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Feeling better….

The hot water was running over my backside, loosening my sore muscles as I stood motionless in the oversized shower that could easily accommodate two. As always, I was the only visitor and I was alone. A steamy, hot occasion due to hot water and not much else, but nevertheless covering the bathroom in a mysterious shroud, a veil of fog and dewy humidity. Standing there, head down, facing the large shower head, I closed my eyes and allowed time to stand still. I didn’t think of anything. My back was slightly arched, one leg extended straight and the other one bent at the knee, causing my hip to shift to one side. My hands, as if I was reaching to the heavens were planted just above my shoulders and found their way pressed against the tile in front of me. Fingers spread apart to grip as much heaven as possible. There I was, standing in silence with nothing more than the water splashing against my naked body, as if I was to find strength in that moment and rinse my soul anew. To take away the stresses that had entered my life while breaking me down and allowing sickness to creep it’s ugly head into my life. A few minutes went by until the water started to run cooler, calling me back to reality. It was also the moment that I allowed thoughts back into my mind and you might find this statement strange. As far as I know, most people would probably agree that their mind is always busy and that they never stop thinking about something. That the voice inside their head never subside, and that there is a presence, a disruption, a distraction which I simple refer to as the “Noise” of our lives. I envision it like the TV channel that has gone off the air, displaying a black and white screen of nothing, with a noise vibration as if you didn’t quiet tune into the station a 100%. 

I’m not sure when and how, but somehow I learned to stop and escape my own noise, to find myself in calm and peaceful surroundings while stopping time and float weightlessly. Perhaps it’s a form of meditation, of way letting go, giving up any resistance, a time that is to be enjoyed, worry free by experiencing the current moment, the “Now”. A moment that knows no worries about the future and has no regrets about the passed, it’s a time of just letting it all unfold the way it’s meant to be. I felt at ease as I was reflecting back to the end of 2016 and the beginning of a New Year. The holidays had come and gone for me without much significance. I spent them away from my family, the people I loved and sadly in the end I just wanted the hectic to be over with. Working in retail finally managed to catch up with me and despite resting as much as possible during this crazy, mad, daily shoppers attack, it wore me down and I ended up getting sick the morning of Christmas Eve. In true trooper fashion, I had almost made it to the end, almost….but 2016 had other plans and wasn’t quiet finished with me yet, or so it seemed. But still….I was at peace. 

I woke up Christmas Eve to a spinning room and it felt all too familiar. It wasn’t too long ago that I had experienced this once before. The spinning wasn’t as violent with the first time being far worse, but it was still enough to leave me lightheaded and nauseous for the remainder of the day. With a pressing headache and feeling off balance, I’m not sure how I managed to work the entire day, but I did. In the evening I got worse, slept through Christmas Day and was down for nearly five days before I regained enough cognitive skills to be able to function and go back to work. The initial spinning was worse during the first time but the recovery period was a lot faster than the second time with the symptoms only lasting for that day. The diagnosis at the doctors office was Vertigo, stemming from an inner ear problem such an infection or “Chrystal’s” being out of place. I never heard of such a thing (Chrystal’s in your ear) but quickly learned how miserable these symptoms can leave you feeling. I was sensitive to noise, people talking too loud and I can now imagine how people must feel that suffer frequently from migraines. 

This is my first post since December 23rd and please know that you all, my wordpress family have been sorely missed. I thank you for reaching out to me, for your kind words and for missing my presence. I hope that I can return to regular postings as the headaches are getting better and I fight myself back to the characteristics of my favorite animal, the bear. 

Strong, wild and free. (But most of all feeling tons better) Grrrrr…..


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

28 thoughts on “Feeling better….

  1. I would say I’m glad you’re feeling better but I just stumbled across your blog so I don’t know what was wrong in the first place! :O At any rate, I’m glad you had such a relaxing experience. 🙂

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  2. Wish you a quick full recovery! My sister-in-law suffered from vertigo due to crystals out of place. Crazy sickness, but a nasty one. It took her a few weeks to recover, but now she’s fine again. And yes, we missed you too !!!!!!!

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  3. I do meditate in the shower like that. It clears my mind from the problems, if only for a few minutes. I also use that time for creating my stories. It’s a time of peace and healing. Use it to help you recover. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you my friend and thank you for all the love. Hugs to you and your loved ones. Can’t wait to see another pic of mini you ❤️❤️❤️. She is so precious and without even knowing her she is already stealing hearts.

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      1. Your heart is hers forever.
        Thank you for asking, I am getting better, although not a 100% yet, I hope to fully recover now that times are slowing down a bit for me. Hope all is well by you and days at work are flying by so you can be home with your girls again.

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  4. I had to re-read this again tonight, I guess I am searching for something here tonight and I just don’t know what I am searching for I guess. Maybe I am searching to find that peace in my heart this evening and coming to your posts I find that because I can relate to a lot of what you say in your words. Well, I am sorry if I am bugging you, I mean I know that you have a lot on your plate, and again thank you for your kinds words to me in my times of troubles…

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    1. I hope you are finding some answers to whatever it is you are looking for. Maybe something pops out at the right time.
      No bother, but you are right and I am pretty busy, mainly with work and I just got home for tonight. My free time is little, plus I do use this platform mainly to write my journey, practice and prepare for what I hope to turn into a book someday. So I guess it is a little less chatty and revolves mainly around the subjects of the posts.

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      1. Well I know what you mean about a little free time, I am in that same boat. I mean I own my business and keeps me going. I am working over 16 hours a day, so the time I have is limited as well. But that doesn’t stop me from caring about the people that mean the most to me. But I wanted to tell you that I do appreciate the time you do give me in that little time you have. I find comfort in knowing you even though we don’t know each other that well. But that isn’t the important part, the part that means more than anything is that you take the time to care. And that says a lot about who you are as a person.. I don’t know if I am making sense, but I do like when I receive your replies. It just makes the day a little bit better. Okay, I said enough here I think you get my point.

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      2. 😉 I am an empath after all and wrote a post about it. I do care about people and often take on their pain, wishing I could make it all go away. It is the path of the empath. Blessing and curse at the same time.


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