Symbols - What does heaven look like
A chrysalis takes its symbolism in part from from the Thread and cord. The soul is trapped within a cage or shell that prevents it from flying, in other words the soul is trapped in a figurative body.
It ‘dies’ spiritually - being denied access beyond the case it is in to the world of spirit.
The chrysalis stage is both a time of change in which considerable alteration of function and form take place as well as being a time when the person is bodied. The silk surrounding the person can also be viewed as a symbolic ‘template’. Thus form and function are being altered according to a new template.
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