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In certain regions of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, he is taken to the center of the village and surrounded by his tribe for two days while they speak of all the good he has done.

They believe each person is good, yet sometimes we make mistakes, which is really a cry for help. They unite in this ritual to encourage the person to reconnect with their true nature.

The belief is that unity and affirmation have more power to change behavior than shame and punishment. This is known as Ubuntu – humanity towards others.

Wow, isn’t this amazing?

We talk about how crazy life can be, how so many things are out of our control and seemingly can’t be changed, but on the other hand we do have so much power to make a difference, and we each can do it, we do have choices. We may not have an entire tribe standing behind us, but then the people that love us, our friends and families, the people we inspire are our tribe in a way, aren’t they? Just imagine what could be if we took note…if we each showed just a little more humanity towards others.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Ubuntu

  1. I think we all have it in us to act this way… We just wait too long to do it. I know that when I was at my lowest, fighting depression and hiding at home, my parents forced me out of my apartment one night, and I had to sit in the middle of all of the people who love me the most… The whole evening was spent just telling me how important and worthy I was for them. Just a big wave of love thrown at me, to open my eyes… And I must say, as much as I hated being there, broken and vulnerable in front of them all, it was a turning point in my recovery process… Great post, Gorgeous xx

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    1. Wow this is so powerful, thank you for sharing this gorgeous. You had wise parents and they knew what they were doing. In a way the same thing as this African tribe, and look at you and how amazing you are. Not saying it was all because of that but like you said it was a turning point and Ray of light for you. Have I told you lately how grateful I am for you? You are simply amazing, you courteous soul. I see you ❤️


  2. It is a very supportive event to have so many to show you your worth and give you strength to go through something like that. To finally forgive the one thing that we always struggle with…ourselves ❤️
    Great post, for something, as Cyranny commented, to show you a doorway out of something that keeps you trapped 😀

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    1. I agree Mark and think it is what decides people. What I mean with that is that everybody can easily turn their back on you when trouble strikes. In the business world you might even get coached out of the system. It’s always harder to invest time in someone, to make them successful but the rewards and the impact you leave on someone’s life can only be measured within the heart. ❤️🦋

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  3. This is such a beautiful practice and incredibly motivating. Thank you for sharing this. I’m actually going to save this blog and use that as motivation from here on out. ❤️


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