black butterfly beauty


On my run this morning, I was wing punched in the face by a large black butterfly. Because I have a unique language with the universe that I call a ‘symbologue’, meaning that the universe communicates with me through signs and symbols, I decided to pay attention and investigate what the ‘message’ could mean.

There is a Native American legend that says, “If anyone desires a wish to come true, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper their wish to it. Since the butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone except the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and granted.”

A butterfly symbolises new life; and particularly a ‘black’ butterfly, symbolises a new stronger life after a period of transformation. At the time of being hit in the face, I was thinking about the strong call I hear to help others and share a message of strength and personal empowerment. Like all journeys, there have been bumps in the road, however all is coming to fruition now and I am seeing the end result. The transformation has begun.

The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when opportunity arises and I have made some dramatic changes in my life. The butterfly has been used in many religions and cultures to represent freedom, fun, and joyous times. The butterfly symbolises a state of naturalness and purity. I like this symbol because my connection to nature is intense. The butterfly is also a symbol of spirits and souls. For this, I am deeply grateful for each and every person I have the privilege of connecting with. If you are reading this then that means you.

I wish you freedom, fun, and joyous times. May you transform into the strongest version of yourself and connect with nature and purity. May you meet the greatest spirits and souls and change for the better whenever opportunity arises. In some cultures the butterfly brings luck. I wish you copious amounts of luck.

The next time you see a butterfly, make a wish. Perhaps my black butterfly will cross your path before it transforms again and becomes even more magnificent.

Noni Boon.

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