Being a “butterfly” in flight provides a different view than experiencing life from within the walls of a cocoon or as a catapillar that is denying its natural urge to weave a transformational casing around itself to later develop it’s muscles to chew it’s way through and fly. And, having recently emerged from my own cocoon, after following an undeniable prompting to climb inside, I’m enjoying the view and keenly observing the importance of each of these stages.
From within my cocoon, I stepped off the train of what my life had been and through a series of challenges including health, finances, career, home, self, relationships and family, I took an honest look at myself, observed the patterns of my life, found my strengths and owned them, took some risks to speak my truth, learned to believe in me, reclaimed my passions, and furthered my courage, (already a virtue I possessed) to become who I am more authentically in the world. Along the way, I was blessed with some incredible human beings to love and be loved by, a deeply rooted faith and a profound knowing that I was meant to become who I am.
And…I’m not saying any of this was easy, nor am I saying that one’s whole life must crumble in order for it to be rebuilt in a more true way. I am saying however that we have a choice, and I believe we all have a “GPS system” that comes from a place Beyond ourselves that urges us forward from where ever we are. And, from whatever choices we make, it will always “recalculate.”
I also believe it is a Higher Order of Creation that has placed this inner beam within us to lead us towards who we are meant to be, however it is up to us to find the courage to listen and take the not always easy steps to realign our lives to a more true state. I can also say from my recent vantage point of making my way through my own transformational casing to “become” that it is worth it.
So, from where ever you are, knowing that we are all in a perpetual cycle of becoming, what would support you to take a next step towards your own flight? What honest truths have you or have you not faced about yourself? Who do you need to forgive? What are you called to do but are not doing? How do you need to better care for yourself? What does your inner voice tell you needs to be moved towards right here, right now. What one step are you willing to take?