Tuesday

REMEMBER THE BUTTERFLY

Relative to size the caterpillar is one of the most destructive beings on this planet. It can devour a whole branch in record time without any awareness of its impact. When it's full, the caterpillar weaves a cacoon around itself and, within that structure, fulfills its destiny to dissolve into formless goo. In that goo are the cells that hold the possibility of the butterfly. The goo(the old) is threatened by these cells and tries to destroy them. Because of this threat, these new cells gather together into groups, and in that support, the beauty of the butterfly is born.
This is humanity's story. The caterpillar and its self-absorbed destruction represent the old way. The butterfly, which represents the new way is the opposite of the caterpillar. It doesn't destroy life -- it serves life by pollinating flowers. It can fly far and wide, so its view is much broader than the caterpillar.
You and I are asked to become the butterfly inside ourselves, and part of our task is to trust this time of goo that is so turbulent and frightening. It is essential to our transformation. We are also being asked to gather together to support one another and the world in "remembering possibility". We are asked to put no one out of our hearts, for we do not have the luxury of positioning anymore. There is no THEM in this process.
We are on the cusp of the most important evolutionary shift that has happened on this planet -- the shift from unconsciousness to consciousness -- the shift from the mind to the heart. THIS IS OUR BUTTERFLYNESS. June 2009

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this. So meaningful. It's also a wake up call to all of humanity. Am sharing this post with friends who would understand its meaning. Thank you! Judith, CA

Anonymous said...

Nice piece. Keep up the good work.
Note: Am always interested in the books you recommend.
Dan, Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Anything related to butterflies interest me. This post was especially interesting in how you related the life of butterflies to humanity. If only we could all become a butterfly. Oh, how grand life would be. I hope those who read this post will grasp the power of it's significance. Andrea
Summers, MI

Anonymous said...

Great analogy. The times are going to get more interesting. We change or we die....! Minny, CA

Anonymous said...

How cool is this! I get it. We had better wake up. Thank you for posting. AG. MN

MWM, Wilmington said...

Your work is a real embodiment of this. We all appreciate you at In Our Own Way so much. I have read the Urantia papers and Dr. Roache's book. We are seeing things really come to fruition now. Time is changing. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Thank you MWM. We are glad to learn you have read the Urantia Book and Dr. Roache's book. Both are important resources for this evolutionary shift humanity is going through. IN OUR OWN WAY

Anonymous said...

Love this piece. Butterflies have a lot to teach up. JR

Anonymous said...

Always figured people who paid attention to butterflies were on the right track toward a new consciousness. Does anyone else feel that way? Willie at Parkside

Anonymous said...

Note. JR, you mean butterflies have a lot to teach US. I thought that's what you meant. Your friend

Anonymous said...

I have not seem but one butterfly this year. What's up!
Anyway, I like the article.
Pay attention to the butterflies. They'll tell us all we need to know. Thanks, Jack

Anonymous said...

I love this piece! Ana