The Life cycle of the butterfly and humans

If we observe the life cycle of the butterfly carefully, we can’t fail to notice how close this process is to what humans go through when in a period of expansion and growth.  It is no surprise that there are so many commonly used phrases that liken the process to our life’s experiences. 

 

We all start like that little larvae inside the egg.  The newborn caterpillar eats the shell of the egg where it was born.  At the start of our lives, we are learning to live in the world and our first instinct is survival; we would do what is needed in order to survive.  We are looking for self-satisfaction and we don’t recognize other people’s needs until we become more aware.

 

The little caterpillar finds a plant and very happily feeds itself until it is all consumed.  I am not sure if you have been the victim of a caterpillar eating your plants, but they don’t leave one leaf to spare.  At this stage, we are very unaware of our actions and their consequences.  We move around happily consuming, taking and just doing the survival “stuff”.

 

The caterpillar starts to grow and needs to shed its skin several times, so it can continue growing.  Life circumstances push us in different directions: our studies, career, relationships and in the same way as the caterpillar, we need to “shed our skin”, detach from old identifications, face our problems and grow.

 

All of a sudden, the caterpillar starts feeling heavy; it is not so easy to move around, it becomes slow until it can’t move anymore.  At some point, we feel we can’t continue living in the same way we have so far. We start questioning the whole of our existence.  We know something has to change and life becomes heavy and difficult.  This forces us into a deep self-inquiry and pushes us into an existential crisis.  What next?

 

The caterpillar starts to build a cocoon, a protective layer that will keep it safe while going through its metamorphosis.  While in crisis, we tend to isolate and find a safe place to reflect and move through what is to come.  We do this instinctively; we generally have less contact with friends, as we want to be alone.  We need to be in the dark, in order to find our light.

 

The caterpillar in its chrysalis stage goes through a series of changes.  In fact, now the caterpillar is called a pupa and has to let go of its old structure.  It dissolves almost completely, only leaving the essential organs as it starts to transform.  As we go into the dark, we have the opportunity to let go of anything that no longer serves us for the next stage in the evolution of our being.  It is dark, so it is scary.  We don’t know what is happening to us, so we can only follow our inner guide.

 

The caterpillar allows for the process to continue organically, while us as humans, sometimes stop this process abruptly by finding ways to avoid the pain that these changes and transformations are bringing to our life.  We have forgotten to trust and may resist what life is putting in front of us.  Some of us decide to numb ourselves, in order not to feel and pretend all is well.  The numbness mechanisms can be pills, drugs, alcohol and other self-destructive practices.  If we persist in doing this, our growth is stalled. However, if we are courageous and decide to face our pain, it starts to dissolve and we can continue our transformational and healing process.

 

The pupa starts to form the wings and the new body.  When ready, the butterfly will break the chrysalis and make its way out.  It is important that the butterfly does this on its own, so the wings can be expanded and strengthened.  In the same way, we need to come out of the crisis on our own.  No one can do it for us. We may have a support network that will be around us, cheering us on, giving us advice and guidance, but it is only us that can take the necessary steps to heal. We need to get up and expand our new wings and use our new body, our new tools, our expanded mind and consciousness.  We need to be courageous and determined to move through and face the next stage that may be bring many changes to our life: maybe new friends, career, a new place. We won’t be the same that came into the chrysalis.  We will be forever changed, transformed as the butterfly.

A Telephone Box or Time Machine?

Image sourced from Wikipedia.

 

There are many British people who have made Australia home, and one of them decided to bring a piece of Britain to their current home.

A while ago, I was driving with my son through a semi rural area near where I live in Brisbane, Australia.  Suddenly, we see an old red telephone box, similar to the one in the picture, featured as part of one of the property’s outdoors decoration.

I thought it was hilarious to see this here, but what was most surprising to me was to hear my son say: “A time machine”.

My son is only 9 years old and he was born in the times of mobile phones, social media and instant communication.

He has never seen an actual telephone box, as by now they have all been removed.  To him, this could only be related to a time machine from one of the popular sci-fi shows.

What a mind opener this moment was for me! The meaning we give to things are not related to the actual object, but to our own conceptual mind structure, our stories and our life circumstances.

We might live our lives with some ideas about ourselves, some identification to who we are, or who we are supposed to be, some limiting beliefs that don’t allow us to grow and shift our reality.

I’m currently going through a 67/13/4 period and have been through a big transformational stage, where things are changing and expanding in my life. So, I noticed that I was stuck to certain ideas about myself that were not allowing me to accept great blessings into my life.  I noticed that this 67 period is helping me break those limiting beliefs and simply accept how I am being asked to use my gifts and serve.  It has taught me to be more flexible and detach from my own ideas.  After all, it is not my plan, but Thy Plan that I came here to execute.  As explained by Claudine Aegerter, the Principal of the Connaissance School of Numerology, 67 helps us “move from being a prisoner in our own minds to serve something higher”.

So, is it a time machine or a telephone box? It all depends on the consciousness observing the object in question.  Be ready to detach from your ideas of the world and its circumstances, be open to expand your awareness and accept a new concept to be presented in your life, so you can serve with devotion to the higher plan.

 

 

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11/11/2020 An invitation to alignment

This coming Wednesday, we have a very special day: 11/11/2020.

Have you been seeing 11:11 1:11 111 everywhere lately? Many have reported this has been happening to them, which is not surprising as we are coming to very special times.  Even if we don’t understand the meaning of these numbers, when we see them repeatedly we tend to pay attention.

Next time you see these numbers, be aware of what is in your mind at that moment in time, as this might give you a clue of what is needed from you.

11/11/2020 precedes the third of a triple conjunction between Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto this year.  This is not a usual cosmic event and we had three this year. At a general level, these conjunctions carry change, transformation and bring to the light those aspects of self that have been hidden and that are keeping us stuck in fear. These conjunctions are helping us move forward.

Many of you may have heard about the transition into the age of Aquarius, which has been marked as taking place from December 21st, 2020. On this day, there will be a double conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius, which is meant to catalyse big shifts.

So, on the 11/11/2020 a portal opens up. This portal will allow you to connect more easily with your inner guide, so you understand what needs to be left behind, in order to take advantage of the upcoming shifts.

11 is known as the prophet in esoteric numerology.  If you look at the shape of number 11, you can see the “one” mirroring itself, symbolising man and his God.  In between, a space that symbolises the space to hold Spirit.  When using this energy in its most elevated form, we can be highly intuitive. The veil between the physical and the spiritual world becomes thin and if we “pay attention”, we will be able to listen to our inner guide with clarity.  

As a day, this becomes our field of experience and the way we see the world. Listen within to the messages, ideas, images, sensations. Observe the events that occur around you, as they will all provide a cue for you to follow.

11 as a month may add an intensity to the message and the impetus to act on those ideas. Observe your mood, as when the 11 is not used in its elevated state, it can bring bitterness.  This can also be a clue, as it might indicate you are not in alignment with your soul’s desires. Instead of judging yourself, simply listen with curiosity and see what needs to be adjusted.

11+11=22/4

22, as we have mentioned previously, is called the “master builder” in esoteric numerology. It wants for you to create, to build, to manifest what has been in the world of the ideas.  It is a time for movement; It is not a time to be static and contemplate. A 22 wants to build to transform what is, into a higher state.  It needs to build those ideas arising from your connection with your intuition, not from your mind.  So, beware and notice where your ideas are coming from.  Inner guidance is ALWAYS uplifting. It will never push you down.  It is not filled with emotion either; it is not impulsive.  It is a clear and very matter of fact instruction.

In previous posts, I have mentioned the 2 ways to see this year: It can be seen as a 4 (2+0+2+0) and/or as a 22 (20+2+0).

In that order of ideas, it follows that this day could be seen either a 26/8 (22+4), or as a 44/8 (22+22).

26 will push for alignment. It is a “rebirth of Karmic obedience”.  Something may have to die, in order to give birth to the new and will require some courage and strength.  It will require your conviction of what needs to be done.

44 will put us on our knees, it will give us no choice but to surrender to what is needed to be done.  If you are resisting, you may experience loss.  On the other hand, if you embrace the change, you will rejoice on the perspective of building a new way of life guided by the light.

This energy will prepare us for the next stage, which although full of change is a very uplifting movement if embraced, and if we adjust accordingly.

As always, this is only an invitation. If you decide to accept it and embrace it, make time to listen, pay attention and act upon your guidance with the confidence that you are truly supported.

Do you already know what you need to leave behind?  Do you know in what way you need to be renewed? Do you already know the changes that need to be done?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

Happy shifting!

By nearly dying, she saved my life!

A few years ago, I was going through a difficult time in my marriage.  At this point, I knew what I needed to do, but it was too scary.  I was suffering too much, but I was scared to do anything.
P1060873I was at this crossroads when one of my best friends from school suffered a stroke all of a sudden.  She went into a comma and we didn’t know if she would survive.

It all went through my head really quickly.  She had been through a lot of stress at her workplace and she tried to cope with it as much as she could.  It became too much for her and she finally decided to leave that company.  I remember her telling me how relieved she was for doing this.  A week later, she had the stroke…

She had stayed in this stressing environment for too long.  Was it too late for her now?

What a wake up call this was for me!

Life is NOW, not tomorrow!  How long was I going to postpone my life for? You are here today, tomorrow is uncertain.  If you don’t do what your heart is telling you to do now, you may never get to do it…What was I waiting for?

I realised my light was dimming.  I was slowly dying in this bad relationship…Was I going to die without having enjoyed my life?  Amongst the pain I was feeling by witnessing what my friend was going through, my fear couldn’t hold me prisoner anymore.

I knew what I had to do and this gave me the courage to go ahead despite of the fear I had as I knew all I was going to go through to be able to rescue my own life.

My friend started to wake up from her comma and I was waking up with her.  While she was working on restoring her body, I was going to rebuild my own life.

I decided to separate. It was a very difficult decision.  Like a tower that breaks in a thousand pieces after an earthquake, all the structures in my life fell apart and I fell to the ground with them.  However, I knew this was my chance to put everything back together in the right place.  It was my chance to start living the life I wanted. I got up, dusted the debris and kept going.

Despite the chaos around me, I felt deep peace.  A peace I hadn’t felt in a long time.

I asked God for strength everyday and kept going.  I started listening to my heart and followed its guidance.

It has been 3 years since my wake up call and I can report I’m finally living! I’m finally enjoying my life.  My light is shining bright and strong!

My friend’s life lesson is always in my heart and helps me live my life fully.

I’m forever grateful as by nearly dying, she saved my life!

Is there anything your heart is telling you to do and have been postponing?

Leave comments and let me know how this relates to you.

 

Ps. My friend lived on to tell us all about her experience and the learnings that came with that.  She wrote a great book: “El Gozo de Existir” (The Joy of Living).  It is written in Spanish.  If you would like to check her book out, go to amzn.to/23lEAep