How to transform? It starts by surrendering into a wonderful space. The caterpillar builds a cocoon and then begins the transformation, which is radical. It liquifies and builds itself into a butterfly. Both the caterpillar and butterfly are necessary, just as the evolution of a human being in a personality and then soul.
The wonderful space for a human being to surrender in is their own soul. No one can tell you all about it, it must be experienced by you. Only you can bring yourself to this place where the Soul gently opens your Heart chakra. When the energy of the personality allows the Soul to drive the workings of the individual. In this sweet surrender, life is transformed. Similar to the butterfly taking shape in the cocoon.
The personality can get exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated and so on. With the Soul driving the personality the energy picks up, with understanding, and love. The opposites are dropped – right/wrong, good/bad, accept/reject. In dropping the rope of opposites, the inclusion of a soul-driven individual begins. In an individuality that is no longer limited and separated. The soul transcends time and space.
Like tiny moths coming into the eternal creative flame that we actually are. How healing is that to the Heart? No strain on the Soul to Love. The recognition of who you were all the time; that patient love waiting to be invoked. In the awareness of the Soul, and expressing Soul desire through you; it’s all there.
The concept of the caterpillar and the butterfly, came during the “Love is More than One” Meditation. When a group of Soul-inspired Beings get together, watch out.
While in the telepathic meditation each Sunday at 10:30am I make drawings on my iPhone. In the start of the meditation, we were asked what we were bringing to the group. I felt steady persistent love; patience and knowingness; and the group being held in divine confidence. The drawing that develops has no objective except expressing what I “see” moment to moment through the meditation. Some days I draw, others I’m still, I attempt to see where my soul wants to take “me” the personality. The soul-driven life is delightful and challenging all at the same time. The best part is knowing that in love there is an imaginable and to the dense mind sometimes unimaginable support.
I like to record the video which shows stroke by stroke how the drawing evolves. Today there was a major gap for some reason. Most likely to illustrate sometimes it takes a jump in life and you’re not sure how you land in a totally different place. All I can say is the surrender to allowing things to be as they are and loving every nuance of living has brought more joy to me. Towards the end of the meditation I felt “What we honor, honors us.” Then the group started moving towards family and how this group has developed a family-like community. Love in Action for sure.
Later in the afternoon I watched Thich Nhat Hanh interview with Oprah. The confirmation of the importance of group life with his comments that I was so moved I jotted them down.
“Without community we can’t go very far.”
Work on “deep listening – listening with compassion to help him or her suffer less. The suffering is sourced from wrong perceptions.” I take this as how we forget that everything comes from the good, the beautiful, and true (Alice Bailey).
Thich Nhat Hanh”s Four Mantras
Darling, I’m here for you. (meaning you are offering your true presence).
Darling, I know you are there. (meaning I know you are offering your true presence).
Darling, I know you suffer that is why I am here for you.
Darling, I suffer. I try my best to practice. Please help me. (when you suffer or believe your suffering is caused by your beloved).