About Phoenix Rising

 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by emotions that seem to come out of nowhere?
Do you feel “drained” after being with certain people?
Do you find being in large crowds difficult?
Do you “feel” others physical or emotional pain?
Are you tired of dealing with anxiety and depression?

If you answered yes to any of these, you are probably energetically “sensitive” and it may have begun when you were a child. We are all energetic beings, and some of us are more sensitive or aware than others.

For those of us who have walked through the fire early in this life time, the veil (or doorway) to the Spirit dimension is often much thinner than we realize. We can more readily access our intuitive and psychic abilities than others.

What I mean by “walking through the fire” is early experiences of child abuse whether it is psychological, physical, sexual or from having been the child of an alcoholic/substance abuser.

As hard as it may seem to comprehend, there is a gift inherent in our experiences. We learned at an early age how to sense energy and we tend to be more intuitive and more energetically sensitive.

Without understanding these attributes, we can experience struggle and pain, both physical and emotional. Once we begin to see the gift and learn to use our abilities our sensitivities give us greater insight, clairvoyance and power in the world.

I came to discover that my own early childhood experiences of abuse were a catalyst to my intuitive skills including communicating with animals, spirits and guides.  While teaching others intuitive skills I discovered that those who were most naturally gifted have also experienced abuse early on.  This led me to research other people working in the intuitive arts and the discovery that this is very prominent among gifted intuitives, healers and mediums.

My upcoming book, The Fractured Phoenix, Gifts from a Broken Childhood,  further explores this topic along with helpful techniques to manage the sensitivities and develop your intuitive gifts.

You can also explore with me the power and beauty of your early life experiences in a loving, safe and supportive environment through my Phoenix Rising on line classes, live events and one-on-one mentoring programs.

Let me share with you how I have learned to harness this gift and live a life of abundance, ease and connection with animals and Spirit life despite (and because of) these experiences.

Look here for more information about  One-on-One Mentoring.

 

Why Phoenix Rising?

You’re probably familiar with the basic legend of the Phoenix, the mythical bird that lives for 500 years, builds its own funeral pyre, is consumed by the flames, then rises anew from the ashes. It symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. The legend is found in ancient Egyptian, Greek, Arabic, and Chinese mythology. The Thunderbird is the Native American version who is believed to be a powerful spirit in the form of a bird.

Since the beginning of time, humans have regarded fire as sacred, a gift from the gods, because it is essential to our well-being. We all receive life, light and warmth from the fire of the sun. Fire also renews and purifies. Forest fires burn off old trees and brush to create new growth. Without this fire, the forest stagnates and dies. Although purification by fire is painful, hidden in the adversity is the gift of rebirth.

For those of us who survived the fire of a difficult childhood, the Phoenix is a symbol of our ability to rise above the fire. Our trials have given us an incredible strength and resiliency to rise like the dawning of a new day; a day where we are wiser, stronger and more focused on our life’s purpose.

Also part of the legend is that the tears of the Phoenix are healing.  As you may recall from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, the tears of Fawkes (a Phoenix) brought Harry back from the brink of death.  This healing ability is often very pronounced in those who have walked through the fire.  The early life experiences create a deep compassion and sensitivity for the suffering of others, opening the heart to create profound healing abilities.

The Phoenix also flies far ahead to the front, scanning the landscape and distant lands. This represents our unique ability to be visionaries, to collect sensory information about our environment and the events unfolding within it. This ability allows us to easily connect into the Spirit dimension and communicate with all that is.

As the new Phoenix rises from the fire it preserves the ashes. There is an honoring of the fire that took place. The Phoenix isn’t stuck in the history. It is willing to go through the fire to be renewed while remembering and honoring the best of the past. To me this demonstrates the process of reclaiming one’s voice and power and why I have chosen it for this teaching.