Frequently I reflect on the above mandala whose message speaks to me about transformation. Recently, I participated in a workshop with my congregation. As the delightful speaker was emphasizing transformation, I realized the “Butterfly Life Cycle” was present within me. She was speaking about the chrysalis stage, the stage when the caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
Just what I needed! I sat with my butterflies and entered into the journey to becoming a butterfly. My being was drawn into the chrysalis stage. The metamorphosis from a caterpillar into a butterfly occurs during this stage. The caterpillar’s old body dies and a new body forms inside a protective shell known as a chrysalis. During this stage, of ten to fourteen days, the caterpillar is transformed into a butterfly.
Wouldn’t it be delightful, I say to myself, if I could be transformed in just 10 to 14 days. I have come to know every day is a day in the chrysalis stage – a day for working on transformation – a day hoping to be surrounded by hearts and filled with love, compassion and wisdom.
The journey continues…