Who is not busy being born is busy dying – Bob Dylan
I believe it was no accident that I named my work, “Phoenix Rising”. The phoenix is a universal symbol of transformation.
As the Egyptian legend goes, the beautiful Phoenix bird dives into the fire to be consumed by it but then re-emerges from one remaining ember to be born again, more majestic and beautiful than ever before. In our life, if we are being fully present and engaging it all despite our fear, embracing change, and embracing our own reality, we are indeed like the Phoenix. We are dying to the past and being born anew. That is transformation. There are ways to facilitate that “rebirth” that while not taking away the discomfort, does make the passage easier.