A time of transformation…
by Maria Furlano, DMQ (China), MTOM, L.Ac.
We have so much to be grateful for – and yesterday morning I was reminded of this more than ever, by witnessing the transformation of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly in front of our eyes.
We had put a caterpillar in a jar (with lot’s and lot’s of airholes) because this little guy was trying to find a place to cocoon while we were having 3 days of wind and rain.
After 10 days in our home, my husband named him Jacob.
I felt really responsible for this beautiful tiny creature, but Craig kept reminding me that caterpillars do this all the time – “Jacob know’s what he’s doing, leave him alone.”
I finally realized I was worried because I was trying to create the “perfect conditions.”
I was getting caught up in my own “stuff,” but the caterpillar was going to go on just fine with his transformation…
All I had to do was keep the jar out of the sun.
- Jacob nourished himself and got ready for his journey.
- Jacob knew his perfect timing to create his chrysalis and he knew when to come out of it.
- Jacob wasn’t worried about how long it took. (15 days – in case you’re wondering 🙂
We kept him on top of our piano in the living room near a window for fresh air. And every morning I woke up and was reminded that nature knows it all.
Seeing his tiny chrysalis changing colors every day, all I could think about was – he’s literally transforming inside that tiny space!
And I thought wow, what a metaphor for this time in our lives.
I realized we humans have 2 choices…
We can quiet our minds, open our hearts and allow this time of transformation we all have within us to be birthed…
Or, we can fight transformation. Constrain our energy and build more blockage in our energy and lifestyle.
What do you think?
Are you struggling with anything right now? (If so, reply to this email and let me know how you’re being affected right now).
When I look at the sky during my daily walks, I see and smell a clarity I don’t remember experiencing. There is new transformation going on all around us. It’s happening whether we want it to or now.
It may be getting more difficult for some of us to feel isolated the longer we stay at home. We may be experiencing overwhelm in this new space with ourselves and with our families.
May I just offer a heart centered suggestion that you do whatever you can to look at nature right now. Watch her closely. She has so much to share with us – especially right now.
This beautiful time of Spring is a time of growth for nature and for us as well.
Thank you for being here. And thank you for being everything you are.