Resurrection. The burning rising Phoenix. The sun reappearing in the spring to cast it's light and warmth anew to thaw the frozen dead Earth. Christ's ascension from the dead to heaven. Throughout the ages, people have created many stories and symbols to describe the holy process of resurrection. To be human is to go through the process of life, death, and rebirth, and not just once, and not just literally. The great stories all recognize and reveal to us the process of dying; dying to old belief systems, dying to old paradigms, to the obsolete in our lives, to places, to people, and to things. But the burning away of dead wood is not to be lamented, not to be feared, not to be avoided. Our death is the loss of our old selves, the things our egos hold on to with fingers tightly clenched. So we fear what's on the other side of the place we find ourselves. The future that might be if we put down and walk away from the rotten things we hold onto now. But the great and holy stories tell us, that if we voluntarily adapt the responsibility for our lives, if we dare to walk through the fire we most fear, if we gather the courage and conviction to carry the cross that sits heaviest upon our shoulders, we may have Transcendence on the other side. On the other side of that which we fear most to encounter and confront, we will find our rebirth, our resurrection and our renewal. By confronting our Dharma, and living our lives in Logos, by fighting the dragons both internal and external, by voluntarily going and scavenging in the darkness of the night as well as within our hearts, for the pieces of potential which may illuminate our lives, we are promised warmth and light.
The more you are willing to sacrifice before the alter of logos, the brighter your fire will burn, and the more light we will being into the darkness and chaos of our existence.
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