In the Cocoon

In the CocoonHave you ever felt trapped like you were a caterpillar wrapped in the cocoon, and couldn’t break free.  Many of us feel that way when we’re learning to fly, or going to the next level.

We believe that if we’re still for a moment things will pass us by… and in some circumstances they may if you don’t take action. However, you must also take time to grow yourself through education and implementation.

Most people forget that in the cocoon the caterpillar is growing and changing, like we must do.

So, if we are still in the cocoon, or development phase, are we consistent in applying techniques?  Are we teaching what we’ve learned?  Are we reading to fill our brains with positive thoughts? Do we have positive influences?  Are we growing, or are we stagnating?

From the cocoon to the next level takes work.  

This development stage cannot be temporary, it has to be a constant in  your life when you’re learning to fly. You must always be growing and changing for the better.  Yes, change is uncomfortable, but it is necessary if you want to move forward and succeed.

According to Sham Helmstetter, Ph.D. you have to understand the physiological process of the brain by considering how the brain responds to data, and then directs and controls us. Without this understanding, Dr. Helmstetter feels that it would be difficult to build a good success plan for the long-term.

Not only do we have to understand how the brain works, we must begin re-programming those things we’ve learned that are holding us back by replacing them with things that will help us grow.

My friend gave me this quote last night…


“Saturate yourself with positivity, and grow what you know.”

-Marquel Russell

The task to remain positive may include getting rid of negative influences.  Focus on those things, and people, who inspire you.

The little caterpillar sitting on the lampshade in the photo above was a gift from my daughter.  I look at it everyday in my office, and know that in my cocoon, I have someone inspiring me to grow.

Tell me, who and what inspires you in your cocoon?


Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

12 thoughts on “In the Cocoon”

  1. Great thoughts and comparison~ I don’t know what stage I am in. I might be a drop out~ I don’t want to die in my cocoon, but I want to burst forth into new life! Thanks for the article! Hugs~

  2. Hi BG,

    What a great post. It is hard for a lot of us to go along with change but when you have an awesome group of people like we have in the PAC Community, there is nothing to hold you back.

    We know if we try and fail, we are going to get support while we retreat back to our cocoon for a short time, getting ready for our next debut.
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    1. Hi Monna, I know. Pac is awesome and Master William has been encouraging more video… so I thought I’d try.
      Thanks as always for commenting and for your support. Yes, retreat at times does feel good… till we
      break through.

  3. It’s all about learning. I like the adaptation of the caterpillar to the butterfly. Change is learning. One of the best ways to learn is to watch someone else. That’s why I love PAC so many successful bloggers there. Let’s fly butterfly!!

    1. Hi Kathryn. It is all about learning…the more we grow what we know the better. I agree about watching others’ success in helping you grow.
      Ok Kathryn, Let’s spread our wings and fly. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Very nice article Brenda ,
    it made me remember what Dr.Bruce Lipton is telling
    about the Cocoon. He said first there is something in the Cocoon
    like a soup of cells there is not yet a form ,he calls it the imaginal cells, from this slowly the butterfly is build and he grows and at the end he peels it self out of the Cocoon and it takes a while until the Butterfly can use his wings 🙂 It is like we first imagine our goal grow and learn until we are ready to fly and reach our goal.
    Thank you
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    1. Hi Erika… Wow. I’ve not heard of Dr. Bruce Lipton so I will have to check it out.
      I like the imagery though, very much, and the analogy you use. Thanks so much.
      I appreciate your insight.

  5. I love your graphic and the little poem! Great analogy, BG. The longer the caterpillar stays in the cocoon, the more comfortable it grows, yet the worse it is for the caterpillar to stay there. No caterpillar would be dumb enough to resist further development, yet sometimes people do. Thanks for the reminder that while we’re in there, we’re growing, but when the growing stops it’s time to break out of that cocoon and fly!
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