When the Butterflies Come
Butterflies represent transformation on all levels, they show us how we can go within ourselves to dissolve old forms and morph, rebuilding and evolving ourselves as part of the essential process of growth and renewal. Seeing one is a sign that positive change is transpiring, and brave forces are watching over you.
Cultures throughout history have fixated on the butterfly and its more spiritual meanings, different Native American tribes interpret butterflies to represent change and transformation, comfort, hope, and positivity. While some believed ancestors communicated through butterflies, others took the presence of these creatures as a joyous or hopeful sign. In ancient Greece, the word they used for “butterfly” was the same as the word for “psyche,” meaning the soul – they believed butterflies to be the souls of departed family members. The Irish also believed that butterflies were the souls of the dead.
The spiritual symbolism of any animal is always up for interpretation, but butterflies certainly have something to teach us about rebirth and transformation. If you're feeling particularly connected to this critter, embrace the change, see it through, and trust that your journey, like the butterfly's, will unfold just as it should.