It has been a while since I last wrote to you – and how the world has changed in the last few weeks.
Who would have known that 2020 will bring us the biggest challenge of our lifetime?
It has already been quite a journey over the last 7 weeks since the lockdown happened in London.
Like a lot of people around me, I have had minor Covid-19 symptoms and I reckon quite a few people in London have already had it.
And now it has got to the point where everyone knows someone who has lost a loved one to the virus.
I personally have had 4 friends with losses, and also a dear family friend’s daughter had her virtual funeral this morning.
Despite all the pain, doom, and gloom, I strongly believe that we will ultimately come out of this as better people.
Right now the world needs more kindness, humanity, acceptance, and understanding than ever before.
As we slowly move towards a partial uplifting of the lockdown, I share with you this incredible Chrysalis story of how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, and how we too can one day emerge shining from all this:-
Chrysalises both inspire and baffle me.
The thought that a caterpillar can crawl into a sac made of its own body and dissolve its form and come out as a butterfly is a cliched image of transformation, but holy crap.
Stop for a moment and really think about that.
Does the caterpillar know this is going to happen?
If it does that shows some tremendous trust.
If it doesn’t, then that shows some incredible courage.
It just hangs out there, isolating itself from the rest of the world and changing in ways it can never understand.
Does a caterpillar see a butterfly and go “that will be me one day?”
So yes, we are all heading into our chrysalises.
We have all climbed into our cocoons and are waiting for the imaginal discs to come into play and elongate and grow into our new ways of being.
We might be here for a long time, and learn some things.
We are entering an interregnum that will be as big a challenge as any that humanity has faced.
Have some empathy for the caterpillar who creates its chrysalis and becomes a pupa.
It may believe that this is now how things are, and meanwhile, at an unconscious level, the imaginal discs are swirling about in its corporeal soup, with a different idea about what it is to become.
Inside the chrysalis, your ideas about yourself dissolve and life itself takes over.
Watch for the small signals, watch for what happens at the edges.
Amplify the acts of kindness and possibility that you see in your community and your personal life.
Document and grow the new practices you discover be they helpfulness, attention, curiosity, or competence.
Stifle the urge to seek cortisol hits from triggering events and social media that make you angry, or the outrage merchants that still crave a hold on your consciousness.
Instead, cocoon yourself and study your imagination.
Into the goo, friends.
(Chrysalis words from Chris Corrigan)
Take care everyone – and stay safe and healthy.
PS In the meantime, continue to live your life as if everything is a miracle:-
Creator of the
Ultimate Life Transformation System
P.S. Here is a gift for you – please watch my powerful and information-packed webinar about transforming your life, both during and beyond the lockdown:-