Happy Spring Equinox!
Spring is the time of rebirth! Nature shows us that following every death is a rebirth and as we witness life bursting forth everywhere we might even feel new life sprouting forth from within.
I work with so many people going through the pain of death as they are forced to let go of something that is no longer contributing in a positive way to their life. When we are experiencing an “inner death” we often have difficulty seeing the birth that is just up ahead. When we are in the process of metamorphosis we might only feel the dissolving of the caterpillar body and the terror of going into the void, the nothingness, the emptiness.
It can be so helpful to understand the process of metamorphosis because we can imagine the new form beginning to take shape from the darkness of the cocoon. When that new form is complete it bursts forth into the world a butterfly.
Personally your timing may not align perfectly with spring but if you surrender to the process of transformation your rebirth is assured, not in your preferred timing but in divine timing.
You might have heard how the body of the butterfly is formed from something called “imaginal cells.” I love the image I get when I think of the power of our own imagination to create. As humans we are highly creative beings and we have the power to create a new “self” through our imagination. So if you find yourself in the darkness, imagine where you would like to see yourself. If you have just come out of a toxic, dysfunctional, narcissistic relationship and are experiencing the trauma and grieving the loss, it can be difficult to imagine a “better” future but at some point your imagination will pull you from your darkness and lead you to the light of a new, improved you.
Has the best already come and gone in your life? Some people hold to this fear. Fear is a powerful force that keeps us stuck and stagnant in our life. Learn how to convert your fear to love and know, without a doubt, that love is the creative force of the universe and you can and will have a much deeper connection with life. You will have a much deeper connection with a partner who is truly capable of matching your level of growth.
Sometimes we get kicked out of our caterpillar existence before we feel are ready. But it is always in perfect timing. Your soul pulls you forward and demands your growth. The best thing you can do is surrender to the process and allow yourself to be transformed. I promise you that when you look back on your life several years from now you will not see the caterpillar that you once were as being a greater experience than the butterfly you have become.
Envision yourself as the emerging butterfly! See yourself being reborn. Believe that a much more joyful, empowering future is coming into being for you.
Not sure how to navigate through the dark night of the soul in your own process of metamorphosis and inner transformation? I’m writing the guidebook and it will be complete soon, so stay tuned.