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April 19: Run quickly so you can fly.

Run, my dear,

From anything

That may not strengthen

Your precious budding wings.

~Hafiz, fourteenth-century Persian poet, excerpt from “Run My Dear”

There is so much power in the symbolism of the butterfly. There are miraculous stages that the butterfly must go through to achieve such beauty and effortless grace. There is incredible evidence of metamorphoses as we watch the butterfly accept the changes that nature brings. The butterfly is the ultimate symbol of a soul that is expanding as it undergoes growing pains. We can follow the example of the butterfly as we experience our own magnificent transformation. We can support our journey by visualizing our beautiful wings getting stronger and stronger. We can come into contact with others while protecting this growth. We can become instinctively aware of our surroundings and keep the faith that all is unfolding as it should. As we blossom, there is a magical sense of purpose through expansion. As we embody self-love and prepare to fly, using the unfurling glory of the butterfly as an example, we quickly learn to run from anything that does not strengthen our confidence and toward those things that assist the development of our budding wings. And as we learn and grow into our own beauty, soon we shall fly!

Magical Key to Bliss: Pay attention to conversations today, and lean toward those that strengthen you.

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