The Phoenix is a symbol of power, strength and renewal, to be born again.
Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain". ― Shannon Perry
I really like Shannon Perry's books, dealing with mental health, suicide and also animal rights activism, as well as counselling others. An author of poetry and young adult fiction.
We all have to deal with pain in one way or another but how can we overcome the hurt, either physical suffering or our emotional heartaches.
I believe that forgiveness will take us deep into the center of all pain, to maybe find a relieve.
"Nothing in life is a piece of cake, well, except an actually piece of cake." ― Hiba Fatima Ahmad
A Phoenix burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes (J.K. Rowling)
Our daily struggle with health issues and other life challenges.
I thought about my Indonesian friend today who fights breast cancer. She is so young, talented and now very brave.
I am very sad, it's hard to see some of your friends and family dying after so much struggle with their burden, disease and chemicals pumped in your body.
Some pull through and only "God" knows why some have to loose their lives.
Words of Inspiration and why I started exploring about the Phoenix.
My dear friend @yogi.artist who is one of the early adopters on steemit. I still remember his excellent and smashing articles back in those days. We struggled to get our rewards and attention but not much happened for us.
It didn't really matter. We had lots of fun, great chats, got to know incredible people and kept in touch.
He had personal reasons to quit for a while but now he is nearly back.
He wrote this comment on one of my posts today and I was so happy
"I'm looking forward to posting again once I'm fully back in the land of the living! A Phoenix from the ashes revival awaits "
He always inspired or motivated me and once again, I wanted to find out, what is behind the mythology of those fascinating birds.
@firepower I really do miss you so much.
He had a horrific accident, hurt his hand and for now, I can only send him healing vibes to get back soon, I am waiting for his revival in full force.
What are the powers and the symbolic meaning of the Phoenix?
In the historical record, the phoenix could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life.
Look at this image ! WOW!
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth - Source Wikipedia
There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must have been the first cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we're got on damn thing the phoenix never had. We know the damn silly thing we just did. We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, someday we'll stop making the goddamn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember every generation. ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
What do we most wish for?
For many, it is simply comfort,
love.- BJ Miller