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Origami Crane

I saw a post on and Dominique was talking about Origami. Immediately I found myself intrigued and was ready to create, even though I didn’t start right away. I had a crane in mind and that shape was going to be my first attempt. I voiced to Dominique that I wanted to do a crane mobile and remember her response, which by the way still makes me smile. “You never do things like everyone else, don’t you?” It’s not that I try one way or another, I just follow what calls me at the time and quite frankly it feels good to maybe do the unexpected. To be unique and not predictable, I’m ok with that and it is what made me smile.

The day after the news came about Mom, I sat down after work and remembered my little crane project. It seemed perfect to take my mind off and indulge in a little creativity. I needed a distraction and what better way then learning something new. I looked up a tutorial and found an intermediate one that looked appealing. The beginner in me had to rewind a few sections but I managed to make my first crane. I was happy with the outcome, given it was the first time folding origami, but I wondered why I had chosen the crane. Granted a dear friend who calls me Tiger and who studied Martial Arts, refers to his movement style as the one of a crane, but soon I would learn that there were more underlying reasons to choosing this shape then I was initially aware of. I looked up the spiritual meaning of the crane and here is what I found.

Do what you need to do to bring greater balance into your life. This is a time of great abundance and plenitude, one in which you won’t want for anything. A portal has opened that allows you glimpses of the future without fear of trepidation. Maintain a relaxed vigilance at this time, paying close attention to signs and omens. It’s time to revive and restore that hobby or recreational interest you once enjoyed.

Crane totem reveals the secrets of longevity and spirit centered creativity and their connection to the eternal and divine realm. With the crane spirit you become witness to the power of your emotions and how they rule every facet of your life. Emotions lead you into a gale storm where you feel lost and powerless, it is not until you get into the eye of the storm that your power is revealed to you. Here in the center of the storm you can see the vortex surrounding you, the vortex is the field of your unharnessed emotions, fear, pain and stored trauma where you can feel lost and overwhelmed and not know how to find your way out. At the core of all storms is the eye, it is where you see the light has broken through the clouds, this is where the calm waters give safety. It is here that you have perfect clarity and can see the overriding power of your emotions surrounding you.

It seems like a perfect message for this point of everything that is going on in my life…


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

6 thoughts on “Origami Crane

  1. Another one of those finds in my email which ended up with a star. (note: I also sent you one. I hope it sent….I sent an email, not a star!)
    Peace is so important in our shoes. Bless you and keep you in these next months and year.

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    1. Hi my dearest friend, I just read your email and it means everything. You are right and we are truly alike on so many levels. I’m sending a great big hug and I believe we were meant to help each other. I will email by the end of the week of I don’t make it earlier, but know that I’m here if you need me. Sending blessings and strong vibes your way. We got his and we can do it. Hugs xoxo

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