Chrysalis (Listen while you read)
Oh how I wish I could live in a chrysalis… It would be so snug and warm….
(Yes, many of us would like to wrap ourselves up inside a warm and protective covering; just as the Pupa of the beautiful butterfly does. Well, as we know, it’s not the Butterfly who wraps himself up; no, it is the stage before the butterfly emergence. Is it not? Indeed.
Many of us would prefer not to ‘come out’ of the chrysalis; not for anything. We hide ourselves away, looking for comfort by any means other than ‘the cold light of day’, as they say. And what is ‘the cold light of day’? I’ll tell you. The ‘cold light of day’ is merely a saying for those things that we find a little ‘hard’ to do; a little ‘unsettling’; indeed this is true. And yet, were we to ‘take the bull by its horns’ and allow that ‘light of day’ to shine upon them, we may find that, just like that pupa (inside the chrysalis) is growing and stretching and becoming; perhaps this is just what may happen to us too;,if we just allow.
Indeed, it can be scary to ‘drop the chrysalis’ and expose ourselves. Indeed this is true. I would not suggest that you ‘drop your chrysalis’ without having another form of protection to surround you. Indeed not; we all need some form of protection. To go out in ‘public’ without some form of protection would be well, suicide; and this would never do, no indeed not.
No, what I would suggest to you, dear friend; is firstly:
Allow the mind to ponder being ‘out’ in public wearing something protective like; let us say; an even temperament. Yes, let’s say that wearing ‘an even temperament’ is a wonderful protective measurement.
Secondly; what could be our second protective measure. I know:
Our second protective measure could be to ‘be pleasant’. Yes, that’s right. Our second protective measure would be to be pleasant to each and everyone that we see.
Oh, this is ever so simple really. I bet that you thought it would be difficult to protect yourself whilst out in public. And yet; no, it is not so very difficult at all, indeed. I’m sure that we could go on and on an on and on thinking about how to protect ourselves in public; however, I think you are ‘getting the drift. Are you not?
Yes, indeed I believe that you are finding ways to protect yourself right at this very moment, indeed.)
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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