I am a butterfly and I have beautiful, wide wings with speckles and patterns. I am free from the cocoon of darkness and I am capable of new movements now. I can fly! I am able to fly and float, fluttering along from flower to flower. I can spend my days fluttering from one flower to the next and then coast over the grasses. I have everything I need. I am able to explore the vast world uninhibited by anything. The cocoon is gone. I am free. The sunshine lights my way and the blue skies above help me distinguish from sky and Earth. I am connected to the Earth and to all things. I am part of nature. I have no fears, but I still move cautiously so that I can enjoy life without unnecessary risks.
I am flying now towards lilac bushes as they are my favorite. I am gentle and humble, a light and bright spirit of divinity. I know I bring delight and joy to the humans on this planet. I am part of a species of insect with a vast array of colours and we are all beautiful.
Why wasn’t I liked before the cocoon though? I was kind of ugly and crawling on the ground. That sucked! My transformed self is much more light and free.
I appreciate my beauty.
I appreciate myself.
I appreciate life.
I am life.
I am pure joy. Nothing can take my joy away. Nor my beauty.
I am a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. I am a symbol of “do overs” and of inner transformation.
Triumph over the darkness.
Entering the cave of death to be reborn to life/light.
I am eternal, no end and no beginning. A circle of life.
I need to keep my “feet” on the ground as I fly and flutter along. To remind me of my deep connection with nature, with all that is.
Connections made from this story:
Inner voice “Breathe and be free”. “Take time for self”. “Be ok with the messy writing”. “Be my own butterfly”.
I want to transform and free myself, but this needs to come from within.
I am responsible for my own transformation and that is scary.
Action Plan: I want to make time to work on my action plan items, even if that means taking one at a time. I want to make time to focus on the beauty that surrounds me and spend time in meditation where I feel connected to nature. I want to continue allowing myself to go deep in a gentle way.
Kelly Gass, July 23rd 2020