Yellow Butterflies: Here’s Your Sign
Have you ever experienced situations where you asked for signs to confirm a decision you were contemplating? Have you ever asked for specific signs…just so you could be absolutely certain you were making the right decision? Many years ago, when I was considering coaching as a career, I was at a Martha Beck workshop to explore a coaching career. One of our exercises was to write down our goals and dreams. I was at a cross-roads in my career and needed confirmation that the direction I was headed in was the right one for me. After writing everything down and asking for guidance, I got tingles throughout my body. I still get tingles when thinking about this day and how everything unfolded.
What did I ask for? Yellow butterflies. I wanted to see yellow butterflies. As I left the building that day, there was a yellow butterfly by my car. I dismissed it thinking, that must be a coincidence (there are only meaningful coincidences) and asked for another one. As I picked up my son from school that day, what did I see pulling in the driveway? A white truck with yellow butterflies on the side of the truck. Wow, I thought. That’s a coincidence. Hummmm. Maybe not. Maybe this is the sign. Still not convinced, I got home and saw more yellow butterflies. Still not convinced, I decided to ask for yellow. Let me see yellow. This is really ridiculous, right? I mean how many signs does one person need to be convinced that the answer to the question they asked is a big, huge yes.
Later that evening, my daughter and I were at a community event. We were in a large room and as I sat in my seat waiting for the ceremony to begin, what happened next was unexplainable. Keep in mind that at this event, we usually know who everyone is that comes and goes…except this lady. This tall lady walks into the room and sits almost diagonal from us in the front row. She’s wearing yellow. Not just a yellow dress. She’s got a yellow hat, yellow shoes, yellow handbag and is wearing a yellow dress. Bright, bright yellow. I couldn’t miss her! As the event began, I was very curious who this person was and why they would wear all yellow to this event. Wow. It wasn’t even the ‘season’ for yellow and here she was. At this point, I was more interested in learning who this tall, lovely lady in yellow was.
Immediately after the event, I turned to pick up my handbag and beeline it to her and introduce myself. When I turned around, she was gone. Nobody saw her leave. Nobody knew who she was. It was a complete mystery. In that moment, I realized my answer was a big, fat yes to the coaching question! The answer was actually the initial tingles I felt but didn’t know it at the time. I’ve since learned that the signs we get can be as simple as the tingles we feel or the penny on the ground or… yellow butterflies.
In case you are wondering, yes, I accepted this ‘sign’ and realized I had been silly all day long asking for more and more and more just to be sure. Sometimes, the signs come to us in subtle whispers and other times we get the 2×4. This woman in yellow was my 2×4 that day. From that moment on, I knew my calling and I had a much better idea of the signs that serve our well-being. Now, I’m much much better at this and you’d be amazed how signs can come to us for all things in life. It’s so amazing that I’m writing a book about this. Spirit came to me then, before then, and certainly since then in such amazing ways that I want to share how these signs come to us and how to decipher them. During my caregiving journey with my parents, I especially had signs that were ever flowing that helped guide me and the care we provided them.
So, do you pay attention to the signs in your life? Do you ask for signs ‘just to be sure’? If so, that’s perfectly okay. Just listen and allow the signs to flow through and to you, accept them and give thanks. Then… take the appropriate action! I’ve had experience after experience like this in life and it feels great knowing I am co-creating this divine life.