When one thinks of the “soup” factor taking place in the change from a caterpillar to a butterfly, small wonder a cocoon of hiding is involved in the process. Not feeling its attractive best, challenging at best to explain what in the heck is happening, it just seems easier for the caterpillar to go under cover during this melt down period…(for some reason that feels so relatable!)
I also found it interesting upon reading the definition of the word, that it involves...programmed cell death AND resting stages.
Some things must die when change comes. Boats and bridges must be burned.
And Resting Stages…
Rest is a necessary ingredient, often overlooked, misunderstood, and bound to come with some guilt attached for taking time out!
The energy required for the process of change MUST have rest as part of a successful recipe.
So….. I am thinking, in order to evolve, to take flight on the wings of our dreams, we should consider….
- Being okay with not being so visible and transparent for a period of time.
- Allowing and making room for resting, peaceful time while in the process.
- Recognizing that some things are going to “die” in the process….relationships, ways of thinking, a business idea, a plan. It is “programmed in” to the process.
One thing not mentioned in the process, but surely programmed in as well–a sure trust in the process of life. Trust that this cocoon time is necessary to evolve into all that we are intended to be.
Aware that we cannot always explain what is going on but sure that we are fine and are going to become even more amazing:)) We are becoming and it will be self evident as the metamorphosis is complete.
Also noted in the process is “a change of habit or behavior” as in– the crawler is now a flyer! We can feel ourselves being pulled towards these changes as it is happening–however, it is exceedingly difficult to share that or make sense of it with another.
We know–however it sounds so silly when verbalized to another.
Imagine…Caterpillar to friend
“Hey, I can feel myself growing and changing. Suddenly I am interested in aerial maps! I have a feeling I am going to be flying or something, moving at fast speed, seeing the world from above–the big picture so to speak.”
Friend to Caterpillar “Hey, are you off your meds again??”
Metamorphosis does defy everything that is “normal” and is at odds with how we normally view life–it comes with an entirely different playbook.
When we feel change pending, a stirring that says this is different, a brand new road ahead, –remember–none of the old rules apply.
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