I am a phoenix. I am transformation. I rise from the ash not to be born again, but to realize my flesh was a facade of burning fear. It is the ash of that fear that falls away revealing a courageous and compassionate layer of new skin.
This is now my porous shield. A cellular barrier breathing in and out love allowing the membrane of my spirit to touch and be touched; a tuning fork for the frequency of the universe.
I rise for all I am to be. Ascending to this moment allowing for the immediacy of peace finally realizing there is no before or after. There is only this. This is only now.
And so I fly. And so I burn. And so I become.
I am a phoenix.