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One of MISA’s greatest strengths is our ability to help people create strong and supple containers, in which the sometimes messy work of transformation can unfold in safety and with an important honoring of what is, at it’s heart, an organic process.

Alan Sasha Lithman's ground-breaking book, An Evolutionary Agenda, describes our transformational challenge as a species -moving from Homo Egoicus to Homo Transitionalis.

The following words provide a fitting context for understanding "Chrysalis Work":

“This transformational will-to-change distinguishes itself from our more ordinary uses and conceptions of will in that it implies a will to change everything, including the way we use our will.

In which case, it is a willingness to both exercise and surrender one's will at the same time, in the same movement; acknowledging the need to change, activating a will toward the realization of that goal while relinquishing egoic control over results, expectations and timelines for the very evolutionary changes we seek; calling in a greater consciousness to oversee that change; turning over our caterpillar lives and selves to wiser, more compassionate and trustworthy hands.

For caterpillars, no matter how super-caterpillified, can never through their own devices become butterflies. In fact, it is only the secret call of the butterfly within each larval being that leads us to the chrysalis. For why else would any creature willingly undergo the passage through its own metamorphic death were it not for the call to flight of a greater life within it?”

Also see the “Imaginal Cell Story” mentioned in Organizational Metamorphosis.

Chrysalis Work


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