The Dance of the Butterfly

Here are some words I penned at a retreat last year, inspired by the butterflies that seem to flutter around me all the time, gently but persistently drawing my attention. I was very moved by this exquisite experience of God speaking to me through nature. 

Be free, be blissful;
Learn to dance the dance of the butterfly
Let your life be a graceful dance of simple joy,
yet brimming with awe and thankfulness
Alive to the present
Alive to the now;
Awakened to the Spirit within you,
around you, surrounding you.
The Spirit of Joy yearns to dance with you
And to see you dance the dance of the butterfly.