All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I recently recorded a meditation at the studio the first Saturday in August. It was a reading from the book Chakra Meditation by Swami Saradananda. I frequently reference this book in my live meditations then use it as a guide for downloading a live meditation. This particular day the meditation was on the Phoenix. I had never really studied the mythology of the Phoenix, but I use these books as a Oracle, letting Spirit guide me to bring forth what is supposed to and I simple get out of the way and bring it.
Well, this day I brought it. The Phoenix came so alive that I truly felt her power and energy, I felt the marriage of Yin and Yang with the representation of the symbolism of the Phoenix and the Emperor in Chinese lore. I saw the beautiful, giant egg on the pile of smoldering ashes as we faced South, with the cracks of lava gold, orange and we felt the baby Phoenix emerge from the egg and become enormous, graceful and then as she opens her beak, expecting a Shrill squawk, we hear a lovely song, so beautiful, so melodic, so Divine. Then she looks back from the Fire, as her wings become blue, purple, gold and iridescent. Then she flies off into the Sun, becoming burned into the HOPE of our future. I had no idea this Phoenix energy existed so real, and the symbolism became very clear less than a month later.
On September 1, a few weeks after I recorded this meditation, our home burned. The Phoenix rising, literally, in my life, and I had no idea Spirit led me to record this for my Self, to listen to after the fire. Let us Affirm:
I AM the Phoenix, I will rise!
I AM the energy of HOPE, FAITH and POWER!
Listen to the Phoenix meditation with Lisa Ware HERE (12:13)
Phoenix drawing photo credit