Butterflies & Angels

I was talking to a couple of friends the other day and they mentioned something about butterflies and angels. I may be making this up too, since my memory is not as good as it was. But, the idea is to make an association between an animal, say a dolphin or a butterfly with something positive so that every time you see a dolphin you think of that which makes you feel happy/content/blissful. So, I decided to give it a try. And … it has been amazing. I basically decided to associate butterflies with angels. In this case, every time I see a butterfly I remember that I am surrounded by angels and that they are protecting me and sending me love. I encourage you to give it a try. It works since I don’t remember seeing so many butterflies before.

BTW, I was always fascinated about the word “butterfly” since it is the combination of two words in English. Someone told me that the reason the word butter is used is because when you touch the wings of a butterfly, it leaves your fingers buttery. I like that explanation very much. Well, butterflies have very different names in different languages, even latin languages which usually have similar words for a lot of things. So, in Portuguese they are called BORBOLETAS, in Spanish they are called MARIPOSAS (which in Portuguese is a word that is used only for black butterflies), in Italian the word for butterfly is FARFALLA, in French the word is PAPILLON … you got my point.

As I was coming to my place here in Palm Desert yesterday, there was a beautiful yellow butterfly hanging around the entrance for quite a few minutes. Because of the association I made, I felt a very strong presence of my guardian angels. That they are with me here in the desert and will be with me throughout my journey. This is true for all of us. So, if you don’t believe in Angels, I hope the idea makes you at least smile inside with the possibility. 😉

This borboleta allowed me to get very close and personal with it just yesterday. I started by taking pictures from a distance as you can see in the pic below. Interesting enough, when this happened, I was walking through the Sunnyland’s gardens with my friend Angel.


But then I got really close and it was still fine with me. BEAUTIFUL BORBOLETA! The patterns in its wings are incredible. Very elegant and so amazingly distributed. Look closer, the left wing is a mirror of the right wing. Great symmetry.


Hope you see lots of farfallas in the coming days. I am sure I will.