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It’s been a couple of lazy days, but it’s been anything else but fun. Nothing got done, no laundry, no cleaning, I didn’t see Mom and things that need to be taken care of for her, have been on the back burner. I got sick with a summer cold, courtesy of my cousin Michaela, who had it first. Some things are not meant to be shared so eagerly, and this would be one. 😉 I’ve been miserable and the bed is permanently shaped to the contours of my body. The vampires (mosquitoes) have still been active and robbing me of much needed rest to recover quicker. It’s been heading up temperature wise and I have my window open at night. Only now, already punished being sick and bitten, my neighbor has decided to turn on his bright yard light that illuminates my bedroom and work in his shed until 2 AM. Last night was the second in a row….perfect timing.

Today is the first time I’m writing again and my scheduled posts have been depleted. Luckily I had them scheduled ahead, because there was no way to hold a thought without dizziness and my head threatening to explode. I can’t remember having a headache like this the last time. But all is making perfect sense now, and it is clear to me what it was that I needed protection from. First the black feather that I found and then numerous messages in varying ways, urging me to rest, to take it easy, and step a little slower. It all compiled up until this very moment, I’m just not sure if the resting period now is proactive or responsive to something that was required earlier. Honestly, I feel it’s been brewing for awhile.

My mind has gone blank and I have not interacted much on the blog, nor do I feel like I have put out quality material. I have posted what I call fillers for the majority, although this statement does not apply to all. I have been uninspired for the most part over the past two weeks and I find it hard to concentrate. I know im tired and I have gone with the motions just letting life and it’s circumstances float me through the days. There are things that are important to me, things that concern you, and still I can’t find the energy to do them. I know I will….soon. In the meantime, I hope to leave you content with another picture I took in Rothenburg recently. It’s a famous and most photographed spot called “The Plönlein”.


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 “Down-time

  1. Feel better soon!!!….those little plug ins for the wall to keep away the mosquitoes are quite good…if your not allergic you should pick one up 🙂 I bought one and now I can sleep at night

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    1. Thank you so much Super D. It’s been a tough couple of days but I’m better. I think it’s all the stresses combined and my body breaking under the pressure of the RA. It forces me to take breaks. Xoxoxo

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much, you hav definitely made my day and I thank you for stopping by. I think you are right and we need those pills so we can blossom once more and let our creative light shine bright. Have a beautiful week dear.


  2. I really feel for you Margit. Hope things get better for you soon my friend. By the way, the picture is STUNNING!!!!!! Don’t you ever think you have not put out quality material, ok. Take good care of yourself. xoxo

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    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement Dominique. You pick me up and lift my spirits. I feel better and I’m glad you enjoyed the picture of this magical place. Xoxoxo


  3. Ah, my dear Sister. I do feel that you need to replenish. We are older beings and not infallible. Rest and sit in a shady part of your garden with lots of cool drinks and nothing to do but watch nature at work in front of you. Allow the sunshine to penetrate your being and make you feel well. Sending healing thoughts your way my dear.

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    1. Thank you Colette. I think the garden has been a means to replenish and gather new strengths. I’ve been doing exactly that and just sitting and watching it evolve, turning into a calming soothing little oasis is wonderful.

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  4. I am reasonably secure in the belief that, by the time I got here, things have moved on for you and are also improved, in terms of health and hopefully, misery levels. I am only sad that I was AWOL when my beloved friend was suffering. ☹
    This photo is one of my favourites. Look at that broody sky and the colours, the space, the composition. And that blue really pops. If this was a postcard, amongst many postcards, I’d buy it in a flash. I think you could have a career in photography if you chose, Rhapsody, and I’m speaking professionally, as an ex-art teacher, for what that’s worth. And I love the implied narrative, is the man on the left looking at the people lower down? Why? What is the story with that empty bench? Love it, but not nearly as much as I love you. xxx

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    1. You are right dear soul sister, things are better once more and there is no need to feel sad. You are never AWOL and I always feel you with me.
      Thank you for your kind comment for my photography hobby. It’s been a life long passion as I always enjoyed taking pictures. A career in that field would be amazing and perhaps something that would soothe my life at this point as I could most likely work from anywhere. Your praise does mean everything and especially coming from you it really makes me think about twice. Who knows?
      I love your keen eye and your ability to pick out all the details and perhaps the story behind it. It’s the quality of an award mind but a dreamer and I too love you more than words can express. Xoxoxo

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      1. I love you too, sister. You can check out photography as a career online, I should think, if this becomes a serious idea…? xxx


  5. I’m sorry that life has been biting you Rhapsody, hope it’s resolved soon. I’m more than content with the photograph, almost inclined to use capital letters and exclamation points like the comment above, the tones, contrasts, textures, it really is fabulous. 😃

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