Monday, November 4, 2013

" Broken Wings ... "

Take these broken wings
And learn to fly again, learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in
Take these broken wings
Let us in
Let us in
Take these broken wings
You got to learn to fly, learn to live and love so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up for us and let us in
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh
~ Mr. Mister ~ Broken Wings ~

Ever wonder about the life cycle of a butterfly? ... The butterfly doesn’t start out looking like its final form.  During the transformation process or growth, it looks nothing like the final intended form of its design ... sometimes our life is like that too.
We hope life will be colourful and vibrant like the butterfly but sometimes all we can see are larva and caterpillars.  And sometimes the wait seems so very long.  So if life isn’t what you had hoped it would be perhaps your process of transformation isn’t yet complete?  

Watching butterflies ~ splash of beauty gently dancing ...

Nature teaches ...
“the caterpillar struggles to destinations and tries not to get stepped upon along the way.  But upon the moment it enters solidarity it is confined to itself; facing what it is and then forced to endure the painful process of becoming something better and more beautiful.  As it is reborn it tests its wings and flies gently away, so all that you see is a splash of color passing by.  It sees the world through the eyes of a new creature and it know not where it is going, for when you can fly your journey is endless.”

I knew that the butterfly meant something significant in my own personal quest to grow and develop physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually ... and at times, I ponder if I am becoming the butterfly that will eventually emerge and quietly take flight??

If we apply this analogy beyond our own personal lives to mankind as a whole, the butterfly represents the new world where we will have a topia society of peace and abundance.  The chrysalis represents the pressure and limitations put upon any creativity that might help us evolve towards that dream.  And the final stage of the butterfly’s metamorphosis is when the chrysalis bursts open from the inside out due to the size of the butterfly.  
The butterfly will become a butterfly because that is exactly what it is naturally designed to do ... similar to people.  If we give ourselves the permission to be what we are truly meant to be and shine within our unique talents, we will become what we are naturally designed to be.  So it is fair to say that whether one chooses to be a limitation, an encouragement or a part of the butterfly, each is crucial to the long-awaited outcome.  And each time we try to fly, if we fail, we try again and again ...

 Practice compassion towards yourself and know that as long as you stay in the process, you are heading towards a beautiful place of completion, even if the journey isn’t pretty  

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