We are living in a time of transformation. Old ways are fading. New ways are emerging. There is an increasing focus within. Many of us are feeling a desire to create a new direction for our lives.
At the same time, our outer world is experiencing a quickening that promises to be powerful. This change involves construction and destruction, polarity and collaboration, creativity and retrenchment, fear and courage, confusion and certainty, and chaos and order—all occurring side by side.
Many have compared the changes we are experiencing to nature’s Chrysalis—a biological process through which a caterpillar transforms, within the recesses of a dark cocoon, into a butterfly. The inklings for this book began as I wondered if nature’s process of Chrysalis could serve as a guide for us as we navigate our own transformations. I think it can. Each stage of Chrysalis provides a jumping-off point, upon which to reflect about our own experiences, as the world around us and we as individuals transform.
I call this book a Journaling Stream. I use the stages of nature’s Chrysalis as containers for my writings—thoughts, musings, stories, and creations on personal transformation from the inside out. These writings form separate drops that come together and create a stream.
The word Chrysalis is derived from the Greek word Chrysos, which means gold. My hope is that there is gold in this book for you. It is time for each of us to recognize and embrace our own transformation, and that of the world around us, to a higher plane of existence and possibility. This book is created for you in the hope that you will undergo your own Chrysalis and emerge with wings to fly.