Metamorphosis: Butterfly

To me, the concept of evolvement is inherently alchemic – that is one of transmutation from one state to another state – a more refined, higher vibrational state. And as our thoughts, consciousness, vibrations, sensations and experiences transmute – we are at the heart of this alchemic process … that is our spirit.

My favorite metaphor for this process is that of a butterfly in metamorphosis.
It goes like this:
“Metamorphosis is more than just transformation. It is the transmutation from one state of being to another. A coming into being of something new. The archetypal paradigm in the nature kingdom is the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, but there are many other such examples. In Egyptian mythology the scarab beetle is chosen instead of the butterfly, but the basic idea is the same.” (M.Alan Kazlev http://www.kheper.net)

I like to use the metaphor of the butterfly – and just as the butterfly is synonymous with metamorphosis so too, our journey … a journey of evolvement.

The butterfly metaphor is particularly useful when trying to describe the alchemic processes. Elisabet Sahtouris has captured the idea perfectly: “Inside a cocoon, deep in the caterpillar’s body, tiny things biologists call ‘imaginal disks’ begin to form. Not recognizing the newcomers, the caterpillar’s immune system snuffs them. But they keep coming faster and faster, then begin to link up with each other. Eventually the caterpillar’s immune system fails from the stress and the disks become imaginal cells that build the butterfly from the meltdown of the caterpillar’s body. If we see ourselves as imaginal discs working to build the butterfly of a better world, we will also see how important it is to link with each other in the effort, to recognize how many different kinds of imaginal cells it will take to build a butterfly with all its capabilities and colors.”

Imagine butterfly, imagine beetle.
Just say yes, and do it.
Only connect.
Your spirit is waiting.
Your new you is ready to emerge.


About deborahkbates

A Metaphysical practitioner, Life Coach and Professional Counsellor for more than ten years I have had vast experience in helping people manage their lives holistically. I work with the principles that healing practices should focus on the power of personal alignment and tapping into natures healers through the universal connection. As a published author, I write material such as workbooks and articles on numerous sujects realted to self-help, health, personal development and motivation and spirituality - not to forget a bit of poetry and fiction. My personal vision... I have faith in humanity and the consciousness of our race to work together in harmony. My vision crosses over the threshold of gender, race, religion, socio-economic status towards an evolving species engendering peace, harmony for humanity and the planet. Transmutation of thought and action I subscribe to as the cornerstone of healing and evolvement. I pay heed and creed to the art of self-healing and the journey of individuals in spirit aligned to their personal truth. View all posts by deborahkbates

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