Larger View

by stewart

It was a beautiful morning and something told Turtle to take the back road to Pond.  As Turtle approached the giant sycamore, which stood on the north shore, he noticed the tree was lined with scores of cocoons.  As Turtle drew closer, he saw the cocoons were breaking up and beautiful butterflies, slowly, through their struggles were emerging.

Excitedly Turtle quickened his pace and drew within ear shot.  He overheard one butterfly say to another, “This struggle to break out was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. I should have stayed inside. It was so peaceful.”

A second butterfly replied, “O to me the struggle was beautiful. I was so happy to know, soon, I would be free. I was singing as a broke through the shell.”

Then a third added, “You two are both wrong. For me there was only the realization that I was fulfilling my destiny. We are all part of the eternal perfection of the universe. To me, this was not painful or joyous. For me breaking out was natural.”

And as Turtle sat behind the tree, he heard all manner of comments from the young butterflies as they emerged. Turtle also noticed some could not get free and died exhausted in their struggle.

Later as Turtle slowly walked toward the Pond he wondered, “Essentially there was only one event, the struggle to break free of the cocoon. Yet there were many views. Perhaps these individual experiences combine to form a larger view?”

The Lesson 

  • This larger view, or inner connection, pulls together seemingly disconnected factors into a mosaic or a design.
  • This inner connection and the capacity to experience a Higher Reality has been called many things. Today some call this view mysticism, Higher Knowledge, Spiritual Capacity and Intuition.
  • This view doesn’t replace the other views, it integrates and helps take them further. Adding another layer to help some reach higher.



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