Inspiring Butterflies –
Guiding Individuals In Developing A Deeper Soul Connection
Author: Marge Richards, Ginny Zaboronek
Original Artwork by Charlotte Garrett
“Inspiring Butterflies” is a 22 card deck, LWB (Little White Book), and companion book (Inspiring Butterflies – A 27 Day Course of Self Discovery) that truly is a unique contribution in the area of self-help material. The intention of the authors is to help the reader to transform their life into positive spiritual, emotional, and physical well being. It is based on the imagery of the Butterfly, which traditionally represents transformation.
The box is what is becoming “traditional” Schiffer – hard cardboard, with a magnetic lift top, and a small ribbon attached to the lid to help life it. The box is colored in pastels, with deck name and butterfly imagery on the top, and deck information on the back.
The LWB begins by discussing the qualities represented by the butterfly – transformation, freedom, endless possibilities, and sometimes the personification of the soul. The deck is based on the colors and aspects of the chakra system, with each butterfly depicting a particular chakra. (Only the seven major chakras are referenced in this work.) The associations for each of the seven chakra’s is noted, as well as the chakra colors and their qualities.
Instructions are given for using the cards for general guidance, for Today’s Message, for Past/Present/Future, for Message From The Reflection Readings, for Physical Healing, and for Butterfly Reflections. Each of the 22 cards is presented with a black and white scan, a short message, a discussion of the card, and an affirmation. At the back of the LWB is a meditation for each of the butterflies, along with the following chart:
The Chakra: The Right: The Result:
1st Charka To be here. Grounded
2nd Chakra To feel. Pleasure
3rd Chakra To act. Confidence
4th Chakra To love and be Love
5th Chakra To speak and hear Creativity
6th Chakra To see Intuition
7th Chakra To know Wisdom
The companion book (Inspiring Butterflies – A 27 Day Course of Self Discovery) is a 128 page spiral bound workbook. In the introduction, the authors note that the deck and workbook were created as a tool for insight, self-development, and to connect with higher consciousness. All the authors ask is a 30 minute commitment each day to do the work.
The workbook includes a description of the cards energy, and exercise, and an assignment. It is recommended to work with the book for 22 consecutive days for optimum benefit. Days 1-11 focus on physical and emotional needs, days 12-15 on heart centered experiences, and days 16-27 move into spiritual and metaphysical experiences.
The cards are approximately 3 1/8” by 5 1/8”, on glossy cardstock. The card back is a cream color with faint lavender imagery, and a card message. The card front has a ¼” white border surrounding the image. The card name is printed across the bottom of the image. Each image show one or more butterflies on an “imaginary” background. The coloring is in pastels. Card titles are: Balance, Knowingness, Visualization, Love, Confidence, Feelings, Pleasure, Trust, Grounded, Beginnings, Survival, Self Esteem, Movement, Strength, Power, Peace, Unity,Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination, Awareness, Spiritual, Inspiration,Creativity, Truth, Intuition, and Wisdom.
This is a wonderful tool for self-exploration, and for bringing balance back into ones life.
© February 2012 Bonnie Cehovet