4.Solitude provides space and time for internalization.
When the caterpillar is full-grown and stops eating, it becomes a chrysalis. The caterpillar may suspend itself under a branch, hide in the leaves or bury itself underground. During times of transition, we too may need to go “underground” to hibernate and give our body and mind the space to go internal. What is significant about this stage and important for our own emotional and personal transition is that while visually it may look like nothing is going on, instead, big changes are happening inside.
5.Sometimes a “breaking down” must occur in order for restructuring to begin.
During this phase of rapid internal growth, the caterpillar actually has to “break down its parts” or “liquefy” in order to come into another form. If we relate this process to some of life’s transitions, it actually means that our body requires a giving in or a metaphorical “melting” into the process.