When life is hard and you feel beaten down
Dig deep inside and hear the sound
Of hope and health and life anew
Stand straight and strong, start walking through
The emotions and feelings will start to pass
Let the light in, so the dark will not last
Life can appear hard, sad and vicious
And at times there are people who are malicious
Just like the caterpillar who thought her life would end
She made a cocoon and started to mend
Go to sleep, breathe, meditate, rest and relax
Let your body grow and open new tracks
Then slowly your path will shine clear again
And your life will transform and self-love will reign
By Peta Zafir
Peta Zafir

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The word metamorphosis, has its origin in 3 Greek words: the prefix meta – means “beyond” or “change,” the root morph means “shape” and the suffix -osis means “state or process,” changing of the physical form, structure, or substance.

80% of all animal species experience metamorphosis — from frogs to flatfish, butterflies to jellyfish, and some insects, fish, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans, cnidarians, echinoderms, and tunicates. They all undergo a metamorphosis, which is often accompanied by a change of nutrition source or behaviour.

Caterpillars go through the same 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult with each stage having a different goal and time length. When the egg hatches a caterpillar emerges, then it must grow quickly, so they eat continually. When the caterpillar reaches full size, they form into a “chrysalis” and inside they are undergoing the “metamorphosis” in a butterfly. A study showed that moths & butterflies remember what they learned as caterpillars so don’t be cruel to caterpillars – they won’t forget it.

Metamorphosis does not take place in humans because their offspring are fully formed inside their mother’s womb. They do not need any further differentiation of their body parts. However, after their birth, there is growth & development of the body portions to reach maturity. Metamorphosis means to change or transform in shape, and in humans this entails an immature form, transitioning into adulthood through distinct life stages – infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and
old age. Each developmental phase has its own biological, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and social characteristics.

Humans may not Metamorphoses however they do transform – Physically – as their body changes shape; Emotionally – learning from different life experiences and events; Psychologically – understanding how to deal with these encounters, letting them pass and move forward; Spiritually – finding something that inspires you and gives meaning to your unique gifts and life path and Socially – teaching you to differentiate between people that mean harm and those that offer unconditional love, trust, and loyalty, making choices that improve your life and letting go of those events and people that hamper it.

The time frame for this journey can occur quickly for some & much slower for others, depending on what emotional struggles, social restrictions, spiritual blockages, & physical trauma they may have experienced throughout their lives. Your life starts today & tomorrow, next month & the year ahead offer each of us a new beginning, new possibilities, new questions to ponder, and new prospects. Stand strong & allow your unique person to shine and your inner strength to grow forward.

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Peta Zafir (Owner and Head Therapist)