Transformation

An Ugly Caterpillar: A Butterflyโ€™s Story

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We begin as an egg, a tiny fragment in a universe constantly expanding. Whether we ask for it or not, we grow due to forces outside of our own understanding. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evolve or Dissolve

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Swallowtail metamorphosis


We hope to become more than we are because stagnancy is a recipe for momentum lost. But change is often the one thing we fight against. Weโ€™re afraid to admit that there are weaknesses that can be improved upon; otherwise, our ego takes over and convinces us that there is absolutely nothing wrong with us. And maybe this is true, but the history of Earth is the story of evolving. Read the rest of this entry »

Transformed by Despair

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Invaded By Despair- Finding Hope


Everyone, even the likes of Tony Robbins and Eckhart Tolle, has a bad day. And if you’re one of the few who swears you’ve never experienced dark times, I question if you are human. Some can use spiritual or Zen rhetoric to pontificate that there is no such thing as “bad,” that itโ€™s simply perception. But if you were to strip out the spiritual jargon, a bad day is a bad day.

This is especially if it’s not only bad but youโ€™ve reached your lowest point. You’ve hit rock bottom. Taken from 16th-century Spanish poet, Saint John of the Cross and his famous Noche obscura del alma. Translated into English it means The Dark Night of the Soul. Tolle and others have used the poem’s title to describe a moment in their lives when the feeling of utter despair became all-consuming. Read the rest of this entry »