The Phoenix (Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix)
The power of creation comes in birth and growth. But at times in order to create something must be destroyed to make room. In this way we create the space needed.
Looking truthfully at the life we are living we can see if it is working or not. It’s easy to be critical of others but it takes the focus off our own lives and what may not be working.
The power found in destroying comes when it’s focused on burning away what isn’t working in our own lives – habits, mindsets, lack of clarity. From this new space we have created in our minds and life we can breath new life.
The phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its former self. Life after all is about progress and we will redefine ourselves many times throughout our lives.
Boy becomes a man, a man becomes a husband, a husband becomes a father, a father becomes a grandfather. One generation gives way to the next, passing on lessons and skills – legacy.
Despite what’s happening around us as society seems to limp along, we can create our own world. The world we build can be built on the foundation of traditions, rituals, real meaningful relationships -innangraths with a focus on brotherhood and sisterhood.
Through this we find Frith – peace of mind, purpose, interdependence, shared struggle and order within our kindreds.