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Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?”

He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

27 thoughts on “Meditation

  1. Such wisdom, may we all gain the habit of observing or meditating our existence as we move through our daily reality and, in doing so, naturally activate the energies of peace, harmony, tranquillity and serenity within our mental body and entire being. x

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    1. I am so sorry that your response was overlooked and I apologize. Meditation is a wide spectrum word and can mean different things for different people. For me it is quieting the noise, being still and in tune with my surroundings. Paying extra attention to what I feel at the moment while using other senses such as my hearing to tune in on sounds around. I will visit your blog and get a better feel for what you are looking for. Perhaps I can help from there. Best wishes..,

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      1. Yes, agreed. I think it good to remember that meditation can be many things. For me it’s also about stillness and quiet. When when we start we start to see that our minds spin relentlessly in unhelpful ways but in meditation we can find peace, quiet and strength. Requires effort but it’s completely free!


      2. Yes, I enjoyed that book. These days I find the science – based approaches most interesting as there has been so much important research done in recent years. The mind illuminated for example does a wonderful job at bridging the spiritual/mystical with evidence based, scientific rigor.

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