n e w beginnings • i had never found #butterfly wings until two weeks ago. after seeing a post from an incredible #herbalist who I have been following for the past few years, i wondered how one might find #wings in the wild. the picture was of her bathtub filled with petals and many magnificent butterfly wings. she had written a beautiful piece about the symbolism of wings and flight. the next day, i went for a hike with my sisters at enchanted rock state park. i wasn't expecting much; i had never really felt connected to the texas landscape, even when i lived there several years before. as i walked across this megalith in #texas hill country following the lines of quartz that bisect this giant stone formation, a speck of #orange caught my eye. it was fluttering ever so slightly against a small rock in a a little depression. as i got closer, i realized the universe had given me my first set of wings. the color orange is associated with uninhibited expression and exuberance. it was the color that presented itself in my first hypnosis session, during which i was hoping to work through some of these emotional blockages. even when i feel discouraged about my inability to connect, I need to remember that nature is my guide, my ever present cheerleader. these wings were sent to me as a clear reminder to remember that i am loved, i am beautiful, and i am deeply deeply connected at all times. they encourage transformation, endurance, determination and #metamorphosis .