Without the safe container of the chrysalis, the process that transforms a caterpillar to a butterfly cannot happen. In the same way, each of us needs our own chrysalis as we move through seasons of transformation. What is your safe container that facilitates your transformation?
The emergence of the butterfly from the chrysalis is a challenge for the new butterfly, but one that it must go through on its own to survive. We, too, must push to emergence from our chrysalis to live into our transformed lives.
Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar dissolves into an undifferentiated goo from which the butterfly will be formed. This mirrors our own uncomfortable place in the transformation process where we find ourselves no longer the person we used to be but not yet the person we are becoming.
The transformation of caterpillar to butterfly in the chrysalis doesn't happen without a battle as the old fights against the new inside the chrysalis. The same thing often happens with us as we try to create major change in our lives.