A Butterfly named Hope

Today, my first butterfly was released into my garden to get ready for her first flight! When I first placed her on a flower she kept flying to me, and I put her back on a flower. Finally, when the sun came out this afternoon, she took off! I named her Hope. It’s been so amazing being part of whole process from collecting, feeding, and protecting the Monarch Caterpillars 🐛 from their many predators including insects and insecticides to watching them form their pretty Chrysalis, and lastly emerging into a beautiful butterfly! I have never thought of myself as a “bug person,” but seems as though my animal Reiki has opened up my mind and eyes on so many levels to nature and compassion and to treating every being, no matter how small, as someone and not something, that I am forever grateful. Monarchs are 90% extinct which is sad, so I am hoping to create more awareness for these beautiful beings so we can turn this around. I have 5 more in Chrysalis and two caterpillars left to go!
Two easy steps to take are plant milkweed around your yard and stop using chemical insecticides. Milkweed is the only plant they eat and lay their eggs on. Its gets pretty flowers too. Chemical insecticides may kill bugs but end up in our ground water as well as kills other wild life too. Every living thing has importance for being here, let’s always remember that.

Beautiful Hope, may your wings carry you safely on your journey! Wishing you a blessed journey.

Beautiful Hope, may your wings carry you safely on your journey! Wishing you a blessed journey.