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Reiki Butterfly Meditation

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Let’s get ourselves into a comfortable position. Feet firmly on the floor. Feel your body in your chair. Feel the earth holding you up.

Let’s take a few moments to focus on our breath. Take a full, deep breath and hold it for a moment. Now slowly let it out. Sit in the stillness between breaths for a few seconds.
To deepen your breathing, touch the tip of your thumb to your first finger. Feel how your breath shifts to your lower abdomen.
Now that we’re relaxed, let’s make a connection. To make a connection, we will first picture a certain creature, and then we will draw our presence closer to it by imagining how it feels to be that creature.
Today, let’s picture a butterfly. Your butterfly can be big or small. It can be colorful or plain. It can be any kind of butterfly you want it to be. We can each be a different butterfly and still be together because we are all linked by the same spirit energy.
As we are picturing our butterflies, watch as our butterflies glide from flower to flower. Watch how the wings spread as it rides the wind. See the delicate balance as the butterfly lands on a flower folds its wings together and drinks the sweet nectar.
Now let’s connect to our butterfly. To connect to your butterfly, bring your awareness closer, as if you are using a telephoto lens. As your butterfly drinks nectar from the flower, bring your awareness closer and closer, until your breath brushes the butterfly.
Now hold your breath for a moment and let your awareness slip gently into your butterfly’s body. Let your presence be quiet and respectful, flowing into the butterfly’s awareness like a stream joins a river.
Feel your breath shift as you breathe through your butterfly’s abdomen. If you have trouble feeling this, touch all the tips of your fingers together and your breathing will automatically shift to your ribcage. Feel your vision shift to geometric patterns as you see through your butterfly’s compound eyes. Feel the softness of the flower petal beneath your butterfly’s six legs.
Taste the sweetness of the flower’s nectar on your tongue as your butterfly drinks.
Now we are ready for a shift. Feel the muscles in your back respond as your butterfly flutters its wings. Feel yourself lifting as the butterfly soars into the sky. 
Feel the air holding you up and the warmth of the sun giving lift to your wings. Know that you can go anywhere. You can land on a unicorn’s horn or on the steeple of the Eiffel tower. 
Know that though a butterfly’s life is short, that that is good, too. In this way you can choose to live many lifetimes in a few short weeks and see many things that will be imprinted in your spirit thread—the key note that ties your soul to the Universe.
As your butterfly rises into the sky, you rise too. This rising experience can help you to contact your spirit guides. To breathe with your spirit breath, fold your thumb into your palm and curl your fingers around it. Feel how your breath shifts to your upper chest.
This is your spirit breath. Let us rise for a few moments with our butterflies. Let us keep our awareness open and careful to welcome our spirit guides and receive any messages they have for us.
We’ll take five minutes to listen to our spirit guides.
Now our butterfly is landing. It rests on a wide green leaf and waits for our presence to recede. To gently remove your presence from your butterfly, touch the tip of your thumb to your first finger again and taking a deep breath, gently pull your presence back into your body.
Now relax your hands, wiggle your fingers and toes to gently bring yourself back to the present. 
We thank the Universe for the ability to experience many lifetimes in one. We thank the Ascended Reiki Healing masters Usui, Takata, Iris, Yamaguchi and Hayashi. We thank the spirit guides who spoke to us in this meditation. We thank our own spirits for being willing to experience what it is like to be a butterfly.
It’s a good idea to have paper and a pen handy in case you receive messages from your Spirit Guides that you want to write down.


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