Genuine Steff Rae

A Sidewalk Mystic

Why A Phoenix Tattoo?

Phoenix Rising

 

Medicine Band Tattoo
Medicine Band Tattoo

 

Fire, rebirth, immortality

The phoenix tattoo represents renewal, rebirth and the beginning of a new life.

The rising of the phoenix symbolizes that a person has gone through difficult times, but has resurrected and survived. It means that he or she has arisen from flames as a winner, beating all life challenges and defeating hard times.

Phoenix is therefore a symbol of rebirth from the ashes of the past, and it also represents the victory of life over death, thus immortality.

Kindness, goodness, reliability, duty, prosperity

  • The phoenix represents also a number of good virtues in the person. The reason for this may lie in the fact that when someone comes out of difficult situations, i.e. flames, he or she emerges as a new, better person.
  • In Chinese Mythology, the phoenix is associated with feminine virtues, such as grace and kindness.
  • It is also said that each part of the phoenix represents a different virtue: the body represents kindness, the wings symbolize prosperity and the head means reliability..

My phoenix tattoo happened just after my honorable discharge from the Army.  I was working at The Mile High Psychic Line and the image felt empowering and so symbolizes what I had been through. I added a medicine band with magic symbols generating rainbow colors, The infinity signs also seem to go along with the rebirth. The three dolphins hanging from the band symbolize being in two worlds at once and the three areas of my life in which this happens to me.

Although there are a few dramatic ways that the Phoenix and I relate, there is one incident that comes to mind where I really felt like one.

I really hadn’t been feeling well that morning, but I decided to keep my plans going. I went to my friends’ apartment to fix a meal and to watch movies. As moved on, my friend turned to me and said. “You look pale. I am taking you to the hospital.”

She drove me to the emergency room and I walked in under my own power. The nurse asked what was wrong and I said, “I think I am having a heart attack.” No waiting for me. I was rushed into an examination room and hooked up to monitors.

I knew something was going on, but I never thought that I really was having a heart attack. It didn’t fit any description. I was taken into x rays and they took photos of my chest. They moved the bed into the ICU and there I was, apparently, fighting for my life. My friend saved my life by ignoring my saying “I’m fine.” and ushering me to the hospital.

Surrounded by nurses, doctors, and family I was advised that an artery near my heart was 98% blocked and that I would undergo surgery to remove the blockage. Now I began to take it seriously. The doctor said that I should no longer smoke and if I did, he would see me again in about 3 months. This is when I quit smoking, cold turkey at age 44.

I had the kind of surgery where they don’t open you up; but, make your blood really thin and run the instruments through the artery in your leg. I was awake during the whole thing and watched the surgery on a big screen. I would tell them when it felt exactly like I felt at the onset of the heart attack. They obviously were successful in clearing the blockage.

After the surgery, I was back in ICU. They had put this weight on my leg where they had gone into me. I was to stay still for the next 12 hours for my blood to thicken. Have you ever tried to stay still for that long? It is painful.

One of the psychics visited me in the hospital, and she sat on the bed. She looked at me and said, “If you want to go, I can help you.” I looked at her and I knew where she was coming from. I took a deep breath and told her that after some thought, I plan to stay here. She smiled and life resumed.

I survived a heart attack; a life escape clause and dropped my smoking habit. How could I not be reborn?

I believe it was to make me be more committed to staying and telling you about this Phoenix rising energy.

 

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