Butterflies are symbols of change, metamorphosis, and love.
They symbolize life and the transformations that one goes through to become the beautiful end product.
The butterfly is a powerful symbol in myth and religion.
For Early Christians, it represented the soul itself. In China it symbolized bliss and joy. American Indians call upon the butterfly for guidance in change, color, and happiness.
Colorful and graceful yet fragile…
They are friendly and charming and beautiful.
The metamorphosis of a butterfly describes the essence of Children’s Home + Aid.
To help children, youth, and families grow and change, so they may build a better life for themselves.
Children’s Home + Aid helps the families and children – both through personal growth and shelter – to transform their current situation into a new and better one, much like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.
The Butterfly Represents…
Lightness: The Butterfly brings color and lightness to your life. The “dance of the butterfly” can teach people not to take things so seriously. The butterfly has taste sensors on the front legs, enabling them to experience life through motion (dancing, walking).
The Soul: Early Europeans viewed the butterfly with great respect and fear because they thought that the human soul took the form of a butterfly.
Rebirth: Born out of the caterpillar in the chrysalis, butterflies are a symbol of fertility, rebirth, regeneration, happiness, and joy to Native Americans in Mexico.
Transformation: Scientific research has shown that the butterfly is the only living being capable of changing entirely its genetic structure during the process of transformation – the caterpillar’s DNA is totally different from the butterfly’s. Thus, it is the symbol of total transformation.
Growth: Its medicine is related to the air and the mental powers. It teaches us to find clarity in the mental processes, to organize projects or to figure out the next step in our internal growth.
Courage: The butterfly represents a need for change and greater freedom, and at the same time it represents courage: one requires courage to carry out the changes necessary in the process of growth.