Protecting & raising awareness for the Monarch butterfly, through interactive educational talks within schools. Monarch Butterflies are the doorway to nature & connection with the magical world.
It started with curiosity watching the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly with my young pre schoolers, the spark inside me ignited and my passion grew organically. I enjoyed taking photos of nature, whilst fully in the moment. I loved all the colourful flowers in my garden, also wildlife which were easy to capture on camera. I then shared my information along with the photos. This quickly grew into my amazing book and interactive school talks around New Zealand, its been an amazing journey, but feel this is only just beginning.
One of the best part of my job is that I get to be creative and hands on in nature in my garden. I love receiving downloads of creativity and inspiration then rolling with it. It’s not everyday you can call on a friend to cover you in orange body paint and monarch butterflies clips and have a fun photo shoot.
I feel blessed to be able to work in sync with the seasons resting in winter whilst gaining growth and wisdom to share in the spring, summer months with others. With each year I gain more confidence and flare.
I get to dress up as a Butterfly Goddess totally be in my feminine energy. I choose when I work and where. Spreading magic and my knowledge along the way. There’s no script in my talks, I just arrive and trust what comes out is what is needed to be heard.
In life we get to write our own book, each chapter changing, new chapters starting and ending. We get to re write or our story and change. To have transformed you have to change from the inside out, its a lengthly process, I worked hard through my past traumas and wounds, which had stopped me becoming who I am today. I continue to release the many layers that are not needed or outdated. Those that clipped my wings that held me from expanding further. I love investing in my personal growth to become the best possible version of myself, theres always room for more expansion and for more magic to happen. It’s fun smashing through my self doubt that I no longer believe in. I have a voice and it needs to be heard, and people love listening to me speak and thank me afterwards. Some people ask me who I work for and I say I work for the Monarch butterflies, I am a voice for them and here to protect Mother Earth to bring it back into balance and LOVE.
I honour my journey and the people who have helped me on along my path, the people who lift me higher, have my back and support me. Those who continue to light my flame, which is pure loving support I am so grateful. I will continue to shine and radiate back the inspiration. I will keep on saying yes when Im feeling scared or not ready….because are we ever really fully ready? I also thank the people that have crossed my path, that have used me, betrayed me, put me down, hurt or given me a dis-service, I only send you love back. Thank you, this is a reminded me of who I do not want to be.
Transformation is constant for me, ever evolving and shedding layers and reminding people that life is here to be joyful and not stagnant. Grounding my energy into the earth is important. My desire to teach the younger generation and to give them an opportunity to hold onto magic for as long as they can before society changes their view of this world. Bringing magic into peoples lives is a gift, sometimes it can feel like a challenge as I don’t feel like I fit the mould everyone else is trying to fit into. I’m not supposed to, I am a guiding light for others to let go of that idea also. I love moving forward into new creations!
I dare you to follow what lights you up, you just never know where it will takes you. I can only imagine it will be more than you can ever have thought. The risks, joys and the expansion in your learning will all pay off for you immensely. Commit to your future, a wiser outcome is assured. Align and surrender to it. Let your magical metamorphosis begin!
Maria Monarch X
Have you got your copy of my book?
Overseas residents https://www.amazon.com/Educational-Guide-Monarch-Butterflies
Make Up and Photography from the wonderful https://angelahrose.com/