The butterfly is our teacher when it comes to all things transformative. If we could look in at the pupae in the mid stages of metamorphosis, we would see a muddy digestive mess. If we didn’t know better, we might conclude that the caterpillar has met disaster. Yet all is exactly as it should be and every single second of the process is crucial, not even a millisecond could be skipped.
As we journey through the pupae stage as individuals, I sense we are being invited to trust the process of the unfolding transformation.
Ultimately, perhaps we will notice our own wings emerging from our new form and locate deep within ourselves the courage to take flight. In doing so we will commit ourselves to even greater depths of self-knowledge and begin to live without holding on.