~by Diana Lynn
Colorful butterflies surround every pothole puddle for miles along the stretch of road that connects Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi. Other protected areas rich in butterflies are Kibale and Bwindi National Parks, which are also greatly forested. There were thousands of brightly iridescent colored butterflies everywhere I walked. If you stood still, they would light on you and then flutter away. These butterflies seemed content to stay on the African’s bodies but not on the tourists, except for me. I seemed to be a magnet for them. And one of the tour guides in Bwindi took me out for a couple of hours to observe everything, because I was easy going and really enjoyed taking “in” their Africa’s smallest details. He told me, that he had never seen the butterflies land on a white woman before in such large numbers, there were no bare spots on my body; all were taken by these awesome and engaging butterflies. He was miffed and I was thrilled; I believed they came to me because of the Reiki and the energy work that I do. When the butterflies were on my body, they were receiving the Reiki which in turn gave them a strong dose of vibrant energy that insured their safety from the animals and the elements for the next 36 hours! For me to have all these butterflies on my body were several moments of sheer joy with their sharing with me; it felt like gentle nudging’s of shared connection for me and much more for the butterflies. The vibes that I felt from them: “Where did you come from?” “Are there more of you?” “We haven’t felt this before.” “Stay, we like this vitality.”
This is what Nature loves to share with people, their individuality!
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.