The lotus flower begins its growing process in the mud below the water. It comes from such a dark, mucky space and when it’s ready to shine it emerges up to the surface of the water and blooms so beautiful.
The butterfly starts as a caterpillar, then moves into the chrysalis stage. Going into the dark spaces, likely feeling very uncomfortable and hidden away from the world. Protecting and keeping itself safe for when the time is right to transform into a butterfly.
These two beauties in nature really reflect or mirror the journey of healing and of going within. Into the dark places to come out completely different from where you once began. This journey may start with suffering, be mucky and uncomfortable, but step by step the transformation takes place. The lessons become clear and something beautiful can come from this growth or metamorphosis bringing about profound change in oneself.
The name for my business that came to me in meditation, From Head to Heart, was just the beginning of what I was gifted through this process. I had an idea of what From Head to Heart meant as I had been shown and experienced glimpses of what that was. But for me to fully understand the journey From Head to Heart, I had to experience it myself.
The journey From Head to Heart is a very personal one. No one’s journey is exactly the same. It happens in stages and layers, like the caterpillar’s transformation to a butterfly. The lotus flower is also very symbolic of this journey as well. How we must sit in those dark places for a while to grow, shift, change and bloom.
Without the muck, struggle, pain, sometimes isolation and darkness, growth and transformation can’t take place into something different, something beautiful. That is the symbolism behind my logo. The merging of the butterfly and lotus flower creating the lotus butterfly.
There were times I didn’t want to do the work. I didn’t want to dig deep within the muck, pain and trauma. It was too hard and painful to go within. I didn’t want to feel anymore. To really feel all I needed, to fully understand and move forward.
As life would have it, I kept being drawn to healers, courses, books, meditation and Reiki. Slowly allowing more space for more light to grow and healing to take place. There were times the pain I felt through this process was so painful, sometimes I just wanted to give up. There were times it would feel like I would take one step forward and two steps backward.
Something kept telling me to keep at it, to stick with it, there was a purpose to this bigger than I understood. So, I continued to persevere.
I am grateful for all my teachers, guides and loved ones who have been with me at different stages along my journey. Without them and their guidance I would not be where I am today.
The journey From Head to Heart is a very personal one. If you are ready to embark on this journey or need some direction finding your way, connect with me. I would be honoured to be a guide on your journey From Head to Heart.