Saturday, March 13, 2010

Butterflies Are Free


Actually, these ones weren't free at all. They cost me perhaps seven dollars at a craft store. I have used them to decorate my altar because I belong to the Butterfly Clan. I consider myself to be quite a moth man indeed. In fact I am so much a moth man that all of my significant others in my life have always been fire elementals. Like a moth to a flame, I get drawn in and have no idea of how hot the encounter is going to get!

Butterfly Clan people are Air elementals. We are able to multitask like crazy and eventually get everything done. We have brilliant minds, when in balance, and egos the size of Mt.Everest when not in balance. Also, when we are not grounded we come across to the rest of the world as total space cadets. Being grounded myself, I find the space cadets to be highly annoying, especially because at that moment they have no intention of listening to anyone who is encouraging them to get their feet back on the ground.

We also need to acknowledge what butterfly stage we are at with any given thing at any given moment. If we are in the egg stage, we know something is about to happen for us, but are not sure what it is. In the larva stage we are new to something and are not quite sure what we are going to do with it. This is much where I am with the technology aspects of my life. Then we go into the caterpillar stage. In this stage we are ravenous for information and absolutely devour all forms of information and knowledge on the topic of our obsession. There then comes a time when we enter the chrysalis stage. This is when we withdraw and cocoon ourselves so that we can integrate what we have experienced and learned. Once complete, we leave this stage and emerge completely transformed as the butterfly or moth. When we do this, sometimes people have a difficult time adjusting to who we now are. They want us to be the person they knew last week, but we have completely changed and are now someone else. If they give it a chance and get to know the new person in front of them, they will find that there is much to be appreciated. If they are resistant, we leave them behind, spreading our wings and finding new social circles in which to thrive.

So there you have it. This is what being an Air elemental in the Butterfly Clan is all about. Transformation of self is of the utmost importance to us.

Blessed Be
Trent
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4 comments:

Morrigan said...

Hi dad, loved the post! I think I'm in a caterpillar/chrysalis stage right now--sort of cocooning myself as well as devouring information with a hunger that is constant and never satisfied!

Trent Deerhorn said...

Atta girl! It is always good to multitask even the stages of development. That way you can utilize time very efficiently. Some of my best research was done when I was cocooning because I wasn't feeling well!

Riverwolf, said...

I'm not sure about which clan I belong to or which elemental I most closely resemble--but I can certainly identify with cocooning and transforming. I'm going through that right now--and already, some people I know aren't sure about it all.

Trent Deerhorn said...

Stay true to your process, Riverwolf. If they love you, they will adapt. If they don't, then it becomes both clear and easy as to when and how to let them go so that others who can appreciate the you that you have become can come into your circle!