“THE PHOENIX embodies the theme of transmutation… Mythology tells us that at the end of its life, the Phoenix sets its own nest on fire. After the bird is consumed by the flames, a new Phoenix emerges from the ashes. When we emulate the Phoenix, we embrace the process of transformation and recognize that a part of our earthly experience includes death. We allow ourselves to be consumed by the flames with the knowing that nothing is ever really lost, and that rebirth always follows what appears to be an ending.” (Pam Younghans, Northpointastrology)
It’s been more than 2 months since my last post (not counting the reblogs of course) and it’s not like there wasn’t anything to write about during that time, quite the contrary. Those rare moments when I attempted to create a new post, I immediately got distracted or simply couldn’t ‘pull it together’. In the end it just didn’t feel like the right time (yet). These past two months seem to have gone by in a flash for me, filled with so much new information, so many new experiences. October still being an intense preparation time and November marking the launch of a new level, a new being….and here we are in December!
I decided to share some of my recent experiences with you. Perhaps you have undergone or will be undergoing a similar process. As we are all on our individual Spiritual Paths, this may play out differently for you, perhaps take on a different form. In any case the emphasis of this period we’re in is TRANSFORMATION. After a long time of letting go, of cleansing, purging and clearing, of freeing ourselves from old baggage and patterns, it is time to step into the new, to RISE FROM THE ASHES.
In October I reblogged a post by Lauren Gorgo (Resurrection: a new life cycle begins) describing a similar stage of the process. It sounded a lot like the transformation of the phoenix. She talked about the process of sorting through the parts of our self that we will/ will not be taking with us and pulling remaining soul fragments back from our old lives. She also mentioned this sorting and reclamation process requires our complete focus on ourselves and that it may feel to us “… as tho we are in a bubble and everything that matters to us is rescinding…”. She warned us these transition experiences may feel like death….and I have to agree. Her post really resonated with me – she described many of my experiences at that time!
On November 11 I was being guided into becoming the PHOENIX during a very powerful, deeply moving meditation session. In the previous weeks my Guides and others had been preparing me for this event. Since then I’ve had numerous more sessions focused on (co)creating myself, rising from the ashes, if you will. It’s an ongoing development, so I have no idea where this is going but one of the things I’ve learnt is to trust the process. Actually, during one of the sessions, I was told that TRUST, POWER and CONFIDENCE were the basic ingredients for my creation process. Another time I was asked to confront my fears, in the mortal as well as metaphysical realms. It felt like I was working through, burning off, layers of old patterns. Many of the continuous session were focused on the recurring questions: ‘who are you?’ and ‘what do you want?’. These are very important questions – for those of us currently undergoing this deep transformation process.
At this time it seems crucial to come to know who we are, who we want to be and take on our individual role as the Sacred Beings that we are – so that we can truly be in our power.