I’ve been re-reading my book, The Butterfly Silhouette lately and feeling touched by my confused, lost … and very brave caterpillar.
The richness of this metaphor STAYS with me all the time.
Because a caterpillar is destined to be a butterfly.  It’s written in the stars.
This weepy looking insect turns into a magnificent, flying example of transformation.
She is emerging into something new.
And finding her place in the world.
Or her next place. 

Fear of failure.

The road getting there is a winding one at that.

My earnest, afraid caterpillar is terrified of the unknown.
And she doesn’t want to fail.
Yet, the caterpillar goes on this journey outside of the garden.
And takes that giant leap of faith or that giant crawl of perseverance.
All sixteen legs are in.
My caterpillar knows something more is out there and she must know what that is.
This time fear of the unknown doesn’t matter.
The caterpillar finds her courage.
Then, she leaves what is comfortable to go out into the world.
Where the caterpillar discovers self-love.

Her place in the world.

Once she finds self-love, she is able to move the stones along her path out of her way.
Now she is able to step into her place in it all.

#self-love, #purpose, #yourplaceintheworld