The Fleur-de-lis moth
“Life beginning.” - Virgina Woolf
It has been said the flower of the lily signifies perfection, light, and life. The moth is a nocturnal creature, whereas the butterfly is diurnal. As a creature of the night and by her navigational devices, we see the moth is highly influenced by the power of the moon. This aspect ties in with animal symbolism of intuition, and psychic awareness. Here we see a fragile vulnerability in the moth. The moon is her mother, and she will follow her course at all cost. This makes her open to distraction, vulnerable to harm. Here we may find another message to ADJUST OUR COURSE as our path indicates rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way.
I captured the above picture this morning on my patio in the midst of a deep discussion with a friend (butterfly and moth person) about world affairs. She requested clarification on my last blog post, and I attempted to explain the deeper aspects. Her question to me was simple. How do you know who is telling the truth? I’ve been attempting to tell this story for over five years now. The reason I’ve been so passionate about telling this story is because, in some sense, it is a microcosm of “what’s wrong in the world,” and when applied to the macrocosm could give us all a clue on how to solve the global problem.
After the discussion on the details which I will share in a moment, the Fleur-de-lis Moth showed up. Lo and behold, the image I snapped on my iPhone related directly to the work I had done in the past promoting my script PEACE LILY. I realized at that moment, everything that I’ve been up to over the past five years has been about this theme. The main character is faced with a struggle against an external villain, a well-established system. The question regarding the main character as well as all of us is this can we maintain our individuality or will we end up just another brick in the wall?
Adjust our course? The moon has an influence over the tides, and we must not be distracted but heed the signs. You've heard the phrase "the devil is in the details," and that is exactly what you can't see when distracted.
Institutions and written agreements (policies, treaties, etc.) are not by their nature evil. However, those individuals sitting in positions of power and control within an institution or writing those policies could be evil. Just as the picture above of the Fluer-de-lis Moth divides the picture with a brick wall, so does everything you experience in life. Like the main character in PEACE LILY, we choose a path with great intentions and become jaded when we discover the hidden secrets behind the brick wall. Any attempt to change a broken system or bad policies seems hopeless in the face of deception. As the main character discovered, the deception comes from a small number of individuals within the system manipulating others to steal funds. The heroine first sees a light that opens her eyes and then brings the light to the institution to stop the corruption. The small group of corrupt individuals are taken out of their positions and replaced with individuals willing to follow the rule of laws established. The moral of the story is you have a choice in doing the right thing for the good of all people involved.
The tides are turning as more people are reaching for light and life. We all have internal navigational devices. Changing the course is only a matter of choice.