Intention within the symbol
"Here in this suffering, all previous beliefs are called into question. They are consumed in the fire sparked and fueled by our own illusion. The pain becomes the ashes we are now entombed in. It is only when we find ourselves at this most imprisoned of junctures that we emerge again, the phoenix of our very life which is ever so much more beautiful than the last one" - Teal
In this quote captured is something so symbolic to the journey of healing - The Phoenix. This mythical creature has been known to navigate in spaces that traverse life and death. More intimately, this creature has embodied some of what the journey of healing may look like. The spontaneous combustion into flames as a symbol of death to old ideas, experiences, and identities that we choose to leave in the past. What lies
in the ashes can symbolize how we redefine the path of our lives that was once marred with difficulty and despair. To dare to rise from the ashes captures the essence of the human spirit and all of it's limitless possibilities - the Phoenix of our Life!