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Where to now? 

This picture was taken in 2009 and it was in the early beginning of my hiking days. I had only been hiking for three years and in large I was on a quest to figuring out this thing called life. You could also say that it was the beginning of finally feeling alive again and I felt that I had missed so much in my dormant princess sleep. Life had passed me by and all I had done was exist. I had a lot of questions and it was around the same time that I became an artist and started dabbling in the creativity aspect as a form of expression. Both became great passions that would help me balance my life and portray the things I couldn’t explain in words. It was the beginning of my spiritual journey to myself.

I had little to no direction and perhaps took a few wrong turns that ended in some dead ends. We all make our share of mistakes right, but I wouldn’t change it and I believe for me it was part of the process and necessary in order to make progress. The path was unclear at times and not always visible, life was foggy and scary. And from the looks of this picture, it appears that I didn’t always knew where I was going, haha. Perhaps I had to get my feet wet a few times to figure things out. And I am still figuring things out and I will never stop learning.

I feel truly humbled and honered to have been considered of contributing the post to Forgiving Fridays. It means a great deal to me and words can’t even express how thankful and grateful I feel. Thank you very much. 


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

22 thoughts on “Where to now? 

  1. This is a beautiful post. Light and so much love to you on your spiritual journey to yourself (great way to put it ❤ ). So glad that we connected via wordpress!

    You are welcome to contribute this post – or another one – to Forgiving Fridays if you want to. It's a weekly post that I do to invite folks to share about forgiveness and/or what inspires them to forgive. This post to me is full of compassion…reminiscent of my own awakening. (All you need to do to contribute is use #ForgivingFridays and also include a pingback to my post. I can always give you the link if you need it ❤ )

    Blessings and lots of caring — Debbie

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    1. Oh my goodness, I feel truly honored by your kind words and embarrassed at the same time to confess that I have never contributed a post or used pingbacks. I’m sure it’s super easy and please do send me the link so I can try to figure it out as I would love to and again feel truly honored.
      I know how to add the tag but I don’t know how to get it to show up on your site. Geee….Sorry 😔

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      1. Oh my gosh, no worries! It is so super easy. Just add a sentence or two in your blog post that you’re contributing the post to Forgiving Fridays. Then you highlight part of the sentence (like Forgiving Fridays) and click on the chain looking icon. Then you add my post and save! That should be it. Here is my latest Forgiving Fridays & absolutely feel free to let me know if you have questions.

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      2. Thank you for all of you help, it truly means a lot. I know how to add a link and have linked to older posts I want to include in newer posts.
        Ok, so this particular post “where to now?” That is already posted on my blog. Would I go back in and edit it, applying the sentence that i want to contribute it forgiving Fridays? And then hit update I would imagine. I will try in a little while and hopefully all will work hahaha. I’m sorry I’m such a pain and I’m sure it is super simple. Thank you again.

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      3. You DID IT!! Yay! Good for you. I’ve got your beautiful contribution and will include it in my Forgiving Fridays update tomorrow. Thank you for being you and for this great post. 🙂 🙂 Blessings, Debbie ps – my email is (in case you ever want to share your forgiveness story … just got the hit to mention that!)

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      4. Yay thank you so much for your patience and teaching me something new. Thank you again for your consideration, it’s a honor and I appreciate you. Hugs


      1. Yes, walk the log. Total fear of heights. I know you’re not hire up, but that’s close enough. I’d be so scared of falling in it would take all the fun out of it

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