Metamorphosis is the gift of change that offers transformative gifts from the unknown. From the plant and mineral kingdom to everyday human beings, I have often felt that these magical gifts come from the other side. To change is to evolve with grace. While to resist its push and pull, can lead to energetic blocks creating physical aging from the inside out. Yet, when we welcome the embodied beauty of transformative change, we birth and recreate again and again.
“You knock at the door of reality,
shake your thought-wings, loosen
-Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī
Opening the heart, wider and wider, is a part of the transformative process we navigate in our ever-changing lives. Breathe in and out of your heart. Feeling it as it widens. With an expansive breath on the inhale, it is as if there is a diamond within that wishes to break free. Feel the energy moving on the inside. It is a heartbeat within a heart.
Change comes from within when there is a new form of energy surrounding us and wishing to grow within the heart. Breathing slowly, from within this inner heart diamond, creates new emanating and radiating energy. It is the very source that moves us as it too shapes each and every new beginning we encounter. Within one life, we begin to witness the evolution of many lives.
Open to the Magic
Starting something new, life changing and different can at first appear as if one is climbing the highest mountain peak. It can seem at times as if one is in the middle of the ocean without a view of the shore. Nonetheless, once waves begin to move us forward, we realize that we were never alone in our ideas and sensations. The way in is the way out. Breathe, consciously into your heart.
There is an infinite presence within and all around us. It speaks to us as a whisper in the wind and carries with it the strength of the mountain. Rest assured, the greatest changes carry with them the most abundant rewards.
“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”
Transformation can be defined as a deep metamorphosis from a previous way of being. These changes can be evident in our thoughts, emotions, way of being and appearance. Some transformations are more minor than others. However, to undergo a metamorphosis is to transform deeply and profoundly.
Without a doubt, you can manage it all. Trust your abilities. Know that love is within and all around. Support is both visible and invisible. Open up, listen and embrace the seasons of change that your life takes. Every living creature, from plants to us, undergoes various stages of metamorphoses in life.
I like to think of myself as a plant: Rooted, vibrant and growing strong in any circumstance. Within us there is a force and power that can and will carry us forward and through any circumstance.
To flow and grow beautifully during change:
- Learn to embrace the unknown
- Accept that to live life means to not have it all figured out
- Understand that there is something greater at play
- Surrender to where you are being directed
- Open your heart and enjoy the journey
- Trust that you have everything it takes to make the right choices and to take the correct action
- Embrace your heart guidance- it is our truth.
We are as transformative as Crystals
There have been many theories regarding how crystals come to be. And so it is too with the human being. When we come to a point where theories can co-exist and align, we like to think we have the answer. I prefer to beg the differ.
Science is limited to the scope of the human mind. It takes an incredibly expansive scientific mind and Soul to receive the proper inspiration to test and create a usable theory. Once that has been achieved, it is my humble opinion that we best continue to explore. Keep questioning and never stay dormant.
I like to think of my Soul as the grounding force and my physical body as a crystal that is continuously being carved to the music of mozart and the poetic verses of Shakespeare.
There is both an order and a disorder to all living things. A creative and destructive force is continuously carving and shaping us and our world.
How does it feel to consider the possibility that everything before you has been created by you through your consciousness?
This leads one to be one-pointed in all desires and wishes. Being intentional with each thought, spoken word and action is key.
Awaken Within: Metamorphosis Transformative Change
Some spiritual traditions claim that to find God is to find the inner Self. Your very own Soul as the conductor behind the chaos and the glory. Look within and make a wish with the knowing that you can handle it when it is received.
Franz Kafka illuminated the deepest form of human transformation for us in his incredibly moving novella, The Metamorphosis [original titel in German: Die Verwandlung]. Though it was first published in 1915 and expresses deeply the preoccupations of the time, its message is timeless as to what one undergoes when a deep and profound transformation takes place within oneself.
The deep feeling of change from within that leads to metamorphosis cannot be created nor forced. It is a similar essence to that of love. When it happens, it happens. The best we can do is to be clear, conscious and as intentional as possible in the process. Everything else happens of its own accord, as if by the hand of a mysterious grace. A new dawn, birthing from within, is rising. You do not know what will happen. Surrender and trust the process.[Music by Aukai]
Dreaming at night, only Souls in sight
it is such a delight
deeper perception at play,
staying clear of illusions, that are never far at bay
I open my eyes to see
as if seeing for the first time,
through the heart.
The Soul leads, as
a guiding light
through my physical eyes
pushing me forward
into the way.
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