This tiny moth was on our porch the other day. Its wingspan is about the diameter of a quarter, just to give you an idea of its size. It looked so much like a leaf that I almost stepped on.
What an amazing being this is, camouflaged to look like a Fall leaf. At first I thought, you’re too early, you’ll be the only ‘fall leaf’ out there and then I realized that all around me were yellow leaves floating to the ground. This moth must time its metamorphoses with the changing of the seasons.
In a desire to not have it get trampled, by dogs and boys and heavy feet, I gently put my pinkey under it’s body and gave it a little nudge. It sat on my finger for a minute before it took off and as it did it was spectacular – not only did it look like a leaf, it flew like a leaf. It floated and drifted, lifted with the updraft and then floated down, twirling and spiraling, then lifted up again.
Definitely one of those beautiful moments that stop time in its tracks.
I’ve been thinking about that moth a lot. Its camouflage, it’s timing and it has me thinking about its own inner guidance system. Could you imagine if we were that moth? Would we allow ourselves to follow our inner guidance, that voice that says, ‘transform now, move with the wind, trust the wind to carry you to where you need to be?’ Or would we stand ridged against that guidance, insisting that our path was something other?
Nature is so completely in alignment with Spirit that life simply flows. No questioning, no second guessing, just moving and shifting and ebbing and flowing.
We can have that.
We can have that, if we listen.
If we listen to our own inner guidance. If we stop fighting against those feelings we get, that nudge that says ‘do it,’ or ‘don’t do it.’ That instinct, that gut reaction. They are all our Spirit talking to us, trying to get us to listen, to go with the flow, to follow the path that is etched in our Soul.
Is today the day?
Will you listen?