What is the “Cocoon Phase” for Introverts? And Are You in One Now?

I’ve taught dozens of online classes over the past few years, and almost all of my students are introverts. Sometimes I teach on topics like writing and creativity, and sometimes I teach personal growth and development. But no matter what the subject of the class, I’ve noticed something very surprising with my students that’s been happening since the pandemic.

The majority of my introvert students have been going through huge life transformation in the past few years.

Some have reported to me that they either suddenly lost their job, or quit their job. Others have ended relationships with long-term partners, or decided they would like to find a partner after being single for a long time. Some of these introverts have picked up and moved across states, or to a different country, or are considering a big move like that right now.

No matter what direction their lives have taken, for all of these intuitive introverts, one thing is glaringly obvious: They are on the path to becoming an entirely new person.

I call this the “cocoon phase,” and right now it seems that countless intuitive introverts are coming out of it. During the cocoon phase, all the big shifts happen inside, on the internal level, where other people can’t see what’s going on. That’s why—if you’re just coming out of the cocoon—it’s common for the people in your life to be confused and not understand why you’re seemingly making such big changes in your life “out of the blue.” What they don’t know is that these changes have been brewing for a long time, they were just happening inside the cocoon, and the years of the pandemic created the perfect environment for you to finally take the time you needed to grow on that level.

Now though, people are leaving the cocoon. They’re ready for their inner changes to be reflected in their outer life. And this can be scary, especially if you’re doing this all alone.

I talk more about this in the video below:

I’m teaching a new class starting soon called Soul Shift, and it’s all about navigating the life transformation that so many intuitive introverts have already embarked upon in the last few years. I’ve purposefully designed this class to be simple and easy-to-do for those who are dealing with lives in different stages of upheaval, and who are looking to get some help in figuring out who they really are, and what they really want out of life.

If this sounds like a class that could possibly be of help to you, please SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter HERE so you don’t miss any of the updates about class registration, and please also SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel HERE to make sure you get the next two videos in the series.

I’m really excited for this new class because I designed it based on direct feedback I got from people on my newsletter list who told me that this is the thing they’re looking for, and this is the next thing they really want me to teach. So I expect that we’ll have a lot of people in the class who are ready to take the next big growth steps in their lives, which is always so inspiring to me.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact me here. I’ll see you soon with the next video in this series!

Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ WriterThe INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Energy and Intuition for INFJs, an online course for INFJs on intuition, relationships, creativity, and more. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy.

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