I wanted to pass on a wonderful Explore Deeply July 2015 blog post on the Luna Moth, one of the creatures I hope someday to be lucky enough to see. I have kept this article for years not knowing at the time how impactful it would come to mean for me. Those of you that know me will totally understand my connection to this Spirit Guide. I wear my treasured silver luna moth pendant necklace, often touching it and reminding me of my strength and the wisdom I have gained.
"The Luna Moth is considered one of the most spiritual and mystical of Spirit Guides. To meet one is a special gift, for when she is in her adult moth state she only lives for about one week. While living through their adult moth life they do not eat, for they have no mouth.
They are born, they transform, they love, they die, and they are again reborn. Their cycles are short, as are our years while we are here. We are reminded to make the most of our moments and to live and love to the fullest.
She is most often seen in the evenings, attracted to the moon and to light.
She speaks of our connection to the Feminine, our inner spirit, and our trust in ourselves.
We learn of the importance to find the balance between light and dark, the seen and unseen. She is a reminder that when all is said and done, our healing and sense of love are the ultimate journey.
The caterpillar and its metamorphosis into the moth, is a spiritual metaphor for our own transformation. Much like the caterpillar's metamorphosis, we may at times feel life our guts are being ripped apart and turned to mush right before our eyes.
The butterfly is also the spiritual symbol of the Divine Feminine and her transcendence, from the caterpillar's perspective can feel like a death rather than a transformation, and yet the butterfly gracefully emerges, whole, complete, beautiful and free. We must set aside everything we once knew and understood about our world and fully embody an entirely new way of being in the world.
The releasing of our past patterning and attachments can very much feel like we are being torn apart from the inside, a painful death of our very comfortable caterpillar body, we were used to crawling on the ground and eating our way through our emotions.
Then on the other side of this confusing and gut wrenching loss of self, we emerge with wet wings, no longer do we crawl, our legs have been transformed, and we fly, almost effortlessly, to sip nectar from the blossoms of flowers.
The ascension process of our Highest Self.
You must surrender completely and trust that some intelligence higher than yourself is guiding you through this process into complete rebirth and freedom.
Luna moths also signify new beginnings as they represent a continuing quest for truth and knowledge, the gift of intuition, psychic perception and heightened awareness. Things that are associated with "seeing the light".
Maybe it feels like you're missing out on your potential in life, you feel a deep longing within, but you're not sure what it means or where to begin...
You need to know that your life has meaning and who you are serves a greater purpose in this world."