On Angels and Butterflies…
Protecting fragileness and sensitivity is so much more important than making money, building things, war, politics, getting academic degrees, or playing the stock market. It is even more important than inventing more medicines, because wounded, clipped or lost wings of the spirit is a much worse ailment than suffering a common cold or any physical ailment.
As long as rudeness is justified by all these material motives, the spirit is being sacrificed. In fact, it means that true healing is sacrificed, and that femininity is being sacrificed as well—the protector of spirit and soul, of everything non-physical and non-material. Yes, both men and women, contain feminine aspects and, as such, have responsibility for our spiritual (non-physical) well-being.
Those of us who do not see things in their subtle-energy form, must imagine every person being the body as that of a butterfly, surrounded by the splendor of its awesome, colorful, but very fragile wings. One ignorant, careless touch may stop the creature from flying again for an entire lifetime.
The most beautiful beings incarnated on earth today maneuver, like butterflies, through speedy traffic, in a world which is dumb and blind to their beauty. All too often, they wind up, like a dead bug, on someone’s windshield. Just like butterflies, incarnated angels are not considered, by most people, essential to how we people think this life has to run. They are usually considered harmless enough to be ignored. They neither use hype nor noise, nor do they pose a threat to people, when only noise or threats seem to get attention in this world any more. In fact, if they became extinct, would we even miss them??? From this view, you might imagine that an incarnated angel—just like a butterfly—does not exactly enjoy living in the world that we (not God) have created. Instead, it is a huge sacrifice on their part, motivated by unimaginable... Love !
The time is now to look for butterflies and angels in your life—the symbols of tenderness of the spirit and transformation of humans into more spiritual beings. By recognizing and appreciating their presence, we learn to become merciful, gentle, nurturing and to truly honor the feminine in all things, as well as within ourselves. With it, …
We learn to Honor Love !
…Lest love becomes extinct, just as the butterflies are currently threatened with extinction.
(Photography Art by Daniel Fitzpatrick, 2008)