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Calgon…Take me away…

Today belonged to me and I knew it would easily become my most favorite day out of the past ten. Initially I felt tired from my nine day working stretch, but I was able to ease into my morning and after all there was no work today. No deadlines and no chores, except laundry of which I dedicated myself to. I’m not sure if it’s even possible, but it seemed that today, I found an even greater appreciation for my time off and every minute was a gift.

The day started off with coffee while checking into WordPress and after some reading I was off to creating a new post. The morning seemed complete but it got even better. I got to chat with a dear friend and hear a familiar voice on the other end. It warmed my heart and even we don’t nearly take enough time to do it more often as life pulls constantly on the strings of time, (nothing but an excuse and I just need to make it happen instead of using it as a crutch), she knows that she’s my girl and I carry her in my heart.

It rained today and for the first time the temperatures plummeted into the 50’s. Nothing drastically, but still a sudden change that came overnight. The perfect day for bubbles and suds and I quickly turned to fill the tub for what I envisioned would end in a long relaxing bubble bath. And indeed it was….

Tuning to “Nazareth” the ballads (perfect for relaxing, I did it once before), I slipped into my bubbly cave, facing the window. I watched the clouds glide effortlessly across the blue sky, while drifting apart and giving way to the sun rays fighting to peak through the thick cloud cover. Moments later you could see them merge again and the world would fall darker. It was a constant push and pull, much like life itself. I watched the dance in the sky while letting my mind drift to think about nothing. Just observing the struggle between light and dark. Other moments were filled with the music taking over and with my eyes closed I felt the words of the song. For 1 hour 4 minutes and 36 seconds I had my own push and pull, my own dance between watching the universe and letting the music take me away. Music has always been such a vital part of my life and while not being tied to one specific genre, I believe that it is music that begins to speak when words end and can no longer convey what we we are trying to express.


Finally I had to get out of the bath if I wouldn’t want to end up completely shriveled up. Invigorated, relaxed and now standing in the tub, “Moondance” was the last song that played and had me dancing in place in that slippery tub. No, don’t worry, nothing happened and I’m perfectly fine, but I had a few slips and surprise, surprise, always something pointing me back to the moon as it grabs this moon child that resides deep within me.

I look forward to tomorrow and to another day off. And while enjoying a day relaxing in my castle (a cancer’s home), I’m ready for a hike and making some new memories. Due to a dry summer we already have fall colors appearing and I hope to capture some cool pictures. But either way I know for sure that I will capture some trail magic and any wildlife sighting will be a bonus. Fingers crossed….

Nothing wrong with a little Moon dance…check it out, just stay away from dancing in the slippery tub please. 😉


We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

15 thoughts on “Calgon…Take me away…

  1. Can I admit to being completely clueless and not having heard this song before? But I love it 🙂 Thank you for the introduction 🙂 It’s so important to find quiet time for reflection. Sometimes it doesn’t even have to be big, life-changing thoughts that occur but small, indistinct things. I personally love watching the play of light and dark. It sums up life. Get some moon shots on your hike…even though we see the same moon across the world, I’m always interested to see it from different spaces and perspectives. Enjoy!

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    1. Glad you liked the song 😉.
      For me relaxation mostly consists of the small moments and like you said it doesn’t have to be something big. It’s the simple pleasures, the spontaneous, the in the moment things that stay with me forever.
      I posted a few moon shots on here before 😉 and none for today as I have to work tomorrow. But for sure always a subject that grabs me 😉

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  2. Rhapsody, your day sounds wonderful. Thank you for the musical inspiration this morning. I turned on the Nazareth station on Pandora and heard all sorts of beloved songs from my teenaged and young adult years. They were a great accompaniment to my treadmill time!

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    1. Yay so awesome Patty and I’m glad they brought back good memories. And you are right, it was a pretty awesome day and I just seem to value my free time more and more. I think I’m ready to retire lol. From retail at least….for sure.

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  3. Thank to you I’ve been seeing the rain (which is almost disappeared in Madrid…) and I discovered what Calgon is! I saw a commercial now on YouTube… I love to hear you can find relaxation and I think if you were just as relaxed as the girl in the commercial you have been just fine eh eh… I will wait for the pictures of the hike than! ;)🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Hahaha so funny and you always make me smile. Glad you discovered Calgon, I should look for the commercial and I’m sure I was smiling just like her.
      Luca have I told you yet how much I look forward to your posts, to read how talented you are and your comments? You always brighten my day. Thank you and have a feat weekend.


      1. Wow, thank you so much! 🙂 I’m not sure I feel the same abut my posts, but my intention is good and it’s been so hard to find it and make it real and costant, so I really hope with all my defects I can still make some light come out from what I write! 🙂 Anyway I see the same on your posts, so we should just be doing what we’re doing because we’re doing it right eheh… Have a great weekend you too!! 😉

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