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Phoenix – From Dust and Ashes

Thu ,28/10/2010

Recently the world has been glued to the news awaiting the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed mine in the Atacama desert, Chile. The rescue ended today after “engineers deployed the escape capsule, dubbed “Phoenix” after the mythical bird that rose from the ashes” (source).

The Phoenix has long remained a symbol of rebirth and longevity. The Phoenix also embraces the old adage, “What ever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Though recognised from ancient times, the Phoenix remains a symbol to be reckoned with. But the Phoenix has been believed to be more than a symbol. In fact, to ancient naturalists, the Phoenix was a real bird and there had even been some eye witnesses.

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Unveiling the Mysteries

Mon ,11/10/2010

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter darksayings of old
Quote credited to God
~ Psalm 78:2 ~

For nothing is hidden that will not become evident,
nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light
Quote credited to Jesus Christ
~ Luke 8:17 ~

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Pain Tolerance

Sat ,30/01/2010

My brothers and I have had some grueling experiences due to our pain tolerance. We didn’t look forward getting hurt at school since we were often made to wait in the sick bay for much longer than necessary because the teachers didn’t think we were badly hurt, when in reality, we were screaming and crying out inside! lol

Pain tolerance is not something that only our brothers and I have nurtured, but I believe it extends to other members of our families. For example, when my wife gave birth to our child, she never screamed out or made a sound! Allow that to sink in and realise how different we are raised to the vast majority of people in the general public.

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Tree Archetype

Thu ,07/01/2010

In my culture, trees play an important role in our upbringing. I was raised with the specific knowledge of the Oak. As my mother’s family name is “Robles” (Oak). In this blog post, you will find myself talking to my favourite tree, the Oak, and sharing some wonderful information my tree has taught me in my life.

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