|I became that girl with a butterfly tattoo. To keep me close to the lessons I am learning.|
There was a time where I didn’t get peoples fascination with Butterflies. I saw them on rings or tattoos…and I just didn’t get it. I understood the beauty of transformation. You once were a caterpillar but you have been transformed into a beautiful butterfly. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hear me out…I love transformation but I just wasn’t getting the attachment to butterflies in the process.
A while back, my husband and I went on a little 15 year anniversary trip. It was a much needed rest and reconnect.
While driving to a secluded surf spot – through a beautiful jungle of trees I was overwhelmed by hundreds of butterflies. Beautiful and colorful…small and large vibrant little winged creatures flying all around us.
And something happened in that moment. I began to weep. My first response was, "Oh my gosh, my hormones are out of control." But it kept happening. We kept running into butterflies and I kept crying.
So while my husband surfed, I sat and reflected on why these little bugs were getting to me.
The longer I thought about it, I realized it wasn't the beauty of transformation that got me all emotional but rather the beauty of creativity.
These butterflies were each so unique and they were everywhere. My mind finally drifted to God our creator. Why did God spend so much time and thought on these little creatures? Why did he choose to showcase once again His great imagination? And what does this mean about me? or for me?
The thought that kept coming back to me over and over was that we, you and me, we are created in God's image. God is a creator, he clearly loves using his imagination to create beauty...even in the little parts of his world.
So what happens when we create, when we use our imagination to bring a little beauty to this world? We embrace our image. We connect with the Creator in a unique and powerful way.
I guess that's another reason I came back to this blog. I tend to not see myself as creative but I am learning to love Creating thoughts through writing and words. And while I never imagined that writing would be a means for me to create, here I am creating. Here I am connecting with my Maker. Embracing my image.
How are you embracing your image? How are you creating?