Keeping an eye up at the butterfly that continues to follow me as I walk to my alley, I think to myself how there always seems to be one gravitating to me. I lose focus for a moment as I dump my trash and make my way back to my deck. Its a gloomy day, I feel as if you shouldn’t see such a beautiful creature on such a grey day. But I do appreciate its beauty. Growing up I always noticed how butterflies always appeared during the most needed times for me. When I would feel lonely as I child one would follow me as I walked alone to school, on the way to sixth grade camp one kept up with the bus as we drove away, the night my Nana died one fluttered by the car window, and the day of her funeral I saw so many I couldn’t keep track. I know many of you will take this as a coincidence, but I always knew it had a special meaning for me. I just didn’t know what.
On this journey I have read articles, blogs, books, you name it on the wonders of the metaphysical life. One article that I found interesting was Spirit Animals. It was created by a spiritual coach. The article had a short quiz and you answered it and it would tell you your spirit animal. Before I began i said to myself wouldn’t it be interesting if I got butterflies….. Or even owls. My Nana had the same pull to owls that I had to butterflies so I’ve been drawn to them. Sure enough I got Butterflies, as I continued to scroll it said my secondary was The Owl. How it determined this by the questions asked I don’t know but it knew. It knew me.
I have a strong connection with insects. When it rains and all the caterpillars and worms flood the sidewalks I move them to safety. Im know for saving the bugs. If I see a slug or a snail on the concrete I move it out of harm’s way. I never enjoyed pouring salt and watching them bubble like my cousins. I cried. It broke my heart to watch them suffer like that. I believe my spirit is drawn to them for that reason.
I have a longing to feel free and to be one with creatures and the bird spirit animal is just that. I also have the ability to be objective and that’s where the insect spirit animal comes in. Spirit animals are there to help guide you along on your path. They offer you guidance. There are different types of spirit guides, but I believe mine are life guides. They are always with me showing me which way to go. They are a reflection of who I am. The butterfly helps me go through changes with grace and lightness. I have endured a lot of changes in my 26 years of life and this little guy has been present along the way to ease some of the trama. The owl gives me the ability to see whats hidden to most people. I am know for being able to tell the motives of a person when I first meet them. I am a very good judge of character. 8 out of 10 times with people I’m right. You can have many. Spirit animals to help you along the way, but these are the only ones I’ve noticed so far.
Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t just take that deer you see all the time as a coincidence. It could be your spirit animal trying to make itself known to you.