In recent months, I have made a point to get out and exercise outdoors as much as possible. Even when I am feeling out of sorts, I refuse to remain indoors. When I am feeling blue, I try my very best to step outside and allow the sun and all its wonderful rays to shine down on me. I allow both nature and the glorious sun to heal me from all my ills. My daily jogs have provided me with an opportunity to practice being present and to live a life of gratitude. There are so many wonderful elements in the world to be thankful for, and the best part is that it is entirely free of charge. Allowing the outdoors to enfold you in all her splendor does not cost you a cent. I try to take in all of Earth’s general splendor while outdoors, to live in gratitude and awe. Despite listening to tunes or podcasts while jogging, I always take the time to enjoy the scenery around me. Recently, while giving thanks to God, Goddess, Source as well as my guides, I have noticed the beautiful messages they have sent me. In my gratitude, I thanked The Great Mother (God/Goddess, whatever name you prefer) for the glorious weather, with beautiful sunshine and a gentle breeze in the air. It was my intention to receive a message from her, just letting me know she was with me. My attention was drawn almost instantly to a perfect white feather while I was jogging. While some might simply interpret this as a feather dropped by a passing bird, I believe it to be much more than that. A white feather can symbolize several things to different cultures. For instance, some cultures believe it symbolizes the Soul, while others believe it symbolizes a message from the spirit realm, angels, or even a guide. It is also important to consider the color of the feather. White is associated with many meanings in various cultures, including purity, innocence, divinity, and perfection. In some indigenous cultures, white symbolizes peace, love, and protection, while in the Christian faith, it indicates “your angels” are watching over and protecting you. My finding of a single feather as opposed to a group of feathers made the message much more meaningful. It was my interpretation of this beautiful and unique feather that I was walking in divine protection by the Great Mother, who is guiding me and protecting me in all aspects of my life. I should feel confident in my decisions and choices because she is guiding me in the right direction to be always where I need to be. Each decision that I make, both personally and professionally, is intended to allow me to experience and grow. It is also a sign of love for me, and just being outside and walking in nature gives me the feeling of being protected, nurtured, and loved by a mother. A few minutes of being outside can heal the mind, body, and spirit in a magical way. Just allowing the feeling to take hold is a wonderful experience that can do a lot of good for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Additionally, I noticed a worm that formed itself into the shape of a spiral, and I also observed spirals in the stamens of flowers. From a spiritual perspective, the spiral is a symbol of cyclical life, energy flow, and interconnectedness. Spirals represent personal transformation and spiritual development. There is a cycle of life, death, and rebirth symbolized by this representation, and I do not view this as a negative sign. A new version of “me” is arising as I am experiencing the “death” of the person I used to be and slowly being reborn into a being who lives from the heart. I am no longer clinging to phases of my life that do not serve my new self. A spiral represents the interconnectedness of all things in the universe, as well as the natural flow of energy present in all living things. In many ancient cultures and spiritual traditions, the spiral represents the path of self-discovery and the unfolding of our inner wisdom. That is exactly what I am realizing about myself, that I am extremely intuitive and wise, and that I should always have confidence in my abilities. We can cultivate gracefulness and growth as individuals by embracing the spiral’s energy as we move through life’s challenges. They serve as a reminder that everything is interconnected, and we are all part of the same ebb and flow. The spiral expands outward in the same way that we grow and evolve on our spiritual journey.
It is also possible to interpret spirals as symbols of our connection to the divine or the universe. In a similar manner to the spiral staircase leading to heaven, they serve as a reminder that there is more to this world than meets the eye and that we are all part of something much greater than ourselves. No matter where they appear, spirals are always uplifting. Each of us travels a unique path through life, and this is described as the spiral of life. Throughout the journey, there are many aspects involved, including birth, death, and everything in between. The spiral of life is also a metaphor for how our lives are constantly evolving and changing. Our journey through life follows the same pattern as a spiral and has neither a beginning nor an end. There is a perpetual cycle of growth and change in the spiral of life. Though we may not always realize it, we are continually moving forward. Observe the experiences and challenges that life brings and trust that every decision we make is an opportunity to learn and grow. It is important to realize that even when life seems to be “getting us down”, it is an opportunity to gain strength, and resilience, and to know that God, The Great Mother, your guides, and your loving ancestors are always protecting you. There is nothing you cannot accomplish, and you will get the life you have always wished for, for your best days are always ahead of you. In all things, there is a spiritual symbolism.
There were so many beautiful signs that I encountered during this outing, not only the feathers, the spirals, but also the colors of the butterflies that were flying around me. There is a deep spiritual significance to butterflies, so one should never simply swat them away. You will be amazed when you take the time to understand the message a butterfly is conveying when you are in the presence of one or many of them. What significance did these butterflies have for me? Apart from being magnificently stunning, all three butterflies held spiritual significance for me and my journey through life. As we evolve spiritually and transform our lives, butterflies symbolize our own ability to do so. We are spiritual beings experiencing human existence on this planet. Learning and evolving is the purpose of our existence. It is often the case that spiritual growth and personal transformation require us to go outside of our comfort zones, just as a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis into a delicate and beautiful creature. To me, the red butterfly symbolized primal energy, intensity, passion, wealth, and luck. Additionally, red is the color associated with the first chakra or the root chakra. Your root chakra is the foundation of your physical vitality, passion, courage, desire, and sense of security. Your root chakra serves as a grounding force. This butterfly conveyed the message that I am grounded, secure in my life position, whether it be emotionally, financially, or physically. Furthermore, I took it as an opportunity to continue to develop and create passion in all areas of my life. My next encounter was with an orange butterfly. The orange butterfly represents joy, creativity, and sensuality. Additionally, orange is a color associated with health and well-being. It happened that this butterfly flew into my presence as I was thinking about a project I had been working on, so I thanked the Great Mother for her gestures of encouragement and love. Orange is also associated with the sacral chakra, or the second chakra in the body. A person who has energy flowing through his or her sacral chakra will feel confident, energetic, and stimulated. Sensuality, creativity, and healthy emotions are supported by a balanced sacral chakra. Adding more sensuality to one’s life may appear as loving one’s body (even with all its curves, rolls, and imperfections), thanking it, and honoring it for all of its contributions. Making yourself feel beautiful and appreciated, whether that is through speaking kind words to yourself or practicing self-love affirmations. I believe it is important to wear items that make you feel beautiful, seen, and most importantly loved. Meditation allows us to focus on our inner selves, which leads to more sensual life. You can embrace a self-love ritual by pampering yourself, which may look different for everyone. Taking a spiritual bath is one of my favorite forms of self-love. Self-love can even extend to the washing and styling of your hair. Take the time to figure out the best ways to show yourself the most love. For the rest of your life to thrive, you need to be at the peak of wellness within yourself. The orange butterfly symbolized the idea that we are all part of a larger whole: when our environment is healthy, we also have a greater chance of being healthy.
The last butterfly I encountered during this spiritual jog was the green butterfly. Green represents nature, growth, renewal, fertility, and transformation. Furthermore, it is a symbol of both financial security and abundance (which includes a lot more than just financial abundance). Additionally, green represents the fourth chakra, the heart chakra. Focusing on living from the heart, with love, compassion, and emotion. As I jogged, many forms of spiritual symbolism emerged, and I enjoy taking the time to discover the many blessings that God/Great Mother/my spiritual guides, and loving and benevolent ancestors have for me daily. It is with open arms that I welcome life, with understanding and, most importantly, with love.
I would like to conclude with a question: How are you living your life from the heart? Are you taking the time to observe the synchronicities and messages being communicated to you from the Divine?
Wishing you a journey filled with love, abundance, intuition, and sensuality.