the hypnotic flames of renewal…..

honest purity of courage…

‘In human beings, courage is necessary to make being & becoming possible,’ wrote Rollo May. It takes courage to let & yield yourself to the changes that take place in your chrysalis. It takes courage to become who you are. Letting go is like releasing a tight spring at the core of yourself, one you’ve spent your whole life winding & maintaining. When you let go, you grow still & silent. You learn to sit among the cornstalks & wait with God….Sue Monk Kidd

brush off the ashes…..our helplessness is a gift of openness…..peeking through the keyhole….gathering the vulnerable bits & pieces….practicing dying in the cocoon, the web, the cracked egg…..

visceral flames & digging through the bones….

The Phoenix renews his quest for his true self every five hundred years. This mythic bird with golden plumage knows that a new way can be found only with the death of his worn-out habits, defenses & beliefs. He builds a fire of cinnamon & myrrh, sits in the flames & burns to death. Of the Phoenix bird, the poet Ovid said, ‘Most beings spring from other individuals, but there is a certain kind that reproduces itself.’ You & I are the Phoenix. Our lives ask us to die & to be reborn every time we confront change…..Elizabeth Lesser

5 thoughts on “the hypnotic flames of renewal…..

  1. Such wonderful and wise words …”It takes courage to become who you are. Letting go is like releasing a tight spring at the core of yourself, one you’ve spent your whole life winding & maintaining.” How true these words are – and how difficult it can be to ‘become who you are’. But it’s also a journey very worthwhile taking. Thank you for this awesome post, and have a wonderful day! ~ Love, Julie xox

    • It is worthwhile isn’t it? Yet we have such a firm grip on our ‘persona,’ even when it may not be quite true or is not serving us well……that’s where the courage is so needed…to trust that everything unfolds in time….thanks Julie….sweet summer day to you…..

  2. People talk about being ‘born again, about vicarious atonement, about thins and forces outside of their lives, I will never diminish that their belief puts them on the path, but many think their journey ends their and they are ‘saved’ for all eternity, thinking they are going there, nver knowing they are already in it!

    • A keen insight here….there is no place to get to…that’s our controlling mind wanting to work it all out in a neat little package….yet we need constructs to get through day to day…..as E. Lesser says, we are reborn with each change……thanks g.f.s…..

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