“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”
- Richard Bach
The quote above by Richard Bach is profound and very dear to my heart. Are you feeling a shift in your heart, soul and mind?
We are in a new season. And many of us are feeling the joy of rebirth.In order to experience rebirth, we must first endure death. Rebirth means a willingness to “die to” and let go of anything that no longer serves us on the road to destiny, growth and abundance.
When we find the courage to release the old, we are perfectly positioned to receive the new. We often pray for new things, and yet old mentalities, beliefs, habits and thoughts are still running the show.
Rebirthing is serious business. We enter a spiritual version of the caterpillar’s process as it yields to the metamorphosis of becoming the butterfly.
When caterpillars are in their original form, they are pre-occupied with two things, eating and survival. Caterpillars are very vulnerable to predators, limited in movement, and honestly, not the most attractive creatures in the world.
When caterpillars enter the process of chrysalis, they become their pre-destined design, the beautiful butterfly. During rebirth we learn that rather than resisting change, it is yielding to the process of becoming the woman God created us to be, that we ensure our successful beauty and flight on the other side of the pain.
Think about nature’s rebirthing chamber (the cocoon) it’s dark, lonely, and uncomfortable. Much like the caterpillar when we are experiencing rebirth we may feel hidden, small, powerless and afraid. Life may feel uncertain, and yet this season of change is necessary for new, abundant life.
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
― Janet Fitch
“New wine” cannot fit into “old wine” skins. God remakes us from within, so that our lives will outwardly reflect the magnificence of our rebirth. It seems counter-intuitive that we must die in order to live, that we must release in order to receive. But when we rise from the ashes of past pain like the mystical Phoenix bird we are empowered with a core strength and confidence that only a woman who has experienced her own death and rebirth possesses.
During the process of rebirth we choose to let go of familiar pain. We choose to lay down our codependency on false hope and the distraction of “fixing others.” Rebirth means we let go of what is good in order to receive what is excellent.
During rebirth, we decide to rise above the limitations of or our past. We wipe the dust from our feet…
Christ stated that “In order for a man to find his life, he must first lose it.” This is a beautiful invitation genuine life, because for every new beginning something must end.
“When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.”
― Marianne Williamson
People may never know how many nights we cried ourselves to sleep, how many days we doubted God, doubted our purpose, doubted love and doubted ourselves. And yet, we have confirmed our worthiness through the process of rising, reawakening and reclaiming the power of our own wholeness.
I heard a wise woman state a not too long ago: “People may never understand the pain you endured privately in order to show up publicly in your success.”
Honestly, we’ve more paid our suffering dues! We deserve every ounce of happiness and freedom that is manifesting right now in our lives! Mark my words, 2015 is going to be a landmark year for the reawakened woman. So smile my sister, rejoice, and unapologetically celebrate the REBIRTH of you.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, gratitude is authentic power and I am so very grateful for YOU!
P.S. – I’m also extremely grateful to be spending this Sunday, November 30th with a team of soul healers, wellness coaches and spiritual mid-wives for our Soul Sabbatical Sunday Retreat in Los Angeles CA. I will be taking you through a powerful spiritual REBIRTHING process. You will leave this day positioned to receive unlimited abundance in 2015. We still have 8 spaces available for this sacred and affordable time of rest and rebirth. CLICK here to join us this Sunday for a much needed day of healing, restoration and Soul Sabbatical.