The ability to find a new impulse, new strength, new growth even in death; the power in oneself to transform the dying, depressed, dark and desperate into new endeavour and growth. It is a fact that we are all dual in nature and so have the dual nature of life and death. Death is as much a part of life as birth. But it is through death that life renews itself.

The following insight arose from a dream the person explored.

Example: Our body is all the time dying as thousands of cells die, and in doing so the new and living body can continue. Suddenly I realised that this was the meaning of the phoenix – it was consumed by the flames, and yet it arose anew. We have the fire of life within us, that in consuming us gives birth to us continuously. It is the warmth of our body, the warmth, even passion, of our emotions and that is life – continuous through death.

Our bodies renew themselves every day: stomach cells renew every five days; our skin cells are replaced every month; the skeleton is replaced every three months; the raw material of DNA is replaced every 6 weeks; our brain cells are completely new every year. The whole body is replaced every two years. Quoted from “The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton. 

This may be represented in your dreams as a phoenix. See: Death; birds.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What did I feel about the phoenix in my dream?

Do I ever feel some part of me is dying?

What about the feeling of renewal?

See Archetype of Rebirth or ResurrectionJesse Watkins EnlightenmentBeing the Person or Thing


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