Before the butterfly can fly it was first born as something very different: a leaf munching caterpillar. Although they are the same creature they show very different natures. The caterpillar is pedestrian and the butterfly graceful. The caterpillar cocooned itself with the genetic knowing it will be reborn into a colourful butterfly. The beautiful butterfly is reliant upon the survival of the slow caterpillar. All three stages (caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly) are equally and uniquely valid.
As we grow our lives are layered with the residue of our experiences. Each of the three names can accrue a greater potency as we learn which of those experiences direct us in the direction we want to go. As we grow we discover how best to work in the world, refine what we want and how to live accordingly.
When you seem to have an unclarity of what you want or how to get it, that is a good time to reflect on your resources. Or if there is a feeling of having lost direction or connection it is time to pause. It is very useful to review the role of each life within you that each of the three names represent. As you grow so does the pertinence of your history. As a child life decisions were made for you. Now as an adult you make them. This updating process highlights the value of your attitude and vision to extract meaning from your past and apply it to your development.
This process of updating helps to find purpose in the daily striving and the life long journey. It can take a load off of you in the moment to see the continuity of your life and harvest the life lessons and crystalize emotion of your experiences. There is healing available in case we need to reframe a difficult childhood. With a view to update your youth that now supports a development journey we can convert that difficult childhood from a wound into a strength. It can become the forging of a knowing that no matter the situation you find yourself in you bring unique value to the moment.
In the wake of peace from 15 minutes of meditation or walking in nature consider the following:
Foundation Name – The function of your family growing up, companionship in school and playing/sports/trips, learning new skills. – Breathe in the reality that those experiences support your growth now.
Synthesis Name – The importance of your unique way of upholding the human experience including: your style, sense of humour, attention to detail. Know that this is your fingerprint on the energy of life that you attract by the fact of your initiative and your human pedigree.
Mystery Name – Being creative with ways to stay curious about the pathways of energy: in the mind, of your high emotions, of the planet Earth and beyond. This elevates into clarity of what is happening in the moment as it is unto itself (as opposed to things are happening to you). This means you can load your elder life with your desire to be of service to your communities
In the updating process we will likely have many memories that make us happy, sad, angry and long for days gone by. We can take advantage of the awesome attribute of the mind called memory. It causes us to picture and feel our life history. We can generate appreciation for those times and make them into the strength of our foundation for what we as an adult and elder want to do and be. We can be grateful for the functioning of the body and its faculties for their accuracy of functioning in constant support of our life.