Angels and Butterflies
Let me share a neat story with you that happened recently. Trusting in oneself and your intuition is extremely difficult but soooo important. I woke up one morning recently and as usual I pulled out my phone and opened my angel oracle card app. I pulled one card for the day.. asking, “Ok, What do you want me to know today?” J The angel Adriana card came up… At first I had to stop and wonder why this particular card was making me feel odd. So I went on to read what it said… “I am leading you toward the answer to your prayers. Please listen and follow the steps I am communicating through your intuition, thoughts, and dreams.” I was like… wow.. I had been praying about something personal for a while and wondering if anyone heard me (Knowing deep inside they were hearing every word). But it wasn’t just the message…. It was the name.
Months earlier I was doing a meditation trying to ask my guardian angels names. The name Adrina popped into my head. I completely discarded it saying it was just me… I made it up. But that name stuck with me… always in the back of my brain. I looked it up on the internet… found an incredible song (Did you think) by a woman named Adrina Thorpe. She had an angelic voice and the song described what was going on in my life at that moment and what I had been feeling. So of course I downloaded it from itunes. I listened to this song constantly, always wondering about the name but eventually let it go. Well…also months before.. when I was trying to talk to my guardian angels… during a semi meditation one night, I had the same personal questions and wondered what to do… I had a sadness inside of me that I just could not shake. I needed hope. During that meditation (and the only one like it I’ve had since) I went to this place somewhere between consciousness and asleep.. though always aware. I had this conversation with a woman and she told me that I needed to follow my path and the person I was inquiring about had to follow his… but if we learned the lessons we needed to learn, our paths would eventually return together once again.
I was ok with this… but still wondered if it was just my own thoughts… always going back and forth with this little mind battle. But this fateful morning when I drew Adriana’s card… I couldn’t let go of the name… and all of a sudden, I realized that Adriana and Adrina were one in the same. She was giving me that message via the card but that name I asked for way back when was real…. And in the next few moments I had one huge AHA moment that topped even that off… I sat back and realized.. Oh My God… that conversation months ago… that was YOU!!!! In that instant.. I connected 3 separate moments in time that had been connected to one Angel and one message the whole time. I sat on my bed and cried… happy tears… It was all real! My guardian angel was Adrina! She was talking to me! And she and I had had a conversation.. a REAL conversation months earlier… it wasn’t in my head. In that moment, I knew everything had changed. For the next 3 days I was on cloud 9!!! 🙂
You have to keep in mind too… I always talked to God. I knew there were angels, but I always just felt connected right to the top. So, doing the meditation to find my guardian angels names was tough… I kept wondering why I needed guardian angels.. I Had God. But in everything I was learning, there were angels with specialties, and archangels with the same. And their energy is so huge… they can help everyone that needs them. But your guardian angels… they are with you for life. It’s a little more personal.
Last Spring when I was hiking out in the woods, I was having a particularly hard day and doing a lot of thinking about something going on in my life at the time. This particular day, I was hiking and talking to God. I was struggling with silence and not having my usual feeling of hope inside of me. I’m normally a positive person but there are moments when life can knock us down for a minute. I asked for help. I said.. “God.. I need to know.. is everything going to be ok? ” I needed a sign and one that was rare and could not be mistaken.
I was in the middle of the woods.. and as I asked if this situation in my life was going to work out… I asked God to show me a blue butterfly. (How often do you see those?) No more than a second passed after the words came out of my mouth than a beautiful blue butterfly fluttered right passed me… I had to scrape my jaw up off the ground! I couldn’t believe it! I watched as that butterfly flew off into the woods. I just looked up and said, “Well ok then!” Then I finished my hike with a smile and in total awe.
There have been times when I got to feeling that way again but wasn’t asking for anything… yet “he” knew and as I walked around the corner at the store I was in, I came face to face with an entire rack of pottery covered in HUGE blue butterflies! Tears fill my eyes every time this happens. The blue butterfly has become my personal symbol of hope. A blue butterfly shows up in some form every time I need one. The very last time was a short time ago and my friend Doris and I were walking around Marshalls… she started looking at a portrait of a beautiful purple butterfly… I commented on how pretty it was and said, “ I wish there were some blue ones”.. she immediately pointed to the back end of the store… so I walked down the aisle to where she pointed and then stopped dead in my tracks… there in front of me was this painting of a blue butterfly… and of all the words in the English language… written below the butterfly was the word “Hope”. I cried… picked up that picture, bought it and it hangs in my room! If that wasn’t a message I don’t know what is! 🙂
When I told my daughter the name of the website that I was buying… she was like.. “Mom, couldn’t you have picked a shorter URL?” I smiled and said, “there is meaning behind this one”. I did try out different names and went through quite a few, but this one held strong in my mind and in my heart. For those of you who know me, you know there has to be meaning in what I do. If there isn’t.. what’s the point?
My daughter is creating this website and when it’s finished, it will be a place of hope and inspiration for those who visit. 🙂 You all will be the first to know when it’s ready. You’re going to love it!!! Amanda is a mastermind with websites and promoting them. 🙂 If you want to check out her website for a business of your own… go to http://www.buzzfarmers.com/ . Her and her partner Pat are brilliant!
Till Next time…