It appears that the world around us is in a state of chaos and crisis.
Old geo-political systems are crumbling.
Old institutional systems are failing.
Old paradigms are falling apart. Old ways of thinking no longer serve
to solve the chaotic problems we appear to be undergoing and
the crisis seems beyond our ability to control or navigate.
But – consider this metaphor:
As the caterpillar is approaching the end of its life, it feels like it is in crisis.
And so it weaves its own burial shroud called a chrysalis
and dissolves into complete chaos. All of its old cellular structure dies.
Then, a miracle happens.
Imaginal cells begin to form in that chaos and soon the butterfly emerges.
The creature that was once limited to crawling on the ground
can now soar high above the ground and feed on the golden nectar of flowers.
A metamorphosis has occurred.
The science of it all is amazing:
The caterpillar lives a life of ravenous consumption
then finds a place to build its cocoon.
Inside this chrysalis,
the caterpillar, unable to move, dissolves into organic goop.
Cells, which had been dormant in the caterpillar,
and which biologists had the
poetic genius to name “Imaginal cells,”
begin a process of creating a new form and structure.
At first, these seeds of future potential, the imaginal cells
which contain the blueprint of the butterfly,
operate independently as single-cell organisms.
They are regarded as threats and are attacked by the caterpillar’s immune system.
But they persist, multiply, and connect with each other.
Eventually, these imaginal cells form clusters and begin resonating
at the same frequency and start passing information back and forth
until they hit a tipping point.
Suddenly, they start acting, not as discrete individual cells,
but as a multi-cell organism… and a butterfly is born.
The truly miraculous thing is that even though there is
NO structural similarity at all
between a caterpillar and a butterfly,
the DNA is exactly the same.
Imagine this :: Each of us has within us our own imaginal cells;
AND each of us is, in turn, an imaginal cell within human society.
Our apparent crisis is actually giving birth to a new world,
a new culture and a new stage of human development.
Are you ready to emerge from your cocoon?
Are you willing to have your personal imaginal cells ignited?
Are you willing to become an imaginal cell within the body of humanity
and serve to create the new human?
This is an invitation to soar into your greatness
and your power to transform the way the world envisions and creates the future.
Metamorphosis Awaits You.
The World Needs Your Creativity, Your Contribution, Your Commitment.
It is time to emerge from your chrysalis and spread your wings.