THE WORLD HAS BEEN COCOONING; LET US EMERGE WITH HOPE.
We have all lived through months of strange relationships with ourselves and the world around us. Virtual gatherings have become the norm, while the pain, uncertainty and injustice goes on. What will our new normal possibly become? What new work? How can we do our part to heal the world from whatever limited space we have? How can our United States truly be one nation under God with liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL?
“What might I do to help others during this global crisis? Is likely still your question as well as still mine. I will continue to offer my e-book for $2.99 with my hope that it can strengthen hope and courage in each of you and your children. We will need all we can get! If inspired, please join our Facebook group - Hope (For the Flowers) Revolution. Maybe we can inspire each other to build the better world that's possible.
My hope for us is that, like our caterpillar heroes, Stripe and Yellow, we transform in the darkness of the cocoon to something new and totally unexpected. May we each find a way to use this time of darkness to light the way to justice and peace in the world. May we discover our own new beauty as we discover the beauty in our differences. May we each discover our purpose and live with passion this thing called life, while we still can.
“How does one become a butterfly”
Yellow asks pensively.
“You must want to fly so much
That you are willing to give up
being a caterpillar.”
I can't think of anything more transformational and radical than the change that happens when a lowly caterpillar worm becomes a flying beautiful butterfly. And it doesn't end with flying! They find their true purpose, to carry the pollen of love from one flower to another and receive in return the sweet nectar that keeps them alive. What wondrous exchange!
Sharing is the answer to so much! I'm so grateful the story seems to reach every culture, and over 3 million have loved and shared the paper version in English and countless more in other languages for 50 years.
May each of us and the world flourish after this strange dark cocoon of isolation.
About the author
Hi! I'm Trina Paulus, the Author/Illustrator of Hope For The Flowers. I'm also a number of other things, mother, sculptor, and a lifelong member of The Grail - an International Women’s Movement which is committed to spiritual search, social transformation, global solidarity, ecological sustainability, and the release of women’s creative energy throughout the world. I am vice President for both the Cornucopia Network of New Jersey and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in Basalt Colorado as well as on the National Advisory Board of Sustainable Settings in Carbondale Colorado.