The Story of a Butterfly
The Transformation Process
EGG: The butterfly starts out as an egg. A very tiny egg. The eggs are laid by the mother on a very specific leaf so that when they are hatched, they will be able to be nourished by the leaf in order to grow.
CATERPILLER: When the caterpillar hatches out of the egg, it immediately begins to eat the leaf it is on. It needs to eat a lot to grow. Their skin will shed as they grow to accommodate their rapid growth.
CHRYSALIS (Pupa): After the caterpillar eats and eats and eats, it is ready for the transformation to begin. The caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. The real metamorphosis is taking place at this time. Everything, including the limbs, organs, and tissue of the caterpillar, are all transforming.
BUTTERFLY: At the end of the metamorphosis, the butterfly is ready to emerge. It fights its way out of the chrysalis and slowly unfolds its delicate wings. The butterfly works at pumping blood into the wings to make them flap. Soon, they are in flight, soaring freely with their new freedom.
Peace, Love and Butterflies
By Drake White, The Nectar Bar
The lesson of the butterfly is letting go of the past and move forward into a next phase of existence; to experience something new & wonderful. We all transform through multiple stages in life. It is only through this exertion that we emerge into the beautiful butterfly we will be next.
I’m always reminded of how much we are like butterflies from every stage of our lives from birth to adulthood. We endure the growth pattern, many times without realizing our own strengths.
When I first started raising butterflies, I had no idea what it would turn into. Had you told me one day before discovering my first caterpillars, that I would be forming a business around butterflies; I would have laughed. I learned so much without realizing how many times I shed my old self into the new self I was becoming. I was unaware of the wings that were growing. What started out as something to care for through my emotional healing, became a business.
So often I find many living in fear, afraid of change because uncertainty is uncomfortable. I myself have been there. But there is great joy in the journey, if we just allow it. I started to embrace the hard lessons. Because, without those, we cannot continue to move forward. You have to make mistakes, just learn from them, so you can grow.
Butterflies are wonderful teachers. They represent spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, and needed change. I challenge you to look at yourself before looking at all the chaos going on around you, and ask yourself, am I ready to break free?
Am I ready to emerge from my chrysalis? Emerge and soar like the beautiful butterflies we are. There is nothing that cleanses the soul like peace, love and butterflies.