Creating a gentle phoenix
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Creating a gentle phoenix
Creating a gentle phoenix is about accessing the ability to manifest a creative endeavor in a faster, easier and gentler way that otherwise would be necessary. As discussed in the topic, "What does faster, easier and gentler really mean?" how gentle a phoenix experience one has can only be determined in hindsight. It is in seeing the difference between what was faced and what otherwise could have been faced that we can we see the magnitude of the difference. Or, we can compare what we faced to what others have faced. The reason for this is quite simply. Once any transformation is done and/or a creation manifested, there is not need to do it a second time and we canít go back. Our perspective is forever different because of what we experienced. Besides, to do what we did again, we are no longer creating. We are repeating the past. We can only create any particular experience once. After than it is to recreate the past. Unless, of course, we forget. Then we can do it as many times as we can forget.
Although what is discussed is applicable to whatever we desire to create, what is provided here is most applicable when we desire to transform our life to live more in tune with the intention for our life. The reason for this is our optimum creative power is available to us when our creative endeavors are not opposed to the intention for our life and/or pulls us away from that intention. Hence, in only makes sense to become aware of that intention, if not align with it, to optimize our creative power. In some ways it can be said that gentle phoenix creative guidelines is the compilation of the lessons learned of others as to how to make the transformation to access and/or live the intention for our life faster, easier, and gentler.
The primary issues we face in any creative endeavor as to whether or not we have a gentle phoenix is three fold. One issue of our mind. The second is the issue of the sacrifice of creation. The third is about learning how to allow our heart to lead our creative effort. Each is discussed in the following respective topics "The issue of the mind in creative transformations and creating a gentle phoenix," "The issue of the sacrifice of creation in creative transformations and creating a gentle phoenix," and "The gentle phoenix is about having the heart lead"
The overall summary from these discussion is the key to a gentle phoenix. The key is understanding and acting upon what is required for us to become like the wind at each and every level of being internally and externally. It is to be able to let go for whatever creative endeavor we experience and free to flow with the energy. In doing so, we will have a gentle phoenix.
The "trick" to creation/Creation is to learn to dance. It is to dance between holding what we desire to create with the passion a drowning person has for air. Then be free to totally let go and flow with energy manifesting our desired creation. To do this we need a perspective that can do two things for one. One is that it provides an understanding about creation/Creation which allows us to be free to let go. The second thing is that it allows us to be open to feeling to discern and feel the flow of the energy manifesting our desired creation and allowing the unfolding energy of creation to lead.
Additionally, as discussed in the Gentle Phoenix Creative Guidelines, the gentle phoenix can be seen a lying on the intersection of two spectra. One spectrum is what we can do. The other spectrum is what our environment, including the individuals in our life, can support and/or do for us. The spectrum of what we can do is about becoming free like the wind. The spectrum of what others can do is whether or not we are given the external space to become free.
In looking at what is required to create a gentle phoenix we need to become like the wind in our creative endeavors. Five areas have been identified that can assist us becoming like the wind to help to create a gentle phoenix for any creative endeavor. They are our perspective, the lessons learned from others, being open to feeling and discerning what we feel, freedom to let go, freedom of movement in the world.
First and foremost, we needs an understanding and a set of beliefs which allow for the fact that a gentle phoenix is possible. It is necessary to have a perspective about ourselves and Creation that can entertain such a possibility. If we do not believe it is possible, we would not look to create it.
Although there are many things that will go into such a perspective, a few of the key attribute are discussed here. The first and primary is that whatever perspective we hold, that perspective provides an understanding of the creative process that allows us to trust the process. Addition, it should be perspective that allows us to do our own experiments to verify if the process is true and/or to turn the intellectual understanding into an experiential knowing.
In particular, we need a way to see and understand how what we think and believe creates our experiences. When this is understood, we can begin to see how our conscious and nonconscious intention, desires, beliefs and fears at our deepest levels are creating our experiences. Whatever perspective we hold must bring our awareness to the true depth and breadth of the creative ability and creative power we have available to us. This point is vital. Unless we can access and know the truth of our being, we will be living our life in an illusion and feel we are a victim in one way or another.
It is only when we understand and access our true creative ability and creative power do we deal with the truth of reality. Everything else we need will unfold from this truth and we will find we have all we need.
The Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity understanding and material was created to provide such perspective. It is designed for individual to hold their creativity sacred and to call back their creative power from wherever they have given it away including from such often forbidden areas of exploration of God and sexuality. You will have to be the judge as to whether or not the perspective provided by the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity understanding and material is useful in your creative endeavors.
The topic, "Concepts and ideas to explore to create the conditions for a gentle phoenix" is a starting point for you to develop your own perspective that would be most useful in creating a gentle phoenix in your life.
As was said above and as discussed in the topic, "What does faster, easier and gentler really mean?" how gentle a phoenix experience one has can only be determined in hindsight. It is in seeing the difference between what was faced and what otherwise could have been faced that we can we see the magnitude of the difference. Or, we can compare what we faced to what others have faced. The information provided here and related files is a composite lessons learned of the generic steps that individuals have used to create an optimum gentle phoenix in their life for what they desired to create.
This information lays the foundation for a gentle phoenix for us to access an awareness at the deepest levels of our begin. It may be much more than what is needed for any one creative endeavor but it gives all the tools to go to the deepest levels of being in our creative endeavors. What is provided here and in the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity understanding and material is comprehensive relative to the lessons learned of others on this subject but not all inclusive.
Relative to the lessons learned contained within this material or another other lessons learned you may access, there is one problem of note about lessons learned. It needs to be realized that what any one individual will need to do is unique to their own being and what they desire to create. Because we are unique what applied to one may not be fully applicable to another. Each of us needs to consult our own intuitive guidance as to how to go about creating what we desire. The goal within this material is us into the depth and breadth of our inherent creativity. Then armed with the conscious awareness of our inherent creative ability and creative power, the doorway is open to take the actions necessary to create what we desire. Although what is provided will be of assistance to anyone hoping to create a gentle phoenix for whatever they desire to create, it may not be exactly what they need. The recommendation is to allow effectiveness to be your measure of truth and use what you find effective in your creative endeavors.
Being open to feeling and discerning what we feel are actually two separate but very related issues. Discerning what we feel and using what we feel to guide our life is relatively simply done. The topics of our "Internal Compass" and "Calibrating your internal compass" provide the understanding as to how to do this. However, the issue we face in using our internal compass to discern what we feel is determined by how high or low we have raised our threshold to feel. Because of the pain we have experienced in life, most of us have raised our threshold for feeling well above the level we need to effectively use it in our creative endeavors, especially to create a gentle phoenix. This then bring us to the topic being open to feeling.
It has been observed that in being open to feeling, or in opening ourselves to feel, to lower our threshold for feeling we face the same issues as when we attempt to return to a state of childlike play. It has been observed, it is extremely difficult for most to either to return to a state of creative play and/or become open to feeling for the four things arise that either obstructs our way and/or divert our attention and awareness. They are: the pain we all suffered in childlike play as a child when our play was thwarted; the fear that arises around the pain we experienced; the response patterns to life we created to protect ourselves from the pain we experiences and the fears which arose in response to that pain; and we never experienced such play in an adult body.
It is not surprising that the same four issue exist for opening ourselves to feeling and/or returning to a state of creative play. Both feeling and creative play are essential to our creativity and may of the first pains we feel in life are a result of how our creative play was thwarted for one reason or another. These issues and one approach to address becoming opening to feeling are discussed in the topic, "A way to return to a state of childlike play and becoming opening to feeling without addressing the issue of our sexuality."
The issue we face is a result of how we create our experiences. Within the understanding of the relationship of energy and consciousness, to create an experience of any creation/Creation or in Creation, we need focus and hold our attention and awareness on, or into, what we desire to experience. We need to hold that focus with the passion a drowning person has for air. Our creative life energy then flows in response to that focus to manifest and experience of that on which we focus.
Attachment to what we desire is essential for this process to work. However, we need to be able to let go and fully allow our creative life energy to dissipate. Otherwise we bind our creative life energy and it is not available to flow into new experiences. Rather, we remain attached to our past. Most often their is done by ether holding the energy in emotionally filled memories and/or in our preference and judgment of our mind. It doesnít matter whether or not the memories are pleasurable or painful and our mental preferences are for or against something or our judgments are positive or negative. Simply to have them binds our energy.
The essence of a gentle phoenix is to be able to return to a state of creative play and be like the wind and be free to move into and out of every aspect of our being. The closest we can move to being like the wind and move into the most creative state of being, the greater the gentle phoenix that is created. This means we need to be able to let go of our attachments, all of them at any level of our being. The issue we face is that to allow our creative life energy to flow to dissipation, we must give it permission to flow. That is, we do not allow our mind to stand in the way with it judgments and preferences. We give permission for our creative spirit to flow freely in the way it needs to flow.
We then need to understand what energy must be allowed to flow and let it flow. That is, the most energetic arises to be processed for the intention we hold and the energy release or the issue to be faced may be frighten to our mind. It has been observed that the best way to address what ever needs to be faced and/or release is to ask our intuitive guidance the best way to do so and then honor the guidance that is received. But to use our intuitive guidance in this manner, we need to be open to feeling. That in turn takes us back to processing the pain of the past and all of the response patterns we developed to protect ourselves and hold our creative spirit captive in the cage of our own making. And it needs to be noted and emphasized here, only we hold the key to that cage. We may need another to help us find it and, in essence, give it to us. But we are the ones who have to insert that key, turn the lock and open the cage to let our creative spirit out to experience the freedom of an unfoldment true to itself.
Freedom of movement in the world is about having the safe and secure space for our creative spirit to freely express itself in the external world in the way it needs to be expressed at each and every level of our being. We must be free to engage in what give us a passion for life and for living.
Since the issue is freedom of movement in the world is about the external world, our first through are that it is something beyond our control. Thinking this way is, in part, true. We can go off into isolation and try and find freedom of movement in the world. However, creation/Creation is not done alone. There will be the need for another or others to give us the experiences we desire and/or need to have. There is the need for another to give us that safe and secure space in which to express ourselves. The topics "The use of another to create a gentle phoenix" addresses some of these issues. Since we cannot control the free will of any other, it would appear that there is not much we can do to bring an individual into our life to give us the experiences we desire to have. However, nothing is farther from the truth.
It needs to be realized that although creation/Creation is not done alone, we do not need any one particular individual in our life. Although each is unique, and each has something unique to offer us, there are others that can gives us the pieces of what anyone specific other has to offer. It will not be the exact same experience but most, if not all, of the pieces and aspect of the pieces can be had. Although our journey can be made faster, easier and gentler if the exact correct individual show up in our life to give us the experiences we need to have, others can give us what we need. What individuals other than the exact individual gives us may not cause us to get what we need in quite as fast, easy or gentle way, but they can give us much of what is need. This is why is it so important that we each live and become our truth. In being and living our truth we make the lives of many others much faster, easier and gentler for what they need to experience.
In any case, it is when we have no freedom of movement in the external world that we being to understand the true depth and breadth of our creative ability and creative power and the power of what we hold in our mind to create our experiences. When we have no freedom of movement in the external world, we find that all we have left is our creative imagination . No one can control our creative imagination other than the limits and barrier which we impose on ourselves. It is here, in our creative imagination that we can first experience creative freedom. Here we can explore any and all options. There are no limits and no boundaries in our creative imagination . The infinity of Creation is open to us.
It is here, in our creative imagination we can explore options and then bring what we find back into the world. For whatever issue we face in the physical world, we can find some way of addressing what we face. Our mind may not like our possible options and may not which to act on what we find. Nevertheless the constraint on us does not lie outside in the external world. The constrain is our own mind and what we think and believe. In knowing how our inner world is reflected in the outer, we only need to create the seed condition and hold what we desire to create. It is to know and understand the creative process that the seed condition we created, when properly nourished, will grow and unfold from our inner unseen inner world into our external word just as any seed takes root in the unseen world below ground to grow and mature above ground. It is here our perspective as to how Creation works and how much creative ability and creative power lies inherent within our own being becomes important.
In terms of what we may wish to seek externally in our journey or look to see their appear during our journey are what can be called a learning center, a salon and a retreat center. Remember, creation/Creation is not done alone. These will appear in some form to help us on our way but they will not necessary look like what our mind expects or even as described here. But the function that is performed will be provided. In fact, what is describe here may only be embodied in the dream rainmaker, dream midwife and/or dream nanny if they appear in our life.
The learning center is place where we can go and learn the key principles, concepts and understanding that would be necessary to create a gentle phoenix. It may not be an actual building or organization and it may not teach exactly what we need for a gentle phoenix. However, it is a place to learn the understanding and knowledge that we need to get move us toward manifesting that gentle phoenix. In many ways these web filed can be seen as one form of a learning center.
The salon a place to go and people with whom we are free to discuss our dreams and receive support for what we wish to create. It is not about listing to our dreams. Nor is it about giving lip service to what we desire to create It is a place and/or individual who truly listens, encourages and supports what we desire to create. They may not actually be able to help us since we will be on a personal journey but they do support us and we know we are not alone in what we do. Here again, the individual who performs this function may not look or act like our mind expects.
The retreat center is a safe and secure place where we can go and the individual give us the space and latitude to do what we need to do. Here we are free to experience what we have learned and to construct our own experiments to explore both what we have learned and the depth and breath of our or creative ability and creative power
In looking to create a gentle phoenix the following should considered.
The uniqueness of our journey to create a gentle phoenix (Top): As stated in the Gentle Phoenix Creative Guidelines, since each of us are unique, we each have created who and what we think we are, our experiences and the reality of those experiences in our own unique way. Consequently, what the phoenix and the gentle phoenix look like for a particular individual will be unique to that individual. All that can be offered here is an understanding of the creative process, the lessons learned of others and a general view of the process and its many aspects and types and kinds of issues one faces. Understanding the creative process and application of these lessons learn can help create a gentle phoenix for whatever we face.
Understanding this requires us to go within and do our own inner explorations as to how we have given our creative power away and what we need to do to get it back. We need to do our own experiments and see what works for us at each and every level of our being. The recommendation is to allow effectiveness to be your measure of truth and to use what is effective in your creative endeavors. If what we use is not effective, then find something that is. This includes what is provide in this and related files as to how to create a gentle phoenix.
The gentle phoenix creates a seed condition (Top) In desiring to create a gentle phoenix, probably the most important thing to realize is that any journey takes time. The gentle phoenix is about growing our transformation much the way a fertilize egg grows unseen inside the womb only to be birthed into the external world to grow. It is about not forcing the creation. It is about creating a seed condition which will germinate and grow to maturity to bear fruit if it is properly nourished
How long will such a transformation as described here take? There is a finite amount of time much like carrying a child. That is, there is a certain time for certain things to happen. But any transformation does not have to take as long as people have made it or as long as we think it would take.. If we can step into our intuitive guidance and follow it, we can create a relatively faster, easier and gentler way and do it in the minimum time. That is where guides who have been through the process become important. They can help hold us focused when what we faces causes us to run away from the journey or become diverted. Here again, the key to getting outside assistance to how hold what we desire in our mind and look to our intuitive guidance to lead us to what we seek. We just need to realize what unfold may not be what our mind expects because it is of limited value in a true creative endeavor, Or, it may not be what our mind desires because of our judgments and preferences of the past.
We are free to choose the depth we go (Top): Although an optimum gentle phoenix is available to us in any creative endeavor, we do not need to do the necessary work to create an optimum gentle phoenix. In the same way there are layers to Creation and layers to the nonconscious mind, there are layers to what we can experience as to faster easier and gentler. We can operate as shallow or as deep as we desire. Many of these layers are about working through the various layers of beliefs in our belief structure and how we think about ourselves and creation/Creation. The choice is ours as to how deep we go. The deepest level of the gentle phoenix is obtained through the body and its wisdom and the awareness that lies in what we feel. Any action we implement to move us toward a gentle phoenix will help make our journey faster, easier and gentler in some way. The question is "What do we desire to experience?"
The deepest levels of the journey (Top): The concept of a gentle phoenix presented here is ultimately about accessing the depth and breadth of our creative power available to us. It is available to us through the free expression of our creative spirit and why it incarnated. What it desires to create integrally linked to a very deep intimacy with an awareness of the body for our body is the perfect vehicle for the experiences our creative spirit desires to have. The gentle phoenix is about freeing our creative spirit and to access and use our creative ability and creative power recreate our lives. The gentle phoenix is about moving into a deep intimacy with our body to claim our birthright as an infinitely creative being in a way that does not further bind and limit our creative spirit. Because there is the need to be deeply intimate with the body and the feelings available to the body and the sexuality inherent in the creative process, in many ways sexuality will stand at the door way to the deepest level of a gentle phoenix However, there is an alternative way. It is by avoiding what we feel, we can come to understanding how to creating a gentle phoenix by increasing the possibility of experiencing the Ultimate Accident and having a conscious experience of the Source of Creation. Then, in the awareness of that experience we know what it is we need to do, whatever it is.
In actuality if we desire to create a gentle phoenix for whatever intention we hold and choose to create it, we only need to set an intention to create such an experience and hold that desire with the passion a drowning person has for air and single point focus. Then trust the creative process that the universe will provide such a experience.
Of course, we need to realize there are three paths we can take. One is the masculine path as determined by our mind and what our mind thinks needs to be done to create. The other path is the feminine path in which we surrender to the flow of energy our intention creates through the intention we hold. Here we consult our intuitive guidance to direct us what to do. We then need to honor the guidance we receive. The third is to move somewhere between the masculine path and the feminine path sometimes listening to mind and sometimes listening to our intuitive guidance and what we feel.
The question is, "What path do we choose to talk and is there a difference in the paths. That is, which path provides the possibility for an optimum gentle phoenix?
There are three primary approaches that can be use to step into the truth of our being to access the depth and breadth of creative ability and creative power that is inherent within our being to create a gentle phoenix for whatever creative endeavor we undertake. There is the masculine path, the feminine path and the dance between the masculine and feminine path. All three have been used successfully such that individual have accessed the understanding to cause their creative endeavors to unfold in a much faster, easier and gentler fashion.
All three of these approaches recognize that we have all that we need within our own being. We only need to have it called forth and given a safe space to allow it to come out. Each approach starts with the premise that within each of us is a wonderful, powerful, wise yet vulnerable creative spirit and seeks to call out that creative spirit. We only needs a safe and secure space for what is inside to freely express itself. The approach here is to begin to give that space in a relatively fast and safe way through the information and techniques provided here. What is provided here will not be all that you need for you will still have to act on what you learn. But you will go a long way in getting started to access the creative ability and creative power that you need as a result of this understanding..
The masculine path (Top): The masculine path to create a gentle phoenix is where we do what our mind thinks needs to be done. This approach actually takes us more and more away form a gentle phoenix because in following mind we are not releasing our attachments to become like the wind. However, if done properly, it can create the conditions for the Ultimate Accident, were we stumble into the understanding which will give rise to a gentle phoenix. The bottom line on this approach is to create the experience of freedom in the experience of the Source. Then hold the feeling of freedom and allow ourselves to return to our mind and see what we feels in our mind. The difference in feeling gives as the understanding as to how captive we are and where we are not free to become like the wind.
It needs to be realized that in a true creative endeavor, mind does not have the necessary minimum set of experience to create what we desire. It is of limited value. Even if we use all the lessons learned of others available to us, our path is unique. Whatever mind thinks is necessary may, or may not, be appropriate for our unique situation. Mind will always cause many false starts.
In fact, our mind and what we think and believe is the primary obstacle to creating a gentle phoenix. The trick is to get out of mind. It will continually try and divert us or keep us from the feminine approach and surrendering to flow of energy. However, if we keep mind occupied in doing and creating things which the lessons learned indicate can help create a gentle phoenix, mind will assisting the effort as oppose to diverting our attention. It is this fact which really gives rise to the masculine path. The masculine path is not really the path to create a gentle phoenix so much as it is a path to increase the possibility of stumbling into the Ultimate Accident. In having the Ultimate Accident, we can come into the awareness as to what needs to be done to create a gentle phoenix. The masculine path is really about occupying mind in creating a critical number of mutually supportive activities that allow for the Ultimate Accident.
As discussed in the topic, "Origins of the concept of the masculine path to create a gentle phoenix" the masculine path basically follows the path the author took to come to the of the existence of a gentle phoenix for any creative endeavor. It provided the information as to how to create a gentle phoenix that is available to you. The feminine path is the path the author used to guide others in their creative endeavors which arose from what was access in the Ultimate Accident. The feminine path is used to guide others because it is inherently faster, easier and gentler than the masculine path. However, there are some things encountered on the feminine path that arise that can be quite terrifying to individuals. Hence the masculine so mind is comfortable at remaining in control. (More on .... the masculine path)
The feminine path (Top): The essence of the feminine path is to simply follow what we feel and what is true for us without the use of any external reference. That is, we follow our own truth wherever it leads and in whatever form it takes. This path requires us to surrender to the flow of energy giving arising from the intention we hold to manifest our desired creation. It is to become open to feeling and surrender to the feeling and to learn to navigating from the heart. To do the we need to become open to feeling and the awareness of the body and what it feels.
Since the feminine path aligns with the nurturing aspects of Creation, it is inherently faster, easier and gentler than the masculine path. But there several things which make the past difficult for many to face. The feminine path requires surrender. Surrender, of course, is not something our mind likes to do and mind tend to fight this path.
Secondly, all our life most have been taught to follow external authorities to one degree or another. In this regard most of us have developed the habit of looking outward for guidance rather than inward. The feminine path requires us to follow our own truth and an inner authority. This again, goes against what mind has been taught to believe and the habits we created.
Thirdly we need to be open to feeling. We need to be open to some of the deepest feelings we will ever experience. Being open to deep feelings causes two issues to arise. One is the pain of the past and why we have raise the threshold on what we feel. The other is the deep feelings we will need to experience often lie beyond the deep feeling of sex and sexuality. Hence we need to be able to move past sex. Facing our sexuality is often difficult to most and even more challenging to move past it. This is not about denying our sexuality in any way. It is to literally move past the sex into what we feel to access the awareness which lies in feeling. Hence, these issues tend to divert us from this path and the feminine path is difficult to use unless there is someone to hold us accountable to what exactly we are trying to create. (More on .... the feminine path)
The third path - a dance between the masculine path and the feminine path (Top): As said above there are several things which can arise on the feminine path that can be quite terrifying to the individual. Often what an individual does follow the feminine path until they are faced with something they prefer not to face. Then they revert to the masculine path. They then stay on the masculine path until they get a strong inner guidance that causes them to move back to the feminine path. Again they stay on the feminine path until something again arises that they donít want to face. They then revert back to the masculine path dancing back and forth. On this path either on of two things happen. One is they eventually learn to face what they fear and stay on the feminine path. The other is they keep going back to the masculine path until the stumble into the Ultimate Accident.
It is to be noted, little guidance is furnished for this third path. Since it is a dance between the masculine path and feminine path, what is provided for those two paths is more than sufficient. For the third path, one simply does what one thinks or feels they should do dancing back and forth between what they think and what they feel. (More on .... the third path)
Probably the single greatest thing we can do to get started in learning how to create a gentle phoenix in our life for any creative endeavor is to creatively play and experience the freedom of creative play. It needs to be realized, the experience of freedom and the freedom to freely creatively play are the characteristics of the Source of Creation. This is why Creation is said to consciousness at play with itself. This is why it is said Creation arise out of a place of "no-thing-ness" for there are no forms to which we are our mind is, or can be, attached that restricts our freedom and free flow of our energy. It needs to be understood, there are not judgments on what we create. But there are consequences to what we create for the time and place of their creation. And it is our attachments and judgments of our mind which restrict our freedom. In realizing creating a gentle phoenix is to move to becoming like the wind, free of attachments, we can see how play and the ability to play becomes essential in creating a gentle phoenix. (More on ..... creating a gentle phoenix and creative play)
In this regard, whatever approach we take we should look to make what we do playful and becoming lost it the play that we do. We should try to move to create a state of play or allow what we do to become play. In particular, a form of play where we fully engages the body and the feminine for the feminine aspect of our being is the key to the gentle phoenix. Even if we purse the masculine path, we can still find ways to engage the body in what we do. Engaging the body will pull us close to the feminine aspects of our being
Also, we need to realize, no matter what path we take, mind will always try and be in control of our life even when we are creating something mind has never experienced. Even thought it does not have that minimum set of experience to create what we desire it will try and remain in control whatever approach we take. As such, the easiest way to keep mind occupied and out of the way of what we are trying to create is through creative play.
Since we know our mind will try and inject itself and take control, there is no reason why we cannot give mind things to do that will keep it busy yet assist us in our journey. One way we can engage the mind it to allow it to be creatively free to play in our creative imagination exploring options, alternatives, possibilities, and the like to improve the whatever task we do on the journey. Or, we can pursue some of the tasks in the file "Things that can be done to help create a gentle phoenix" and/or contemplate some of the concepts and ideas in the "Concepts and ideas to explore to create the conditions for a gentle phoenix."
In any case, whatever we give mind to do it should be something that holds our creativity sacred. Our creativity and our creative imagination are our greatest gifts. We know what they are being served when we can literally feel an expansion of our consciousness into the infinity of our being and experience what it feels like to be that expansion. We can experience the free and unfettered blossoming of our creative spirit. We can feel it and know what it feels like to have our creativity blossom and be in the fullness of being. We can feel the freedom within our being to explore options. When we are in wonderment and "ah" our own creativity and insights, we know we are allowing our creativity to flourish.
If there is difficult in moving into a state of play in any way for any reason, the topic "A way to return to a state of childlike play and becoming opening to feeling without addressing the issue of our sexuality" may be helpful.
In the whole process of creating a gentle phoenix however we may choose to do it, there is no right way or wrong way. Nor are there any judgments on how we may want to limit our creativity in what we choose to do or not do. All that is offered here is to help create a space of freedom to explore who and what we are to come to know what is controlling our freedom of movement to live the life we desire to have. In pursuing this end, it is helpful to realize, inner satisfaction ultimately comes from within. It is not based on any particular thing outside. In fact, we came come to see there are many different external things that can give is a similar internal experience, some more so than others. But we do not have to be attached to anything and/or try and control anything. Rather, we just need to be free to flow into and through the experience of our creation/Creation.
It needs to be remembered, no matter how big a task we feel we have to transform ourselves it can be done. A journey of a thousand miles starts one step at a time and that is all you need to take - just one step at a time. We only need to continue to take one step at a time no matter what enters our life to try and take us away from the journey we chose.