When we receive the wake-up call which has a mission to take us deeper into an experience where we are connected to God and to our true selves we often experience a death. The death of our old self; the way we used to be; the way things were must be sacrificed in order to experience what is known as a rebirth.
I like to think of a butterfly in the chrysalis, or cocoon who must give up the experience of being a caterpillar in exchange for the experience of being a butterfly. We would imagine the experience of being a butterfly to be so much more powerful because we are flying up in the sky, above it all, looking down on creation where we once used to crawl.
But in order for that caterpillar to undergo the transformation he must spend a time in the dark web of the cocoon. This is a time where all outer activity comes to a halt and there is now only the inner process of transformation. The caterpillar will never crawl again. He will never know life in the same way again. He must leave behind what was in order to have what is becoming. Read the rest of this entry »