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Sometimes it’s just a matter of how we perceive things. Do we see everything in the same cookie cutter shape, or do we dare to explore out of the box options? Do we perceive bad experiences as victims or do we look for the silver lining and the lessons that can be learned? Do we accept responsibility or are we rather place the blame somewhere else? And what the unjust things that happen from time to time? When people do you wrong? Are you quick to judge and retaliate, or can you see the actions that are born out of pain, with you being caught in the middle of it? Most of the times it’s not even personal, just bad timing.

Being flexible with our views can definitely help us with everyday life, maybe even change our world.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

4 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. I agree. It seems in our current world, everyone (esp me) is so quick to forget everything about dialogue and “benefit of the doubt”. Perception and reality, pain and clear thinking…. sucks being human sometimes.

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    1. Haha, yeah but my especially you my friend. I think we all deal with it and after all we are all human. It’s great to know all of this but that doesn’t mean it always works. As long as we are human as guess we will make mistakes and trial and error it is. Hugs

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  2. Spot on, Rhapsody. I find that sometimes I can appreciate that stressful problems are affecting my behaviour and I try to be mindful, but at the same time I don’t appreciate that others might be suffering the same way. I forget that empathy is a two-way street. PS: loved Long Lake.

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    1. Oh it sure is and I think you nailed it with that statement. Plus not all days are created equally and it is part of being human. Being an empath myself, I sometimes feel it can be a blessing and a curse and it’s a tough road to learn to protect your own energy and not let the emotional vampires suck you dry. Best wishes my friend, you got this.

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