Transformation is most commonly illustrated through the image of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. It speaks to a deep desire to be different than we currently are: whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. We feel that if we could only find the right process—the right chrysalis—we would undoubtedly emerge as the perfect version of ourselves. But transformation is not about the magical changing of one static form into another: it is a process of intentionally guiding the change that is already occurring day by day, moment by moment, on every atom and being in the universe. Our thoughts, brains, bodies, and spirits are undergoing constant change, and the power of transformation relies on that inherent capacity. Healthy transformation stems from the knowledge that we have choices in every moment in how we change, and how we respond to that change. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

The 5 Stages of Surrender

Embracing the Beauty of “I Don’t Know” through challenges.

Judgment Is a Teacher on the Path of Transformation

By acknowledging and honoring any feeling—no matter how “unacceptable” we might have previously judged it to be—we create space for its opposite.

Inner Revolution: The Process of Transformation, Part 1

For most of us, real transformation happens in recognizable stages, as the dance between Being and Becoming moves from one pole to another.

Inner Revolution: The Process of Transformation, Part 2

This questing stage of the transformative journey requires help—not only the help of a teacher or counselor, but the help of grace.

Inner Revolution: The Process of Transformation, Part 3

Even when we're given a glimpse—sometimes a long glimpse—of who we can be, it usually takes work to bring the separate strands of our being into alignment with the awakening vision.

The Hummingbird Effect

This is how change happens in the natural world: sometime during the Cretaceous age, flowers began to evolve colors and scents that signaled the presence of pollen to insects, who simultaneously evolved complex equipment to extract the pollen and, inadvertently, fertilize other flowers with pollen.

It’s All in Your Mind

Is it really possible that imagination can influence outcomes in the “real” world? Using your imagination can be a powerful and creative tool for a life transformation.

Russell Brand, Seriously

British comedian Russell Brand—the ex-junkie bad boy famous for his debauchery, his brief marriage to Katy Perry, and his tight leather trousers—would seem like the last man to emerge as a legit political thinker and voice for the dispossessed.

Culture, Crisis & Creativity

The great Hindu holy man, Sri Ramana Maharshi, demanded of all those who came to him for spiritual guidance that they ask of themselves what he considered the most basic question: "Who am I."

From Intention to Reinvention

We can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering, or we can learn and change in a state of joy and inspiration. In truth, we’re divinely wired to be the creators of our lives. - Joe Dispenza