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What should we be learning from the caterpillar at this time?

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Hi Folks

We know this is a time of transition and change.  What has served us in prior times may no longer serve us now as we navigate through this challenging process of transformation. We need new tools. What are these?

The Caterpillar
Towards the end of its life, a caterpillar become more and more dysfunctional in the old way of living.  Thing just don’t work so well anymore; like crawling and eating and finding new branches to hang out on. Our little caterpillar becomes sluggish and a little confused as to what his life’s purpose is. What used to motivate him no longer has the same appeal and his future goals appear now a little fuzzy.

Surrender
He finds himself doing something unfamiliar and instinctive; he hangs upside down and his outer body starts to morph into a pupa. This uses up his last resources, and wearily, in this restrictive dark place he surrenders himself to Life.

Life Destroys
In this state, unbeknown to him and beyond his tiny caterpillar mind, a magical process starts to unfold. The intelligence we so glibly call life, has a new plan for him, and begins to first orchestrate a process of totally dismantling his old form, right down to his DNA.  Everything literally seems to fall apart at the seams!  If the caterpillar wasn’t in a total surrendered state, he would now experience extreme anguish and anxiety.

Life Rebuilds
From the sludge-like chaotic caterpillar goo, gradually a newness starts of appear, and what eventually emerges from the pupa is not a more improved caterpillar, a caterpillar more capable of reaching his former goals, being more successful at dominating new branches of the bush he knew as ‘home’, and munching even more leaves.  No, something entirely more magnificent is born from that dark, hard and restrictive pupa.

Rest
After a sort duration of rest and acclimatization, he is now ready to spread his opulent and magnificently painted wings and set of for new horizons, new exciting adventures, to pollinate flowers and to commune, dance and celebrate his  undreamt of freedom together with other newly emerged butterflies…

The Journey
So folks, while we may be entering a dark time of uncertainty and restriction, this is an opportunity for amazing soul growth.  Know that there is a higher purpose and design guiding your life.

Wisdom
Our real work now if of an inner nature, and now is the testing time!   This is an opportunity to apply all the head knowledge we have accumulated over the years.  By the application of this knowledge we will experience alchemy, and Wisdom is the prized gold.

5 TOOLS

The Power of Surrender:
Like the caterpillar, and all of nature, surrender to the is-ness of Life in this moment, no matter what it brings you.  Surrender does not stop you from taking positive action, on the contrary, surrender will allow you access to a higher level of awareness from which to take action if action is required. Surrender is an inner process that prevents mental suffering and brings you into alignment with the infinite intelligence we call Life.

Trust:
The Cosmos is not unintelligent.  The very word cosmos means ‘order’. Trust that there is an order underlying the apparent chaos and uncertainty.  Life has a plan for you.

Love:
Know this: the most powerful power in all of creation is Love. Love trumps (excuse the pun) darkness every single time.  Now is the opportunity to take a quantum leap in our evolution, both individually, as well as collectively.  Now is the time to choose Love over Fear once and for all.

Forgiveness:
Forgiveness does not mean to condone, what it means is to free yourself from the burden of the past moment.  Forgiveness releases us from the bondage of the mind and liberates and opens our heart for love to flow though us into this world.

Presence:
There is nothing we cannot deal with in the present moment.  Nothing!  The more we choose to live in alignment with Presence, the less inner turmoil we experience. It’s as simple as that.

 

 

HELP!
Having a like-minded community and a couple of guides along to support you will make this transition process much more ‘do-able’. As you do this inner work you will also find yourself in a much better position to help those around you who could use your help.

INNERSPACE
Good news!  We are launching a new online monthly platform to provide such mentorship and guidance, and we have an opening special. Please see details below.

Your Centeredness and Presence is very much needed in the world right now, particularly in the weeks and months ahead. You are more powerful than you could comprehend right now.

Be peaceful, be calm, be cantered and, most importantly, Be Love.

Much love at this time

John

John Homewood
Integrative Spiritual Life and Consciousness Coach
Founder Journeys of Awakening, Mind Enhancement Systems & Wisdom to Nourish

www.johnhomewood.net
www.journeysofawakening.com

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