Monday, December 15, 2014

White Butterfly

I want to share what it means when a white butterfly appears in one’s life. A Butterfly is about transformation.In early Christianity, it was the symbol of the soul. Interestingly, in Christian religions, white is worn during baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and Marriage. When I traveled to the community of John of God, in Brazil, it is required everyone wear white. Many cultures have their own butterfly meanings. The Native Americans, a butterfly is a symbol of change and joy. Look for change. The butterfly will help teach that growth and change does not have to be traumatic.The color white means purity and truth. One butterfly means, beginnings.

One butterfly means, our world will be beginning a new life.

According to Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, a butterfly was seen in Japan as the personification of a person's soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead.

The ancient Greek word for "butterfly" is ψυχή (psȳchē), which primarily means "soul" or "mind".

White butterflies also symbolize past spirits/souls. I've come to believe they are signs of good luck or angels watching over you. White butterflies have many different symbolic meanings in different cultures. Some belief it is the soul of child, others believe it is a sign of death.

It is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of its metamorphosis, or transformation, from a caterpillar that crawls on the ground to a beautiful, almost ethereal creature that flies through the air. It has also become a symbol for personal growth and spiritual rebirth.It represents resurrection.

This symbolism was also used in early Christianity as a symbol of the soul.

Other cultures believed that spirits of the dead took the form of white butterflies.
"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."