I am thrilled to introduce this beautiful post by Marianne Soucy. I intend to offer a guest post on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Thank you, Marianne, for gracing this space with this magnificent message for the readers here at Walks with Spirit, and for inaugurating this series in such an auspicious way!
Insights on Transformation from Butterfly
This article is (c)copyright Marianne Soucy and published with permission from the author.
I would like to begin by thanking Reba for hosting my article on her website. It’s an honor for me to be able to share a Sacred Spirit Journey with advice from spirit. In this journey, butterfly teaches us about transformation. Let’s get started.
My spirit guide is with me, and he says:
“Transformation happens when you allow yourself to be in and accept the present moment, for it is only from a place of presence and from the Now that you can take inspired steps towards manifesting your dream.”
Marianne: “What if you’re in a place you don’t like or don’t want to be?”
“Acceptance comes first, for it is the light of presence and gratitude you find in the present that will inspire you and guide you on your path.
Watch the butterflies, and let their cycle of transformation be an example and inspiration. They move into each state in the process of becoming a butterfly easily and naturally.
When you let the transformation naturally unfold, you evolve into the highest version of you.”
Marianne: “How specifically can people do that?
At that moment we reach a tree where we see all the stages of the butterfly: the egg, larvae, cocoon, and butterfly.
A butterfly comes forward and says:
“When you are in the larvae stage – in the state where you know there’s more to you and to life, but you don’t know what or how – go within and connect with your heart’s dream. Letting yourself dream is the first step. How does your ideal life look? What do you feel inspired to do? Make time in this stage to go within and also to express your creativity. Do you dare express your light – or are you holding yourself back? Notice what’s blocking you and seek ways to remove those blocks.
As you are in the cocoon stage, things might seem and feel a mess, unclear, chaotic – you may be in overwhelm and lack clear direction. In this state, it is helpful to acknowledge this ‘preparing’ stage: that chaos often precedes – or rather is part of transformation. Let go of resistance when it comes up and experience what’s going on without judgment. Remember this is a temporary state – a step on the way to transformation. If you feel stuck or need guidance, you can, for example, call on help from eagle or another animal or spirit guide who can help you get an overview and focus. You’re not going through this transformation alone, so make use of your guides.
In the butterfly stage, as you step into the unfolding of your dream – of sharing your light with the world – let your heart guide your steps in your dealings with yourself and with others. Let gratitude be a daily practice to motivate you and to help you notice the little things in life, your daily blessings.
Keep an image of me – butterfly – as a reminder of the beauty of your soul and your dream.
Blessings to you all.”
I thank butterfly and my spirit guide and end the journey.
Take a moment and contemplate: Where are you in the transformation process? What can you do to move through this process more smoothly? Are there practices you need to add, blocks to remove, or perhaps someone you need to reach out to for support?
Note down your insights in a journal, and feel free to share them in the comments section below.
About Marianne Soucy
Marianne Soucy is an author and coach, and her Sacred Spirit Journeys are a cornerstone of her on-line work. At HealingPetLoss.com, Marianne helps grieving pet owners and connects clients with their beloved pets in the afterlife. At GiveYourDreamWings.com, Marianne coaches spiritual entrepreneurs, healers, intuitives and authors, and helps clients manifest their dreams while staying grounded and deeply connected to self and spirit. Visit Marianne’s websites: http://GiveYourDreamWings.com and http://HealingPetLoss.com.
Reba Linker is a transformational life coach and bestselling author. Click here to get a free chapter of her new book, Imagine Self-Love. The best place to engage with me is here on the blog, and in my Facebook group, Leaders in Self-Love.