The Significance of the Butterfly

What is the significance of the butterfly?

The butterfly story was a great inspiration to me when I was on my journey to wholeness.

It impressed me so much I felt compelled to have a butterfly in the image for my spa.

It is a constant reminder to keep moving forward in personal growth and in business.

Like the butterfly, we to become more beautiful as we come out of our “cocoon”.


A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Life’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Remember nature needs no help, no interference. There are processes of life, things we all go through. The struggles are a part of our journey and are preparing us for what awaits. They are preparing us to fly.
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Take the journey of life one day at a time. Coming to a spa that provides a variety of services for the body such as body wraps, and body exfoliation combined with a full body massage. An Eminence Facial will provide a great compliment to these services. Therefore you too will come out of your spa cocoon like a beautiful butterfly. The power of human touch from all of these services assist in unwinding the stress in your body. You will develop your own wings as you face your struggles and be capable of flying on your own.