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A magical time

It’s almost Christmas, and for many of us it can be a stressful time. Running around, fighting crowds trying to get a deal. Staying alert, dodging people who drive a little too fast, and feeling the stress and financial burden to find the perfect present. Sadly many fall into the hectic of these and many more reasons and forget the magic of this special time.

For me it was working in retail for many years, making the Christmas season for special for others, and being too exhausted to enjoy my own. I have skipped working in retail for the past two seasons and I am grateful for visiting the German Christmas markets where I was reminded of the spirit of Christmas and why this time has always been my favorite holiday.

Here are a few other things to consider in the spirit of giving and just being merry.

This Christmas end a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind, be gentle. Appreciate. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonder of earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it yet, once again.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

9 thoughts on “A magical time

  1. To splash my heart wherever I go? So I shall and with a bit of luck I shall endear a smile or two. Maybe even a Christmas hug 😀
    Sending a little of each your way Rhapsody, at the least they’ll keep you warm 😀 ❤️

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  2. Good to read, that you found your Christmas spirit at the German markets, Rhapsody 😀
    I haven’t been celebrating the Christmas since I left Denmark. I feel, this is for celebrating together with your family and they are far away from here.
    Wish you a beautiful time, dear friend.
    Much love to you ❤

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