The butterfly (KAMAMA) is a symbol of change, of hope. Butterflies appear to dance as they go from flower to flower. There is a young women’s dance called the Fancy Shawl Dance. When this dance is done properly it takes a lot of energy & fast precise movements. This dance tells a story of the flight of the butterfly. Life is a Dance. When we dance our dance is a prayer. As we dance, our steps keep to the steady beat of the Drum.
The butterfly reminds us to have hope, to get up and move, to act, not react. Our country, our world is going through very difficult times. Many who were born after WWII have never experienced this extreme challenge. We need to be active to bring hope in any way we are able. To be active can bring hope into our lives. To bring hope into our lives is to survive extreme change. To get back to The Good Way is to be in balance. To get back to balance is to focus on “We.” To get back to balance is to get away from the focus on "Me.” In order to survive difficult times we need to focus on it not being all about “Me.” It is all about “We.”
These times have been prophesied by our ancestors. Many now have a difficult time dealing with change. Our ancestors had to deal with many extreme changes. Now it is our time to experience change. Butterfly medicine tells us that when opportunities are presented we need to flow with the change.