Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learning to Fly

Aluna Joy shares a fascinating story of meeting a Butterfly Man on her recent tour to Palenque, and learning about the Butterfly Heart: "... an activated butterfly heart [enables star beings to] live in this world and the starry world at the same time. With the butterfly heart, they could have the courage to come to the Earth, explore its beauty, and study its nature without concern about being forever Earthbound ...

"Tzutujil Mayans in Guatemala speak of simultaneous Twin Realities: the world of dreams and the world of work. These worlds are likened to the opposing wings of a Butterfly: the dream world is one wing, and the awake world is the other. They believe the wings must connect at the Heart for the Butterfly to fly and live. Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings. The Life is the Butterfly's Heart. Life, like the Butterfly's Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing, mirroring, twinlike wings."

What fascinated Aluna and me as well is what Deepak Chopra says about how the human Butterfly Heart is our source of flight: in The Book of Secrets, he writes: ... "Two chemicals called actin and myosin evolved eons ago to allow the muscles in insect and butterfly wings to contract and relax. Thus butterflies and insects learned to fly. When one of these paired molecules is absent, wings will grow but they cannot flap and are therefore useless. Today, the same two proteins are responsible for the beating of the human heart, and when one is absent, the person's heartbeat is inefficient and weak, ultimately leading to heart failure ...

"In our hearts, we feel the impulse to fly, to break free of boundaries. Isn't that the same impulse nature expressed when insects began to take flight?"

Intriguingly, a book that found me when I was entering my dark night of the soul ~ in essence, seeking my spiritual wings ~ was Flight Lessons, by Michael Hall. A lively journey to conscious evolution as a couple: learning to fly.

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