I remember the first time I asked to see the butterfly symbol, it was in 1994, I was about one year in sobriety, and I was about to give up on the sober living life because it was ‘so hard’ (seemingly at the time). Internally I was overwhelmed. I picked up the toolbox (list of things to do and a big book) and walked into an AA meeting. I shared that I was not going to share because I was in such a difficult place.
I listened but did not hear anything.
Then after the meeting I went outside behind the AA Club, the smell of fried chicken in the air, and I prayed, ”God, if you really are listening, send me that butterfly you keep putting in my path to remind me to not give up.”
Seconds later, there it was!
In my perspective it is the SAME butterfly every time over several decades. Even today, I see it to remind me I am on the right path and can continue to have faith in my intuition and listening to Spirit.
I did not share my acrylic painting of a butterfly (much) maybe it is on social somewhere, but, when I entered the NFT space I just did not think it was good enough to mint. Unless I could show the magical elements. So, I started learning animation, but with life’s distractions the learning curve became longer than expected. So I surrendered and accepted it wasn’t time yet.
Then, I discovered a motion designer (now 3D NFT Animation Artist) who added magic to my painting. The result is HOPE (a butterfly NFT) and the collaboration with Mrinal Valsan will always be as cherished as the art, the memory, the symbol of HOPE in my life.
I hope whoever collects this piece will be blessed with hope and ongoing signs of amazement.
The NFT comes with Commercial License. The proceeds will be 50% and 50% split between Deb GypsyOwl Bryan and Mrinal Valson.
UPDATED January 23, 2022: THE 2021 Fundraiser has ended.