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Strangely familiar


I know the subject I am going to write about is a little bit “out there” and it may pass people as random gibberish. But it’s nothing unusual for me since I have long challenged the status quo, and long stopped competing for the most popular vote. I have long dared to be myself without compromising my beliefs to fit in, I just say it how it is, and a major place to express such views has been here, on my blog. I do have to say that WordPress has been a great platform, and all of you have been amazing, allowing me to share such thoughts in written and picture form without fear of judgement. You have shown me your patience and together we explored subjects that are not always easy to be addressed. Thank you for never making me feel weird, but embracing my uniqueness. You truly are the best…

Just recently I wrote a post about Spirituality and Buddhism. I expressed my thoughts about our individual journey for acceptance, and finding something that gives us the feeling that there is more to life that meets the eye. Many of you commented and felt compelled to share your views about your own journey. I really appreciated it and I think a lot of it depends on your code of life, what your views entail, about your values and principles, and your general outlook on life. Whether you usually positive about the things that happen in your life, even the bad ones, (especially the bad ones) or do you feel that challenges quickly get you down, leaving you feeling defeated?

Today I want touch on another great subject that’s been in my mind and talk about past lives. Have you ever experienced something that seems strangely familiar? Something that feels like you have done before, even though you know it’s your first experience…in this lifetime. Yet there is a familiarity, a knowing, a lesson that was already learned at a different time. How do you explain it beyond the Deja Vue? Is it coincidence?Which brings me to the question of whether you believe in past lives?

For me one of those experiences links back to the Native American wisdom and such way of life. From little on I was playing cowboys and Indians with Mom. I was always the Indian and Mom spent her fair share tied to the chair which was my totem pole. Sure…lots of kids do, right? At Halloween events and functions, my costume would often be that of an Indian chief. Still not all that strange. As an adult I was always drawn to spotted horses and thought that they were the most magnificent of them all. There was a love and deep emotion for those beautiful creatures without apparent reason, unable to explain, it just was. I am an animal lover, so what does it have to do with native Americans. Today I drive a Mustang and never thought anything of it until the other day as it was pointed out to me. Maybe my mustang used to have four legs once upon a time and happened to be spotted.

Going through life I would learn lessons in line with Native American wisdom. Of course I ever knew, and it was never immediately obvious, I just stumble across the information on the web or else at a later time, and somehow these pieces always magnificently fell into my lap, as if explaining, justifying my experiences. Today I would tell you that there are no ordinary moments and those coincidences are actually synchronicities from the universe guiding you along.

It was those lessons that spoke to me and made the utmost sense. They simply fit and I relate to this culture a great deal. For instance I relate to the land, our wilderness as a sacred space. I don’t get involved in competitions as far as life is concerned and some find it hard to believe that I want everyone to win. There is a oneness, a winning in numbers that thrives me more than individual success. I believe in simplicity, minimalism, to serve, respect, and live without fear. I believe in Mother Earth, world peace and showing kindness to all. Listening to Native American music gives me chills and stirs something deep within that leaves me emotional but also deeply at peace.

For a birthday a few years back, I received the present of a Native American headdress. I can’t explain how meaningful this piece is to me, and it is a sacred object that I respect a great deal. Although in Native American history and customs it would be very disrespectful for a woman to wear such a headdress. These were for the men and warriors only and were nowhere to be found near a woman. Disrespect for a culture I believe in so deeply would be the last thing on my agenda and I mean no harm or disregard. To me it is a symbol of great strength and honor. It is a reminder of becoming a warrior myself and all the fights I had to fight along the way to arrive here. It is symbolic and powerful, it brings me motivation and strengths and from time to time I wear it and let the magic of it infuse my body, because there will always be some sort of fight that needs to be fought.

To sum it all up where I am going with this, and not believing in coincidences and ordinary moments, I can’t help but wonder. There are too many familiarities. Maybe just maybe all of my love for Native American history and wisdom, why I love mustangs both the animal and the car, the profound meaning of the headdress, the respect for the land and the deep emotions that tie me to those roots, maybe just maybe these are the remnants from a prior life. Maybe a distant memory as my soul relives some of those teachings. Maybe those are the memory of a past life my soul has experienced, maybe the life as Indian chief.



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 🙏🏼💙🦋

21 thoughts on “Strangely familiar

  1. It’s pretty apparent to me at this point that transmigration is a real thing. I used to obsess over “study” of literature on the subject, going to past life regressions, etc. Ultimately, the question seems more of an obstacle. No matter how many butterflies float in my stomach, thinking I was some priest or influential person in the past, my duty in this life calls out. Most of the stories I hear are people saying they were influential spiritual leaders, but how often do you hear someone say they were a lower-class person without fame? Hardly. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    At this point, for me, spending time mulling over my past lives is an organic waste of time. It’s a fun topic to come back to once and a while. It’s nostalgic when I run into people who are just becoming aware of such a thing. If I meet a Yogi who taps my head and my past lives come rushing back for me to be able to do something I couldn’t possibly do right now, then it’ll carry more meaning. At this point, whether I was this or that in a past life yields a big old shrug – back to chopping wood and carrying water. Thanks for the content 🙂

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    1. I think you got a valid point here and perhaps most people would think of themselves as influential persons in a potential prior life. I haven’t really discussed the subject with too many people, but the ones I have were not famous or influential in what they recalled about themselves.
      I don’t really spend a lot of time mulling it over whether I was here before or not, but sometimes it is a gut feeling, something familiar. I think it’s fascinating and intriguing.
      I truly appreciate your input, your comment, and sharing your experience. Have a great day. 😉

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  2. You are so right Rhapsody. We are many, who search for inner peace and to find out, why we are here at all. We can search in the past or past lives and maybe learn something, but I find it more relevant to find our purpose for this life. We wouldn’t have got this life, if it was not needed for our soul, I think.
    I would love to read, for serious, what you wrote down in your post, but I can’t see this good at my PC. The words are jumping around and very spread, so I don’t get the fully meaning with this.
    Much love to you, dear friend ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Irene.
      I am not sure what happened with the words but I was able to repost it and hopefully it is fixed. Sorry about that.
      Sending much love to you, have a beautiful weekend my dear friend.

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  3. Your words of connection spoke to me… And yes, there is connection to previous lives.
    Your connection memories to native people, and horses intrigued my. I pulled a tarot card (figuratively on the Internet) and the ‘Death’ card came out. The knight on a beautiful white horse, signifying a change to your life. To move on, means letting go and allowing it to happen. I hope you find the answer my sister. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much my sister. Your comment is relevant and makes sense. Thank you for your insight and for pulling a card for me.
      I hope all is well. Hugs ❤️❤️❤️


  4. I love that picture, first of all 🙂 And I have often grappled with the same question. Have I been here before? Sometimes when I write historical stuff, especially centered around World War II, it is eerily easy to visualize. It feels so… well… familiar. One could stay I’ve studied those battlefields enough to just know, but others could say something else entirely. A great post!

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    1. I think there will always be the ones that go with a gut feeling of knowing and it will be enough, while others will need proof and evidence. It depends on what you want to believe and what feels right to you. You strike me as an old soul my friend, one that has been here before and one that has seen a thing or two. Thank you for your input. ❤️

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  5. Dear lady, when I see a 4 yr old boy doing things on a piano that masters struggle with, there is no way that he hasn’t brought something with him. A past life, genius in his DNA or just the beauty of a love that is in us all and he got to touch its depth straight away.
    A lovely story you have told, a heartfelt one and one that should be followed because it touches that place that brings a smile, and can be heard in your words and the attitude they bring.
    Would an indian chief be upset? I think he would be more upset that you didn’t follow your heart and flew with the eagles as an enlightened being should ❤️

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    1. As always your words touch my heart Mark, and again it takes a special person to understand what I am trying to say with subjects such as these.
      You are absolutely right and I appreciate your insight. One only a healer can give. I rest and take comfort in your theory of not having upset any Indian chiefs because of wearing my own headdress. Perhaps chocolate could also help 😉 Thank you dear friend. Have a great Sunday.

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