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Celebrating the life of David LaChapelle

Celebrating the Life of David LaChapelle: Visionary teacher, see-er of souls, wisdom keeper and devoted follower to the great stillness. Friend to many. Dream coach, author, publisher and speaker. Chanter, painter, builder, philosopher and patriarch. His body let go. His gifts live on...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Phoenix, from Adi

Dearest Ananda,

I have been thinking much of you, while the news of David's body gone sink in...many things come to mind, the most potent of which are your selfless giving to David and his selfless giving to others.

A meditation I wish to share. On the night of David's passing, at the circle Jan offered at her house, and while sitting down to meditate on David, the image of a Phoenix came to me... Phoenix, I have found out is a bird of the sun, worshipped in Egypt, Christian and Jewish faiths. It is the bird of death and rebirth.

"Phoenix, hear my heart's desire.
Fill me with renewing fire.
Renew my body, mind and soul.
Loving Phoenix, make me whole.

Keeper of the Fire of Creation

Represents death and rebirth.
Transformation and Regeneration.
Protector of all fire.

This totem gives hope in the midst of despair.
Helps you transform your life into something purer
and brings you closer to spiritual awareness.
Call upon the Phoenix for strength and renewed energy when facing trials of life.

Symbolizes the Sun, dying every night to be reborn with the dawn.
The Chinese believe that the Phoenix has been sent to Earth
to help the development of mankind. Known as the Feng-Huang.

The Phoenix that I know is a traveler
going through the inky vastness of space;
it can take mortal form when it wants to -- during one of my lifetimes as a large red bird."

We are deeply saddened by his passing. We hold you sweetly in our hearts and we send light and love for you and David's spirit.

I love you,

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