Yesterday I met with my Reiki students for an exchange of thoughts and healing energy.
After sharing our experiences with Reiki and how we all integrate it into our daily lives we went upstairs to do a healing on each of us with the group holding certain points from Polarity Therapy.
It was a very powerful procedure. I can say that I never had such a strong vision anymore since my master attunements.
During my last master attunement I became a dolphin, diving, jumping and playing joyfully in the water. Suddenly after a deep dive I shot out of the ocean high up in the sky and became an eagle, soaring through the air with ease and lightness, looking at everything from above, receiving insight about what’s really important in life and that my purpose is sharing my wisdom about healing.
During the group treatment I went into a deep trance and suddenly found myself in the desert. I saw a mountain range at far distance and I felt the sun burning on me. I was alone and stood in the middle of an ocean of sand, stretching out to the horizon. There was no food and no water and I knew I would die but I wasn’t afraid. I was eager to see what would happen…..
When the sun burned me to death I became a bird of fire and rose up high into the sky and right into the sun. I dressed myself with its flames and incessantly soared the limitless sky. When the day threatened to end my existence in order to clear the way for the night I knew I had entered the cycle of Re-Creation. I took a steep dive into the earth and became the limitless sand covering the desert. But only to rise anew the very next day……
“You’ve been the Phoenix in your vision”, my students told me and encouraged me to google the meaning of this archetype.
It’s very exciting what I found:
The Phoenix is a mythical bird that consciously consumes itself in flames to be reborn newly from its ashes. The phoenix is the symbol of the transformation of human consciousness and our creative spirit that each of us must undergo to one degree or another to create what we desire. The method that is used is our choice but the process is inescapable.
The are several versions of the legend of the phoenix. They all seemed to place the origins of the phoenix in Egyptian mythology. It is seen as a mythical bird that lived in the Arabian Desert. What is interesting about the Phoenix is that when it saw death draw near, or when it choose, it would consciously consume itself in flames to be reborn and rising newly from its ashes young and beautiful to live another cycle.
The interpretation of this legend has been that the Phoenix symbolizes the resurrection, immortality and mankind’s indestructible spirit. The myth refers to our creative spirit and the free will and choice we each possess to recreate ourselves. It is the story of our creative life energy being made manifest in physical form only to die to that form and be reborn in some new form.
It needs to be understood, the death to which we refer is not always physical death. There are many deaths we face at many different levels of our being and many different times of our life.
As long as we see ourselves as a human being who is born, lives and dies, we will miss the power of the phoenix myth. However, if we see ourselves as our conscious awareness and begin to observe that awareness, we will see that our awareness never changes. What changes in the form or filter that we use to experience Creation. We will see there are many levels and dimensions to this filter of which viewing Creation through the interpretation of a human brain is only one such filter. If we observe carefully, we will see there are an infinite number of such filters, some more important than others in any given moment. Yet, our awareness is capable of choosing any filter it desires if it is aware and awake to the existence of the filter. In the end, the phoenix myth is a description of the process of changing the filter we use to experience Creation.