From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A New Realm of Consciousness For Humanity

230766536_3adce9b68b_m.jpgHow many of you really understands

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the journey a caterpillar takes to become a butterfly? I thought I knew what happens, but was explained the mystical journey in greater detail a few days ago and was completely

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blown away!

I would like to share this story with you and discuss how the caterpillar’s transformation is highly symbolic with what’s going on

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in our world today:

Imaginal Cells and Transcending Change

The genesis of the caterpillar’s transformation begins with the appearance of what scientists have termed “imaginal” cells. Researchers have no idea where these cells come from, or why they appear.

They are termed ‘imaginals’ because scientists can only hypothesize that their purpose is to ‘imagine’ something incredible that is about to happen.

At first, the imaginals are fought off and destroyed by the intelligence of the caterpillar organism. But the imaginals keep coming back and eventually form clusters of cells to strengthen their domain.

Soon the clusters form bonds where they pass genetic type information to one another. The clusters resonate at a higher frequency then their host and begin changing the physical make-up of the caterpillar.

317990115_bce4b3e8de_m.jpgAt a certain point in time, the long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cells switches gears from simply being a group of like-minded cells into the programming cells of the butterfly. They literally reach a critical mass of influence where the caterpillar’s destiny is altered to become a butterfly.

The pictures on this page show the beginning of the physical transformation the caterpillar undergoes, and certainly connotes a temporary state of chaos.

What is happening amid this clump of goo is old caterpillar cells transforming into wing cells, into antenna cells, into digestive tract cells, and so on. A new consciousness being born…

Implications of Imaginal’s in Humanity

Many people believe that this story is highly symbolic of what is occurring in our world today, and how a more evolved experience is on the horizon for humanity. Imaginal cells are clustering all over the globe, resonating at a higher frequency and bringing the light of a new consciousness to mankind.

We can see it tangibly by the countless people that are stepping out of their societal roles and doing things to help the collective good. We see it by innumerable organizations that are popping up with the sole mission of making the world a better place.

We can see it by books like A New Earth becoming international bestsellers for the first time in history. We can see it by mainstream icons like Oprah Winfrey taking this type of content and bringing it to the masses in unprecedented ways.

We can see it in the excitement that Barack Obama’s campaign is providing tens of millions of people with the simple message “we need to change things”. These are humanity’s imaginal cells manifesting and clustering.

They are resonating at a higher frequency and their purpose is to bring about a new consciousness to mankind where peace, sustainability and social justice become the norm.

Why Your Personal Growth Means So Much

In order for you to evolve within the collective movement, it is absolutely necessary for you to embrace your own spiritual development. The answers are not somewhere outside of you, but within the framework of your being.

Imaginal cells exist within your body right now, and are attempting to cluster together and help you increase your own consciousness. We The Change must begin with I The Change. The question is: are you allowing this to happen?

The spark for your individual transformation is all around you…all you have to do is look. Perhaps reading the words of this article will serve as an increase in awareness, and motivate you to expand your consciousness.

The point is, we must all become seekers of our own mission in life for a new global reality to take form. It is the only way…

What Our Collective Future Looks Like

Currently mankind resembles the clump of caterpillar goo shown on this page. There is internal conflict which is exemplified by great war, poverty and suffering that exists in our world.

But there are also clusters of imaginal cells emerging and organizing into stronger groups. The chaos we feel is part of the transformation process, as humanity is literally being pulled in two opposing directions as a rubber band being stretched to its max.

Our destiny is to emerge into a new realm of being, and we must each make the decision to either become a part of the new consciousness (butterfly) or stagnate with the dying way of things (caterpillar).

So allow yourself to cluster with the other imaginal cells, and “be the change you want to see in the world”. That’s really the best advise I can give :)

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25 Responses to “From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A New Realm of Consciousness For Humanity”

  1. We The Change must begin with I The Change. So true and I recently said the same type thing to someone who told me that we disagree and we should change – when he was really saying I should change.

  2. Todd says:

    Thanks Richard…yea sometimes its a matter of projection, right?
    Todd

  3. Tim Brownson says:

    Great article Todd, even better than the one I linked to yesterday ;-)

    I hope you’re right, I hope change is happening. I know it is with me and with you and with many people that visit here, but what about ‘out there’ My gut says “yeh maybe, just maybe it is.”

  4. Todd says:

    Thanks Tim….but I still hope the other article was OK?? hehe. Yea, I feel it is happening, I really do…it is undeniable what’s going on. Its a great thing too!
    Todd

  5. Todd – I love it!!! Great analogy, I’m totally with you.

    I’d like to add, though, that sometimes “being the change” makes some people go about trying to change others, or constantly sacrifice their own needs! Truly, our personal and spiritual growth is THE most important service we have to offer others. It seems self-centered when compared to traditional ideas of serving others. But if service to others isn’t first and foremost also self-serving, then we are neglecting the most important thing – our own growth.

    Blessings,
    Andrea

  6. Todd says:

    Andrea– on this point, I am totally with YOU. It sounds selfish on the outside, but really is the most important thing we can do to help the world….thank you so much for this thoughtful comment!
    Todd

  7. Todd, I’m completely with you on this one. I’d also like to add, first we must focus on our internal transformation, then we can move to external transformation and having a greater impact on the world around us. =)

  8. Dax says:

    This is great Todd! And very inspirational. One of the most important things in life is constantly working on and raising our own consciousness through means of personal and spiritual development.

  9. Ayomide! says:

    I can’t look at catapillers nor butterflies without feeling anything but guilt, so I guess this post was sort of lost on me :P In the thrid grade we had a project where we had to raise catapillers into butterflies, but I accidentally squashed mine. I’ve never been able to get over the fact that I ended the life on another innocent creature. but I get what you’re saying here. it’s a good metaphor.

  10. Mike King says:

    Great article Todd! Its true that making such changes ourselves first will bing along others in a similar way. Its much easier to have others change with us when we already talk the talk and walk the walk ourselves!

  11. Todd says:

    Thanks Dax, Jonathan and Mike, I am very happy you all found value with the metaphor here!
    And Ayomidel, I am sorry to bring back such harsh memories. Please forgive me :)
    Todd

  12. Hi Todd, I subscribe to “We the Change” but rarely comment. I’m not sure this will connect to your April plan, but the nonprofit I work for–Writers in the Schools–does a Poem a Day celebration featuring work by our students. The one tomorrow (Ap 1) fits in nicely with your theme. All best, Robin

    http://witsblog.org/2008/03/31/get-your-poem-a-day-your-way/

  13. Todd,

    This is perhaps the best blog I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. You are right on target – we are the change we want to see, and the collective imaginal cells are building to create a better world. I own a coaching practice with the mission to empower leaders to do world changing work – and named my company for the emergence taking place within the corporate world. Our collective energy is powerful beyond measure. Thank you for so elequently articulating what I know in my heart is our fabulous future!

    Charrise

  14. Kristin Kowalski says:

    Yes, I agree that we are all collectively in a chrysalis stage, even the earth is cocooned, albeit in greenhouse gases, inducing a feverish affect that is allowing a transformative process to take place.

    But I believe that we must seriously begin to embrace syntropy,which is the organizing process of life that creates ever more complex, refined structures,and move beyond the anachronistic Cartesian model of reality. Descartes theory defines us as closed systems and clumps animate and inanimate objects together in a destined state of entropy. When we begin intending syntropically toward our metamorphosis, we will truly create the change we wish to see by 2012.

  15. Daxinjo says:

    Dear Todd,

    You conveyed this message in a very simple but powerful way.

    Thank you.

  16. Janet Rose says:

    Loved the information in this post–everywhere, I find that ideas are being limited by getting into good-bad, right-wrong, etc.
    What if life is not judged by these ideas, but only experiences? AND UNLIMITED by imagination?
    Humanity has always stopped at good-bad, right-wrong. but, the universe is forever and so are we. Janet

  17. [...] From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A New Realm of Consciousness For Humanity [...]

  18. A few weeks ago, when I was preparing a bed to plant garlic, I found a Monarch butterfly chrysalis lying in the weeds, attached to a 2″ twig. I balanced it’s twig on the branches of a potted plant, moved it into the shelter of the entrance steps and covered it with a plastic bag to protect it from frost and curious kittens.
    When temperatures warmed, I set it in the sun, changing it’s location according to the weather.
    After the lime green chrysalis “shell” softened and turned black, it became more transparent and I could see faint evidence of orange patterns forming inside.
    I left it in the sun at 1 PM yesterday, and when I returned at 5, a Monarch was hanging from the twig. Rain and windstorms were approaching, so I moved it to a sheltered area. This morning it remained still, but now it’s moving it’s wings & is likely to attract a kitten, so I’ve covered it, as it’s still stormy.
    Last week several people I work with talked about recent events that were having profound impacts on their lives. As I listened and helped them “be” with themselves in the midst of their chaos, I also held the image of what was happening just outside the door. The skin on a caterpillar had formed a shell to protect it while it allowed itself to literally dissolve into “butterfly goo” and re-configure itself into a butterfly.
    Most of us are only familiar with the Hallmark version of transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. As we go through chaotic times on personal, national and planetary levels, I find it helpful to remember the importance of caring for and protecting ourselves, and surrounding ourselves with trusty helpers while we’re in the goo.
    I hope the Monarch will wait a few days for gentle weather before it tries to fly.
    Take care,

  19. Todd says:

    WOW Carol that is some story and THANK you for sharing! Really incredible…thanks again!
    Todd

  20. Youngju Kim says:

    Hi,Todd
    I surely enjoyed myself in your blog We The Change! I especially loved to read the article From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A New Realm of Consciousness For Humanity. I also think that individual changes, or individual awakenings are the fundamental building blocks of a global consciousness movement. It is wonderful to know and to feel there are people who are searching for personal inner changes in order to bring changes in the outer world. We can find answers to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life only within us, as you say in the article We The Change must begin with I The Change.

    I couldn’t agree more when you say: “Our destiny is to emerge into a new realm of being, and we must each make the decision to either become a part of the new consciousness (butterfly) or stagnate with the dying way of things (caterpillar)”. Today most people are scared by all sorts of global crisis, and I am so impressed how you give so clear explanation about problems in the coporeal world!

    Since I look at the world as you do I’d love to share with you a video you will enjoy very much. I’d like to present you with a 5-minute video, which shows how individuals-I The Change- can bring about positive world change-We The Change. I am sure you will find it useful to use even for your blog. You can use it if you like it as one of the insights that you introduce in your blog. This video is made only to inspire people just like you and me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g94iWT2SIwI

    May all the humanity become butterflies.
    Thanks a lot!

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  22. [...] Hello blessed loved ones. As we all continue on the perfect path for each of us, Please enjoy this beautiful writing about transformation by Todd Goldfarb of We the Change. [...]

  23. [...] “The genesis of the caterpillar’s transformation begins with the appearance of what scientists have termed ‘imaginal’ cells. Researchers have no idea where these cells come from, or why they appear. They are termed ‘imaginals’ because scientists can only hypothesize that their purpose is to ‘imagine’ something incredible that is about to happen. At first, the imaginals are fought off and destroyed by the intelligence of the caterpillar organism. But the imaginals keep coming back and eventually form clusters of cells to strengthen their domain. At a certain point in time, the long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cells switches gears from simply being a group of like-minded cells into the programming cells of the butterfly. They literally reach a critical mass of influence where the caterpillar’s destiny is altered to become a butterfly.” [...]

  24. Guru8888infiniteSoul says:

    Thanks for sharing this Amazing Metaphor… ! Besides the Global level, even at the individual level too, we are like caterpillars that seem to be dying.. but in fact we are being transformed to another level like a Butterfly.. that will fly… as pure Energy.. ( as called by Scientists ) or as an infinite Soul.. (as called by scholars in Theology ) ! Finally the same thing with two different terminology..

  25. Ogami says:

    Thank you for this wonderful article! It’s concise and very motivating!

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