What are Imaginal Cells?

I love the way Dr. Lipton 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!

the biology of belief

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…

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