Being “born” again, is not an easy process.
Yes, the Universe will protect the caterpillar by giving a cocoon, but that cocoon is meant to disintegrate to allow for the butterfly to rise and fly with its own wings.
Observe that there is nothing in their being, connecting the caterpillar with the butterfly, but yet they are connected. That is Nature’s way of showing us what being “born” again entails.
Some may experience a disease as a consequence of some experience in Life, others may lose their beloved jobs or a relationship which was giving life to that particular “I.” Those supports will need to be shaken, the foundations of that Life will be soon gone for the new one to appear.
It is necessary.
What to “do”?
Close your previous Life as an accountant closes the books at the end of the fiscal year. You may meet people that you have not seen for a long while, you may have fleeting relationships to support your transition, it is all part of the plan.
When a cycle in our Lives finishes, there is a period of transition where things will feel as if the floor that gave us support and security is moving and shaking as in an earthquake.
Do not be afraid!
What you used to be, what you thought yourself to be… soon will be gone.
The disease, the life-threatening incident, the extended “vacation” for lack of a job…all of that is collaborating to take away the person you were before. You will be all alone with yourself.
Isn’t that what “normal” dying entails?
Can you resist that?
It has to happen. Any resistance will only add greater experience of pain and suffering.
Surrender? Give up?
No. This is not a fight. It is a trip.
Fill yourself with wonder. Wow!! Look at that! 🙂
The caterpillar is meant to be a butterfly.
To fly is only theory for the caterpillar. To experience “real” flying, is for the butterfly.
If the caterpillar could know about the need of this process, if the caterpillar could see what the future holds; the caterpillar wouldn’t fight the process of change. It could not be afraid. It will let it happen.
Here is when we experience the lesson of “let go and let it happen.”
Every one of us, will experience the process of change in our lives. There is nothing that we can do to stop it, therefore, to “flow,” to join that process and to allow it to sink in is the path of those who know that change is inevitable, for it is Life itself.
When we separate from Life, the individual “I” suffers. That “I” becomes anxious, hoping to go back to the “old” self and the old times.
The butterfly is awaiting for change but yet the “I” will fight to remain a caterpillar. Isn’t that irrational? It is the sensation of security weighing more than rationality.
Beyond creeds and religions; beyond ideals and beliefs, everyone has a mission in Life and that mission needs to be accomplished for the common good.
Every Life is a mission waiting to be unfolded.
Nothing personal but… we are all together in this.