* "Hello Gorgeous!"
** "How do you compare to the Butterfly?"
Chrysalis: A time of Change
"I am in chrysalis," I wonder to myself. What does this mean? Change is the only predictable event of the evolving moment. I feel myself wanting to rush ahead yet pull back at the same time, sort of like having one foot on the gas petal full throttle and the other slamming on the breaks all at once.
I was entranced that it took a couple of weeks for the first butterfly to emerge. I thought it was only a couple of days time. You can see a chrysalis in stillness just to the upper left of the first Monarch Butterfly emerging pictured above.
Motion: Butterfly Emerging
*** Struggle Gives Strength
I saw these words in my mind. I open my book and search a bit. The words I wrote were not where I thought they were....but then I read:
Ghost in my Dream
Many years ago I wrote: "The dreamscape was painted in the surreal hard-edged style of Edward Hopper, so different from my preferred Impressionism. Edward Hopper's figures sometimes speak of loneliness and alienation whether they are solitary or in groups. Is this the way I feel?"
"Holding myself at arm's length and others even further away," my thoughts echo....
"Is the dream so that I can see myself clearer? Why would I want to? I feel that I have stepped back from myself so that I can get a fresh perspective about my personal healing journey." In the dream I was both the observer and the participant. [There's that chrysalis, a time of change, again.]
"I was painted grey, a foggy mist. The rest of the dream, especially the electric blue light, was photograph clear."
"With my writing and painting, i need space and distance from myself. Are we asking ourselves questions in dreams that we cannot confront while awake?"
To escape, I call my friend Louise.
She tells me this story.
"There was a laboratory experiment nurturing cocoons containing butterflies waiting to emerge. One was struggling to break out....The assistant grabbed the wings gently and pulled out the butterfly....The supervisor said, 'That butterfly will never fly. The struggle of trying to get out gives strength to the wings.' "
* "All five of Our Monarchs Transformed and Took Off!"
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* The Herbal Mamma, Facebook Page, photo printed with permission
** Sue Broome, Empowerment4You, web site and blog, Message from the Angels posted June 30, 2016, "How Do You Compare to the Butterfly?" Sue is an author, and Certified Angel Card Reader.
Monarch Butterfly emerging from a Chrysalis, Facebook Page, Center for Biological Diversity, June 20, 2016
*** Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor: Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, Awaken Your Creative Spirit, free PDF illustrated E-book, available via e-mail request.
Hello Gorgeous, photo of Monarch emerging by The Herbal Mamma
Blue Butterfly Sketch, ink on blue paper by Dahlis
Silver Butterfly, oil painting by Dahlis