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Where it all began

It looks like just another day in the shire, my small, little village where I was born. It’s where Mom settled with her parents, fleeing from the war as she was five years old. It’s where Mom and Dad roamed the streets, fell in love and later married.

How Mom loved her little village. She was a loyal supporter of the church and other projects, and even outside her village she would regularly donate or purchase goods from from organizations of a good cause.

This is were it all began and where I first saw the world. In the Valley at the foot of rolling hills, called the “Petersberg.” In the foreground is the St. Veit church and the cemetery where both Mom and Dad are now buried and remain in the village they once fell in love with.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

18 thoughts on “Where it all began

  1. You seem to get the view of life there again Rhapsody, even if you left this town many years ago to live your own dreams out about life.
    Wish you a nice and peaceful travel tomorrow and hope, that all will be well.
    Much love and huge hugs for you, dear friend ❤

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    1. Thank you Irene. I arrived well, although still adjusting and it’s getting more and more strenuous to travel so far. It much easier as I was young and perhaps it’s something to consider in the future as I decide whether I want to keep or sell the house.
      Much love to you my friend. Hope you are doing ok. ❤️

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      1. I’m happy to hear, that you arrived well at home, Rhapsody.
        With RA and so, it is more difficult not to be able to move around for so long time, as travels might demand.
        I’m downsizing most possible and with success. I have been giving so much away, as I hope, others will get joy of. I’m not ended, but have sorted out more than half of everything and more will go.
        I still need to find out, how to do it practically with the move itself and to find a place, where I’m allowed to have Odin too.
        As you know with Arthritis, stairs can be a challenge and both Odin and I have that problem. Few stairs sometimes might be okay, but to live upstairs is not a bright idea.
        Wish you a beautiful weekend ❤

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      2. I think all will fall into place and the right solutions will present themselves. You’ve been busy and you have taken the first step which is most important.
        Much love to you my friend. As far as finding a place, perhaps online sites can help and your daughter. ❤️

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  2. A lovely place Rhapsody, its so green and alive. I can understand falling in love with it.
    I saw where I was born some years ago. There was nothing left, it had been bulldozed off the face of the earth to make way for an open cut cola mine. Kinda takes the shine off it a bit…but I most certainly have great memories of growing up there 😀

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    1. Awe that’s sad but I am glad you have kept your memories and they will always be yours my friend.
      My village has changed and grown a lot since the time I grew up in it, but it’s still a small town with many things that just haven’t caught up in time. Weird how when I was younger I left, not worried of ever missing it. I experienced the bustling life and a world that g it busier and busier, and now I wouldn’t mind living in this slow, quaint place again. Almost like coming full circle. 😉

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