soul-spark // The Phoenix Soul: Passionate Purpose

You don't have to run yourself ragged.

You don't have to prove your worth through busyness or "success" on anyone else's terms (love, you are already more than enough, as you are).

You don't even have to make any big, bold, dramatic life changes--unless that's where you're called.

You can (re)discover your own passionate purpose in life . . . right in the here and now, right in the thick of your days (whether they're soft and slow and full of curious exploration, or they're frantic and overflowing with must-do's, or they're aching with any kind of limitation, or they're already joyfull and fulfilling).

See, your soul-calling is YOURS.

Nobody else's.

We all have a part in lighting up our weary and sometimes dark world. Answering the fiery call of our own wild phoenix souls? That's where change begins. Being our full-bodied, unapologetic, wild-souled selves--that's how we heal our hurts, and we heal the world. Inner revelation can't help but lead to outer revolution.

Your soul-spark is waiting for you, patiently. Sometimes she needs only a gasp of awareness and devotion to ignite. Sometimes she requires deeper soul-tending--a gentle yet fierce clearing away of all that smothers, and gathering fuel to feed the flame. Either way, your soul-spark is just that--YOURS.

You aren't alone in your soul-search, phoenix. Our new release of The Phoenix Soul digital magazine is a powerful, vulnerable, intimate exploration into passionate purpose. Through 60 vivid, ad-free pages of art, poetry, essays, interviews, photography, creative prompts, and more, we companion one another. We stoke the fire. We tend our wild phoenix souls.

Just a few hints at what goodness waits within these pages:

  • Soul Rise Stories interview with A'Driane Nieves, talking about her new creative artspace for women of color in Philadelphia, mental health, making space as an artist mama, and more
  • The 100 Day Project: Nasty Women with Veronica Funk (100 portraits; what she's learned and how she felt every day during her challenge)
  • urban gardening with Shawnta Shicole Barnes and her twin sons; her surprising article for the #MeToo movement
  • gratitude practice and Nixies with Nolwenn Petitbois
  • much, much more
Does the sky call you?
Do the birds hum your song?
Let the wild
(fire)
find you, get
under your skin, begin
to stir you,
whir you
toward something
more...
— De Jackson, excerpt from "Pull," TPS: Passionate Purpose

Let's tend our soul-sparks, phoenix . . .
(re)find our unique paths . . .
and light.them.UP!

love & awe,
Amanda
your fellow phoenix soul