Posted in Inspiration, Spiritual awakening

True North

“True north”, to live authentically and in line with your higher self and all relationships involved. The dictionary touches on a geographic standpoint, the magnetic force, following a map and the North Pole. “True north” would guide you from one point to the other, from south to north depending on where you want to go.

When it comes to life and the circumstances around us, we often struggle with forces out of our control that pull and tug on us. As a result we often do things not in line with the “true north” that consists of our values and our authentic self. If I’m honest, I have to say that I have grown a bit rebellious against the things that control me and disturb the balance of allowing me to be my authentic self. I feel as if I have been controlled for too long and that I have conformed for even longer, sacrificing my “True North” in some regards. Even though I have always been true to myself, there are restrictions that bind me from fully being who I am, most of the times. Therefore, I seek a life with less shackles and the freedom to run, wild, careless and happy. I don’t want to waste precious time with the mundane and I want every moment to count. I would imagine it to be different for everybody, but for me “True North” embodies everything that inspires and motivates me. The things that make me happy and make me smile. The moments my creativity unleashes and soothes my soul.

So what, anybody can be motivated and inspired right? Anybody can make time to follow up and indulge in their hobbies. What I’m talking about is a step beyond, it’s a lifestyle change, a certain freedom that comes with pursuing what sets your soul on fire. It often means skipping the conventional life and the rat-race, the common and the accepted, the expected and what is demanded. It often means standing alone when few can relate and perhaps think that you have fallen off of your rocker. Is it that far fetched though? Have you ever wondered and got tired of the daily rut and routine? Felt stuck? Have you ever asked the burning question of “There has to be more to my life and this can’t be it? I know I have, over and over to the point of things needing to change.

The subject about “True North” was inspired from another blog post and it reminds me about my own pursuit. I have chased my “True North” for years, carefully fitting all the pieces, listening to the signs, being patient and understanding the complexity of making it all work together. My decisions could be very expensive, so I am cautious, although it’s not all based on that. Over the years in my pursuit, the intensity level certainly has stepped up and my hunger has grown to feel alive and inspired by all that I’m doing. I accept less BS these days and I want more, I’m not always silent anymore and I have learned to stand up for myself while my strive for “True North” has taken on new dimensions.

I came across a little video a few weeks ago that infused new motivation and reminds me of how powerful the human spirit truly is. I am starting late in life, but I believe that nothing is impossible. I’m not saying that I will bike to Patagonia as I would probably choose the van life over that and hike or bike whenever I want to, but it doesn’t really matter what it is that you do as long as you find the courage to do it. To be scared but to feel alive, I know that I’m on the brink of escaping the routine and the moment I do, will be the beginning of the remainder that will embody the rest of my thousand years.



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 🙏🏼💙🦋

10 thoughts on “True North

  1. So beautifully written. I walked away from from my career 3 years ago for these very reasons. I needed to follow my dreams and be able to be ME 100% of the time. It took a year to peel off the layers of stress and retrain my thinking. I can honestly say, I have never been happier and more at peace!💚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you Roda, I know that it will be the same for me once I do take that final step. Days off are not merely enough anymore, even though my true north will include more then that. I can’t wait to feel that peace and serenity permanently 💙

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s