Being a Human Chrysalis in Alternative or Transformative Healing

Butterfly Chrysalis as a Metaphor for Transformational WorkNancy Smeltzer, MFA

Transformative or alternative healing work can often involve changing into some new ways of being than you had previously experienced before. However, just as the butterfly emerging from its chrysalis in the photo is unaware of how life was like as a caterpillar, and the changes that took place to become a butterfly, I find that that lack of clear cut knowledge of transition from one state of being to another is often true for me. That fact became clear to me a few days ago when I was working on one of my issues with a colleague.

Yes, I’m a work in progress, too, and I sometimes spend several hours a day working on whatever is up for me. In the past eight years of being on this spiritual path, I’ve cleared boatloads of my stuck energy. Now, I’m down to my core issues, and just as a doctor doesn’t operate on himself, it always helps to have a fresh outlook as to what’s going on with me. So, I have several colleagues that I trade sessions with as we hold hands and help each other move along.

Yesterday, one of my colleagues suggested that I be with a certain metaphysical structure called an All Spark. In our cosmology, that structure is the part of us that’s carried on from lifetime to lifetime, and more will be written about it in a future blog. The place in time where she had me start with regard to the issue that was up was back at my conception. While I have done a lot of healing back at the time period for myself, new layers were surfacing, and I have never felt my own conception be as chaotic as it was a few days ago.

Above my head was a “time tube”, another metaphysical structure that she drew to my attention. Again, in this cosmology, these time tubes are like “rabbit holes” or short cuts to other times, usually in our pasts, but occasionally, into the future. I obviously needed to be with that time tube, because I could sense fear rising as I got closer to it. Notice that I said “be” with the time tube, not force myself to go inside. “Being” with an issue is important in this work, where you allow whatever is meant to happen to unfold, rather than forcing yourself to do any particular thing. As a result, this work is much gentler and there’s less trauma drama than what is associated with other healing modalities. It’s not that those other forms of healing don’t work; it’s just that I like to make the process as gentle as possible for myself and for my clients. I and my colleagues have also found that by just allowing whatever to come up rather than forcing anything to happen, the process goes much faster.

As a result of my inner wanderings, I traveled through a number of pre-natal events, a few past lifetimes, and then finally ended up being next to a chrysalis. Since I’m a visual person, I’m usually given images as metaphors of what the issue is at any given point in the healing process. I knew that I was the butterfly I could see inside of the chrysalis, and as I started to repeat the issue that I had started on, what seemed like hours before (in actuality, maybe 30 min had passed), I was told by my spirit guides not to talk, just tone or “Om“. As I continued to tone, the chrysalis started to gently split open and I, as a butterfly, began to emerge. By the end of the session, I could barely even remember the three aspects of the issue that I had been working on. Not only had the fear and anxiousness around the issue greatly decreased, I was left with a sense of a peaceful, personal power and freedom from what I had been working on.

If I had not been a science teacher, or a visual artist, then perhaps I wouldn’t have been shown the butterfly chrysalis image. (Butterflies happen to be a favorite design motif in my art quilts, so perhaps that’s another reason why I was shown that particular image.) In any case, not forcing myself to do anything, but rather allowing myself to flow along went a long ways towards releasing a lot of the painful energy that I had been working on the last few weeks. It’s amusing to me now, as I sit writing this post, how hard it is for me to recall all 3 aspects of the issue that was so painful just a few days ago. This forgetting, known as the Apex Effect is often seen in other healing modalities, when an issue is so completely cleared that it’s hard for the client to even remember that whatever was being worked on was ever an issue in the first place. I’ve been doing this work long enough to have run up against this experience before and if it takes me being a butterfly chrysalis so that I can have a hard time remembering a painful issue, then give me those wings and outer shell!

What unusual experiences have you come across as you move along your spiritual path? Which of them were successful for you to remove the impact of the issue that you working on?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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