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.
Here's to new beginnings. Enjoy the ride.
Welcome to our journey.
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