The Phoenix is a mythical bird that consciously consumes itself in flames to be reborn new from its ashes. 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 phoenix myth is in many ways the doorway to our freedom as beings of unlimited creativity to create the reality we choose. It provides a key understanding of the creative process. Something old must be destroyed and transformed to make room for the new. So there will always be a sacrifice of something. The question is whether or not we hold onto what needs to be sacrificed.