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We Are Making a Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear

Many people, myself included, believe there is a movement afoot toward a revolution in consciousness – one that will result in a kinder, gentler world – a world based in cooperation vs. competition. Clearly, there are many appearances to the contrary, around every corner in fact. Unimaginable cruelty abounds, and inequality remains the order of the day. However, alongside, underneath, next door and on the other side of the world, amazing things are happening. Change is happening. Shifts are happening. Love is peeking through in unexpected places.

Deepak Chopra explains a wonderful metaphor for his view of the coming revolution in consciousness in his description of “imaginal cells” which cause a caterpillar to become a butterfly. When the caterpillar is ready to transform into a butterfly, it begins to eat voraciously, creating a soup inside its bloated body which becomes nutrition for the imaginal cells which begin to cluster together, feeding off the surrounding soup. When enough imaginal cells are clustered, suddenly, the transformation to a butterfly takes place. This is such a hopeful and optimistic view of the challenging times we find ourselves in, yet to those of us who are actively taking part in what we believe to be a renewal of the earth, it seems very plausible.

You can hear Deepak talk about imaginal cells at the end of first link below, and the beginning of the second link:

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