Kin Essence - Every stage of life holds significance in shaping who we are meant to become
Reputed for evoking a sense of wonder and enchantment, butterflies offer us moments of beauty, tranquillity and splendour whenever they grace us with their presence.
Butterflies begin their life as larvae, which hatch from eggs laid dutifully on a leafy food plant. They then grow into caterpillars whose purpose is to eat and grow quickly. The caterpillar enters its metamorphosis by making a chrysalis, a sacred chamber for transformation. Once the pupation is complete, a butterfly emerges, with wings to carry it abroad to mate and breed and live out its final life cycle in full flight.
Butterflies navigate using a special sun-compass, they see polarised light, allowing them to see and move freely, even in overcast conditions. They use their antennae to sense wind speed and to smell food, flowers and other butterflies.
Deeply symbolic of the human soul, butterflies are often recognised as messages from those who have crossed over to the spirit world. The butterfly teaches us that everything in life that we experience plays a crucial roll into shaping who we are truly meant to be - to embrace each part of our life as a period of important learning and growth, and see that sometimes we must rest before we walk, and walk before we fly. They remind us to not fear the changes we experience in life as it shapes who we are called to become in this lifetime.
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