Norie Huddle grew up in the woods of Northern Virginia and, without knowing it, became an environmental activist at age 5 when she heard a noise in the woods, went to investigate, and arrived at a clearing just as a giant bulldozer was toppling a beautiful big tree.
She ran home, terrified, thinking: "If this is happening all over, we're in trouble." Later she learned that it IS happening all over. And today, the rate of forest destruction is far more terrifying than ever. "The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives."
So, her life and writing has been a personal quest to find the way that people of goodwill can come together and declare a new "life game".
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Norie Huddle in her book
"The Butterfly" describes:
"The caterpillar's new cells [after it has built its cocoon] are called 'imaginal cells.' They resonate at a different frequency. They are so totally different from the caterpillar cells that his immune system [that is the immune system of the worm] thinks they [the new imaginal cells] are enemies... and gobbles them up . . . But these new imaginal cells continue to appear, more and more of them! Pretty soon, the caterpillar's immune system cannot destroy them fast enough. More and more of the imaginal cells survive.
"And then an amazing thing happens! The little tiny lonely imaginal cells start to clump together, into friendly little groups. They all resonate together at the same frequency, passing information from one to another. Then, after a while, another amazing thing happens! The clumps of imaginal cells start to cluster together!... a long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cells, all resonating at the same frequency, all passing information from one to another there inside the chrysalis.
" . . . . Then at some point, the entire long string of imaginal cells suddenly realizes all together that it is Something. Different from the caterpillar. Something New! Something Wonderful!... and in that realization is the shout of the birth of the butterfly!"
" . . . . Each new butterfly cell can take on a different job. There is something for everyone to do, and everyone is important. And each cell begins to do just that very thing it is most drawn to do. And every other cell encourages it to do just that. A great way to organize a butterfly! And a great way to organize a butterfly movement!"
Norie's main interest is in collaborating with people of good will to transform humanity rapidly and enjoyably.
In her writing, she does this through nonfiction, fiction and, most recently, also drawing butterflies to illustrate her writing.
She's in the process of drawing 1001 original butterflies, one every day, as a "Butterfly Countdown to Global Transformation".
On Feb 10, 2013 she was on #903. For more on the butterflies, see www.butterflyblessings.net
See www.bestgame.org and also see her little book, Butterfly, that has been picked up now by so many other people, including Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard and many more.
In mid-2011, shortly after her newest book, Return to the Garden, came out on Kindle (her first kindle book) - I was bitten by an insect while down in Ecuador and it nearly killed her, literally.
She's currently working on a free ebook that tells that story, illustrated with lots of her butterflies. Aiming to have that up very soon.
For more about her, see www.gardenofparadise.net - and come visit!