Butterfly Dreams

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at 2016.10.24
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One of the most powerful dream symbols when it comes to ones own personal transformation.  This beautiful symbol would appear when change similar to the process called metamorphosis. This is a Greek word that means transformation or change in shape.  Dreams of this nature want us to pay attention to what might be going on in your own walking life.  The butterfly appears in your dreams of a reason and you must reflect on what changes are appearing.  This change or transformation might be in the process just like the pupa stage (chrysalis) when the caterpillar takes form of the butterfly.

Dream Translation:

Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life, personality
Moving through different life cycles
Renewal, rebirth of any new project or inner transformation
Ability to move free, not being restricted
Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual
The world of the soul, the psyche
Depending the color can suggest different Chakra/psychic abilities

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Ancient Symbolism:

In Greek mythology, Psyche (translates to mean “soul”) is represented in the form of a butterfly. Both Christian and Greek mythology use the butterfly as a symbol of the soul. In ancient China, the butterfly has always been a sign of peace and joy. The butterfly was particularly revered by the tribes of the American southwest. Its dance is performed by both Navajo and Hopis. During the Hopi tradition, unmarried girls of the butterfly clan wore their hair in the shape of butterfly wings to advertise their availability. To Native Americans, the butterfly is a symbol of inner transformation and happiness. The exquisite butterfly was considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection. Butterflies have appeared in art from 3500 years ago in ancient Egypt and have been used as a positive symbol. Long ago sailors used to consider seeing a butterfly was a symbol of death. Any sailor who who encountered the butterfly before going on ship was going to die on the ship.

Characteristics of the Butterfly:

You will notice when you dream of a butterfly major changes will be unfolding in your life.  Since every butterfly dream is personal to each dreamer you can decode the dream easier by better understanding some of its characteristic.  You can see how it might mimic your own personal journey.

Their ability to fly long distances and find where they need to go. Check out the monarch butterfly.
They are extremely adaptable to to all types of weather conditions
Their external skeleton provides a tough type of armor to defend against enemies.
Their small size keeps their demands meager and accessible.
They can hide when in danger.
They undergo multiple changes (metamorphosis) to facilitate and carry on life.

Color Of the Butterfly:

RED:

Some Native American tribes believe that a red butterfly signifies a powerful soul or spirit. It could also be linked to the root chakra and opening to be grounded. Could suggest to release pent up anger to be free. To go out and experience nature and to release all your toxic energy to the earth.

Yellow:

Ancient Tribes would suggest that a yellow butterfly brings guidance and is a sign of hope in your life. Yellow is bright and transforms dark to light, sorrow to happiness. It might be linked the Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego. This can be the core of strength and willpower. A sign to guide you for self love, self acceptance, and acknowledgement of your own worth. To let you know that you have a bright future ahead with happiness and prosperity.
Blue/Indigo:

Seeing a blue/indigo butterfly suggests some personal transformation going on. This would be linked to the spiritual dimensions in your third eye region. This is what you see the dot on Buddha head for enlightenment or to the ancient Egyptians snake on the forehead. The butterfly appearing in your dream might suggest to open up the gift of inner sight and outer worlds. This dream might be a suggestion for increased psychic abilities and enhanced vision that will come your way.

Green:

A green butterfly might want be linked to nature and your heart.  Love and compassion is all located right in your heart and the butterfly is letting you know to trust and open up .  This is one of the deepest connections with other humans and animals.  With in the  Chinese culture a green butterfly is a symbol of good luck and love. A green butterfly represents prosperity and fair attainments.
Encountering a green butterfly in your  dream symbolizes growth and flourishing development, whether that means a flourishing relationship, business or personal hobby. It can also be look upon as luck with money.

Purple Butterfly:

Purple has always been a color associated with royalty and wealth. The Ancient Egyptians sought this color our in Tyre and paid lots of money for it because they saw it as the color of the Gods. Seeing a purple butterfly may indicates that an important person may soon appear in your walking life.  You might noticed an increased connection with spirit when you encounter  it in your dream.

 

Butterfly Metaphor:

Dreams can be tricky to decode and not all dreams mean the same to everybody.  Butterfly in dreams should never be overlooked because there seems to be a powerful message via unconscious.  You have to ask yourself what was the feeling you experienced in the dream? Where you scared, grossed out of happy? Where where you when this happened and who was with you?  It would help to keep a dreams journal and a personal journal of your life experiences to better understand the exact meaning of this dream.  Our dreams work hand and hand with what might be going on in our lives right now and to record it gives us a better understanding of ourselves and our dreams.

A butterfly has always been known for transformation.  When some people die a butterfly might enter in your life and not want to go away.  They always appear at the funniest of times especially when someone close to us has just passed on.  They let us know that they are free now, they have now transformed and left the earth.  We must view these magnificent creatures close to us in our hearts because they reflect everything what we aspire to become. Free.

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