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.

Rainbow Bridge

We are coming to the end of 2020. As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, this has been a year that required a lot of shaking, removing the old, cleansing the ground to make room for the new.

Astrologically, the year started with a double planetary conjunction and was followed by 3 triple planetary conjunctions that took place throughout the year. At some point, there were 10 celestial bodies going in retrograde and numerologically there have been quite a few interesting and very powerful dates.  All this, has had an effect on everyone of us at different levels, according to where we are at in terms of our personal life cycles and our individual level of awareness.

In Australia, the year started with an intense fire season that began at the back end of 2019, which clearly sent a message of renewal and rebirth. Apart from other natural disasters, the world has seen a pandemic that has changed the way we live our lives.  It has asked us to re-evaluate our values, what truly matters for us and what we stand for.   It has helped us recognise the importance of human connections, it has brought to the light some of our deep seated fears, our shadows, and overall has shaken us, so we can take a stocktake and move forward in a new way.

2021 is a progression of what happened this year, helping us recognise our gifts and put them into use to move up into the next level.

But before that, we have this month to look forward to.  With Christmas upon us, people are starting to prepare for the festive season, and depending where in the world you live, this will take a different shape to that of previous years.  In Australia we are quite fortunate and perhaps our celebrations can go ahead as usual, but for so many people around the globe, this is not the case.  Christmas will have to be celebrated with so many restrictions and amongst so much uncertainty and fear.

However, for some, the real celebration is about what is taking place on the 21st of December: “The Magic Box activation at Uluru”.  This is related to a prophecy that says that crystals from the Pleiades that were placed inside Uluru are ready to be activated on the solstice on December 21st.  There is a caveat though, there has to be a certain amount of people with pure hearts connecting, so on that day, at 9:01 pm NT time, 9:05 pm AEST, please send love and divine energy to the site.  Also, do the work you’ve been asked to do in these recent times.  Meditate often and be mindful of any processes taken place within, so you can clear the old fears and programs you no longer need.

Many people are preparing meditation gatherings on that day and some have been summoned to actually go to Uluru.

It is said that upon the activation of these crystals, the vibration of the planet will raise considerably and it will help cleansing the Earth, and all who are able to tune in will live at this higher vibration.

This prophecy has been only known to the Aboriginal tribe of the Uluru country and they have been working and doing ceremonies for 9 years already.

This rise in vibration will help us connect to so many gifts that we haven’t recognised until this point in time, which ties in with what 2021 has in store for us.  Being a year 5, we will be invited to “express” to the world who we truly are.

So, we are currently moving on a rainbow bridge that is taking us across from the old into the new.  It is a highly vibrational bridge that can only be walked if we decide to tune in and trust.

How are you feeling?  Have you had to leave anything behind?

Are you keeping a spiritual practice that is helping you balance any emotional fluctuations?

Tell us how you are doing.  We would love to know if you are sensing these changes.

Reiki Magic…is it?

Reiki is a beautiful energy healing technique brought to us by Dr. Mikao Usui at the end of the 1800s (History of Reiki).  The practitioner lays the hands on the client and works as a channel of divine love-life energy.

One of the main purposes for Reiki is self-care.  Once attuned, a person is able to give healing to oneself and is encouraged to do this on a daily basis as a self-care practice.

Reiki works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level and brings about feelings of relaxation and deep peace after the treatment.  It helps to re-balance, nurture, restore.

One must be open to receive in order to be able to feel the benefits of a Reiki treatment, either when giving to self or receiving from a practitioner.  This is due to the free-will principle which operates at all times.

In saying this, if one truly wants to see change, commitment to taking action is necessary.  In all my years as a practitioner and now as a teacher, I have observed that although immediate healing is possible, it is more common to see a gentler and slower process, which allows for the overall wellbeing of the client.  Reiki supports us in creating the possibility of greater awareness and a rise in consciousness.  With this support, ideas, inspiration, need for change will arise.  It is up to the receiver to follow through, so an “wholistic” change/healing is possible.

Therein lies the magic of Reiki.  It is a very gentle divine inspired tool to support the client on their transformational journey.

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Just like riding a bike!

People often belittle others’ fears, as they face situations in life that have caused some sort of pain in their past. They say something like: “It’s just like riding a bike”.

But how easy is to get back on a bike after a long time?

Today, my husband invited me to ride the bike with him. I hadn’t ridden a bike in more than 9 years.

As a child I was unstoppable. I would ride my bike up and down the road; go at fast speeds, even through narrow spaces. I was very agile and very confident about my abilities. As a young adult, I continued riding my bike often. I would ride to the gym and always felt very safe doing all sorts of tricks with my bike. I then came to Australia and as soon as my financial situation allowed it, I bought a bike. I used to ride it to and from University. I used to ride along the riverside. I was no longer very fast, but I was very confident of my skills. I even rode my bike carrying my first baby girl at the back on one of those bike childseats. Then, all of a sudden, I stopped. I never rode again. And just like that, 9 years went past.

Today, all these memories went through my mind in 5 seconds. The excitement of getting back on my bike was incredible, but then a thought came to me. Do I still know how to ride a bike? Fear took over me. Oh no! Wait! I’m not ready! I’m not sure how to ride…

My loving husband looked at me with a smile and said: “Don’t worry! We’ll practice first”. He went with me down the local road and reminded me how to change gears. He indicated the steps I had to take and encouraged me to try. I did what he indicated and started to feel calmer. After a few minutes, he said: “OK! Now let’s go to the park!” “Nooooo!”, I implored…”I’m not ready!” Again, he looked at me with kind eyes and said: “We’ll go slowly”. Once again, he encouraged me to follow. I, with a fearful heart, followed him.

I was a little clumsy, I felt uncoordinated when approaching a narrow space or bridge. My bike wobbled from side to side, but I kept going as my loving man supported me all the way. As we continued to ride, I felt a bit more confident and was able to move gears more accurately. I looked more coordinated and was able to go in a straight line. It will take a few more rides, before I acquire my old abilities. However, I am satisfied that I tried and got over the fear of not knowing what to do anymore. I also enjoyed the ride as much as I used to. Feeling the wind in my face was priceless.

The experience also reminded me that “getting back on the bike” is not as easy as others make it sound.

Sometimes, it takes a lot of courage to face those situations that have hurt us in the past. Sometimes, it might take a little more than loving encouragement to help us to get over our fears and try again.

What I can say to you is that it is worth it! If this is where you are at the moment, I know it is not easy. I know getting back on the bike is not easy, but the satisfaction of facing the fear and trying again is wonderful. It restores our self-confidence and love. It doesn’t matter if you fall again. What matters is that you keep trying and move forward.