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Seeing the Holy Spirit in everyday occurrences.

We often associate the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition, with a dove on fire.

But can this symbolism be seen else where.

I believe it can.

If we ask ourselves, essentially what is the Holy spirit symbolised as, only a bird in flames.

This imagery presents itself particularly clearly in mythology with the phoenix, where certain modern day fantasy films have taken this imagery and inserted it into particular scenes and themes.

The film Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix is one such film where this imagery is present.

The film X-Men is another where the character of the phoenix presents itself.

While trying to understand the nature of the Holy Spirit and whether this imagery represents and actual bird on fire, we may look to Hindu understanding of energy centres to try and discern this topic… πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Interestingly, it is the solar plexus which is associated with the heart organ and fire, perhaps moving us ever closer to an understanding of an internal change which transforms us.

While trying to understand the nature of this change we may also apply Hindu understanding of energy centres and apply it to the scene in X-Men apocalypse, when phoenix destroys Apocalypse…


We may ask ourselves why Apocalypse is portrayed as being a dark blue color, while reflecting on the energy centre which this color represents.

The imagery of Apocalypse represents the mind and perhaps in particular, the male ego mind.

Here with this scene in X-Men Apocalypse, Phoenix is presented purely as female, although both characters may have equal amounts of male and female within and without, but for simplicity we will keep to the theme of genders as it is presented within this scene.

Here we can see how Phoenix or the Holy Spirit totally annialates Apocalypse, simply because he only thinks of himself and has no-one to help him.

What the power of the Holy Spirit does to us is breaks our mind and our identity with our ego, shattering every assumption of control we may think we have in life.

When our mind is broken like this, scripture prompts us to follow and walk with Christ, opening our hearts to one another, to make new connections in faith.

While focusing on others we find new allognments beginning to blossom, new friendships begin to emerge and an allingment with what other spiritual traditions call twin flames.

Feeling that everything is eternally lost while merging into an eternal union… πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

This transformative process is the Holy spirits safe guard, it is how it can ensure its children are protected as it brings new relationships together.

What is the holy Trinity?

The holy spirit Is three divine aspects of God the Father in one.

Three aspects of God the Father within and around us which interact within our lives, guiding us.

So there is God the Father who we look up to and Jesus Christ who we try to walk in the footsteps of and do good for others and then there is the holy spirit who corrects our actions and thinking.

The Trinity is like an egg. Just as ONE egg has THREE different parts – the shell, the white, the yoke – ONE God has THREE different Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Similarly, we often hear the Trinity compared to an Apple. ONE apple has three different parts – the skin, the flesh, and the seed.

For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and is Almighty God. As such he is personal and also fully God, co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and Son of God.

Why is the trinity important?

The Trinity is important as it helps Christians to understand the complex nature of God. The belief in The Trinity is a central doctrine of Christianity. The three persons of the Trinity teach Christians better about the nature of God and the roles he plays.

The Christian doctrine of the Trinity, in  Latin translates as Trinitas, lit. ’triad’, originating from Latin: trinus meaning  “threefold” where it defines God as being one god existing in three coequal, coeternal, consubstantial 
divine persons.

Being God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons sharing one homoousion, essence.

In this way, the three persons define who God is, while the one essence defines what God is.

The old Testament.

The Old Testament has been interpreted as referring to the Trinity by referring to God’s word (Psalm 33:6), his spirit (Isaiah 61:1), and Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1), as well as narratives such as the appearance of the three men to Abraham.

However, it is generally agreed among Trinitarian Christian scholars that it would go beyond the intention and spirit of the Old Testament to correlate these notions directly with later Trinitarian doctrine.

How does the Trinity affect our lives?

So we must become a people of love. Our lives reflect the Trinity. … And the Holy Spirit, the love between the Father and the Son, makes us holy. The Holy Spirit makes possible the wholeness or oneness in us to enable Christ to work through us.

Why is Jesus important in the trinity?

God the Son helps Christians to understand how God makes his love known in the world. Jesus spread teachings of compassion and healed people who were sick. The life of Jesus, as described in the Gospels , also demonstrates that sacrifice and suffering are important parts of the human experience.

What is the difference between God and Jesus and the Holy spirit?

God is a spirit ( according to scriptures) whereas Jesus himself declared not to be a spirit rather he considered himself human with flesh and bones. God is said to have unlimited knowledge while Jesus being a person is said to limited knowledge.