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Butterfly Animal Totem

This Animal Totem is Butterfly - Transformation.

Butterfly medicine is about Transformation, but also Observation (recognizing the stage of life that you are in), Creativity, Introspection, Sharing, and Rebirth.

There are 4 stages of a Butterfly's life cycle just, as there are 4 stages with our life cycle:

  • Egg = Childhood/Teenage yrs. = Thoughts/Ideas = Creativity = Daytime
  • Larval = Young Adulthood = Decision-Making/Taking Action = Observation = Evening time
  • Cocoon = Middle Age = Developing = Introspection/Reflection = Night time
  • Butterfly = Old Age = Completion = Sharing and Rebirth = Morning time

Unlike the Butterfly, we go through these cycles on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis. We go through lots of mini cycles within the larger overall cycle. To me, the key to Butterfly's medicine is knowing what stage you are in and what you should be doing in that stage and, most importantly, what is getting in your way of getting it done. First ask yourself when you are doing something, ‘what stage am I in?’, then ‘what do I need to do?’, then ‘what is holding me back?’, and then, ‘can someone else benefit from what I have learned?’ Knowing the answer to these very few questions, you will begin to "flutter" through life.

Crystals to help remind you of the Butterfly's medicine are:

Transformation:

Observation/Introspection:

Creativity:

Rebirth:

 

By Susan Jolley



Posted on December 31, 2014

  Thank you! I love the wisdom which is so well presented here. Very informative and it made me feel different about the phases of life. Very well done.  (Submitted by: Pam Keller on November 16, 2018)
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  i really enjoyed this lesson. You have aswered many questions!
I believe this will also will assist me to find where i am at and which direction i i must follow next.
Thank you for sharing this wisdom!  (Submitted by: kika on November 02, 2016)
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