind us of their presence, and to send signals and validations to guide us through life.
Why Would Angels Communicate Through Butterflies?
Butterflies have a way of capturing attention, and so the angels leverage these winged messengers of the physical realm to help get their messages from spirit through. And so… When you see a butterfly, pay attention! Quite your mind, and listen through your intuition, your subtle senses, thoughts, feelings, and inner vision that allows you to receive the message from angels that butterflies can help signal is present.
Signs From Deceased Loved Ones
One of the most common questions I get about butterflies comes from those who have recently lost loved ones.
And guess what? Yes, butterflies are an incredibly common sign from deceased loved ones!
Seeing butterflies shortly after losing a loved is a beautiful sign that the spirit of your loved one lives on.
Have you had a butterfly land on you, follow you, or catch your attention in another beyond the ordinary way?
These are all signs from beyond the physical!
In the case of seeing butterflies in connection to deceased loved ones, sometimes angels will send butterflies to comfort and reassure you that the soul of your loved one lives on.
Other times your loved one may put some of their soul essence into a butterfly to actually connect with your physically once again.
So there you have it. Really, looking at butterflies from a number of angels, the answer appears.
These magical winged messengers really are delivering guidance and love from spirit.
So next time you see a butterfly, in addition to marveling at its lightness and ability to float through the sky… Take a moment to quiet your mind, pat attention, and with your intuition, tune in.