We are born to live and we are born to die. And, in between we are meant to shine. We are made up of the same substance that makes the stars, they are our brothers and si-stars - do you see them shine too? I am a sovereign being of love and light. It is my belief that we are here on earth to - Be all we can. Do all we can, See all we can and love all we can. Experience everything, embrace everything - the dark as much as the light. Deny nothing.
The challenge we experience is that we have a limitless spirit dwelling in a limited body. We may feel young and vibrant on the inside, but after a certain age our bodies begin to tell another story. Our bodies are decaying and there is not a god damn thing we can do about it. There is no denying this process, it is part of the wheel of life. We are born, we live, we die. And, if you have the same beliefs as me - we do this over and over.
Aging is completely natural, it's real. And as Byron Katie says, "you can fight reality, but you will lose only every time." Recently, I heard a term that I hadn't heard before - "Pro-Aging". Pro-aging as apposed to Anti-Aging. Yes, Yes and Yes again! Finally! Someone who makes sense and is not trying to pull the wool over my eyes. Anti-aging is the biggest load of crap that has ever been thrown at us and of course that crap is being thrown right in the face of the Feminine. I mean, how gullible to you think we are? The beauty industry should be ashamed of themselves for feeding us this crap and making us feel fearful of aging, knowing full well that there is nothing anyone can do about it. I don't care how many degrees you have in the sciences.. You can not fight aging.
As if aging isn't hard enough, what with our aching backs, bung knees and hips, hot flushes and so on. Now we have to feel bad about the only things that don't ache, which is our skin and hair? Fuck off!! I refuse to feel "less than" because my face is showing signs of aging, my neck is getting somewhat wobbly and my goldy locks are not quite so goldy anymore. Bite me! I will not be purchasing any of your chemical ridden anti-aging creams that do nothing but fill my pores with poison & suck the life out of my purse.
I'm still a rebel on the inside. I'm Anti 'Anti-aging' I will be doing everything you tell me I shouldn't do. I will grow my hair long and let it go grey, (unless of course I feel it doesn't suit me, but so far so good). I will keep using my natural chemical free edible oil on my skin. Maybe it does nothing, but it feels good on the inside and feeds my skin instead of suffocating it. I'm going to love my wrinkly skin and wobbly neck and there's not a god damn thing you can do about it. How dare you try to make me feel bad about aging, just when I have begun to believe in myself. No, it's not happening. I am a very proud "Pro Ager" and I am not bowing down to your fear campaign. I stand for aging...just lit me sit for a bit, because my back is aching. Anyhoo, bugger off.
p.s. This lady on the right here is how I see myself in my future. Yes! What a Powerful Goddess she is. She is my inspiration for Pro-Aging, standing loud and proud!
Have you heard of the legendary myth of The Rising of the Phoenix? The legend has it that this amazingly beautiful bird that is one of a kind sets itself alight every 500 years or so and from the ashes rises a new bird born from it's own egg, ready to start the cycle of life all over again. It's the story of life, death & rebirth.
There are hints that 2016 is the year of Purification. Perhaps this is the year where the Phoenix sets itself alight? 2016 is a 9 year, 9 represents endings and beginnings. I feel this is a year to "tidy up" cleanse away anything that is holding you back from becoming all that you truly are. A real letting go (burning) away the old (death) and making way for the new (rebirth) improved, lighter & brighter you..
This beautiful Dream catcher Wall Piece was a commission for a client. I never know what is going to 'Arise' when I start creating. This one was a real surprise and it's funny how it always seems to coincide with something that is going on in either our world at large, my world, or theirs. In this case, I feel it is all three. The energy of this piece is so 'peaceful'. I had it hanging on one of my walls for a while after it was completed and every time it caught my eye, I smiled. It just feels right and good. It's time for renewal, it's time to free ourselves from the past and ascend to the future.
Rising of the Phoenix is lovinglyl hand made from strangler vine, branch, hand cut recycled leather for the fringing and also representing the flames as the Phoenix rises from the ashes. Red coral which is very grounding also reflects the flames and passion as it arises anew. The branch forms the Phoenix with beautiful black feathers that was the one request from the client - she loves black feathers. There are chakra stones starting with red for the eye and then all the other colours are placed at the base of each feather as it ascends skyward. Atop the piece is a beautiful Amethyst point that represents the spiritual rising.
If you would like me to create something unique and special (one of a kind) for you or a loved one, please feel free to contact me via my website, facebook or phone.. Creating personal pieces is my most favourite way of creating.
Here is just a snippet of the information that is available regarding this legendary mythical creature. I was aware of the legend of the rising of the phoenix but hadn’t really read up on it until I created this piece. I love the stories and I feel that we, as Universal Consciousness could be going through or about to go through a Rising of the Phoenix now. There is so much turmoil in the world and I feel it is cyclic, but I also feel there is a definite change in consciousness that is happening. We are all more aware of who we really are and that we are all connected and there is so much more to us than meets the eye. I also feel we are letting go of the old patriarchal system and bringing in more of the Feminine, hopefully returning ourselves & our planet back to balance.
(The Phoenix) has been around since about the 5th century. It seems many countries adopted this creature and have their own twist on it. Overall, The Phoenix is considered to bring good fortune and is a sign of immortality. This sacred firebird can be found in the mythologies of the Egyptians, Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Hindu, Phoenicians, Mesoamericans, Native Americans, and more.
This beautiful, legendary bird lived in Arabia and, according to myth, consumed itself by fire every 500 years. A new, young phoenix — just as breathtaking — sprang from its ashes. In ancient Egypt, the phoenix represented the sun, which dies at night and is reborn in the morning. Greek mythology presents the stunning creature in the early morning — at dawn it bathes in water and sings an enchanting song. So beautiful is this song that the sun god Helios would stop his chariot to listen. There only exists one phoenix at a time. Upon its impending death, it builds a nest, sets itself on fire, and is consumed by the flames. A new phoenix springs forth from the pyre. Early Christian tradition adopted the phoenix as a symbol of both immortality and resurrection. Modern folklore utilizes the magnificent creature as a symbol of renewal, rebirth, and starting anew.
In ancient Egyptian mythology and in myths derived from it, the Phoenix is a female mythical sacred firebird with beautiful gold and red plumage. Said to live for 500 or 1461 years (depending on the source), at the end of its life-cycle the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises.
The new phoenix embalms the ashes of the old phoenix in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in Heliopolis ("the city of the sun" in Greek), located in Egypt. The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, thus being almost immortal and invincible - a symbol of fire and divinity.
The phoenix (known as Garuda in Sanskrit) is the mystical fire bird which is considered as the chariot of the Hindu god Vishnu. Its reference can be found in the Hindu epic Ramayana. In China, the phoenix is called Feng-huang and symbolizes completeness, incorporating the basic elements of music, colours, nature, as well as the joining of yin & yang. It is a symbol of peace, and represents fire, the sun, justice, obedience, and fidelity. The Feng-huang, unlike the phoenix which dies and is reborn, is truly immortal although it only appears in times of peace and prosperity.
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