Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Butterfly in flight

Is there anything as delicately beautiful as the butterfly?  I was fascinated by it's beauty as young as 5 years old. However sadly I must say that seeing butterflies is rare lately. Have you noticed that they appear to be disappearing?

Enjoy some photo's of butterflies in flight ......

Butterfly Symbolism.

We are all small and appear to be the same (like the caterpillar), but as we grow older our true beauty shows (like the butterfly). Like a butterfly, we are all different, and beautiful in our own way. In the Christian religion, the metamorphosis a butterfly undergoes is symbolic of the spiritual evolution all Christians go through. Butterflies represent rebirth and a new beginning. For Christians, it is considered a soulful symbol. In ancient mythology, the butterfly stands for wisdom and everlasting knowledge. 
Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a monthtoo (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).
Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chances of her environment and her body.

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same.
A quick-list of Butterfly animal symbolism:
  • Resurrection
  • Transition
  • Celebration
  • Lightness
  • Time
  • Soul
  • (Read more Here )

In the western world, the symbol of the butterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times. It is also symbolises a state of naturalness and purity.


  1. My kids saw a Monarch yesterday and were SO excited. We don't see them much for some reason. They are all so beautiful!

  2. Beautiful commentary on butterflies! I like the little Yellow Clouded butterflies that I see around here. All butterflies are beautiful.


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