Formation is creating what you perceive you want.
Transformation is when you are informed by experiences, emotions or paradigm shifts that your creation needs to change into something else. Or when you are just changed by those circumstances without an intention to do so.
Form is part of all three words above. We are energy and matter. Form is the container for the integration of our matter/energy.
I wrote about the Tower Card in the Tarot. It is a card of immediate, unmistakable transformation but there are many constructs that describe transformation.
In the Native American Animal Cards the Butterfly and the Snake are two cards of transformation. The Butterfly because of its metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. The Snake because of how it outgrows its skin and has to shed its exterior skin, to transform into its new self.
Both change from the inside out.
Neither formation is considered inferior.
One card represents quantum transformation (butterfly – two distinct forms) and the other linear transformation (snake – a process of maturity).
Connection to spirit can transform a person. Those connected to spirit can feel transformed by prayer or meditation. These are inside out processes.
Mindfulness can transform a person. Paradigm shifting allows for an internal shift of perspective which can result in a transformation in thinking, feeling and action.
Forgiveness can transform a person. Holding on to a hurt or a loss holds that experience close – maintains a connection. There may be reasons to do this but it also inhibits other kinds of growth and other formations. Allowing the experience to be – to be real and to have an effect – while letting it flow into the whole of who you are allows for the release of the holding pattern.
It allows for transformation – both quantum and linear.
Forgiveness is an allowing and an accepting – it requires mindfulness, understanding, compassion and grace.
Life is a process of formation and transformation.
Think about what formations you are needing or wanting to transform – or embrace the transformation that you are already in so that you may continue to be accepting, forgiving, creating, and living the whole of who you are.
See you tomorrow.