What is the Chrysalis?
In previous posts, we dealt with the caterpillar and its eventual becoming a butterfly. On that last post before love, I mentioned that I would have a post on Breaking out of the Chrysalis.
The reason for choosing this topic was to draw some parallels of human nature with nature itself. Many times we fail to recognize the fact, that we are able to learn much about ourselves and the evolution of our growth and even the health of our body from nature.
Metamorphosis is a fact of nature, not just with caterpillars. Many species go through a metamorphosis, human nature will go through that process as well, if one chooses too.
The metamorphic stage for a human is what my next group of posts on “The You Process” will cover in a more specific manner. Previous posts up to this point have been ambiguous, by design, so a person would have to give some thought to what was being said.
Eventually the caterpillar will hang upside down and spin a silky cocoon or molt into the chrysalis. The caterpillar will transform its body and eventually emerge as a butterfly. The chrysalis is an important part of that process, but its the life that is going on inside that eventually has a butterfly emerge.
The Natural Human.
Natural is what most will consider “the norm” or again, we can equate it with nature. This brings us back, to human beings are a part of nature, from dust we came and unto dust we return, that makes it specific that we are a part of nature.
Albeit, we are supposed to be the most intelligent animal. When we observe how animals with so little brain power are able to rely on their instincts for survival.
The natural human has difficulty relying on their instincts.
The natural tendency is to rely on what we learn from other people. When we don’t listen to our instincts, the bottom line is we don’t trust ourselves.
Most will disagree with that statement and say, “I trust myself.” My question to that statement is, do you rely on what you learn from other people, or trust your instincts? I think you will find most people trust their education or what other people say rather than themselves.
It is not that people don’t trust themselves, they don’t know themselves.
I thought I knew myself, until I finally realized that I was deceiving myself. I had different ways of protecting myself, or so I thought, actually what I was doing was digging a deeper hole. Placing blame on someone or something other than myself, if something didn’t work out, was just passing the buck.
The most valuable aspect of my life centered on the fact that I had the power of choice, choice was something I took for granted, but it was the full realization that choice brought consequences, with that blame went out the door. It was necessary to accept the consequence of the choice.
I never gave any consideration to the fact that every time I blamed someone or something I avoided responsibility, to take responsibility and blame myself was not an answer either. Blame was acknowledging a problem, but what was needed was a solution.
Realizing that the solution was within me, took some time to come to fruition and in some ways is still growing.
The Supernatural Human.
That heading “the supernatural human” poses a question. The natural and supernatural and the power of words and how they affect us was covered in detail on the blog www.idonthavetheanswer.com the post title is natural and supernatural.
If we looked at super natural like this, two separate words, it has a whole new meaning. We know the meaning of natural and super means large or powerful. What we have is a large or powerful natural, considering that humans are a part of nature, we have a large or powerful human.
The world begins to look like it should, a beautiful place for us to enjoy.
We are speaking of the intellect of the human, large or powerful. There is so much more to us than we realize, there is a supernatural side. That is our power house.
It is a well-known fact that the human brain only uses five to seven per cent of its capacity. Taping into that extra capacity would be on the supernatural side, that is what “The You Process” blog is about.
Science, through various tests, realized that a bee could be trained to solve a mathematical problem. The bee has a brain the size of a sesame seed and has approximately one million neurons. The human brain has over three hundred billion neurons.
If we were not afraid of the supernatural and treated it as super natural, we would enter into a whole new realm where life could be much more pleasant, we could actually trust our instincts or as some would say, trust your gut.
Back To The Chrysalis.
When the metamorphose of a caterpillar to a butterfly takes place, the butterfly has to break out of the chrysalis. It is important to note that the life is inside the chrysalis, the chrysalis itself has no life, but is holding the life and waiting for it to emerge as a butterfly.
The human body could be compared to a chrysalis.
At this point it is important to realize that the power of the human body lies within us, not in the physical body itself. This power can break out if we so choose, to choose that route means we have to have faith in a power that is within us, that allows us to reach our intended potential.
We have been trained to rely on our six senses, everything is within the physical realm. That is why it is difficult to rely on our instincts or not trust them.
It is what we see, hear and taste that gets us into trouble so often. Our instincts will keep us out of trouble.
We have to move past relying on our chrysalis or human body and let the life within us break out, it is a process, not one to be taken lightly. It does take time, it requires patience and it is not a cake walk.
If you were to look at the process of the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, it takes time and a significant amount of effort from within, to break out.
How long the process will take depends on the individual, human nature will try to suppress this life as much as possible. It is so easy to rely on what we can see and if we can’t see it we began to doubt, but it is impossible to deny an experience.
It in many ways is our ego fighting against the super ego. As a young person we are trained to rely completely on our ego, as we age and have gone through many of life’s battles the ego begins to play a lesser part.
We are shaped by life’s experiences not by what we have learned or what other people have said about us, life’s experiences, negative and positive, how we have responded to them has made us what we are.
If you are like me, in most instances I fought the negative experiences rather than embrace them. It is only as I have grown older and recognized how important those negative experiences are, that I started to embrace rather than fight. Now don’t think for a moment I enjoyed those negative experiences.
When I saw the purpose of the negative experiences and took responsibility for choices that I made that so often centered around my own selfish interests. Though I didn’t enjoy them, I realized it was part of the process of breaking out of my chrysalis or rising above it, so I could have the confidence to rely on my instincts continuously rather than occasionally.
Any woman that has given birth realizes there is nine months of various discomforts and in the final hours a significant laboring process that takes place, that is the natural birth, the supernatural birth has its discomforts as well.
In my next posts or series of posts I will outline in a more specific way, what is involved in the process of getting to know “YOU.” “I” is the caterpillar and “YOU” is the butterfly.
Moving from the natural to the supernatural.
If you have any questions or comments on this post I would love to hear from you. I will answer any questions you may have. To get an expansion on words in relation to natural and supernatural go to the post with that heading on www.idonthavetheanswer.com
Until next time, Be Happy.