Many creatures on this earth go through metamorphosis. It is a natural step on their individual pathway to becoming the creature they are supposed to be. They have no choice in this, it is part of their life cycle. Humans, on the other hand, do have a choice whether to metaphorically remain in the larval stage or to continue their growth to become a spiritual “adult”.
Spirit is defined as, ” the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power”. Your spirit is fed and nurtured through (but not limited to)knowledge, creativity,meditation, understanding, acceptance,love and positive action. Every time spiritual food is consumed, a new layer is woven into the cocoon.
I think where it gets a little tricky in spiritual metamorphosis, is that it might not be possible to become a butterfly in this existence. The butterfly is the finished product, and the idea seems to be the continual journey to soul or spirit perfection. Perhaps the spirit doesn’t require wings until it’s ready to fly.
So to all my pupa out there, may your quest for wings be fruitful and full of peace and love.