From a Chrysalis – Provoking Change

Butterfly On Coneflower courtesy of David Wagner

Change is an interesting topic to bring up in conversation with friends, and so I thought I would invite you to comment on what provokes change in you and others.  So pull up a chair and share your thoughts on change. First a few thoughts on frustration in change…..

When I got to thinking, dangerous I know, about what happens to a caterpillar in a Chrysalis, I had the thought, I’ve never heard screaming from a Chrysalis. 

Why was that what I gleaned from the meditation on metamorphosis?  Well, change is never simple.  It involves a great deal of work on someone’s behalf, and many times cooperation of others.  Just as soon as you are becoming comfortable in the process of change, someone else is quite unhappy that you are changing.  This even happens when the change is for the better!  In the midst of changes that become uncomfortable to say the least, I could scream from frustration.  How about you?

A Time for Everything       Ecclesiastes 3 niv

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Yet, the unbelievable process a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly is so thorough, it has to be painful.  A literal breakdown of everything into its simplest form, and then reorganization into a whole new creature would be, ya think?

So instead of complaining about the changes being made in my life, I decided to embrace the process.   I know time is calling for change.  That’s how we got here, and why I am determined to take a long hard look at change.

So what provokes change in you and others?  Why?  Thank you for stopping by and sharing with me. Did you know writing inspires change!!!  So what you write in the comments below could be a great blessing to those of us in the process of change, so thank you!  <3 Melinda

More from this series of posts:

Intro to From a Chrysalis      From a Chrysalis: Heart of FLesh