Today’s healthy habit article is about butterflies, specially about the monarch butterfly.

The other night my husband and I watched the TV program Nova. On this Nova program it featured the monarch butterfly. All I can say is the program left me in wonderment, sheer wonderment.

Now maybe you haven’t thought much about the monarch butterfly and I would have to confess I hadn’t but after watching the program it helped to put some things into perceptive. Since the monarch butterfly is not my specialty allow me some leeway on the details and just take the general information in.

Butterflies have a life changing transformation, they turn from a caterpillar into a totally different form. Think about it. A caterpillar crawls along as it’s mode of travel then at the right time, (how it knows the right time is a mystery to me) then it covers itself with a cocoon and after a period of time and a lot of pushing, out comes a beautiful butterfly. So now this once crawling specimen is now a flying machine and a flying machine is exactly what it becomes.

The monarch butterfly can be seen in our area, southern Ontario during the summer but in the fall this little thing flies all the way to Mexico for the winter. In fact all Monarch butterflies fly south to some mountains in Mexico for the winter. They huddle together on certain trees to keep warm and if the weather turns cold mass percentages of Monarch butterflies don’t survive.

Think of this. The Monarch butterfly comes out of the cocoon and goes about learning to fly, eat and survive all on it’s on. It’s parents aren’t there to guide it, pure instinct. Then at some point in time it knows it’s time to fly to Mexico. Seriously think about that, this little butterfly travels the distance of what it would take you or I to drive in about thirty six hours. The difference would be the speed of a car to the speed of a butterfly and driving in the car it pretty much doesn’t matter about the wind or the rain but a butterfly is greatly affected by the wind and the rain. Then as the butterfly travels it meets up with thousands and thousands of other Monarch butterflies on their way to the very same mountains in Mexico. I guess all the butterflies got the same text message, see you in Mexico.

So getting back to this week’s healthy habit, sometimes we need to just stand in awe at nature. Be content to understand that there are just some things in life you will never figure out or have a concrete answer to. Take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Spring is here and new is all around, maybe it might be time to embrace some new in your life.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact or 905 768 0848.