Monday, July 17, 2017

Rise Like The Phoenix

Rise Like The Phoenix
"Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be Reborn and Rise again as a Stronger and Wiser version of You"

Life is a challenge, but a journey as well. You will face happy days, sad days and even horrible situations which will make your resolve crumble. But we have to learn from life's experiences, take a leaf out of teachings by others, experiences in life that are narrated to us by those who have gone through them and rise and shine again. 

It is another Re-awakening for you! As is so rightly said in the picture above and I reiterate - "Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be Reborn and Rise again as a Stronger and Wiser version ofYou"

A classical example of this Rebirth is the Phoenix (in classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

A rising Phoenix is a symbol of virtue and grace, a representation of Resurrection and victory. To many a Phoenix is a representation of a new beginning, that no matter how bad (hot) things may get , you will get back on your feet (rise out of the ashes). The Phoenix always rises from its own ashes. It can be a metaphor for picking yourself up when you are down.

As the legend goes, when the Phoenix resurrects and rises from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before.

By going through this process of fire and ice, we become like Healers. Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their souls; Awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage, and inspire others out of their own darkness. 

The Phoenix and its rise from its ashes has a very deep undertone of serious introspection for all to do. Read this Interpretation to understand it better : 
"As long as we see ourselves as a mortal being, who is born, lives and dies we will miss the power of the Phoenix mythology. However if we see ourselves as our conscious awareness, and begin to observe that awareness, we will see that our awareness never changes. 

Think of awareness as a filter. We will see there are many dimensions and levels to this filter; viewing Creation through the interpretation of the human brain is only one such filter. 

If we observe carefully, we will see there are an infinite number of such filters, some more important than the others, at any given moment. Yet, our awareness is capable of choosing any filter it desires, if it is indeed aware of and awake to the existence of that filter.

In the end the Phoenix mythology describes the process of changing the filter we use to experience Creation."

Remember at the outset that "To rise from the ashes like the phoenix", or to make a miraculous comeback. You will experience a personal renaissance: a triumphant recovery from a setback, be it heartbreak, illness or financial struggle. You surprise and surpass the opposition or competition. You understand the meaning of rebirth: you will never be defeated."

The Phoenix mythology teaches you a lot - 
It teaches you that you have to rise above the pain -
The Phoenix mythology teaches you so much - Turn your Demons into Art, your Shadow into your Friend, your Fears into Fuel, your Mistakes into your Teachers, and your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting. Don't waste your pain. Recycle your Heart. 

Keep Going – That pain you feel? – That’s fear melting away like wax off a candle. That’s weakness washing out of your pores like a monsoon. That’s the old you being shed away like dead skin. That’s the new YOU rising out of the ashes of your former self. 
The Phoenix proudly says – “You’ve seen my descent – Now watch my rising”.

Life will give us various challenges, but these challenges are meant to make us stronger. Face them, take them on as lessons and stepping stones to success, and when some of them really test all your patience, determination, integrity, and your very character, learn from the phoenix to give it your best and if need be burn and rise from those ashes. 

I could continue writing endlessly but will conclude with my most powerful lines - 

"Now watch me rise up and leave all the ashes you made out of me, and when you tried that, you were wrong, because - life goes on and you only helped me to be reborn - stronger and wiser".

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