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The simple life

I am an old soul that sees many parallels of the past and this life. I know I have fought for what’s important before, and I am no stranger to being a warrior. However, would you believe it if I told you that I don’t like to fight and that my strongest weapons represent love and faith? So much can be achieved when we believe, have faith and meet our challenges or challengers with love. In a way we fight every day, but there is a way to do it. It’s just a matter of finding out for ourselves what that way represents.

I like the simple things of life such as letting out the inner child and never forgetting that she exists. To let her laugh with Childlike abandonmentment and not worry about a thing for as long as I can.

I like old bookstores and the feel of an actual book in my hands. There is something soothing in the smell of the paper, perhaps it’s a distant memory of what once was.

I like the smell of coffee brewing and that first sip is always the best. You know what I mean.

I love the sound of rain and rainy days make the best cuddling days or just letting your mind go.

I like to hike to a special place, to find serenity and solitude, alongside a piece of heaven where I can breathe deeply and take a good nap.

I like the charm of a farmhouse porch and the simplicity found within the concept that less is actually more.

I like sunsets and the sweet and often little things that remind me that life doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.

I like to dream big and small and chase the possibility of an adventure as often as possible. After all it is our dreams that keep us going, that keep us aspiring, that keep us alive.

I am constantly learning and I strive to push myself to be better and make the most out of every day.

I have learned to say that I am enough. To be content knowing that I will always do my best even when I feel that I fell short of that. It may not be perfect, but no human is. This will never sound as an excuse, but as a reminder to be patient with myself and to trust the process. I have learned to be forgiving, not just to others, but also to myself

Remember, you are exactly where you need to be. Good or bad, this moment will never return. Try to seize it and make the best out of it.

You got this you gorgeous and handsome soul. 💙


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

20 thoughts on “The simple life

  1. Simply a beautiful post, Rhapsody 🙂
    I do try to challenge myself to do things, as I’m not so good to do. Sometimes with more luck than others. I find mostly fun easy together with my animals or with my grand kids. Then the laughter run more freely. Sometimes too serious.
    Very encouraging post, as I also can learn by.
    Much love to you ❤

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    1. I totally understand Irene and it doesn’t always work on my end ether. Not all days are created equal and the ones filled with pain are definitely challenging and it’s hard to be lighthearted about it. All we can do is the best to our ability and try. You have endured so much, be gentle to yourself. Much much love to you ❤️

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    1. That’s perfect Mark and isn’t it what life is all about. Well learning to dance in the rain and singing while doing it is a great addition.
      I wish you the same about your adventures and that inner light is a priority these days. 😉❤️

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  2. This is really, really beautiful! Reading your likes and loves, I was thinking we must be kindred spirits. Until I read this line “I am constantly learning and I strive to push myself to be better and make the most out of every day” and realized that I don’t, but should! Thank you for the reminder, and for the inspiration 🙂

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    1. Awe this truly touched my heart and your words are so special to me. Thank you so much. We are kindred spirits and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with another beautiful being. I am sorry for the late response. I hope all is well and you are taking good care of yourself. Hugs

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      1. Hugs to you too! No worries about the belated response. I am wandering in New Mexico and Arizona for a couple of weeks and without cell service or internet much of the time. I’m loving the journey and being semi-disconnected for a while. It’s just me, my dog Juni, the Subaru, and a lot of wilderness and parks to explore. Life is pretty sweet right now!

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  3. A perfect list, Rhapsody. Although I rarely get away from the city, for me, those distant memories and the smell of paper also mean a lot. I often find a quiet corner in a university library—to work, I tell myself, but I’m sure it’s nostalgia. And it’s truly a gift to find the serenity and beauty that is present in life’s moments. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Awe, you have spoken from my heart and I love that you know exactly what I was saying. I hope you find time to get away to do more of the things that make you feel alive. You already know the importance of balance. Hugs

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