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Mighty doesn’t know size

Look at this picture of a little friend, I shot during my recent backpacking trip. There he was, starring off into the distance. His gaze filled with content as if he was lost in a beautiful dream. I didn’t think much of it as I was looking through the viewfinder of my camera, but at home and while seeing it on a bigger screen, it brought a different message. I made a couple quick adjustments until the contrast and lightening was exactly how I wanted it. “Cute little guy”, I thought initially as I took my first glance, thinking that that was it. But apparently there was more and a few words spilled over my lips as I heard myself say, “Mighty is the one full of spirit and spunk”. I’m not quiet sure where this came from and I don’t remember any thought process that lead up to this statement. The words vocalized before my mind could even think them and I still don’t remember the thought originating in my own mind. I felt guided, as if someone was speaking through me, to speak of a message that needed to be conveyed about this Picture that would become a piece of wisdom and advice along my journey.

The main words that stand out to me are MIGHTY….SPIRIT….and Spunk.

Spirit: Helps us all to deal with anything that comes our way. “That’s the spirit”, I’m sure you heard that saying before. “Keep your spirits up” may be another you heard during challenging times. Most likely always easier said than done, but I hope it will always be your first choice. Without it, few things remain and you will find yourself on a downward spiral before you are ready to hold on. Mighty is the one that can keep spirit on their side throughout adversity and find positivity in the lessons of life without getting bitter. 

Spunk: In order to support spirit, you also need spunk. A bravery and courage that keeps you on track during times when you feel like giving up. It’s the audacity and the backbone when you question yourself. It’s the very moment a “Why me” turns into a  “Try me” and is filled with such conviction that won’t allow for anything but success. It’s the confindence to keep going, to be strong and face whatever it is you owe this fight of your life to. Mighty is the one that can smile into the face of adversity and find the silver lining through the process and the pain. 

Tonight and in my little corner of the world, looking at this picture, the quote seems relevant and mighty doesn’t know size. It comes in all packages and it always takes courage and strengths.

“Mighty is the one full of spirit and spunk”


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

9 thoughts on “Mighty doesn’t know size

  1. Great story. ‘Spunk’ does mean different things in different cultures though: here in Australia it means you’re handsome, & in England it means a man’s sperm! So ‘bravery or courage’ may be better for the quote if you’re going global with it…?

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    1. Haha perhaps and I’ll leave it up to people how they want to interpret it and if they want to waiver from my description of its meaning for this instance lol. Maybe being full of handsome and sperm is not all that bad either at times hahahaha. Love it….

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      1. Thank you my friend 😉, so make it a day full of spunk, whichever meaning might be fitting for you at the current moment. If you ask me, there is nothing wrong with a day filled with handsome and who knows, that could lead to some other spunky adventures lol. Oh boy, that one got away from me. 😉

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