This weekend I was at the Woodland Park Zoo with Animal Communication specialist Alison Stanton. Alison emphasized the importance of being grounded around animals. Animals that aren't grounded become prey or are predators. I found that tuning in to animal truth and intelligence is a profound lesson. Animals have deep knowledge of their world and are happy when people show interest. The first step to animal communication is to acknowledge them as spirit from a grounded place. We can connect to either an individual animal or to the collective or overlighting group of this animal.
Butterflies have been on my mind since returning from the Amazon where butterflies everywhere flash brightly through the rich green landscape. We started our workshop at the zoo butterfly exhibit.
One butterfly basking in the sun showed me that the sunlight invigorates , or charges and fluffs their wing scales. I communicated with another butterfly with tattered wings, near the end of it's short life. I asked what that death process is like for a butterfly? This butterfly showed me that the butterfly aura is a bubble like sphere that they float buoyantly within. When the butterfly dies the body falls away, but this auric sphere, its spirit, becomes a "fairy lantern" for a time until it's ready to reenter a body. The image of butterflies in the care of fairies as lanterns is a sweet take away. Fairies are caretakers, and perhaps the gatekeepers to the butterfly underworld. They do love flowers and were intrigued by my history of working with devas during the creation of the plant kingdom. Yes, flowers are designed to help us recall our own spiritual light. In a sometimes darker world experience they bring comfort and illuminate us to our truth, but that is another story. The butterfly exhibit is a good place to connect with fairy energy. Next time you see a fairy lantern, you'll know they are butterflies awaiting incarnation.
We went on to talk to a stressed tiger, a healing lion, and giraffes. Each with their own profound knowledge of life. These zoo animals have chosen to incarnate in close proximity to humans so they can learn about us. Each one has a unique and specific reason, history and development process that has brought them into the zoo environment.