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Perhaps there is something more – PART 2

Perhaps there is something more Perhaps there is something more.

I heard the analogy of the caterpillar becoming the butterfly twice today so I knew it was a message I had to hear!

There is no doubt that we are in a time a transformation and just like the caterpillar, it is uncomfortable as we are preparing for a new life!

The process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly is called metamorphosis.

I love sharing my thoughts and process with you.

I heard this exact quote twice today, so I am going to share it with you.

“Caterpillars chew their way through ecosystems leaving a path of destruction as they get fatter and fatter. When they finally fall asleep and a chrysalis forms around them, tiny new imaginal cells, as biologists call them, begin to take form within their bodies.

The caterpillar’s immune system fights these new cells as though they were foreign intruders, and only when they crop up in greater numbers and link themselves together are they strong enough to survive.

Then the caterpillar’s immune system fails and its body dissolves into a nutritive soup which the new cells recycle into their developing butterfly.

The caterpillar is a necessary stage but becomes unsustainable once its job is done.

There is no point in being angry with it and there is no need to worry about defeating it.

The task is to focus on building the butterfly, the success of which depends on powerful positive and creative efforts in all aspects of society and alliances built among those engaged in them.”

— Elisabet Sahtouris

Perhaps there is something more

See PART 1 BLOG where I share a poem by John O’Donohue called An Interim Time, which describes for me where we are  in this pandemic time

 

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