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The Phoenix 

The Phoenix is a mythical bird that consciously consumes itself in flames to be reborn new from its ashes. It is important to our creative endeavors in that it is one of the myths which probably best describe the transformation that our ego must undergo in a creative endeavor. The phoenix is the symbol of the transformation of human consciousness and our creative spirit that each of us must undergo to one degree or another to create what we desire. The method that is used is our choice but the process is inescapable. Fire is a symbol of transformation, purification, life, creation/creativity, and consumption. Much like fire, the sun is also connected to the Phoenix. It's also symbolic of clarity, illumination, immortality and expression.

The Lotus

Rebirth and Purity.  The lotus rises from muddy waters and blooms as a brilliantly pure, gorgeous, flower. The lotus is also thought of as a symbol of human consciousness on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Just as this sacred flower goes through so much before it blossoms, so does the human spirit before it can let go of the things that stand in the way of reaching enlightenment. Without going through the sometimes very difficult lessons of being human (the mud), a person would never be able to reach higher states of consciousness (the lotus). It’s for this reason that the lotus flower also represents spiritual development.

No Mud, No Lotus…

Infinity Symbol

The Infinity symbol symbolize eternity and everlasting love. However, to others their connection to the infinity draws from its ancient understanding as the symbol of perfection, duality and empowerment.

Citrine 

Citrine's radiant yellow and gold energy activates, opens, and energizes the Solar Plexus Chakra, directing personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body. Its foremost energy is to aid in manifestation.

Asè 


Ase is an African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of West Africa conceive the power to make things happen and produce change. It is given by Olodumare to everything - gods, ancestors, spirits, humans, animals, plants, rocks, rivers, and voiced words such as songs, prayers, praises, curses, or even everyday conversation. Existence, according to Yoruba thought, is dependent upon it.


In addition to its sacred characteristics, ase also has important social ramifications, reflected in its translation as "power, authority, command." A person who, through training, experience, and initiation, learns how to use the essential life force of things to willfully effect change is called an alaase. 


Rituals to invoke divine forces reflect this same concern for the autonomous ase of particular entities. The recognition of the uniqueness and autonomy of the ase of persons and gods is what structures society and its relationship with the other-world.


Ase – Ashe = (Ah Shay) …   A Yoruba Word Meaning ** Power, Command & Authority. The Ability To Make Whatever One Says Happen. Often Summarized As "So Be It" = "So It Is" = "It Definitely Shall