A note from my Higher Self to Me:
There will be days when you will be afraid to do something….do it anyway!
There will be days when you feel like you cannot give another breath of energy to your purpose…do it anyway!
There will be days when you question your purpose and become filled with fear….do it anyway!
There will be days when others will try to discourage you from your passion…do it anyway!
The only journey to filling your life purpose is through the doubt, fear, and being out of your comfort zone.
Like the caterpillar that spends its days crawling on the ground wishing it could fly. It takes stages of growth to ultimately become the butterfly. If there was no struggle, the caterpillar could not transform into the winged creature who takes flight.
As I pulled into the automotive shop one early morning last week, I was drawn to a particularly beautiful Monarch butterfly laying on the ground as if ready to take flight. I got out of my car and squatted down to take a closer look and realized that it was upside down and dead. It was just too beautiful to be laying in vain in an auto shop parking lot. So I picked it up and put it in my car. I made a mental note to myself to bring it in to my house when I got home so its fragile wings wouldn’t disintegrate.
A few days went by and the butterfly still remained in my car. I kept thinking to myself, “Don’t forget to bring the butterfly in the house”, however it didn’t happen. But what did happen was quite serendipitous.
Yesterday I picked up a friend who was carpooling with me to Austin for an event. We were catching up on each other’s lives. She recently lost her teenage granddaughter to a battle with leukemia. She planned on honoring her granddaughter’s birthdate by ordering butterflies that she would set free that day. Not just any butterfly but Monarch butterflies…and then I realized that I still had the Monarch butterfly that I found in the car. I showed my friend the butterfly I had found a few days before and she was amazed at the coincidence. Now I know that I didn’t bring the butterfly in because it was meant for my friend (although I attributed it to laziness). It was a message from her granddaughter letting her know that she was with her in spirit. God does work in mysterious ways.
Never underestimate a gentle urging to do something. The smallest acts can often be the most extraordinary messages.