In tough times...
Words of encouragement sound like Whispers in the loud Chaos.
It's dark inside the struggle...
very dark inside that Cocoon.
They call me the"Caterpillar Whisperer."
Whispering Encouragement to those who are struggling,
Empowering them to move beyond their struggles.
Empowering people in a process which I call:
Here's a story from the Caterpillar Whisperer...
he feels very scared!
As he struggles within...
the Cocoon begins to weaken in some areas.
Weakens enough for the Caterpillar to catch “glimpses” of the outside world.
It feels quite unsettling to the little Caterpillar...
Everything looks different to him in those “brief glimpses.”
Those memories seem like exciting moments of craziness.
was that real OR not?
The more glimpses of the outside world he catches…
the more excited he becomes!
If the glimpses are real…
the suffering doesn’t have to go on!
He wonders if it was just his imagination?
Has he gone mad?
Could what he saw be real?
He can’t be sure…
the idea that it could be real becomes more exciting!
This excitement gives him strength to push against his Cocoon a little more...
trying to see what he saw before.
If it is real…
the world he’s been living in,
isn’t real at all.
Everything he remembers was from inside the Cocoon.
It's NOT a “true picture” of what is REALLY out there.
The Caterpillar cries out to other nearby cocooned caterpillars,
sharing what he’s seen.
If they haven’t already seen glimpses themselves,
it all sounds like pure craziness!
“What do you mean, it’s not real?
REALITY doesn't change...
It's always been that way!
You can’t change REALITY...
just because you don't like it!
You must be hallucinating!
You should get some help.
You are delusional if you
really believe that REALITY isn’t REAL.”
The Caterpillar hoped they would confirm what he had seen.
Instead, they reinforced his fears…
he thinks, “maybe I have gone crazy?”
If his friends convince him he’s "just crazy,"
then he may try to be “normal”again.
He may be successful for awhile...
but the glimpses still keep coming.
If he believes these glimpses are hallucinations…
he may begin to fear them!
If he remains undecided, just NOT sure....
then the glimpses become more and more exciting!
The Caterpillar realizes they haven’t seen it yet.
He knows that when they do see it…
they will know it’s true!
He tries to convince them to consider it for a moment,
long enough to take a peak,
just to see if MAYBE he is right.
Most of them won’t even do that,
but a couple of them do!
When they see glimpses for themselves:
they may reject it, fearing that they are becoming crazy too!
They may be excited and quietly share their experiences with each other.
The Caterpillar feels better...
having a friend who understands and sees it too!
Every once in awhile…
Someone comes along and stops to watch the Caterpillar break free of his Cocoon.
It is quite beautiful.
Noticing the Caterpillar struggling, about to give up…
whisper to the Caterpillar, giving encouragement,
“Keep Going, you are almost there!”
The Caterpillar breaking free of his Cocoon...
begins accepting that REALITY (as he knew it)...
wasn’t REAL at all.
There’s so much more out there!
So much he always knew inside...
but had forgotten he knew it at all!
The Caterpillar Whisperer says, “You are so Beautiful!”
The Caterpillar scoffs:
I’m a fat squishy Caterpillar!
Don’t look at me!
If you keep looking, you might see how ugly I really am!
Stop Looking at me!”
The Caterpillar Whisperer giggles and says,
“you can’t hide in there forever!
I can see you, hiding inside there….
I see how beautiful you are!
Please come out now, so I can see more of you!”
The Caterpillar breaking free of his Cocoon…
begins to realize that he’s not even a Caterpillar anymore!
The idea seems too bizarre to be true!
It takes awhile to accept that he has
TRANSFORMED into something BEAUTIFUL.
Caterpillar yells, “What are you looking at?”
The Caterpillar Whisperer explains:
“I’m watching you carefully....
You are like a bun baking in the oven.
The dough was squishy when it went in,
but it’s been rising and growing inside the warm oven.
If the bun stays in the oven too long…
it gets hard on the outside, but it’s still a really good bun if it’s still soft on the inside!
If the bun stays in way too long…
it hardens all the way through
and is ruined when it gets burned.
I hope you come out before then…
your outside has already hardened.”
The Caterpillar says, “Oh please help me!
Please take me out....
I just want to be done now!”
Caterpillar Whisperer replies,
“I know better than to mess around in some else’s kitchen!
A baker takes out their own buns….
I didn’t put you in there.
The one who put you in...
must be the one to take you out!”
Caterpillar cries out:
“Who was that?
Where are they?
I’ve been waiting for them to come help me for a really long time!
Don’t they know I’ve been suffering in here?
Don’t they care?”
Caterpillar Whisperer laughs softly while asking,
“You've been waiting for someone to come?
Don’t you remember who built that Cocoon you’ve been sleeping in?”
Caterpillar mumbles in disbelief....“No… it can’t be true,”
"NO!!!!" Caterpillar yells angrily,
"NO! .......I didn’t do this to myself!”
“Oh Sweet Caterpillar,
You did make your bed,
you’ve slept in it a long time.
You’ve been awake for awhile now...
when are you going to get out of bed?”
The Caterpillar weeps softly, “How much longer will I have to struggle?”
“You are the Baker…
only YOU can decide WHEN You are Done.”
“I want to be done RIGHT NOW!” says Caterpillar.
“Yes, I know… that’s why I’ve been encouraging you to
COME OUT of there.”
“I can’t do it," says Caterpillar, "it’s too hard!
It’s so much stronger than I am!”
“You put it together…
just take it apart.
It’s not really that hard ...
just do one thing at a time.”
The Caterpillar Whisperer keeps whispering…
Hoping the Caterpillar will come out soon.
These are EXCITING TIMES...
so many "cocoons" are stirring,
It's Time to Wake Up!
“You really do make a Beautiful Butterfly!”
written by: Jennifer Kruse, LMT CRMT
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