Happenstance or kismet? 

On Saturday, my YTT class picked spirit animal cards. Out of a deck of 50 or so, my friend Cat and I both got the butterfly as our spirit animal. When I came into work today, I was given this gift from my co-worker who just got back from Costa Rica. I have not spoken to her about butterflies or my spirit animal. It couldn't be more fitting and it made my day. 
Here's what my butterfly card said:


"Get ready for a big breakthrough"

"It's very possible to go through major changes calmly and willingly when you view them as natural and hold relentless positive expectations. Whether in the darkness before the storm of emergence, the process of coming out of the self-created cocoon (which occasions some struggle at times), or the full and glorious expression of the new "you," it's faith in the wisdom of Great Spirit and your conscious resonance with Source that will be your guiding force. There's no need to identify with or feel constricted within the cocoon or by the darkness before the light—it's only a phase! The truth is that you're birthing each and every moment. Yet sometimes there are larger cycles that incorporate so many unexpected twists and turns that it can at times seem momentous and frightening. You may feel scattered, uncertain, flitting from this to that, with seemingly no thread of continuity that you can grab hold of. It's worth it to pause at those times, enjoy the richness and beauty of it all, and have absolute trust that this is a natural progression for your soul's development. What is coming to fruition each and every time is more and more of the true Self that is your destiny."

Additional associations: Rebirth; Vibrancy; Reincarnation; Colorfulness