Manifestation Mondays: The Butterfly and Flower Meditation

Ice Queen Zinnias

The focus today is two fold and a way for me to step back away from my “me” oriented as well as “astrology” oriented blog posts as of recent. This marks my 71st blog post. Keeping this schedule/routine has been challenging with finding ideas to write about actually. Given that I don’t have much of an audience I’m surprised that I’ve not simply thrown in the towel by now. I am occupying my time also in image creation to try setting up some items on Redbubble so believe me I’m not always focused on myself or astrology plus there is always stuff to do around the home or the garden particularly once winter ends. During winter there is not much happening in the garden as the season is not very accommodating.

It is my hopes that this will also help my audience during the start of 2022. All butterflies begin their lives as larvae which will become a caterpillar. They spend this next stage on their host plant primarily eating and growing. Eventually they will take a walkabout to find a happy home where they will attach themselves and form a chrysalis to remain out of sight while silently transforming to emerge as something new which will take flight and begin a new journey in life. The flower meditation builds upon my time as an organic gardener as well as I’ve tried to pick several different colors of zinnias that will assist in helping you to focus on the various chakras for healing which incorporates Reiki. Flower meditations help us to recognize the circle of life in that fresh and beautiful flowers of today will become the withered and ugly flowers which make for great compost tomorrow. The goal is to keep in mind the teaching of impermanence and constant change.

Read more about the compost concept at the underlined hyperlink text above. I promise it’s a good read!

Butterfly Meditation:

Envision yourself as a caterpillar crawling on your host plant where you live. Each day you are eating and cycling through your various instar levels until one day you are fully grown while being asked to answer a calling to venture off your host plant to seek a new home. This new home is where you will gradually surround yourself with silken threads until you’re completely hidden from the world. From within this chrysalis you will be completely surrounded by soft silk resting in the warmth of a golden darkness. Nothing is visible to those who view you from the outside, but inside this chrysalis a miraculous transformation is occurring where the caterpillar who once crawled on its belly will eventually emerge with beautiful wings prepared to take flight.

Black Swallowtail Caterpillars I Raised and Released

You may not be fully conscious of what is happening while you’re in this chrysalis, however, you will sense the Divine is at work within you. When all is finished you will finally break free of this chrysalis where a ray of light penetrates and touches you filling you with vitality. As you emerge further from this chrysalis which has been your safety net you realize you are now freer and more independent than you’ve ever been. Now your boundaries widen before you as you can soar to new heights anywhere you want with your new shiny wings.

This same process happens many times during our human lives. There may be a lot of unspoken inner transformations occurring that our outer world is completely unaware of. In 2022 what are you releasing, what are you inviting in, how do you wish to feel, and how are you transforming? Growth is not always gentle nor is it always fun, but we can still breathe in new energy while exhaling our past feelings and toxicities that we’ve carried with us.

Butterflies Among the Garden
Monarch and Gulf Fritillary
More Butterflies and One Sphinx Moth (We’ve had Sphinx Moths Visit Multiple Times, and I Always Like to Believe This is My Memo from the Universe to go to the Pyramids/Sphinx in Egypt)

Flower Meditation:

If you held up a freshly picked flower like the Buddha did with a lotus you would see roots dripping in mud. This sermon was used by the Buddha to teach about form and formless. The purpose was to teach that the hope of peace and beauty arises out of suffering (our mud and muck) where flowers are the embodiment of both form and formless as their life span is fleeting.

Not everyone has a garden or flower box to gaze at. For this meditation more-so than the above one you want to gaze at the flower with soft relaxed eyes, blinking normally, smiling softly, and relaxing your facial muscles, You can meditate for as long as is comfortable while focusing your energy on connecting with the Earth and sunshine which grew this flower placed before you. Look upon this flower as if it’s the first time you set your eyes on any flower. The goal is to discover what it really looks like without labeling it by focusing on the petals or pollen. Eventually you should see unique shapes, colors, textures, and try to imagine the scent.

Below is some brief chakra information to help you recognize why I chose the colors as I have:

Please note not every color is represented exactly due to it not being available in zinnias so for green consider the leaves and stems. I don’t have blue or indigo zinnias so I’ve had to skip over them and chose to use ice queen zinnias as another option. Ice queen zinnias are bi-colored with semi-double to fully double flowers.

Red is the first chakra associated with the Root where the Kundalini serpent lives. This relates to the skeletal system, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, and blood. Often this chakra will be associated with the totem animal of the snake, the element Earth, and the planet Saturn.

Orange is the second chakra associated with the Sacral which is a vortex of your passions, feelings, emotions, and pleasures located in the pelvic region. All creative activity arises from here affecting the womb, genitals, kidney, and bladder. This chakra will be associated with the totem animal of the dolphin and Mercury, Jupiter, and the Moon.

Yellow is the third chakra associated with the Solar Plexus where your spiritual warrior lives centering your personality, ego, and self identity. This chakra affects your will as well as your ability to ascend and transform. If blocked you will struggle to stand up for yourself. The third chakra affects the digestive system, liver, and gallbladder. The Solar Plexus is associated with the totem animal of the lion and the Sun alongside Mars.

Green is the fourth chakra associated with the Heart where your compassion lives and your ability to give/receive love. Creating strong relationships with your loved ones and the rest of the Earth at large is how we heal emotionally and spiritually. This chakra connects to the heart, lungs, circulatory system, arms, and hands. The Heart chakra is associated with the totem animal of the dove, the element air, and Venus.

Blue is the fifth chakra associated with the Throat where you learn to speak your own truth, seek wisdom and justice, and communicate your feelings to others. This chakra affects the throat, ears, mouth, shoulders, and neck. Your Throat chakra is associated with the totem animal of the elephant and the planet Mercury.

Indigo is the sixth chakra associated with the Third Eye referencing your psychic inlet which acts as your gateway to higher consciousness and spiritual awakening/understanding or innerstanding. Here resides your inner gnosis, wisdom, and intuition. This chakra affects the eyes, base of the skull, and the brow. The Third Eye is associated with the totem animal of the hawk as well as Saturn and the Moon.

Violet or white is the seventh chakra associated with the Crown representing purity, regeneration/rebirth, and your connection to the Universe. This chakra affects your central nervous system and cerebral cortex. The Crown is associated with the totem animal of the eagle and Uranus.

Imagine the flower’s healing vibrant life energy surrounding you. When your meditation is finished thank the flower and offer it gratitude for its gifts the same as the butterflies above. The rest of your Monday may you feel calmer, more relaxed, and your attention clearer. If you meditate in this fashion regularly you may find yourself noticing specific details and life’s beauty all around you not just in flowers.

Root and Sacral Chakras
Solar Plexus Chakra
Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra and Ice Queen Zinnias

Be well this week! 🦋🌸🏵️ I understand now why I loved Alice in Wonderland also! A garden of live flowers

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I am a licensed aesthetician (#1446048 Expires October 2023 Valedictorian) who has worked previously in medical malpractice and personal injury legal administration, life/health insurance for State Farm, and various retail roles including personal shopper. My passion at this time lies in the field of esoteric studies. I am also a Master Level Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki certified healer. I happen to be currently employed within a 9-5 career in cosmetology retail selling to licensed professionals part time.

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