I think about ‘Butterflyhood’ a lot. The caterpillar is a perfect symbol to represent a typical carbon based human who eats everything in front of him and doesn’t always get along with others. Inside the caterpillar is hidden the butterfly. Inside a physical body is a spirit longing to be free. At some point, the soul will have had enough and desires to be its true Self. When this occurs, a sincere longing is aroused as a desire to change individual frequency and do things differently rising to greater heights.
We often begin our transformation with being more selective about the foods we eat. Our cells usually need to be regenerated and can be if intelligence is used in a selective and determined way. It is possible to totally rebuild the body into a balanced vehicle. We can improve our state of health by making intelligent choices as to what we drink and eat. The choice is always up to us. One of the most serious disciplines in the process of awakening is to consciously guard the gate to the five senses, particular thoughts and words. Through a developed devotion, grateful prayer and silent meditation the metamorphosis is accelerated. Life changes and becomes more like the heart of a flower. We begin to connect with our higher purpose and energy which often is similar to the sublime nectar and delicate taste of a bloom. We can read inspirational words, attend classes, do good works and much more and yet, some souls feel bereft in not hearing ‘that still small voice’.
Good people age, get sick and experience ‘bad’ things. Why is there such suffering? There is one very important memory that must be awakened…locked inside a caterpillar’s DNA is the butterfly. Collectively, humans have forgotten their true identity. Like the caterpillar, we need to at some point before it is too late resurrect not only the mind but also our cells to incorruptibility transforming our view of a purpose and plan. We have the potential and power to reawaken the superman or superwoman within us. I strongly feel that when we do, we can biologically resurrect the body and live as long as we choose to. Deprogramming self-accepted limitations helps us restore our sense of higher worth and not die a death of ignorance regarding our higher nature.
The great Indian mystic and philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) said, “Man is a transitional being; he is not final. The next step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth’s evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner Spirit and the logic of Nature’s process.” We are currently a carbon-based being that can be transformed through deliberate personal effort creating an indestructible and magnificently brilliant physical form very much like a diamond. Loving and honoring the light within is a vital part of the process. When we consciously focus on the power, presence and wisdom of the Word, Light and Love of Source as our true nature and allow Principle to work, we will be like the butterfly.