Phoenix Rising

Growing up in Phoenix, I never gave too much thought about the mythology associated with our city.

The other day I saw a picture of the Phoenix bird and became struck by the symbolism. The story is that this great bird lives a happy and strong life, and when it is time for death, he sets himself aflame, and then arises from the ashes.

I believe this myth is real – that new life does emerge from death. I’ve personally experienced this many times, including recently -not fun, but necessary for us spiritual warriors, or perhaps crazy fools:) The secret to inviting this powerful myth into our own lives is to be willing to let go of attachments when we are being guided to do so.

When we courageously let go, life can burn off the part of us that needs to die so that the essence of who we are can be born anew.
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  1. AH! I have goosebumps. Thats the truth, sista! I hope that whatever necessary death you have experienced recently has you rising from the ashes anew with the brilliant Light that only can come from going through the process. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty that comes from our most trying experiences. its wild, isnt it!?

    lots of hugs!

    Comment by Melissa — February 17, 2010 @ 12:08 am

  2. Wild indeed my girl! You definately fall into the category of a spiritual warrior, so I have a feeling that we will both arise out of the ashes many times:)

    Comment by The Energy Coach — February 17, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

  3. its been a little while since I've visited your blog…! it was nice to read your thoughts again 😉

    I am particularly fond of the phoenix…I consider this myth appropriate as well, I know I definately rose from the ashes here… thank God..
    I love the gratitude in your next few post as well. Gratitude is key, its the open door to abundant living.

    Love to you and thanks so much all you do!
    g

    Comment by Anonymous — March 31, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  4. its been a little while since I've visited your blog…! it was nice to read your thoughts again 😉

    I am particularly fond of the phoenix…I consider this myth appropriate as well, I know I definately rose from the ashes here… thank God..
    I love the gratitude in your next few post as well. Gratitude is key, its the open door to abundant living.

    Love to you and thanks so much all you do!
    g

    Comment by Anonymous — March 31, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

  5. AH! I have goosebumps. Thats the truth, sista! I hope that whatever necessary death you have experienced recently has you rising from the ashes anew with the brilliant Light that only can come from going through the process. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty that comes from our most trying experiences. its wild, isnt it!?lots of hugs!

    Comment by Steve — May 29, 2010 @ 10:51 am

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