Butterflies, beautiful and mysterious, are symbols of transformation, change and hope.
We all know the basic story of how the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, but it’s very easy to miss the overwhelming struggle these amazing creatures endure whilst metamorphosing occurs, so let me fill you in.
The adult female butterfly will lay her eggs on the underside of the best leaves, or food source, for her ravenous offspring. Depending on species and weather, the egg will hatch anywhere between a few days and a few weeks, by way of the caterpillar eating its way out. During the next 9 to 14 days this little eating machine will shed its skin at least 5 times in order to grow to its full size.
Only when it is completely full will the caterpillar stop eating, find somewhere quiet to hang upside down and spin its silky cocoon, or molt into its shiny chrysalis, where it remains for another 9-14 days.
Within the cocoon or chrysalis, the caterpillar actually decomposes right down to its very liquid essence, devoid of all shape, and some will say consciousness, surrendering, rebuilding and totally transforming itself before it struggles out, finally emerging as a butterfly.
Within 4 to 7 days, the butterfly reaches maturity and then attends to the laying of eggs on the underside of the best leaves, beginning the cycle again.
Why am I telling you this? Well for a couple of reasons. Firstly, those clients I was fortunate to work with this year did this very difficult thing. They surrendered, rebuilt and transformed – and they are stunning! – and courageous as they embraced their new phase, and I am filled with gratitude to bear witness to their stories, and to acknowledge their achievements.
The second reason for telling you this is to wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous, wealthy and peaceful New Year and to encourage you, whatever your hopes, dreams or goals, to seize the ‘beginning’ energy the new year brings to manifest the changes or opportunities you desire most. It’s the perfect time to set your powerful intentions for 2021, if you haven’t done so already. There is even some full moon magic still afoot to supercharge those intentions!
From us to you, happy New Year and remember to Imagine. Believe. Become!
Imagine. Believe. Become!
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