I was sitting
outside on this beautiful spring day, enjoying the blooming crabapple
trees, redbuds, and daffodils. A small white butterfly fluttered
around me and shared the following story about a special little
In a place where
time does not matter, a precious little soul lived in complete joy.
She was so full of love and light. She really was more like a light,
a beautiful light that is beyond description. She felt the presence
of many other souls around her and she was completely immersed in
the love that they shared freely. There was also a very special
light that was so infinite and awesome that all the other lights
referred to it as God. All the souls wanted to be very close to
Gods light and love, and that of course brought them all even
this precious little soul one day, and complimented her on her mastery
of loving and being loved. He said, You are so special, and
I love you so much. I want to share you with others so that you
can teach them to love and be loved. the little soul said,
God, I love you so much, and would do anything to please you.
God explained that the little soul could come to the earth school
to teach other souls how to love and be loved. In order, to
go to the earth school, he explained, you would have
to be born into a physical body that would cause you much suffering.
And you will have to leave light and love you experience here.
The little soul cried. But God, I want to be here with you
always. I love you so much. She immediately felt a pang of
guilt for being even a little bit selfish. You see she was so aware
that real love is only experienced with complete selflessness. This
convinced her that, even she, the master of loving and being loved,
could learn even more about loving completely, and unconditionally
by visiting the earth school herself.
God made some
promises. First of all, she would be given many guides and angels
to help her on her journey. Secondly, she could choose her parents
and family. Thirdly, she would only have to stay a few years or
as long as she could stand to suffer in her physical shell.
She chose the
perfect mommy. Her mommy loved her so much, and she understood what
her needs were. But the little soul knew that she could make her
mommy even better by being her teacher. She took this task very
seriously and was so happy to have a mommy and a whole family that
she could love so much. And they loved her very much too. They shared
a special bond that reminded the little soul of the bond that she
had with God. And as it happened, the light that the little soul
emitted without even knowing it touched many other people. They
would say things about her like You have a beautiful smile.
She really lights up a room. She has a twinkle
in her eye. She is an old soul. They did not really
understand what it was, but they knew the little girl she had become
was very, very special.
the little soul missed the closeness she had with God, she was very
happy loving and being loved on the earth school. Many angels came
to visit her in her dreams to give her encouragement and support.
However, it did not take too long before her physical shell started
have difficulties. She felt pain in her head, and most of the time,
she just ignored it and continued to smile and play. But eventually,
the pain got worse. Her mommy did not know what was the matter at
first. The doctors tried to give her medicine to fix her physical
shell. Before long mommy and many, many others, began to pray to
God for the little girl's healing. God answered their prayers. The
little soul was healed and became more and more selfless despite
her physical pain. The little soul learned that she, the master
of loving and being loved, could make a great sacrifice in order
to teach others how to love and be loved. God was so proud of the
strides that the little soul made on the earth school. He also saw
what a great teacher she had become. She had reached out to so many
people. People in every part of the earth school were impacted by
the lessons that the little soul taught, especially her mommy.
angels pleaded with God to bring the little soul home. You see,
the little soul resisted their calls because she had become a real
master of loving and being loved. She no longer wanted what felt
good to her. She wanted to love and help others by teaching them
how to appreciate life more fully. She knew that there was so much
work to be done on the earth school. She resolved that all the pain
and suffering she could endure was worth teaching even one person
how to love and be loved.
himself came to her in her dreams and reminded her of the beautiful
light and love that awaited her at home. During these dreams, the
little soul was comforted so much even though she felt so much pain
from the fear and worries of the earth souls.
The little girl
remembered how hard it was to be born into the earth school. She
did not want to leave her home with God then, and it was so painful
when she had to gasp for her first breath of air. So many earth
souls worried about her, and that made her concerned. God told her
not to be afraid about being born back into the light. Even though
her physical shell would appear to be suffering, her soul would
be set free soon. Her soul would soar like an eagle right into the
light, free of all pain and suffering.
He told her
to remember the beautiful butterflies that she loved to watch on
sunny days outside. He reminded her that the caterpillar encased
itself into a dark cocoon. Once the caterpillar was ready to be
transformed, it broke out of its shell destroying the home it had
grown accustomed to. But once it did, the butterfly was free to
fly and bask in the light, enjoy the sweetest nectar, and immerse
itself in the beauty that surrounded it. God told her that soon,
very soon, she would fly like a butterfly again. All she needed
to do was to immerse herself in the light, Gods light. The
little soul liked this idea very much.
She did just
as God told her. She focused on the light, and surprisingly, the
more she did that she began to feel less pain and she became less
afraid. Finally, she completely forgot all about her pain and her
shell. She began to feel lighter and she floated then soared right
into the light. She eventually found herself right back at home
with God surrounded by all the loving souls and Gods beautiful
light. It was so much easier than being born into the earth school!
Her mommy was
very sad to see her physical shell suffer so. It was very difficult
to watch her little girl struggle for her last gasps of air. And
even though it was very hard, her mommy stayed right by her side
and gave her so much love that it set her free. All the earth souls,
including her mommy were very, very sad that she left them. Their
hearts ached for her physical presence, even though they knew in
their hearts that the little soul was happier now that she was freed
of her shell.
The little soul's
light shined ever so brightly because she was the truly the master
of loving and being loved. She felt beautiful and free and so, so
happy. She was not sad at all about leaving the earth school because
she knew that she could return often. And now she had a reason to
also. She would show up in the most beautiful places she could pick,
and also send lots of love to her mommy and family and friends.
She would always be there as long as the earth souls were willing
to look. She would be a beautiful sunset, a twinkling star, a rainbow,
and most definitely a butterfly.
The sounds of
wrens and cardinals singing brought my attention back to all the
beauty that surrounded me. The little white butterfly fluttered
by again. And whispered this in my ear, "please share this
story with all you can. So many fear the change. They fear loss
and suffering. Please let them know they should never fear becoming
a butterfly." A gentle breeze blew, and the little soul flew
gracefully away promising to return.
Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew
To A Butterfly
-by William Wordsworth
you now a full half-hour;
upon that yellow flower
not if you sleep or feed.
awaits you, when the breeze
you out among the trees,
you forth again!
of orchard-ground is ours;
they are, my Sister's flowers;
your wings when they are weary;
as in a sanctuary!
to us, fear no wrong;
us on the bough!
talk of sunshine and of song,
days, when we were young;
childish days, that were as long
days are now.
Lord of light
and love, thank you for sending us such special angels that teach
us the lessons we truly need to learn. Even though I tell them often,
please let all the angels know how much we love them
Austin, Danny, Matthew, Bennett, and especially a special little
angel who has returned home to you recently. Surround all the earth
souls, especially those closest to these angels, with lots of love
and light and give them the peace that is beyond understanding.