“How does one become a butterfly?” She asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
From Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
Winter: The Chrysalis Stage
Winter appears cold and barren with an absence of color. All changes are taking place on an inner level. With the chrysalis completely formed, the caterpillar is now ready to “break down” and have its imaginal discs release the seeds of change. While the chrysalis appears inactive and quiet on the outside, dramatic changes are taking place within. Our clients might be saying, “all I want to do is pull the covers over my head” or “I want to wake up and have the problem gone.” Like the caterpillar, the client must break down before releasing the seeds of change. The therapist assists the client in breaking down old limiting belief systems about themselves in order to become an empowered human being capable of reaching their full potential.