Music or musical tones can be a powerful influence on the lives of individuals. These single tones or combination of tones can inspire, create moods and dispel stress. Generally, musical tones can be created by various instruments. These instruments can include string instruments, brass instruments, reed instruments, sounds from nature and from people, etc.
One additional soothing apparatus that is an instrument for creating tones is a wind chime. Wind chimes date back in history over thousands of years. Often wind chimes were associated with the spiritual realm and often adorned various temples and other centers of spirituality.
Wind chimes were made from various materials taken from the earth. Materials to create wind chimes included bamboo, metal, ceramic pottery, etc. Today wind chimes are made utilizing a variety of sizes, shapes, designs, etc. One such popular design are butterfly wind chimes.
The use of butterfly wind chimes can be especially soothing to the individual who chooses this type of wind chime. This soothing or centering advantage can be based on two specific reasons. Those reasons are the beauty of the butterfly wind chime and its symbolism.
When one thinks of a butterfly often words that come to mind to describe this fragile creature is its beauty and delicateness. Often the chimes that are used to manufacture butterfly wind chimes are smaller in size. This in turn creates a more delicate sound when the movement of the air causes the chime material to touch each other.
In addition butterfly wind chimes are often made from colored materials. These colored materials are utilized to reflect the vibrancy of the colors associated with various butterflies. Often these colors are manufactured using acrylic, stained glass, colored beads, etc.
Therefore, the benefit of using butterfly wind chimes is the appeal that is created visually in addition to the soothing sounds of the chimes. This visual beauty works in concert with the sounds of the chimes that fall upon the ears and adds to the individual’s enjoyment and stress relieving experience.
Utilizing butterfly wind chimes also benefits the individual through the powerful symbolism of the butterfly. That symbolism is that the butterfly experiences a metamorphic process that transforms the crawling caterpillar into a colorful and floating new creature.
When seeing the butterfly wind chimes or meditating utilizing the delicate sounds that are produced, the individual can remember and associate their lives with the transforming process that similarly occurs in the evolution of the butterfly.