What are Imaginal Cells?

To better understand the opportunity hidden in today’s crises, consider the tale of another world in transition. Imagine you are a single cell among millions that comprise a growing caterpillar. The structure around you has been operating like a well-oiled machine, and the larva world has been creeping along predictably. Then one day, the machine begins to shudder and shake. The system begins to fail. Cells begin to commit suicide. There is a sense of darkness and impending doom.

From within the dying population, a new breed of cells begins to emerge, called imaginal cells.(aka YOU!) Clustering in community, they devise a plan to create something entirely new from the wreckage. Out of the decay arises a great flying machine—a butterfly—that enables the survivor cells to escape from the ashes and experience a beautiful world, far beyond imagination. Here is the amazing thing: the caterpillar and the butterfly have the exact same DNA. They are the same organism, but are receiving and responding to different organizing signals.

That is where we are today. When we read the newspaper and watch the evening news, we see the media reporting a decaying caterpillar world. And yet everywhere, you and other human imaginal cells are awakening to a new possibility. We are clustering, communicating, and tuning into a new, coherent signal of love.

8 thoughts on “What are Imaginal Cells?

  1. This is my truth and it is the reason why I choose to be so optimistic about the future. I’ve already been through my personal metamorphosis and now I am flying. I’m freeeee!

  2. Reblogged this on Joyful Living and commented:
    I love the way he expresses this here … a few months ago, I looked up the caterpillar to butterfly process and was fascinated … It describes the Retracing Sequence Method journey for me on a personal level and I suspect for my clients as they move through it. I love the connection to the much broader picture globally presented here … we are microcosms of a much larger process!

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  4. I think you have a point, the end of one life is the birth of another, and the end of one civilization is the beginning of another, But I always think if you cling too much into the old ways of doing things, then you sink with the wrecked ship. in my opinion to be able to move forward you have to adjust with the changes

  5. Reblogged this on Lead Our Lives and commented:
    Quite possibly the easiest way to understand the importance of seeing ourselves as the powerful creatures that we are. Living as love, we do change the world with our very being. Be Love. Be Positive.

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