Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monarch Chrysalis Forming


When you are hanging by a thread. Afraid of what is going to happen. Not in control. Worried about the future. Not able to see straight or understand what is happening. Overwhelmed by decisions that must be made. Struggling to change, accept change or filled with doubt that change will ever happen. Consumed by the grief that comes with loss and change.  Your story isn't over. There is Peace in the process.

God has a plan. He is trust.worthy.

“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.”
Teilhard de Chardin

15 comments:

  1. What an amazing picture of surrender.

    Thank you, Pat.

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  2. I'm scarcely believing my eyes ... beauty in waiting.

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    1. So glad you share in the awe of this. =)

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  3. Un.believ.able. Stunning. Combo of video and music literally stole my breath away. And rather than surrender, I guess I see a creature doing what comes most naturally to it - and if we could learn to do what we were designed to do, who knows what might emerge at the end of our own cocooning. Thanks so much for this, Pat!

    Questions: how long in real time? What is that exquisite music and who is playing it? Chopin? Lizst?

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    1. Hi Diana,
      The music was a free option provided by YouTube when I uploaded the video. The piece is by M. Mastrini, Opera 27 No. 2 in re bemolle maggiore Notturno. This video is in real time... 5:40 minutes to form the chrysalis... longer for it to dry and stop wiggling. It hangs upside down for 24 hours before it emerges as a chrysalis. I can't wait for the monarch! About another week. I will share that as well. I have only raised a dozen of them this season. Four of them at work and the rest at home. It is very exciting to share them with the hospice staff as it is full of hope and new life. =)

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  4. Encased by grace. That's what came to me while watching this. In awe.

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  5. The perfection of God's timing, the fulfillment of his plan, the faith that he intends only good for us. It's all there. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Stunning. Although my kids and I "raised" a number of Monarch caterpillars, we never witnessed this process. We usually went to bed while the caterpillars were hanging like a "J" and awoke to the lovely bejewelled chrysalis. It was fascinating watching the slow struggle. And the music, and your words--oh! Just oh.

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  7. OK, first there were your beautiful words that so described right where I am right now. Then, there was the video--not of emerging but of cocooning. I think that's me. Butterfly-ness is a ways away. But I am safe. I am still. Unseen stuff is happening.

    Thank you, Pat!

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  8. Hi Megan,
    Sending you a very loving hug.
    I sometimes wonder if our true butterfly-nes comes only upon our death and resurrection. In the meantime, I am calling this whole entire process (and my life) a "trust-formation." Good to know we're in this together. God's peace in the process and your awareness of his presence be with you always.

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  9. Amazing...the words, the process. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gifts of writing, photography, and Monarchs! God bless ys!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Wendy and thank you for your kind words. = )

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