With great joy I announce the launch of my website www.transformational-guidance-with-susan-schuurmans.com/
This website gathers together all my offerings - astrological tarot, soul companioning, compassionate listening and circle gatherings - under one banner and will include my blog posts too. And of course it displays my lifelong love of butterflies! Their exquisite beauty and shimmering flutterings have always filled me with delight. The wonder of the symbolism butterflies represent in the transformation from a common, hairy, fat caterpillar through the cocooning to the birth of a brightly coloured butterfly has a deeply personal meaning to me. My favourite poet Mary Oliver captures the wonder of the first flight of a newly born butterfly in her poem below.
Don't bother me.
The butterfly's loping flight
carries it through the country of the leaves
delicately, and well enough to get it
where it wants to go, wherever that is, stopping
here and there to fuzzle the damp throats
of flowers and the black mud; up
and down it swings, frenzied and aimless; and sometimes
for long delicious moments it is perfectly
lazy, riding motionless in the breeze on the soft stalk
of some ordinary flower.