A butterfly came

Yesterday around lunch time I noticed a butterfly with its wings closed sitting on a half eaten orange which was on the bench in front of me.  I had an ah ha moment as a few months ago I read in a book the spiritual aspects of death and grief that often after a loved one has passed a butterfly may appear as a messenger.

The butterfly stayed in the same spot only moving slightly in over 8 hours yesterday.

Today when it was gone I thought of my Mum, maybe the messenger had moved on now.  I went outside to clean the windows in my front yard only to look down and see the butterfly sitting on the inside of the window pane.  That was at about 9.30 this morning. This evening it is still here.   I shed a tear tonight after watching the final scene in the movie A Dog’s Purpose.  in which Ethan finally recognised the reincarnated soul of his dog Bailey in the stray dog that turned up on his doorstep a short while ago.  The idea of that kind of love that can outlast even death is very appealing and heart opening.  It may be all wishful or magical thinking, who knows but I felt so soft and sad this evening, but full of gratitude too.  Life and death are full of mystery, and maybe we believe what we need to believe to find comfort or solace. Still a butterfly staying around for so long on the last two days of the year seems to be some kind of omen.  After googling this phenomena this is what I found.  I will share it below.  Happy New Year to everyone.  Sending you peace and happiness blessings from Australia.

When you see a butterfly in your dreams or in reality, it can be considered a power animal message. Stop for a moment and take a look at what’s going on in your life. Is it time to make some changes? Or maybe you’re already undergoing a life transformation. If so, this power animal will give you the strength to move on. This creature also reminds you to enjoy freedom and creativity and not to take life too seriously.

Departed loved ones can also speak to us through butterflies. Many people report seeing butterflies shortly after a loved one’s death. Some see the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection, while others consider it to be the essence of the deceased’s soul. In fact there is an old Irish saying, “Butterflies are souls of the dead waiting to pass through purgatory.” Either way, butterflies do serve as important spiritual messengers. It is often up to the interpreter to decide the true meaning.

So the next time a butterfly crosses you path, take heed from this spiritual messenger. You are obviously meant to receive a message of great importance!


Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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  1. I forget that the season isn’t the same over there as it is here, so I was even more in awe for a moment. :p But, even still, that is a beautiful sign. Part of the beauty of signs/symbols is in the process of deciding what they mean to us personally. I hope this has given you some peace and resolution for the new year.


    1. I most certainly did. It also brought up deep emotions. I was glad of it. The butterfly died last night but its a reminder they only live for a short tiime. We must appreciate the beauty in the moment and then let go. Love and wishes for kindness love and support to you for 2018 Love Deborah


      1. I rewatched the film Collateral Beauty last night and even though the premise of the film drives me mad (can you imagine being manipulated that way by your friends and trusted coworkers) I do appreciate the concept of collateral beauty. That even in our despair or grief there is beauty to be found. It seems to fit.

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      2. Yes i found that a terrible premise too as who was really there for him to get all that complex grief out of his system, never the less I understand where you are coming from, I wish our culture would help others to really embrace that dark passage instead of trying to convince sufferers to ‘get over it’! AS IF! We have to process it, as I see it and that is not easy or pretty. xoxo


      3. It really is a shame that our society is so anti- any feeling that isn’t bubbly, happy, positive, etc. It denies the fact that some of these darker experiences give us art and create profound connection, if we open ourselves to them. Instead, however, people in grief or suffering from other mental illnesses are just told to “get help” or as you say, “get over it.” It really is a shame. For what it’s worth, I’m always open to human moments, even the ones that haven’t been tidied and topped with a bow.

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      4. Yes. Agree one hundred percent. That said at the moment my sister is suffering with sadness and at times its so hard to reach her in that place. Deep feelings like these threaten others with feelings of powerlessness which is why we get told these kind of things. Its only the ones who go through it who truely understand. And I know you are one of them. ❤


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