It’s Time to Become Butterflies
Hope for The Flowers by Trina Paulus
In her book “Hope for the Flowers” (1972), Trina Paulus shares in a very beautiful and simple way the story of two caterpillars and their path to becoming butterflies.
Yellow and Stripe’s journey starts from living on an “automatic pilot” and following the crowd to choosing to create their own destiny and finding their Life Purpose.
While going through a profound transformational process, they share with us great teachings in regards to one’s fears in stepping out of our comfort zone by letting go of what limits us in order to expand into our greatest potential.
Even though she couldn’t prove it and nothing was certain, Yellow knew that life was more than climbing the pile to get to the top and doing the same as other caterpillars. One day, following her inner call to pursue her own path, she bumped into another caterpillar hanging upside down on a branch and making a cocoon.
“You seem in trouble,” she said. “Can I help?”
“No, my dear, I have to do this to become a butterfly.”
Her whole insides leapt.
“Butterfly – that word,” she thought.
“Tell me, sir, what is a butterfly?”
“It’s what you are meant to
become. It flies with beautiful
wings and joins the earth
to heaven. It drinks only nectar
from the flowers and carries
the seeds of love from one
Flower to another.”
“Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers.”
“It can’t be true!” gasped Yellow.
“How can I believe there’s a
butterfly inside you or me when
all I see is a fuzzy worm?”
“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively.
“You must want to fly so much
that you are willing to give
up being a caterpillar.”
I hope you get the chance to read the entire story and I invite you to see this video where Trina Paulus shares the meaning of her book on its 42nd anniversary.
May we all become beautiful butterflies and carry the seeds of Love from one to another!
In Lak’esh & Munay,
Yellow Electric Star
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In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…
Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.
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