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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Acceptance

I wonder after a caterpillar has spun its cocoon and wrapped itself in the dark chrysalis, just waiting for transformative beauty, does it ever second guess itself?

.1600, from Latin chrysallis, from Greek khrysallis (genitive khrysallidos) "golden colored pupa of the butterfly," from khrysos "gold," perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew and Phoenician harutz "gold") + second element meaning something like "sheath."

Chrysalis of the Orange-spotted tiger clearwing.

I’ve been there. So many times. When it feels like eternity just waiting for transformation…or just some small bit of beauty to appear in life.

Even worse is when you are stuck in the caterpillar phase refusing to change or accept. 

Commander caterpillar

Recently I’ve been in the dark cocoon stage. Struggling, fighting, trying to break free. Wanting to force the beauty.

But growth and beauty take time.

It can’t be rushed.

And then there is that moment when acceptance takes over.

Acceptance to be content in the waiting.  

And somehow acceptance becomes even lovelier than the wondering and questioning of the end result.

 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Pachliopta aristolochiae Crimson Rose

The Crimson Rose butterfly (Pachliopta hector) of India.

The journey can be difficult, but there is peace in acceptance,

Laura

6 comments :

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Laura,

Je suis subjuguée par la beauté de vos photos !! Je n'avais jamais vu auparavant un tel cocon ! Un véritable bijou !
Il est vrai aussi que la beauté de ce papillon mérite une "belle couveuse"...
Un billet sublime.
Merci pour votre gentil commentaire.
❀ Gros bisous ❀

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Laura,

Je suis subjuguée par la beauté de vos photos !! Je n'avais jamais vu auparavant un tel cocon ! Un véritable bijou !
Il est vrai aussi que la beauté de ce papillon mérite une "belle couveuse"...
Un billet sublime.
Merci pour votre gentil commentaire.
❀ Gros bisous ❀

CatTales said...

Hi Laura, I love your post and the verse you share.
Want to let you know that dear, sweet Harriet passed away on Friday. She was 14 and had been sick. We are so heartbroken and keep looking and listening for her. She gave so many so much joy.
Love to you and yours. Mildred

Vel Criste said...

Well-said Laura. Whatever it is your going thru, you already have the perfect mind set for it. :-)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Just as Spring always follows winter, no matter how HARSH that winter has been, so we too, come out of the sruggle and start to bloom again. Faith helps enormously. Stay strong and look for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Kelley said...

Amen. Peace to you.

Hugs,
Kelley~