In today’s society the word and the meaning of the word transformation has been used and misused to discribe a spiritual person that’s into transformation. Let’s begin by disecting the word, the first part (trans) has to do with something or someone that’s in transit or on his way. The second part (formation) has to do with acquiring a form. Therefore it means someone in trasit to a different form. It must not be confused with the word change, when someone changes there is always the possibility to come back to the original form , while with transformation the change is permanent. Think of it as when the caterpillar emerges from its cacoon to become a beautiful butterfly. It can never go back to being a caterpillar. Transformation is evolutionary and not revolutionary, one would wish that it could be as simple as transforming instantaneously as a genie, but no, the process can be long and trying. It can also be short and smooth depending on your level of consciousness. The important thing is to begin the process and to like the caterpillar, “Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, it became a butterfly”.
October 12th, 2012 at 3:04 am
Thank you Tony….as often as I have written about transformation…I never thought of the difference between change and transformation. There really is a profound difference between the two.