In nature, the most exquisite jewels are created through the most intense processes. 𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘀? A simple oyster, through grit, a desire to protect itself, and depositing one layer of nacre at a time, will give birth to a pearl, a revered treasure of purity and innocence. The metamorphosis of a caterpillar occurs through a mysterious gooey medium, chrysalis, that continues to leave the brightest of scientists scratching their heads. In this process, the caterpillar will lose all of its faculties, turn into nutritional soup, and then emerge on the other side as a beautiful and boundless creature. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀, 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁, 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁.
Or just look at pregnancy. Some of the most intense pain known to womankind is right next to the deepest bliss.
The next time you are dealing with some physical, mental, or emotional pain, take a step outside your own story for a second. Recognize that we are all undergoing a massive transformation on this planet. And it is incredibly difficult to purge generations and generations of trauma and pain. This metamorphosis from sleeping human to awakened spirit is in no way easy and can take many years.
I believe that we are all carbons turning into diamonds. Caterpillars becoming butterflies.
And we can most definitely accelerate this process through our own self work. Detoxification, rejuvenation, self-love, meditation, & yoga etc.
Check out the video below for a motivational hit. It will be especially helpful if you are in a dark night of the soul right now.