The womb of transformation
A womb is required for transformation. The seed requires the womb of the Earth to transform from latent state to an expression of life. The caterpillar requires the womb of the cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly. Humans (and mammals) require the maternal womb to grow/transform from stem cells into a whole, complete being. Spiritually too, we need the womb of silence and truth to transform from dormant to awaken state.
Spiritual practice is like a womb enabling spiritual transformation/awakening. Meditation, prayer, contemplation, nature, etc hold a space for communion with the Sacred/Divine and, in this connection, we are transformed. In this sacred space we can re-create ourselves from inside out and return to life at its fullest potential. The womb is a place of stillness/quietness/silence, which seems to be universal pre-requisites for the beginning of a new life. They are present within the seed and the cocoon, as well…
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