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!