We have all been burned. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and things rarely work out exactly as we planned. Sometimes the changes we experience are like an instant explosion, our lives as we know them bursting into flames, and sometimes the changes are more of a slow-burn, shifting things little by little until we look back and see how much we have transformed.
When I first began my spiritual business, the name “Flight of the Phoenix” was gifted to me through a series of synchronistic signs, insights, and messages.
I have always loved the idea of the phoenix, a mythical creature that, once one cycle in its life is complete, bursts into flames and burns to ashes, only to be born again from those ashes; stronger, brighter, and more powerful.
As a Harry Potter fan and someone who names her vehicles (does anyone else do this?), I’ve even named my SUV “Fawkes”, after the magnificent phoenix Albus Dumbledore keeps as a pet and ally.
The magic of rising from the ashes is not lost on me, and as I created my spiritual healing business, I wanted to share that hope, that sense of renewal, and that idea that with every ending comes a new beginning (whether the ending is slow and steady, or instantaneous).
My life has been full of endings and beginnings, and it is truly the way this world works. Cycles of birth and death, radiance and decay, action and surrender, giving and receiving…if we look around us, the Earth teaches us these things every day.
Yet we resist.
Innately, we know that we are not guaranteed tomorrow, and that we are all – as my favourite song phrases it – “here for a good time, not a long time”.
Yet we often ignore that sense of preciousness, and rarely embrace the power these cycles have to help us create.
Instead of harnessing the energy that comes from healing and releasing the old so we can embrace the new with fresh insight, more strength, and deepened gratitude, we often push any and all “newness” away, afraid of feeling the pain of loss again.
And it sucks. I get it; I’ve been there (repeatedly). But if you close your heart and let your pain define your life, you will remain stuck…forever. And you will miss the whole point of this big adventure.
When my father was dying of terminal cancer, I meditated and worked with my angels and oracle cards every day to do my best to stay balanced. The cards and my intuition were constantly bringing forth messages of hope, opportunity, and abundance, which I could not understand. How could the death of this wonderful man mean greatness for me? In the moment, I thought losing him might destroy my world, leaving me broken.
But with his passing came signs of hope, messages and symbols from him, from my angels, and a deepened connection to the Divine that has led to a lot of wonderful abundance.
I simply had to surrender to the cycle, and believe that I had the strength to take inspired action and rise from the ashes into a life without his physical presence. Every day, I’d carve out some time for myself to breathe, quiet my mind, and connect to the Divine – that inner sense of peace – that helped me be open to all that new day had to offer, whether it was healing, support, love, courage, laughter, opportunity, or sometimes lessons, growth, and cathartic sadness. With time, came perspective, and a gratitude for what I have survived.
Of course, the magic of the cycle I survived was not lost on me, as I welcomed my daughter, Zoey Rose, just 8 months after my father passed. The fact that we found out we were expecting her on the same day we found out my dad was terminal is a beautiful example of Divine timing. It’s almost as if the Divine was asking me to TRUST. To know that I would make it through, and rise again.
What if you could, like the phoenix, rise from the ashes of your pain and embrace the beautiful new wings that experience has blessed you with?
What lessons would you take with you as you move into a new cycle, a new opportunity for more? Who would you inspire and uplift by spreading your wings, deciding that your happiness is worth the risk of being burned again?
Are you ready to be supported, encouraged, and motivated to heal the past, rise above your pain, and grow your wings so you can soar even higher and show others just how beautiful you are?
Learn to quiet your mind, open your heart, feel worthy of bliss, see your own radiance, and tap into the Divine support that exists all around you and into the powerful fire that lies within you, ready to magnetize your life and bring you more peace, love, health, wealth, and fulfillment.
If you are ready, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s discuss how I can help you rise from the ashes.
Sending you fiery strength,
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