For many of us winter is long, cold and isolating.
This kind of cold makes us hunker down in our homes curled tightly in a “protect me” position.
It is human nature during any type of cold to do this. Weather, anger, rejection, betrayal, grief, fear all create feelings of cold and isolation.
The tight “protect me” pose closes our body posture in a way that tightens around our heart secluding it from others.
When the end of winter is in sight and the journey through life challenges comes to a close we see the sun fill our lives once again.
As the warmth rejuvenates us, we stand up taller in a happier stance. This strengthens and stretches our lives in a more openhearted way allowing love to flow through freely.
This openheartedness creates a glow that not only warms us, but everyone we interact with.
By pulling back the layers that protected us from the cold, like Superman pulling back his shirt, we reveal our heart and come alive once again.
Pay attention to how and when you fold into “protect me” position.
Pay attention to how and when you break free of your cocoon to spread your butterfly wings for all to see.
There is a time for both.
Power comes with knowing when to curl and when to fly.
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“There is a time for both the caterpillar’s cocoon of safety and the freedom of butterfly wings. Recognize when it is time to be safe and when it is time to fly.”
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