While on Spring Break, we came across this lovely little place.
In my recent lecture at Little Professor bookstore, I flashed images and asked people to call out words that came to mind. One of the images was a butterfly. I wanted to impress upon everybody the significance of symbolism in the home. Remember, that nothing goes unnoticed by the subconscious. There is personal symbolism and universal symbolism. Later, a friend of mine in attendance expressed to me that she wanted to bring more butterflies into her home.
Butterflies are easy -- they are the epitome of "transformation" and "beauty." If a client wants to implement change in his or her life, I may suggest buying something that has the image of a butterfly and bringing into their homes. It doesn't have to be anything too obvious. As always, a little goes a long way in feng shui.
Also, if certain animals appeared to someone, lore had it that the animal was giving you a message. Native Americans considered every living creature to carry "medicine." You come across a bear in the woods? Then perhaps you need more introspection and rest. A hawk flies overhead? Maybe you need to take a bird's eye view on a situation.
Butterflies are everywhere in the Springtime. If nothing else, succumb to their message, and get outside...and enjoy!
For more information on the symbolism of animals, I suggest books by Ted Andrews. He's great!