Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation
because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.
From egg, to larvae (caterpillar),
to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.
What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy
this expends. I daresay if a human were to go
through this kind of change we'd freak out!
Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the
Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that's how long the butterfly life cycle is).