Butterflygraph, Written by Pamela L. Reilly, Naturopath
Since facing the death of my thyroid gland and the birth of “butterthies” 15 years ago, I’ve become accustomed to having butterthies in my stomach, throat, heart, mind and stomach on a regular basis. These beautiful creatures, born from adversity, have a migratory pattern dependent upon my body temperature and internal hormone levels.
For example, when my body temperature hovers around 95, I can count on having butterthies fluttering through the fog in my brain, sending tiny thought moths fluttering into oblivion. It’s a beautiful site, or would be if my mind worked well enough to comprehend it.
When my hormonal levels elevate to the point that my body temp rises to 100 on a good day, the butterthies choose to migrate to my heart, where their fluttering can often be felt between its missed beats. It amazes me how these beautiful creatures, born from adversity and kept alive through the environmental fluctuations in my body, sometimes choose to create new colonies in my colon, where they manage to completely halt the absorption of any food I eat.
Occasionally, the environment of my body causes the butterthies to flee to the outside world, where they can flutter and roam without being subjected to the constant environmental fluctuations of my body. I look forward to the day when my only exposure to them will be in my garden, and when I will no longer feel them fluttering through me body, mind and spirit.
Written by, Pamela L. Reilly, Naturopath
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