The butterfly has long been a symbol of transformation.
It is born a caterpillar.
Its entire world is the leaves it crawls around on and eats.
It has no idea of what it will become.
And yet, if it knew what it would have to go through…
Would it choose to become a butterfly?
Luckily, it doesn’t have that choice. Its nature is to transform. To turn into the goo that will emerge as a butterfly and open up the entire world by its transformation.
Vibrant Living Tip
We, as humans, do have a choice.
When I was growing up, it seemed like the only valid emotion in my family was anger. I didn’t like anger, so I suppressed it. It caused me to not only suppress anger, I seemed to suppress all emotions. I went through life kinda numb. No highs. No lows. No happy. No sad. No joy. No anger. Just dull.
I didn’t know any better. It’s just the way I was.
Overtime, I realized I was missing out on things. I seemed to be on the sidelines while others were laughing and having fun. I made a decision to change. I went to therapy. I learned to notice my feelings. Then started to express them. A good friend of mine was going through the same process. It very often happens that we attract people like us and if we’re lucky, they share in our adventure.
One day I said to her: I don’t like feeling sad. I wish I could go back to the way I was. Her answer: Me too sometimes.
The truth is you can’t. You can’t unlearn. Once you have expanded and transformed, you can’t put yourself back into that small, limited version of yourself.
And that’s a good thing. Yea, I feel sad at times. I also feel joy, love, ecstasy! Just thinking about these wonderfully vibrant emotions makes me smile.
What are you willing to transform to become more of who you have come here to be?
Vibrant Living Take Away
Change may not always be easy. It is always worth it. Pick one thing you would like to change. Do something every day this week to step into that new way of BEing. Each step you take, celebrate your progress.
Until next time...
P.S. Share with me your steps as you take them. And how you are celebrating as you go.