I am so thrilled to shine some light on a very talented, Sapphire Soul inner circle member! Michelle Halpern is a Children’s Librarian and explores and plays with her own creativity on a daily basis.
She created this butterfly + heart mandala coloring page in her own creative free time, and has given me permission to share with the tribe. Michelle has a thing for butterflies (as do I) and I think its just a perfect freebie as we are exiting out of Mercury Retrograde (finally, wowzee—that was a rough one!) and entering into February, which is (typically) a more gentle, love-filled month.
Keep reading, for the FREE PDF you can download and color as many times as you’d like! I’d LOVE to see your colorful creations! Snap a pic and post on Instagram with #sapphiresoul and be sure to tag @sapphiresoul_ad
Did you print a few copies and color with your family, significant other or children? Snap some pics in the process and also tag us above, we’d love to possibly feature or regram your coloring session and creations!
For me personally, this is a time of transformation.
Butterflies are a symbol of metamorphosis, change, and beauty. Female butterflies are VERY picky about where they lay their eggs, or “plant their seed” because the caterpillars are VERY picky about what they eat. Kind of like WE should be so picky as to where we plant our seeds, what we eat and who we CHOOSE to surround ourselves with. Caterpillars than have one job: to eat and nourish themselves. Similarly, I think about the stages of creation I myself go through when something BIG is about to transpire. My “caterpillar” stage is typically me, shutting down or closing off and “eating” all the wisdom up I can. I’m reading books, researching, and literally trying to absorb all the soulful nutrients I can, in order to create change.
The caterpillars then shed their skin or molt, many times. They release, then have room to grow. Release, then more room to grow. They then are able to attach to something, like the stem of a plant. After about the 5th time of releasing, it forms a shell, the “chrysalis.”
The fortress they create around themselves has purpose. It keeps them safe, so they can get busy working on the transformation that needs to take place.
Many people think that it is a resting stage when really- the true transformation is happening! The body, wings and all the parts that make it a butterfly, are being formed. When the butterfly emerges, its wet and yet cannot fly. Fluids and nutrients must reach all parts of the butterfly in order for it to spread its wings.
Kind of like us, huh? When we are about to enter a new stage or project or job, there is a bit of “getting our feet wet”, or in this case–releasing our old shells, to step into something new.
In order to spread our wings and step into our beauty, we must go through metamorphosis, which is naturally destructive. #truthbomb
Valentine’s Day is obviously way commercialized, however it is a great reminder to not only show others you love and care for them, but show yourself some love, too. I’m showing myself love by setting clear boundaries, eliminating all that doesn’t serve me and sort of “cleaning up my love house” or chakra, in order to create space for the loving energy that wants to find me for all the right reasons, and stay there for however long it needs to.
If you’re thinking of buying a gift for yourself or someone you love- our “What Color is Your Love” Crystal Candy box will be sure to raise your vibration (and crystal collection!) Candy is Dandy, but crystals are a girl’s best friend 🙂
Cleaning up our love house isn’t always pretty. Sometimes, people get hurt. Sometimes, we get hurt. Energetically, you don’t have to keep those in your love house who are occupying residency and not filling your house with love. It has nothing to do with “rent” or money. As an entrepreneur, I’ve decided to close my “shop” (with the exception of workshops, downloads and our Valentine’s Day box) for 40 days. I’ve realized, that I need 40 days in my “cocoon” to create all the parts necessary to fully emerge as a brand new butterfly. Maybe not brand new, but upgraded, with more colors and a further ability to fly 😉
As another form of self-love, I’m committed this year to FOCUS on what truly matters, and changing my energy with money.
Will I miss out on 40 days worth of shop orders? Probably. Will people go somewhere else to purchase crystals, blends and other sacred space items? Maybe. But I’m willing to sacrifice money for what is truly in my heart and soul, and what needs time and space to develop. And I’m willing to risk, that those who find Sapphire Soul or are already a part of the existing tribe for the right reasons will respect and stick around for what is to come. (To be clear, sapphiresoul.com is always open, orders are not effected AND the shop is “OPEN”, you can place orders at anytime, however the shop orders will not begin shipping again until 2/29/16. )February subscription boxes will still continue to ship the first week of Feb, at their regularly scheduled shipping time.
Download the FREE Butterfly Mandala created by Michelle Halpern, here. Share this post with friends as a “love”ly free gift!
What can you do to clear your “love house”, or love energy center? Comment below, I’d love to know!
If you want to explore more, follow your curiosity and perhaps find your “BIG MAGIC” then I encourage you to join us in the 28 Day Dream Catcher Challenge. February is the only month you will have access to me live with 2 Q+A sessions. Its not super time consuming, and by spending only a few minutes per day on yourself and your dreams, is truly an act of self-love in itself.
We also begin the first round of Desire Map Workshops for 2016 on 2/8! 4 weeks online, in depth, getting to your core. Want more? Click here for all the deets.
I hope to see you, I’m holding space for you…..
View Michelle’s website here
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