The Lesson of Imagineer Cells
Kathleen Quinn-Matus PCC
I recall the lesson of the butterfly. I took this photo about an hour before the morning of our wedding. I decided to walk over to the site to make sure everything was in place for the ceremony. To my surprise outside the entrance was a swarm of at least 15 butterflies. What surprised me more is they had no fear of my presence. They continued to flutter around my head and feet it felt like a ceremonial dance. I was able to take several pictures a foot or less away.
I am fascinated by the butterfly, especially the chrysalis stage. At this stage, even though everything turns into a soupy mess, there are cells called imagineer cells that eventually birth the butterfly.
What a magical gift that morning of our wedding, as my husband and I were about to birth a new chapter. Today I continue to embrace the lessons of the butterfly. As humans we all have the capability to IMAGINE and embrace new life chapter, a new way of living. It’s up to us to shift our focus from an old world paradigm; one of competition, struggle, win-lose (survival of the fittest) mindset. Together we can IMAGINE an even more cooperative, collaborative, supportive and kinder world. I believe the opportunity is here if we are willing to move beyond the fear of lack and scarcity. During these challenging times, it’s a perfect opportunity to IMAGINE where we want to go in order to fully embrace the new identity of who we want to become!