Source of reference: Messages from Gaia, We’re imaginal! Imagine that!!, February 18, 2012
We’re imaginal! Imagine that!!
February 18, 2012 by Mary Kirkpatrick
This (our current times) is like the last ditch effort of a last phase of civilization. It’s a last gasp, really. I often use the metaphor of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. A caterpillar crunches its way through an ecosystem; it’s very destructive. It eats 300 times its weight a day until it’s so bloated that it hangs itself upside down and goes to sleep. Its skin turns into a hardened chrysalis. Then in its body you get these imaginal cells forming. Biologists actually call them that; then the body of the caterpillar becomes a nutritive soup for those imaginal cells.
What’s important about this is that the old and new co-exist for a while. It’s the job of the caterpillar to try to preserve its life. It’s a desperate government we have now, trying to control oil in the Middle East and promote nuclear energy. They know better but they have to play out their role of protecting themselves. It’s their job.
And if you love butterflies, you don’t go around stepping on caterpillars! So, we can’t hate them. It doesn’t do any good. But if you want alternative energy, you don’t ask an oil economy administration to produce it for you. We have to produce it. We imaginal cells have to show that it’s cheaper, more effective. Our job is to build the new world!
~Elisabeth Sahtouris, Evolutionary Biologist, quoted in the movie “Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take?’ http://www.thrivemovement.com/
I got so excited when I heard this while watching the movie ‘Thrive’ at a friend’s house. This was the quote that captured my imagination. WE are imaginal cells!! We are the interim stage of humanity that is transforming. The institutions of the old paradigm are actually serving a useful purpose, becoming compost as they decay and feed the awakening ones who are leading us into the New Age. That’s us!!!
No wonder we feel so constricted in the dissolving culture that we live in. I get so frustrated and impatient sometimes, wanting the New to arrive now! Yet another thing I read about butterflies is that it’s important to trust nature’s timing of the process-the butterfly dies if the chrysalis opens too quickly. We are being divinely guided and in years ahead I believe we will see the wisdom of this process with new eyes.
So, here we are-in the gap, the chaos, the void of creation, the quantum soup of possibility, co-creators of the New. Let us breathe together as we grow and evolve into the new life form. Let us embrace this imaginal stage, knowing that our emerging wings will carry us to places of beauty beyond our ability to imagine-yet.
From Gaia February 18, 2012
My beloved ones,
How I long for you to grasp and understand the transforming process that you are such a vital and wonderful part of! I know that it is often uncomfortable and unsettling. Just remember that much is being brought to the surface so it can be seen, cleansed and cleared from your bodies, minds and hearts. Much healing occurs in the open, vulnerable stage that you are in. Hold fast to your quiet knowing that all is well, guided by the hand of the Unseen.
You are being prepared for flight! Have you watched a bird take its first tentative flight from a branch? At first it’s a little awkward. It takes practice to swoop and soar. Birds are exquisitely attuned to nature’s patterns and their inner knowing. They know when it is time to fly, when their body has matured and is ready.
You, dear ones, must take these courageous steps into the void, the unknown. You will gain confidence as you move forward. Know that you are held in arms of love. Your many, many partners in the Unseen realm are with you each moment and share their strength, power and love in great abundance. You are never, ever alone. Ahead lies a new creation that will feed your body and feed your soul.
I love you, my darlings. I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend
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