The above picture is an image captured last year on our back porch. I call her my “Angel Phoenix.”
Two a.m. today I received a download. Woohoo! Another restless night. For the record, 2-4 a.m. is when we receive the most pertinent messages and magnificent nuggets of wisdom from Source. (Keep a journal by your bedside for those of you sensitives out there). I typically get these downloads when I have been carrying a series of questions that are nagging at me over an extended period of time. And it’s my own fault when I continue to ignore “the call” and force myself to fall back asleep repeatedly. This has been going on for probably a week now. You may have the same issue? Would love to hear! (But not at 2 a.m.)
My questioning from this morning’s revelation revolved around similar experiences I had observed among my clients, my friends, my family and my self. We are all connected, after all, so the experiences come in waves. Long and short is that we all seem to be processing a great deal of “family stuff” – or if it’s not family, it’s just “stuff” in general. It wasn’t until I had a practice reading session (on me, mind you) with a client, that I realized that I was, and many of us are, going through the shift of releasing and rebuilding. What she saw in my aura? A phoenix.
Asking for further clarification on the phoenix (at two a.m.), I heard:
“When the phoenix falls to ashes, it is willing to give up control of the situation. It is willing to let go of its earthly form. We can learn from the phoenix in this respect. When we hold on to what we thought was real – which, in earth reality is just an illusion – we become disoriented trying to keep it as we thought it was supposed to be. One of the most difficult lessons we must learn is [about] holding on to [the idea of] permanence. Remember we can rebuild with more knowledge and an even stronger foundation of learning. Once we can see from this perspective, the letting go of permanence, we have mastered the greatest fear of the ego: failure. For what is failure but a chance to learn how to do it better?”
What we can do when our own phoenix falls like ashes:
- Look at the brighter side of the coin. What are the lessons in it?
- See how you want the outcome to be. It may not turn out exactly as the image you see in your mind, but it will as test open up a positive pathway.
- Surround yourself with energetic light – yourself and anyone else involved, no matter how angry or frustrated you are with the situation.
- Forgive and/or vent in letter form. Burn the letter, releasing the person or situation.
- With family stuff in particular, don’t “keep it in the family” or gossip, bash to others outside. Instead, see a professional.
- Back to the basics: Tell someone directly (when you are ready) how you feel or felt when they hurt you, not what you think about them or the situation.
To those of you who are experiencing some tough transitions, these changes can be and often are painful. Know that you are surrounded by Angels, loved ones passed on, and Ascended Masters, probably more so because you are struggling. In fact, those who are processing some relatively heavy shifts are often covered and protected by a powerful dome of light, love and healing from above. Pema Chodron observes, “No matter whom you are or what you do, the ground is always shaky. And the really good news is that shaky ground is fertile ground for spiritual growth and awakening.”
Much love always,
P.S. – I realized this topic was, to some degree, addressed in my March topic. This is definitely a year of release and growth. All good, powerful stuff in the end.