Do you know how to CELEBRATE adversity? Rising out of Ashes with The Phoenix.

The myth of the Phoenix bird, rising from the ashes.

“In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Ancient Greek φοίνιξ phóinīx) 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.”phoenix2What a cool myth, and powerful imagery.

all that changes quotephoenixdoor These past few weeks, I have been painting a desktop for a young lady.  I don't know her well, but I do know that she is a Gemini who finds the Phoenix inspirational as well.  She chose it!

May this desk stay with her throughout her life and always be a reminder to her of the beauty in adversity.phoenix

A few thoughts from my most recent podcasts that are extremely relevant to the Phoenix.  Many of which I listened to while painting.  The universe has a way of beating a lesson into me with quiet repetition. :) I think we are afraid of being in the "fire."  It might hurt, it might be hard, it won't be easy. In this we forget that it's a chance to celebrate growth. How do we get strong?!  We NEED challenge to grow our brains, bodies, lives...  There is definite beauty in that.  We don't get better by playing it safe and sitting around. Change is good, and maybe your challenge is bigger than you.  Maybe, "the adversity you’re going through is not for you.  Sometimes it’s to help someone simply by telling your story."  Mind over Movement Podcast.  I agree 110% "Celebrate and face adversity.  If you’re not IN the storm, you’re moving in or out of one.  Life is full of weather.  Learning to embrace that fact will help you to move forward, move into a stronger version of you." “Adversity, if you never push, you’ll never know.”  Mind over Movement podcast #56phoenix prayer

So let's get strong, let's move from the fire through storm after storm toward rebirth after rebirth.

     

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