“ … let your thoughts fly to the peace within.” A Course In Miracles
“I am willing to fly today.”
Why crawl with caterpillars when we can soar as butterflies? It is necessary to be a caterpillar and a cocoon before we can be a butterfly. It’s all part of the learning, growing process. But sometimes, out of fear, we stay in the caterpillar and cocoon stage much longer than we should. How long must we trap ourselves in a cocoon? When it becomes painful, that may be our sign that it is time to learn to fly.
What if we breathe into that feeling of being trapped and constricted and frustrated and envision something else? Freedom. Not just freedom of the body, but freedom of the mind and heart. Now, we are allowing a new and holy vision of ourselves. This vision leads beyond caterpillars and beyond cocoons.
Let’s let our minds grow still and our hearts become calm as we smile at the beauty of this new experience in this moment, on this higher plane. Now let’s come back to earth, look around us with new eyes and see, not a small creature that crawls, nor one stuck in a cocoon of fear and doubt, but a beautiful and wondrous creation who is capable of flying to greater heights than ever before.
In experiences we may all be at the caterpillar stage or the cocoon stage or the butterfly stage at different times. It isn’t our job to judge the different stages of our brothers’ and sisters’ learning, growing process or even our own. Our true job is to be a light in the world, an example of kindness and forgiveness, an instrument of peace. And one day we will look up and the sky will be amassed with beautiful winged creatures. And we will be among them.