Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly -- A work in progress

The caterpillar crawls and eats and eats.
And grows, shedding its skin but little more.
Crawl, climb, eat. Crawl, climb, eat.|
Of all of our lives, can we not soar?

One day as two caterpillars looked
As a beautiful butterfly sailed by.
Of course one said to the other:
"You'll never get me in a butterfly, high."

Gratefulness, laughing and smiles.
But no clear understanding or view
Of these ironies and implications
What was The Answer you knew?

Resistance. Perspective. and Change.
All of these and more are involved.
Yet insight is limited. And self-perspective too.
My mother was a moth - this problem is solved.

One must STOP in the caterpillar journey
For transformation, what we can become.
One must change to a much gooey mess
to undergo metamorphosis and change.

Is the potential understood? Is it realized?
We just don't know. Yet it does.
The Call of The Wild. And the need to Become.
Gain the wings, lose the teeth and the fuzz.

It is about letting go, trust the process
Of growth and experience and your view.
It is Becoming. You are more than you are
With things you already had. And you knew?

The colors are on the butterfly
And already within what we were.
Can we all learn from this? Can we help?
These changes will most surely occur.

By Scott J. Simmerman © 2000


 

TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY

 

Dear butterfly,

Majestic monarch of the sky,

holder of universal secrets and reasons why,

color my canvas, touch my heart before I die,

to live in joy, teach me how never to say good-bye.

 

As you flutter by, you hear me sigh,

things missed because I forgot to try,

on your serene beauty I can rely,

oh what celestial magic you do supply.

 

Once you did struggle to be free,

you turned your life around to show me,

amazing my angel how you heard my plea,

you've cocooned my mind so I can see.

 

Lets fly together both as one,

and sore beyond time, once upon,

our silken wings God has spun,

Souls entwined, our infinite journey has just begun.

 

Michael Levy Born in Manchester UK now lives in Fort Lauderdale. He is the author of three books: What is the Point, Minds of Blue Souls of Gold, and the new Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think.

http://www.pointoflife.com mikmikl@aol.com

COPYRIGHT MAR 2000

 

Butterflies in Human-Skins

In blissed ignorance many people believe only they are so clever

They scheme a little deception

They pretend to be what they want

They are colorful or plainly camouflaged

 

It is humorous when you know that they don't know anything

That the butterflies have done for all time

Mimic sounds to fool others into believing they are clan

Growing colors to blend with anything they like

Be glowing iridescent like solar gasses in response to solar rays

Make a familiar odor to walk among enemies unscathed

Close their wings to change color-exposing only the undercolor

 

And they play together, fly together,

forage together and love together.

 

Butterflies are good teachers for humans.

 

Judy Ray ray_writer@hotmail.com

BUTTERFLY BEAT

Couplets by

Daniel Francis Eggink

 

I wake up every morning with my butterfly mind.

Awake to the wonder of butterfly time.

As I bless my pretty baby with a butterfly kiss

I know there's coming troubles my baby's sure to miss.

 

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to our sky.

As the sunrise brings the morning and your beauty fills our eye

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to my mind.

I hear your dreamy message and I know it is the time.

 

There's a song I keep on hearing as I'm' walking down the street.

It's the flower children dancing to the Butterfly Beat.

No matter what the season their singing makes me glad.

It's time we all be changing, not the time for being sad.

 

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to our sky.

As the sunrise brings the morning and your beauty fills our eye.

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to my mind.

I hear your dreamy message and I know it is the time.

 

There's a Butterfly cloud on a Mexican Mountain.

Rising up to heaven like a golden fountain.

Monarch wings fly a thousand mile course.

Then we watch them land from our white sand porch.

 

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to our sky.

As the sunrise brings the morning and your beauty fills our eye.

Welcome Monarch butterfly. Welcome to my mind.

I hear your dreamy message and I know it is the time.

 

California sunshine is a butterfly dream.

With their arms in the air, hear the flower children sing.

California sunshine gives the butterfly power.

Flower children ready for the butterfly hour.

 

Awake to the rhythm of the butterfly beat.

Dance with the children on Butterfly Street.

Old self drops as the weather turns to spring.

New self flies when the Flower Children sing.

 

Originally from http://www.woodstocknation.org/butterflybeat.htm

 

 

The World is a Butterfly's Wing (Song Cycle)

Poetry by Allen Cohen
Music by Nancy Bloomer Deussen
©1999 by Nancy Bloomer Deussen and Allen Cohen

An awareness arises
from within the mind
where God hides
waiting to be called,
whispering hauntingly
"Come deeper, find me!
The world is a butterfly's wing.
Be gentle and come deeper."

 

Decoding Spring

There is an intelligence

that impels flowers to bud

encoded in every cell of the tree.

The code says, "I will flower-

I will leaf. I will fruit. I will seed

and I will create more of me.

I will breathe C02.

I will use the light and heat of the sun

and I will be.

I will provide

the nectar of the flower,

the sweet fruit and the shade of my leaves.

I will breathe out Oxygen

and countless beings will be created and flourish

and they will be healed and nourished by me.

They will help spread

my essence and preserve me -

my plan is perfect.

Through this giving

with this constant beauty

through these endless creations

in the hidden world of my seed

nesting in the dark passivity of the earth

there will be a paradise."

An awareness arises

from within the mind

where God hides

waiting to be called,

whispering hauntingly

"Come deeper, find me!

The world is a butterfly's wing.

Be gentle and come deeper."

 

 

Rebirth of Forests

Today, I celebrate

the discovery that

trees return 50 to 75

percent of rainfall

to the atmosphere

by respiration

and evaporation

more than seas

or rivers do when

the rain runs off

bare mountains

or plains into

capillary rivers.

 

Those wondrous

ancient cultures

that have burned

their forests for heat

and firing pottery

and disappeared

leaving deserts

in their place!

 

Now 15,000 acres

of forest a day

are being cut

from the Amazon

and parts of Africa and Asia

eliminating thousands

of species and diminishing

oxygen and rainfall.

 

When will we plant

15,000 acres of trees a day

 

to bring back dark forests,

fertility, oxygen, habitats

for plants and animals

and precious life-giving rains

before drought and

desert dissolve

more lives and cultures?

 

We are bound together

earth, air, water,

plants, animals, humans

one embrace, one deep,

long timeless breath

in and out; in and out.

Yet we tear away from

that all embracing caress.

 

An awareness arises

from within the mind

where God hides

waiting to be called,

whispering hauntingly

"Come deeper, find me!

The world is a butterfly's wing.

Be gentle and come deeper."


 

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