What if the caterpillar never emerged out of the cocoon?

What if he was afraid to let go of his old habits and was afraid to embrace his new abilities?

What if he worried about the old shell that he left behind and wanted to carry it with him when he set out to fly?

What if he never allowed the old body to die in order to soar in his true potential and power?

What if, just what if, he sat there and wondered about the “how” this happened to him versus the “what” he can now do such as, fly freely, travel, be amongst other flyers?

Many people use the butterfly as an example of transformation.  I want you to look at the process that it goes through in order to become that beautiful, colorful and freedom flyer that it is.  You too can become that butterfly, once you realize that the cocoon is a place for development and preparation.  If you are in the cocoon phase, then allow the soul to search the insides to see what needs to die and what needs to mature in order to fly freely when its time.

The transformation process is not easy and it is a series of restoration, renewing, releasing, refining and repurposing us from the inside out.  Check out this process that is not easy and think about where you are in your life right now in the transformation process.

Inside the cocoon the caterpillar changes into a pupa. In a process called histolysis, the caterpillar digests itself from the inside out, causing its body to die. During this partial death, some of the caterpillar’s old tissues are salvaged to form new. These remnants of cells are called the histoblasts and are used to create a new body. Using its digestive juices, the caterpillar turns his old larval body into food which he uses to rebuild its new body.

If you are in the process to go deeper, the process of going inside to be pruned, embrace it. Know that you are going to come out as a beautiful butterfly.

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8 Comments on The Transformation Process

  1. Rosie
    June 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm (7 years ago)

    This is what I saw in the Spirit about ten years ago. I saw the entire process. This is confirmation just to let me know. I’m emerging. Thanks you so much for sharing.

    • Lucinda Cross
      June 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you for commenting Rosie. Please let me know the colors of your beautiful wings when you begin to fly.

  2. Patrica
    June 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I have too, like my sister, Rosie, have been in a cocoon, and I am emerging like a beautiful butterfly, for myself and for my present mate, and for those who have to the priveledge to share my space and my environment…whether it be online or in person…I have been through some rough places but if it was not for the Lord who I chose to be on His side through out my pain wrenching ordeal I don’t know where I would be…today….I have just retired from the Navy…and was ready to relax sort of speak…when life challenges knock me out of commission…for a while…but as said…I went to therapy and lean on Jesus for the answer to my healing…I took the risk to strike it out alone but God was preparing me for my mate who also has been in a cocoon…and so we are emerging together as butterflies…colors of my wings are rainbow…thanks for letting me respond…Patrica

  3. Alesia Taylor
    June 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm (7 years ago)

    This is a great analogy for those of us who want to transform into that butterfly. It’s not the easiest thing to do and sometime is a very painful process but the end result is what matters! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lucinda Cross
      June 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm (7 years ago)

      This is not easy Alesia, but the end result is the most amazing thing. i look forward to seeing your wings.

  4. Davenia
    June 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm (7 years ago)

    I read this daily since you posted it. It help’s me to remember that my process has began, and I will come out renewed.

    • Lucinda Cross
      June 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you for your comment, it is always a blessing to know that people appreciate the post written here. Yes it is a process we go through and grow through. Remember to tell us what color are your wings.

  5. simone hardy
    July 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow what a beautiful analogy as to what we all go through in this wonderful, challenging, scary transformation to become beautiful butterflies in our business and personal life. I’m going through this transformation right now and i’m learning not to resist but to let it flow and let it happen. Excellent article.


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