Transformation calls upon us to release the old ways of being.
“Honoring the world of form and spirit; surrendering to endless death and rebirth; this is the source of all healing – the shamans power.”
Change is an ever-evolving process. Throughout the journey of spiritual awakening we constantly expand our ideas and our responses to life. Older energies and beliefs are discarded or transformed and we are free to explore previously undiscovered aspects of ourselves.
Consider the symbolism of the butterfly. There is nothing in the caterpillar to suggest its future as a creature of flight and freedom; however, the transformation is natural and inevitable. The chrysalis stage represents the inner pilgrimage we must take and the complete surrender that is required. Once the change is complete, butterfly teaches us of the lightness and joy of life.
Growth does not have to be traumatic. Ultimately, it is a blessing to release the old and to allow the death of the ego. Bring playfulness into your experience and embrace the beauty and potential within you. Let butterfly teach you how to celebrate the present moment in a way that is enriching and remember that your transformation can be as beautiful and gentle as you wish.