The Meaning of a Butterfly Sighting
Wings That Carry Whispers From Spirit
Hummingbirds, butterflies, and even ladybugs have long been recognized by many as messengers from Spirit. Like the male red cardinal’s bright red plumage, the butterfly comes in an array of hard-to-miss colors. That will make you sit up and take notice! Often, to get your attention, they will persistently fly around you or within your view. They want you to see them because they are most likely a visitor sent by someone on the other side.
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Communication Between the Realms
If you believe that butterflies are messengers from Spirit, then you are likely seeing them at a time when you were speaking to or simply thinking of your loved one on the other side. In this instance, the meaning of a butterfly sighting could be that your deceased loved one has something to tell you. Perhaps they sense you need their guidance too. We often look to the spirit realm for guidance because people who have crossed over possess the kind of wisdom and knowing that people of the earthly realm don’t have.
Since butterflies don’t speak a human language, how is it that they can communicate with us? A butterfly sighting serves as a visual message to let you know that your loved ones are present. It’s not an actual spirit who temporarily hijacks a butterfly’s body.
Manifesting a Butterfly
So why does a spirit send a butterfly? It’s because it takes a lot of energy for a spirit to manifest. And, even if they did, it wouldn’t last very long. Besides, how would you react if a spirit manifested right in front of you? For many people, that’s a scary sight! If given the option, they would prefer a visit from a butterfly instead. Wouldn’t you?
Spirits pick brightly colored things of beauty because they know they’ll be hard to miss. Could you ignore an orange butterfly fluttering around your head or landing on something right before your eyes? These types of messengers seem to get our immediate attention. However, the communication part comes directly from Spirit. It’s a psychic connection of sorts that brings you peace and contentment.
The Symbolism of the Butterfly
Butterfly sightings symbolize transformation and resurrection. According to butterflywebsite.com, “… pictures of butterflies can be found throughout almost every hospice. This symbol is also used extensively by many grief counselors, spiritual centers, and support groups for the bereaved.” Even people who have never mentioned their own butterfly sighting in life will send these winged messengers to say that they have reached the other side. What better messenger than the butterfly to let loved ones know that they have transitioned from an earthly being to a spiritual being and that they are well.
Traditionally, in Japan, a white butterfly is seen as the soul of someone who is no longer living in the eathly realm. Similar beliefs exist across many cultures across the globe.
Butterflies as Spirit Guides
Many of us feel the connection between the human and animal kingdoms, viewing animals as guides who enlighten us and who provide us with courage, sensitivity, empathy, and the many other attributes we need to summon at one time or another. Whether or not you feel that the butterfly is your personal spirit animal, you can still summon its strength when you’re going through something that requires change or when things around you are changing and transforming.
Changes occur often, whether or not we initiate them—a move, a change in jobs, and even the loss of a loved one. A butterfly sighting can help you feel comforted and help you accept that maybe change isn’t always a bad thing, even when we don’t want or don’t feel we need it. After all, change may not be easy, but it’s often inevitable. A butterfly sighting reminds us that we aren’t going through a change alone.
If you find yourself feeling lost, seeking guidance or just looking for inspiration, you can call upon your angels and guides or simply ask a loved one for a sign. You may or may not see evidence of them hearing you right away (it’s not like Chinese take-out), but you will receive a response. And, when you do get your answer you’ll know it! In an instant, a butterfly sighting will confirm your connection. A visit from the Spirit in any form can provide you with inspiration and excitement, and more importantly, leave you feeling content, connected, and even loved.
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