The Butterfly / No Need To Push

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As I am impatient again to write a new post, but uncertain about which subject to tackle first, I remembered an advice given to me from high above, not to push so hard and relax.
 No need to prove something to the world.
Well with this “piece of wisdom” in my head, my eyes wandered through the room and came to a rest on a lovely book.
When I started to page through it, my eyes caught a beautiful butterfly and stopped.
This little story is written next to the picture:
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force his body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shrivelled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened.  In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly…..
What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!!!!
No need for me to point out, what this story wants to tell us…..
Love and light to all of you!!!
Spread your wings and fly…in time…..

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