“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over … It became a butterfly.” … Anonymous
Sometimes things come along in life and knock us off of our feet. Sometimes those circumstances are so huge that we cannot even imagine how we are ever going to get back to where and who we were or how we will return to a “normal” life. Sometimes when it seems like our life is over … it is really just beginning.
A long time ago … and not in a galaxy far, far away … I figured that I knew exactly who I was and where I was headed. I was pretty “tuned in, turned on and tapped in” – as Abraham would say – and I was pretty darn sure that I knew what path I was supposed to walk down in life. I was well established on my journey down Caterpillar Road. Isn’t it funny how oh-so-often Capital “L” Life has a whole different vision of where we are supposed to be than we do.
Apparently I needed a time out to reconsider my ways … and apparently that time out required a major sabbatical from everyday life. During the 3 years spent in my Life-sized cocoon I had a lot of time and opportunity to uncover and heal parts of myself that I had forgotten were even in me. Through awesome friends & family … outstanding synchronicities … and fantastic healers – both medical and holistic … and with the assistance of Life … I managed to clean up my internal landscape enough to actually see the new road. Wow … I didn’t even know it was there before.
I have emerged from aforementioned cocoon a new Being. I am now a butterfly … fluttering brightly through life and doing my best to sparkle in the sunshine & bring joy to others. These days I keep an eagle eye open for signs of changing weather patterns and then deal with circumstances before they become extreme … after all butterfly wings don’t do so well in gale force winds. Throughout the last three years a lot of my caterpillar friends crawled away … uncomfortable with my long stay inside the chrysalis … but that’s O.K. because the ones who stayed … and the new ones who are arriving are all thrilled to be exercising their newly found wings as well. Sometimes things come along in life and knock us off of our feet … happily when it seems like our life is over … it is often just beginning.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone.