Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Butterfly Ferrets, from the Oracle Of The Shapeshifters, by Lucy Cavendish
The Butterfly Ferrets: “I am reborn”
About the Butterfly Ferrets: “The butterfly is the ultimate symbol of transformation. The ferret is mistrusting and alert and repels those who would do her harm. This strange combination will see you safe at this time of vulnerability and new power, for while you are reborn, you must have protection – and will ensure you are safe in this moment of highest danger. The butterfly is the symbol of the changing self, who somehow is the very same creature it was before; it dwells in one form, enters a time of stillness, and then emerges. The butterfly’s transformation is a heroic journey through elements, the dissolution of self, the apparent destruction of form, and the struggle to be free to fly. It is no easy task for the butterfly to emerge from the cocoon. It involves moving through a transition zone that is tight, as a baby through the birth canal, and in doing this, its green blood is pumped and squeezed through its untested wings. Without this process of restriction and transition, of something to drive oneself against, there can be no flight, and thus no survival for the butterfly.”
If you were to see a cocooned butterfly struggling, you might feel overwhelmed with compassion and wish to help free the beautiful, emerging creature. But if you cut a butterfly free from its cocoon, ti’s wings will never be strong enough to take flight. The blood will not have been pumped through the wings – the very thing that must take place for the creature to fly. So you can see that we must all experience the struggle at some point – or we will not be strong enough to fly.”
The Butterfly Ferrets Speak: “You have been through a time of great challenge and difficulty. You feel new, vulnerable, and inexperienced. You thought you might not survive to see this day. But now it is here, and you are drying your newfound wings in the gentle sunlight. For this moment, just one moment, know that there is nothing for you to do but to take in the significance of the change you have shaped for yourself. You have changed. You are renewed. You have passed a great test. And now, you are reborn. It is a dangerous time, but you are protected greatly right now. There will be sentries who will alert us to your every need, and you have time to grow into these wings and learn how to use them. For now, take your time, breathe in the new air, and taste afresh the sweet times of life.”
Divination: “You have changed and are at a very new stage, with very little experience. While the Butterfly Ferrets celebrate you and your transformation, they are watchful – so they send you these alert, aware young ones to keep safe your borders while you find your feet, shake of the shock of birth, and set your new direction. You will be protected at your most vulnerable. You will not turn back. You cannot go back to the womb. You cannot go back to sleep. You cannot be as you were, because you withstood the tomb of the cocoon and have resurrected in this lifetime. You are beloved, and the Butterfly Ferrets celebrate who you have become.”*
~ By Lucy Cavendish
Your only danger is being sidetracked by old, outmoded belief systems… coming from the outside from those who may have your highest good in mind, but not necessarily at heart. People may mean well, but they sometimes do us more harm than good, by giving advice that comes laden with their own fears and limitations. Guard your dreams like tender shoots in a sudden storm right now! Don’t go around telling everyone your deepest desires, for they may just talk you right out of them. Stay true to you!
Surround yourself with like-minded people who love and support you and your dreams. Know that you are being protected by the Universe, but it may not be timely to wear your heart on your sleeve. There will be time in the future for you to unveil your new life and all your fabulous creative ideas… but it is not yet. Take action but do not seek advice unless it is from a trusted mentor with an open mind and an open heart who supports you completely. Steer clear from those who you know may shoot you down when you are vulnerable. You know exactly who I’m talking about!!
Know you are protected and success, prosperity and abundance are just around the corner.
Discretion, patience and perseverance are key!