I love this artwork and message so much, especially as 2017 wraps to a close. We will continue to break out of cocoons for the rest of our days as we grow and evolve -- sometimes the cocoon is the home that feels stale, the career path that is too small for you, the lover that you need to let go of, the friendships that you tried to save.
What once felt new and thrilling and everlasting starts to feel like constriction. Squeezing. Like shoving our feet into shoes that are way too small for us and pretending that we're totally fine, that it doesn't hurt, that we can keep on dancing. Trying to hide the blood on the floor.
Embrace it all, and let the shedding happen. Let your cocoons fall away -- not with drama and self-righteousness, not with blaming and gossiping, but with a genuine appreciation for all of the lessons embedded within them. The threads that forged you into who you are.
2017 was a hibernation year for me. A yin year. Rooting, turning inward, forgiving myself, imperfectly attempting to forgive others. I had my heart completely broken. I re-learned what it's like to piece yourself back together during grief. I put my writing and livestreaming and teaching on the back burner so I could fully face the lessons in front of me.
It is safe to emerge from that cocoon now. It is safe to fly. It is safe to feel your heart racing again. It is safe to feel alive. It is safe to be seen in an even bigger way.
I have big plans for 2018 and I hope you do too. Thank you for the image and reminder @cleowade 💞
Time to fly.