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Enjoyment of Life

The hummingbird has shown up several times in the past weeks. Today he crossed my path once more with a reminder to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy myself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to your life’s sweetness, like you would drink the nectar of your own flower.

I don’t feel I was successful with this today, and perhaps it is the reason this reminder was sent. Although I always enjoy the little and simple things in life, today I let circumstances influence my life to be more serious then it has to be. As if it wasn’t serious enough already. Today, perhaps the enjoyment of life fell a bit short and sometimes life can feel pretty lonely, tiring and downright exhausting. I know it’s only a day in time, a day that allows me to appreciate all the good even more so, and a day that was necessary to determine what and what not still fits our lives. Sometimes the baggage gets too big and weighs down such enjoyment, but in the end it’s always up to us to lighten the load.

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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 💙🦋

5 thoughts on “Enjoyment of Life

  1. Rhapsody…beautiful post. I hear your inner struggle and do not effectively know how to answer it, so with you, and your situation in my mind, I drew six tarrot cards for you from this website…

    https://www.free-tarot-reading.net/readings/144145658

    I hope this may resonate for you my sister. ❤❤❤🙏

    Card 1: How you feel about yourself »
    Temperance

    You feel a need for harmony and balance in your life and indeed are starting to feel that some peace has already been restored. If you have been through some tough times, such as a breakup of a relationship or financial problems, peace will be restored.

    However if you are still experiencing problems, this is a time for calm, careful control and patience and you will soon have a sense of normality again.

    Card 2: What you want most right now »
    The Hierophant

    Right now you want to have someone around you that you can trust and confide in, knowing that they won’t let you down.

    There are moral issues here, knowing right from wrong, and you may feel that you need some advice or wise counsel from a teacher, priest, parent or someone you have a lot of respect for, in order to help you make the right decision.

    Card 3: Your fears »
    The Tower

    You are afraid your world is falling apart: you’re experiencing sudden changes and disruption and you don’t know what to do.

    Perhaps subconsciously you’ve wanted a solution to an issue but didn’t quite expect things to have turned out as they have. Use this change as an opportunity for a new beginning.

    Card 4: What is going for you »
    The Empress

    The harvest is here; you are entering a cycle of abundance, happiness and joy.

    Creative energy is high so if you are considering starting a family, a new job or artistic endeavour this is a favourable time.

    Relax and enjoy.

    Card 5: What is going against you »
    The Hermit

    You are at risk of doing something hasty out of impatience and rage.

    This is not a time for irrational and impulsive behaviour – don’t be cantankerous (if closer to old than young!) or arrogant and resentful (if closer to young than old!) Try and remain calm and let the rage go. Take time to make a cool and collected decision.

    The Hermit signals a warning not to make hasty decisions.

    Card 6: The likely outcome »
    The Magician

    This is a period of positive action with great potential. You are full of self-belief, feeling very empowered and will have the ability to think on your feet.

    The Magician is an excellent omen for success: it’s time to show everyone exactly what you’re made of.

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  2. Some years ago I studied under a South American shamanic system where Hummingbird is one of the four archetypes guarding the directions. Hummingbird brings powerful messages. Did you know that tiny Hummingbird migrates from Canada to Brazil every year? An epic journey. Hummingbird speaks to you of the courage needed for your epic journey, my beloved one. Hummingbird appears to you to offer support for this reason. Hummingbird lives on the very edge of life and death, the energy used to seek food and the energy gained from eating food are a delicate balance right on the precipice of survival, and yet she never loses her direction or fails to drive herself forwards on her journey. Call on Hummingbird now, beloved, ask her for strength, guidance and courage for your journey and its success. You are in tune with Hummingbird’s vibration, you always have been, you see beyond the obvious and read the language of mystery in all things. You know that it is the understanding of the heart and soul that informs the journey, that highlights the right path, the path of the heart. You are blessed, my love. xx

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