THE DOOR THAT OPENS INWARDS
It takes one kind of strength to break down a door, and entirely another kind of strength, to sit patiently and wait for a door to open. The reason patience has always been seen as a great virtue, is because the transformational doorway cannot be opened by any amount of force. Only total surrender turns the key that unlocks the door.
Every journey through the unknown is challenging. If we are afraid of the dark, the journey will seem much longer, and more perilous, than it really is.
If you want to travel by train, from Paris, to Venice, you would have to go through several long mountain tunnels before you arrived at your destination. There is no light inside a mountain, but you wouldn't jump off the train just because it got dark outside, would you?
Every journey, especially one through a mountain, requires us to have faith. "if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" Matthew 17-20
Light consists of photons, and because light carries no electric charge, light can never directly interact with other light. Therefore, light cannot block other light, and so light cannot cast a shadow.
Butterflies are living proof that it is possible to break the bonds which hold matter together, disassemble all the building blocks of 'life', and then re-assemble them in a completely different order. and yet still live to tell the tale.
How incredible is that?
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination".
The moment an egg is fertilised, one cell divides into two, two cells into four, four cells into eight, and so on, and so forth. It's like an explosion, in slow motion.
In the case of a human egg, the the key which starts the engine is the male sperm. In the case of metamorphosis, the key which triggers the self destruction, is still not obvious. One thing is clear; there can be no transformation without a complete dissolution of the former self.
The transformational doorway opens inwards, and once the process begins, there is no turning back.