Without change, there would be no butterflies…

June 22, 2011

I came across an old proverb soon after my divorce process
was initiated:

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending,
he became a butterfly.”

It was funny how it just popped out at me one day as I was
reading something. It hit home for me. And then I was out
shopping and as I was running through a store on my way to
someplace else, a magnet with the saying caught my eye.

And I thought okay, there is a message here for you.
Pay attention.

Imagine what it’s like for the caterpillar: it’s dark, it’s lonely,
there’s strange stuff going on even while all spun up into that
tight cocoon. Life must be ending. And then through the miracle
of change, a beautiful butterfly emerges to start on its new journey.

It became my mantra. It summed up for me what I was going
through and helped me to emerge on the other side of my divorce

It’s true that your life as you currently know it is changing and coming
to an end, but embrace the door that is opening in your life. Know that
there are different opportunities on the other side.

Without change, there are no butterflies.
And you have an advantage over the caterpillar: you are not on your
own through the changes. You have family and friends.
And I would be honoured to help you on your journey.