I love to watch and observe birds in the wild - they may be in flocks or solitude. They may be very still, waiting for their preys or diving from heights into the waters for catch or even engage in mid-air stunts and maneuvers. They have numerous calls, usually, and sing melodious songs.
I also love the mythical bird, phoenix. I saw it in my mind this morning so did an expression of it- which turned out quite different... hehehe... It emerged from the dark and in front of the moon. Without realising that it symbolises the Sun, Ra, this was actually a Tao symbol, balancing the yin and yang, sun and moon.
This mythical bird is a symbol of hope, renewal, rebirth, immortality, resurrection, solitude, and grace. Just like the phoenix emerges from its ashes, so can man after devastation and loss. It is a very heartening symbol to see, especially during this times of uncertainties, where I hope for greater transformation, for the greater good of all and the earth and our environment. Loss is not always negative. There is opportunity for renewal and grace with every loss. There is appreciation and gratitude. Loss is necessary for growth - loss of old thinking, old habits that no longer serve, outdated mindsets and attitudes, old structures and way of doing things, even maybe old era... Phoenix is a very timely reminder to declutter the old and stuck energies to transform and break out of the chrysalis. In place of the void created, we can fill it with things that we wish such as loving kindness, compassion for those who are suffering and healing for everyone.
In many cultures, including Chinese, the phoenix symbolizes yin, and the yang – the male and female. This is why; it does not need a mate to continue its species. Therefore, a phoenix may also mean: go forth and worry not that you are alone for all that you seek is within you.