New Year, New You

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New Year, New You

It is the beginning of the year, we have our resolutions, less sugar, give more, try Yoga, etc...  Where is the guide that helps us follow through with these desires?

The guide is within us; it is the journey inward.

When we accept who we are is enough, we have an internal compass that can guide us how to proceed forward. Wherever you are internally, know that it is a different way to think, feel and know that you and I are enough. There are tools that can open up this state of consciousness.  Tools such as meditation, practicing mindfulness, opening up energetically to the natural flow of life's present gifts and learning through nature are some of the driving forces that can cause us to shift in awareness in our life.

Forget the resolutions, provide the space for self-care and give your body, mind and spirit the love you need to be the best version of you.

We are here to provide that space as a collective group of individuals who embrace our inner world with the outer. Maybe the tools that have been passed on through inspirational figures such as Ohso, Thich Naht Hanh, Deepak Chopra, and many others may not be what you are inclined to gravitate towards. And that's beautiful. Stay true to what fills your internal longing to be present right now. Sing, dance, make art, listen to music.

Find joy in playing with what drives you. Because you are you, and when we truly embrace who we are, we find ourselves in a different space of awareness. When we understand the philosophies and science behind Mindfulness, Meditation, Grounding Therapy, Sound Meditation Healing, etc. we automatically shift into a higher level of consicousness that creates a happier and healthier internal world within. When we accept to understand ourselves more at the core foundations of what makes us unique in each and everyone of us, then we can use that knowledge and build our own awareness from the ground up in relation to others.   

As the year progresses we will present topics with conscious communication, awareness, mindfulness, how to mediate/the positive benefits of meditation, happiness through the exploration of nature, and opening our energetic fields to become our highest and most authentic self.  Diving deep into exploration of the topics that you personally enjoy allows our internal focus to shift from controlling external circumstances into our own internal awareness to our own internal pure-awareness. Guides are just there to point us back to ourselves: we are already living in a state of a vital, happy love in our own life. Allow yourself to feel more into this space of radical self-acceptance and feel confident about your goals, and future when you are being yourself. Nothing is more beautiful than being present at this second and experiencing life unfold in our human existence. 

Stay tuned as we grow together - throughout the year we will have online opportunities as well as workshops and classes that we hope will be a curated resource for your calling to journey inward and freedom to pursue your own energetic signature and let go of the external factors that surround us.  

The journey is now. Stay present. 

 

Marley Kimbo

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Meet Marley Kimbo – Content Alchemist - Here to make your heart sing.

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Meet Marley Kimbo – Content Alchemist - Here to make your heart sing.

Content Creator and Social Media artesian by profession, Mindfulness and Yoga practitioner by
dusk and dawn – her passion to create is endless and her determination to share knowledge is
infinite.


Marley is a dual scholarship recipient and a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in
Business Administration; Managerial Sciences as well as Hospitality Administration. Her career focus is Social Media, Photography and Content design. She strives to grow local businesses/
start-ups social and virtual presence through sustainable e-business practices, creative outlets and data analytics.


By Marley’s contributions to our blog as a content curator/alchemist we hope you will see the
importance of unfencing yourself and embracing your authentic nature through her eyes and the
hearts of our tribe, our collaborators, partners and visionaries.


We are here to share with you, as you share with us.

Marley is a part of the link that connects our collective community to your community. May we allow ourselves to be a part of something greater than the individual self under the guise of selfish separation. We are here to provide space to foster your own growth with what you are pursuing. Express your deepest, truest self while accomplishing your wishes in your endeavors with us as we create a space for your growth, healing, and a space of empowerment.

Lets grow together -  re-connect with your highest form of self.  See how nature talks through our  collective story while you are consciously aware of yours.

By stepping into the now, with ease and grace, may you find your inner self through a community of connectedness with the same vision: share your path within your own courageous voice, in full realization that we deserve self love, radical acceptance and full expression for the passion that we have within our own talents. 

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Meet Kristen, the Marketing Magician

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Meet Kristen, the Marketing Magician

Our tribe is growing like a big, tall, strong tree. 

I was doing a lot on my own. For too long. 

Like many startups & dreamers, you kinda do it all: marketing, website, analytic tracking... etc. As demand for classes and retreats are growing so did the organization. Traveling all over the best coast from the upper left PNW to sunny California had me realizing that I needed help. The aquarian in me was being stubborn last year. After spending a silent 5 day vipassana retreat over the holidays, I learned how to let go. 

Let go of the fear of playing it big. To generate enough of the awareness, insight, ability to provide the space for people to have creative outlets, and recognize to what is happening I had to let go. The more I let go of my own thoughts and control, the more focus in awareness happened.

Breathing it all in. Grateful.  

I am still amazed at what had transpired in the last few days. 

2018 you are magic. And what is even more magical are the new members of our tribe. 

 Meet Kristen Sherill, the Marketing Magician

Kristen is an amazing force of energy who is divinely nothing short of phenomenal. She is a professional Information Technology Analyst and Web Design Specialist. Graduating from Arkansas State University Beebe with four degrees in two years, Kristen is dedicated to working hard and achieving results.

Currently working to achieve advanced certifications in the I.T. field, specifically in web design and networking, Kristen's joined The Bright Phoenix to build and enhance on her current certifications and branch out in new areas of the technological field. She is the female magic of all IT online. She hold certifications in IC3, Network +, AWS Administrator and CCNEP like a boss.

Kristen is very passionate about technology and helping people reach their full potential in every capacity of their lives. She is married to her husband Justin and has two wonderful daughters, Kaitlynn and Taliah. 

Kristen knows IT like I know the sun is going to rise tomorrow. Seriously, she is amazing! If you have not gotten the chance to know her, I highly recommend you do. She is like the goddess of IT and everything technical that I don't know how to do.

Welcome to the tribe of awesome Kristen! Feeling all the feels and all the love. 

Seriously grateful. 

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The Beginning of A Grand Adventure

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The Beginning of A Grand Adventure

I grew up traveling and living in at least 5 countries across the globe, learning many different traditions, cultures and having ancient teachers guide me on my own growth, academic and spiritual path. I had the privilege of experiencing a unique childhood from various Eastern and Western lineages: learning about the traditions and local culture of each place I grew up with: Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Native American.  This journey led me to explore my curiosity with the relationships formed among the community and how a person is connected to their innermost expressive nature. Somehow, people behaved differently in nature and in the city... I just had to ask: WHY? and What is this Space? I was obsessed with this "space" between us and the world. How did people relate to each other in one setting versus the next? Outside of  the city? Why are we doing the things that we are doing when we are at work, at home and not in touch with that energetic being when in a different space closer to greenery? I asked a lot of why's, and how's- I got very curious...

Most of these realizations and questions came to me when I would play to connect with another world in the forest. I learned from many traditions and teachers throughout my lifetime around Asia learning Eastern traditions half of the year and spent the other half traveling to California to learn Western traditions over multiple decades. Things like skipping rocks in rivers, listening to the whispers of the trees and plants in the mountains, and learning herbal healing growing up resonated well. Activities that seemed to express the fullest lifeblood connection to the nature felt so grand being in this transpersonal relational space- that ability to sense intuitively and access that energetically. My first experience with this brush of initiation of honoring your truest self was after my 8th rotation around the sun when I understood and learned of my own lineage from my grandparents and how to honor the path of one's highest form of calling and expression. 

Our millennial generation is starved for reclaiming that special relational space between whomever we are interacting with, especially in nature. 
To be present to all that exists between all of us daily. To be able to harness this knowledge and power to utilize in whatever setting or place that you are in. 
To chase your curiosity. 
Crave that daily action of living out your passions.
Honor your truest, highest calling by being true to your inner being.

 

At a young age after learning what was passed down to me, I started to relate my traditions and what exactly is the significance of the environment around me as a being having a human experience. Everyone from my family, friends and the community I grew up with helped me realize who I am shaping to be culturally up to this day, and I am eternally grateful for the knowledge they have passed down to me as a pathway to share our ancient traditions and knowledge of mana. My work and research through the years of my journey focuses on that connective space within us as beings in this reality and how it forms the world that we were creating and sharing. I still continue with my curiosity to this day with many many questions...

Why is it important that we create this environment?  Isn't this the same as any other place? It was then that I started to get curious and find out what this relationship between people are and why being in nature felt the way it did. I spent my time as a child in international schools alternating between staring at the sky, the plants and in the library reading about the earth, understanding maps and the cultures in each place I travel through, voraciously learning local traditional cultures. After school, I would be out and about asking locals of that particular country where the nearest cultural teacher was and somehow they seemed to also find me.

 

The rotations around each country honored in observance and awe of their traditions shaped that space of connectivity between people of that local community with how they express their world in harmony to their outside world with others. My passion for following that tradition in respect for learning and passing information from each culture is honored in my current work as a transformative coach, and transpersonal psychologist. 

 

" Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it. " 

- Anais Nin

 

That early life exposure of rich and diverse East-meets-West cultural experience provided me with a very diverse way of learning, relating and looking at the world. I have downloaded a rich cultural experience on how to understand the relationships that form within ourselves with both the western and eastern traditions of human relationships with our mother earth.  My scientific background also provided me with a quantitative understanding of how we relate to our physical topography in relation to the innermost being from teachers of western and eastern schools.

 

Our vision and mission is to empower everyone through integrated movement, who wish to honor the lineages by sharing these traditions with all who wish to learn more about how we can share the unique gift of experience of connecting with other beings inside our shared sacred spaces, the natural environment through different cultural healing modalities. 

 

This passion for harnessing the cultural experience led me to complete my academic research from California State University at Stanislaus in Geography where I studied sustainable agriculture, physical and cultural geography. Being that California is a major source of agricultural products, I understood the value of sustainable way of living through agriculture and organic plant-based foods with respect to it's relationship between nature and human nurturance. This brought to light the role that food plays within an individual and how it can be a way to connect and disconnect from a community.

My background of western mentors hails from academia. A few of them include the renowned west coast pioneer anthropologist and cultural geographer, Dr. Ida Bowers, cultural geographer and sustainability pro, Dr. Jennifer Helzer; physical geosciences, fluvial/soil studies and human geomodification gurus through Dr. Chuck Bowen and Dr. Augustine Avwunudiogba. I've had the privilege of researching climatology, climate change and geomorphology with Dr. Karl Karlstrom; guided by Dr. Peggy Hauselt with understanding cultural ethnic sustainable geography using Geographic Information Systems, and learned from plant sciences journalist hailing from UC Berkeley, Michael Pollan.  

Right after my studies at university, I explored the connection of this space between urban culture, sustainability and experimented with the concept of humans living a solitude existence away from connectivity with the digital world in the city or urbanite life. This created a research of the psychology of the human condition in relation to the landscape, and what happens to the psyche of a being when backpacking through Death Valley, the Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree by holding place of a sacred space of resonance from the Shoshone Native Americans. From this research, I've found that the relationship we have between nature, food and communal space existed in a very disconnected, complex and confusing scale in an urbanite setting, and can only be achieved when one is in harmony internally. Thus, The Bright Phoenix was born with the blessing of a Nomadic Shaman in the desert. 

As a product of the millennial generation, the social impact of our current paradigm is very digitized and a profoundly disconnected place that causes a disconnect with our internal well being with the mind, body and energy. Some people go to nature to conquer a hike, do a trail run, yet most never really truly feel the connection to that space of nature the way that  it creates a magnetic healing energy.

Our current paradigm within our millennial generation is causing a state of physical, mental and emotional disconnect to most, thirsty for a sense peace, calm, restoration. Our mission is to honor these traditions by sharing traditions that has worked for thousands of years in easy, simple breathing meditative techniques that you can use anywhere, anytime.  With our full self-expression and our connection to nature, this beautiful digital age poses a threat to our generational sanity.

Our intention at the Bright Phoenix is to restore your inner being by providing you knowledge that you can for utilize for posterity. We are left without the knowledge on how to reign our truest calling when we do not honor the connection with the nature of our highest self expression. This is a critical time of confusion and duality in our inner being.  

 

Our generation is constantly surrounded by information, yet we are starved for quality knowledge and tradition of vitality that poses an existential threat to our generational existence when we do not honor our true inner being. 

 

“ I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. ”  - Brené Brown

 

Curious passion realized into a research obsession that continues to grow to this day: the communities that we currently have do not entirely support that space that we were gifted with. We need to re-connect with nature- our connectivity with each other in a different environment, in our natural state. The Bright Phoenix is an organization that  provides easy and fun ways through breathing, meditation, and micromovement through expressive arts therapy blending dance, yoga (we are RYT Certified), an honoring of thousand-years old's worth healing traditions, and ancient pranayama breath work. 

My life experience revolved around human relationships as a Transitional Career Coach and mentor in critical times when people change life paths. I had the privilege of learning from the best mentors with corporations: to teach in academia in a collegiate setting and in the corporate world for over 7 years. I understood the psychology of how people behave, relate and interact with each other.  From understanding what motivates each individual to strive internally, and what these driving forces are in their transpersonal and interpersonal relationship with others in a setting. 

Our most recent research revolves around habitual daily activities of life and it's impact on the vitality of this space between people and place: work, school, kids, social obligations. In an increasingly busy and noisy society, it's clear that the complexities of living in a modern and busy world creates an impact between our relationship with each other.  In observation of my journey with my millennial peers in organizations, and this research of relational space and connectivity, I've documented in observance that it's become increasingly difficult for millennials to adjust when we do not honor our highest self. 

 

WHEREVER YOU ARE IN LIFE, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL NEED TO RE-LEARN AND APPLY TO OUR DAILY LIFE. 

 

We have forgotten the ancient knowledge of how to reclaim our humanity in a world that is increasingly becoming more digitized, closed-off with real connectivity to our highest self, our peers, and co-workers.

We all need the innate experience of restoration internally and outdoors with nature. To have that inner peace of knowing how to be grounded, to heal, and to re-learn how our generation can choose without feeling guilt, shame, or powerless in accordance to someone else's paradigm. 

 

My purpose and goal is to share this gift of ancient knowledge of restoration, of re-wilding for your inner world. So that you may have mastery of your inner being in relation to your outer world.

 

We at The Bright Phoenix accomplish this through a series of easy, transformative modalities: a mixture of ancient Western and Eastern knowledge blended with science. We teach simple, easy techniques that you can adapt to your captive environment at any time to re-claim your peace, calm your mind and increase your mental clarity in a distracting and noisy world. 

 

To have happiness within exploration of your truest, highest self while harnessing the immense healing energies of various traditions in a powerful setting so that it may bring you endless and abundant positivity and vitality. 

 

My passion is to share this knowledge that is passed down from my ancestors, gurus and mentors: to reclaim your calm, restore your vitality, re-energize your being through simple, effective techniques.  

 

Power up your internal batteries with your own vitality restored to harness the spirit of connectivity residing in you wherever life may take you on your journey.  

 

This is our passion, and our gift to you. 

 

Are you ready?

 

When you are, FOLLOW THE PATH so that you may learn more about to how to get started. 

 

#thebrightphoenix 

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Leading to the Sun Dance Eclipse

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Leading to the Sun Dance Eclipse

I chased the Moon...

Only to end up dancing with the Sun. 

 

More than 5 years ago, I started my journey into learning cultural geography and stumbled upon the traditions of the Native American tribe called the Shoshone. That was the beginning of the Vision Quest, and the elder who guided me in the Mojave Desert. These spirit guides and visions continue to show up in my dreams to this day.  


Now they showed me the Sun Dance. 

In Idaho.

At a place called... Craters of the Moon.

They told me to go to the moon... on earth. WHAT?!

Exactly.

I had the same exact reaction. The guides told me that there is a place called Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

What is this place anyway? 

According to geologic time, this place is created from a rift valley over 17 million years ago caused by the earth's mantle being pulled apart. 15,000 - 2,000 years ago, this place was bombarded by Pele (according to the Hawaiians), the goddess of fire and the earth.  

Not  surprisingly, the basaltic rock that covers this place produced about 60 lava flows and 25 volcanic cones that cover 618 square miles. Sprinkled with some awesome blue dragon lava. 

Without getting too much into detail about the geological formation of this place, you may want to explore or read more about the physical science here. 

See the thing is, there was no expectation that we held when we traveled to this site. We also were not aware that this places was a sacred energetic site. Not to be taken lightly, I went ahead and with utmost respect, learned under the guidance of a traditional teacher.

The trip led to a Shoshone elder who shared some insight about the land and how they are living now, and what it was like before. It was shared with me that the dance is sacred.  That there is a purpose to each dance, and each drum beat that was made. Encouraged by what I am listening to and learning, I asked if I was asked to dance, am I allowed? Relieved to find that the answer is "yes, should you feel the spirit call you," I am still hesitant to even have a rain dance on my own without the guidance of an elder on site. It doesn'f feel as though I am quite doing it justice. It was refreshing to learn that there are no "real" steps or ways to do it. Just go with what the beats of the earth are calling out to you. The beats are also made by the feet hitting the earth, to summon the spirits from below to rise to the heavens. Calling upon whatever it is what you are wishing on. So... I called on the eclipse. And the dance is what it is. 

To summarize the experience, it was nothing short of jaw-dropping awe. My heart was full.  One with nature, guided by spirit. I don't know if there is an apporpriate word or cluster or phrases that can summarize what was passed down to me.  Mostly because dancing around the fire outdoors after a long evening of stories passed down to me, don't do it justice. It was a shame to learn that the elders of the tribe yearn for a younger person to learn more about the dances, and that younger people struggle financially that they end up leaving to earn a wage in the city instead of learning the way to life.  

What was the dance like?  Can't say exactly... 

What I do know from experience is its never the same because the dance is not mine. I'm just a vessel of this energy traversing through my veins. Encouraged to share whatever form mine had taken place. The video was captivated by a fellow traveler who said I looked like I was calling to the heavens. As any dance should be: self-expression and fostering of the spirit world in this realm. Whatever it was, it was: interesting. 

It was also revealed by my elder (and I was holding on to this for a few months to see if it's even true at all...) during this trip that the lunar eclipse a few days ago (August 7-8) stirred the energies of people in a way that is unexplained behavior, and even more so in the upcoming solar eclipse.

Energetically or not, scientifically, there is historical evidence that solar eclipses tend to disrupt natural rhythms of organic life on earth due to the lack of sunlight, even digital devices.

 

So expect the unexpected.

The universe is throwing you a beautiful sign.

Embrace the Eclipse. 

 

Let's come back to Earth for a bit...let's talk about dragons and stones. 

Blue Dragon basalt stones are just signs of this amazing planet called Earth that there are other forms of beauty in existence. Even more, sometime you can see it under the sheen when held up to the sun, shining under it's truthful rays of light. Rare and one of a kind. Like a dragon, its treasures are typically hidden and hard to find and only happen once in a lifetime. Once you find it in this lifetime, it very rarely may only exist in the present.  

The Shoshone have a saying about being in the path of your own journey and coming across people whom you may not share the same language with:  

Sutummu tukummuinna. It means, I don't speak your language, and you don't speak mine. But I still understand you. I don't need to walk in your footsteps if I can see the footprints you left behind.

It may be difficult for most to comprehend where science is headed and the spritual guides from our traditions, but there is that sutummu tukkumuinna in it. There are no English words to translate the two, yet for now that is the connection between science and the somatic. Maybe in time, the neurologists and psychologists can bridge this gap. Until then... what we know is we will be sharing our gifts and knowledge to preserve as much diversity as we can. 

We will be in Oregon celebrating with love, consciousness and raising the energies of the planet with millions of people across the globe from China, Nepal, Canada, Australia, the Caribbean, Spain, Sweden, Egypt and Mexico.

The Bright Phoenix will be sharing as much as we can from our broadcast of this part of the globe as we travel along your reality. 

Join us!

See you at the Eclipse Festival. 

#rewilding #rewilder #rewild #staywildmychild #thebrightphoenix

 

 

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Feeling Alive

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Feeling Alive

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It's being here NOW. 

That's important. 

 

How do we stay present in an environment that keeps stimulating all our sense to want more? Everywhere we look, there is noise: a photo, an ad from the your desktop browser, your social media account, the music around us. Advertising seems to point out all of the flaws and lack that we have inside. Constant bombardment of negative messages: buy this, you need to have the latest knickknack, it will make your life better, you are not good enough.  It's not a surprise that our society in America is the most unhappiest because we work more than any other country.
We are constantly chasing an imaginary carrot dangled in front of us. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. To give solace and comfort to our own insecurities, we mask it by conversations with others to find common ground. That little conversation about how terrible the traffic is, how the check out line at the local grocery is too long... it goes on and on. The funny thing about this is that by seeking solace or maybe common ground with others- it is still creating the vibrations of negativity with others. Like a mind virus to seek comfort. It's habitual. It's the new norm for most, yet the most destructive form of thought process perpetuated. Yet, it is still not being present. Our minds wander elsewhere. To some other destination unknown, with the faint realization that it is the ego in control of seeking approval or solace in relation to the negative event. 
How do we attain balance in a world that constantly pushes information in front of our eyes, our ears and our minds so we can control our desires to want more? Perhaps the need to appease the ego so it is not hurt when we do not attain our wants of the moment.  There are many techniques and modalities that can ground you to awareness when these events happen.
There are numerous studies that provide scientific evidence that mindfulness techniques such as meditation can predict positive emotional states through enhanced self awareness. Meditation can relax one's being, recharge the bioelectric internal battery, decrease stress and create a positive mood. 
How do we feel alive? It's pretty simple: stay present my friends. 
#thebrightphoenix #rewilding #rewilder #rewild #meditation #yoga #prana #pranayama

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Trusting the Unknown

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Trusting the Unknown

   

 

 

When we try to control everything is when we think we have control of others. This is a fallacy. A fantasy that we are separated from the others that we are in contact with. Control is a way to deal with the unknown. A response.

It's not merely a way to pursue the one things that really tugs at your heart. It's not intuitive, but rather a strange phenomenon that confirms our insecurity for tomorrow's dealings, or something else that will potentially, maybe might likely happen... or may not happen.  Im my recent journey to venturing into the unknown, I've come to realize that there are no second chances. Which kinda weirds you out on a way but also liberates at the same time.

Contradiction on all fronts of this reality, mixed with intuition, we must learn how to let go.

Letting go is power.

Control is a way to let the ego and settle in your mind. Let's think of the ego like a Smeagle in your temple of the mind, running amuck, trying to control everything that happens there. That's what control is like- a hungry little monster that pretends to be your friend, one that might potentially help you.. at the surface. In reality, it's really just tricking you into thinking you have it all down.

Go ME, as you say to yourself. I've got a plan and I'll stick to it.  Yet, we don't quite understand the power of control when used for good and the fallacy of too much control. Once you get to know control's personality and the the ego's control of your mind, you understand how to deal with that creature.  Perhaps you want a certain outcome to come of it? Ask yourself, why. Meditate on it. Not sure how to meditate? Check out the schedule to learn more about pranayama or leave a comment. 

Once we understand that the only way to learn is to let it go, we become unburdened. Less weight is on our minds. In the quest for that vision we hold for ourselves, why do we want to carry the weight? When we give it all up to the universe and trust, we learn the art of letting go and breathing.

Trust within is formed without control.  We all carry weight in in our minds, hearts and inner being through the body. Why not let it all go? You will be liberated from that the weight of control that burdens you. 

Let it all flow. 

#thebrightphoenix #rewilding #rewilder #rewild #meditation #yoga #prana #pranayama

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Beginning The Journey:         φοινιξ Phoenix

Beginning The Journey: φοινιξ Phoenix

From the Plant Source to my cup. Sippin' it all up.

"A cup of tea would restore my normality."
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” ― Douglas Adams
Sipping a nice cuppa.

 

This whole journey had thrown my world inside-out, upside down. Literally. Roller coaster-like style. Yet, it never ceases to fascinate me where it is taking me in this reality. Not long ago, we created this organization to help as many people realize how important their own self expression is. 

Living to pay the bills was not enough. As an American millennial who had the lucky fortune of being alive in this very decade, we cannot waste time. Everything is in a hurry. I felt like I was always in a rush, running out of time. And the silliest idea was to keep working harder than ever before and never savor the moment of presence. Don't get me wrong, working is awesome- if you love that thing that you're working on. But seriously, we miss a lot. Right in front of our very own eyes. We take photos to remember. We look at a phone to capture, yet we are more disconnected now than ever.  The Bright Phoenix is founded from a deep rooted passion for providing education, resource and empowerment to as many people seeking freedom through self expression. Let's connect again. On a deeper, more meaningful level. 

To start, we had to venture somewhere... Bend, Oregon. 

Bend seems to have an energy of its own. Like a black vine growing up inside you, it seems to have a draw to come back and visit again. Sweet, intricate, and sophisticatedly authentic. The last time I've visited this little gem of a city, I didn't notice how small the town and city really is. What makes this place is the spirit of the people who drive the small, local businesses that power this little bullet of a city. I saw artisans that I did not see before. Creative talent that was not noticeable before.

Deer in the park- yes, in the city! There are places like a small city that can co-exist with a population of marvelous energies in harmony with nature. They have done it. 

Reading this blog or watching videos online just doesn't come close to the real deal. Because while technology is making our life easier, it is still not nature. It's not Re-Wilding. Sitting in front of a square device is still a domesticated activity. We are digital natives, and nomads of the celestial multiverse. The real experience is really touching the soil. Smelling the fresh air. Feeling the warm sun. 

So I challenge you, dear reader. Did you FEEL today? We live in a society that refuses to touch anything, and sadly, anyone. Go outside. Feel the rain. Smell it. Dance in it. Feel the cold or heat. This is living the human experience. 

The legend says that the bird φοινιξ (greek) Phoenix, is a purple fire bird that bathed in its own well waters, and sang a beautiful song that even Apollo, the sun-god had to stop and listen to it's song. My Persian tradition that was passed down to me, meant that "Huma" is a very beautiful bird that is very compassionate and consumes itself in the fire every few hundred hears only to emerge from its own ashes. When a person is doted on by the phoenix or the huma, it means they will have great fortune. My Egyptian sisters shared with me that their tradition speaks of the phoenix or Bennu as they call it to be the ascended spirit of the sun god Ra, Atum and Khepri. Their tradition also spoke of a purple bird that would resurrect in Heliopolis, the city of the sun (greek).  

I share this tradition to you to bring awareness to your own powerful potential. We all have Huma, Bennu or Phoenix residing inside us. He is the resurrected dormant spirit of Ra. She is the mythological Osiris waiting to come out in full expression. What does this feel like for you? What are these talents that you have set aside? Acknowledgement of these talents are what we teach you to do. The easiest path is to connect. Connect with others and then nature. There you will find what you seek.  

We are very grateful and thankful for the ability to share traditions of knowledge passed down from the legends and my ancient ones sacred lineage. To share passions, a lifetime of thousands-years of tradition with you is a joy, a gift, and a manifestation of my ancestors verbal stories so that you may pursue your highest, best version of your fullest self expression in this lifetime. Whatever that might be. 

Join the conversation here at our Facebook page. 

Here's to new beginnings. Enjoy the ride.

Welcome to our journey. 

#thebrightphoenix #rewilding #rewilder #rewild