Posted in Blogging, Fun

Awesome Blogger Award is

So, let me tell you how badly I suck at this. It’s been at least a week (oops I am afraid another week has expired since first attempting to write this) since I was nominated for the awesome blogger award by my friend Michael who seems to believe that my humble blog is worthy of such an honor. Please stop by this funny, witty writer and tell him that Rhapsody said hi and thank you again. He is simply amazing and you are missing out. So what are you waiting for, check him out, after you read this post, of course. Ehemmm…

Let me tell you that it still blows my mind when I get nominated. I look around the room like “who me” as if there was some mistake made, although there is not another blogger living in my house and my humble heart knows darn well that I should accept such a wonderful compliment. It leaves me extremely grateful and in awe, to say the least. Still, the fact remains that I suck at the responses. For one I am not as witty, two…I write whatever I feel passionate about at any given time, which these blogger awards usually don’t fit that criteria and are very specific. They are special alright, but also hold you to a certain guidelines, but here we go and I will give it my best.

“This is an award for the Absolutely Wonderful Writers all across the blogging world.  They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers.  That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.
3. Answer the questions you were asked.
4. Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
5. Give them 10 new questions to answer.


1. What’s wrong with you?

Way to go…loaded question right off the start. After contemplating if this is a trick question, this could really go any which way. Sooooo… initial response that comes to mind is “Not a damn thing”, but would that mean I live in denial or that I am just full of myself? Of course there are things wrong with me, and I have yet to meet the person that is perfectly content with everything about themselves. They surely are the ones living in denial, because nothing ever is perfect. At least that is what is widely believed to be the truth, but I think things can come pretty close to perfect. Not saying I am and I’m no different, but I see the the glass half full and I’m not a complainer, nor do I live in a fantasy world. Gee, how did this ended up here? Still need more proof that I sick at this? Here we go…

2. Do you prefer pie or cake?

Another trick question as I sit here trying to answer this seemingly easy question, but struggle. I am not a sweet person, well actually I can be quite sweet, but I am not a sweet fanatic and was talking about the food sweets, or so I thought, or…oh just forget it. Pie or cake, both are sweet and it won’t matter if it’s pie or cake if I should treat myself to the sticky sweet mess. Keep a piece of sausage nearby so I can neutralize the taste afterwards. Yep, to u won’t be the first laughing at this and I’m known for needing sausage after I indulge.

3. Can you be trusted with a lie?

No…I struggle with lies and they most always insult my intelligence. No matter how I twist it, a lie is a lie and I have a hard time warming up to it. You can trust me with brutal honesty though.

4. What’s your favorite swear word?

Whatever flows naturally out of my mouth at that time. Depending on the severity of the fuckery going on that would cause me to swear, various words have spilled out of my mouth in the past. Sometimes I’m English, sometimes in German and really depending what this cranium thinks of first.

5. Are you better at kissing or writing?

Kissing, although I pour my love and passion into both 💋

6. Have you ever mistaken Lust for Love?

Not in real life, but I can see it happen easily. Being attracted to that bad boy look alike that gets your fantasy going and you just can’t help yourself with your weak knees and all, but who is the last dirtbag (sorry gentlemen) in the world and doesn’t know how to treat his lady. It’s a matter of mutual respect and arrogance and control have no place in a strong, functional relationship. The goal is to have lust and love with the same person, then you really got it made.

7. When was the last time you slow danced?

Too long ago with this quarantine

8. Is there something you’d like to tell the world?

It you can be anything “Be kind.” Lift each other instead of putting each other down. Stay positive and stay the course. You got this and you are not alone. Gee there is really a lot I could say.

9. Who would win in a fight: Godzilla or Hello Kitty?

My initial thought is that it has to be the mighty, strong Godzilla, but I also like to root for the underdog. The one that goes in against all odds to prove something to themselves or the world. Having the courage to fight such a monster, much bigger than you, is already a win in my book. So here you go clever Kitty, you got my vote and I believe in you.

10. What musical instrument do you look like the most?

Ohhh this one is hard. I’m curvy and strong. Maybe a bass, hahaha.

11. What’s your first impression when you look in a mirror?

Mmmh, that varies from day to day as n out all days are equal for me, fighting a chronic illness. Some days are “hey, yeah I woke up like this” whole others are “geez you look like you have wrestled all night”. The way I look in the morning determines the actions I need to take and if I need a little extra pick me up.

12. Have you ever worn underwear from a person of the opposite sex?

No, and there is an easy explanation for this. Maybe a little TMI for here 😂

13. Finish this sentence anyway you like: “Bartholomew, I don’t know any damned Bartholomew …”

….but we both could use a miracle.

14. Do you think Ecru deserves to be a distinct color, or should it just go back to a being a miserable shade of boring-ass Beige and lose its uppity-as-fuck attitude just because it’s friends with beige

Beige is beige, no matter how uppity and higher class sounding you want to make it. Just because you call it ecru doesn’t give you the title to be more educated sounding than the rest of us, but knock yourself out with “Ecru” of you must.

Phew, I made it, hahaha….and it was fun, actually 😉


  1. How would you describe yourself and why?
  2. What are you attracted to the most with the opposite sex?
  3. What’s your guilty pleasure?
  4. Are you ruled by the heart or your mind, and why?
  5. What’s your best feature?
  6. Do you dream in color or black and white?
  7. What song would you dedicate to the one you love?
  8. What makes your world go round?
  9. What does the perfect day look like for you?
  10. What’s your comfort food and why?
  11. What is better? To be jealous or laid back and why?
  12. What does freedom mean to you?
  13. Peace and harmony above a little fight here and there? Love, or make up sex?
  14. What would you change about yourself if you could?


Have fun everyone, and know that I wished I could have nominated many more. You all are fantastic and are so deserving. I love you all and thank you for your support and the love you spread every day.

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Posted in Inspiration, Spirituality

Fringe Dwellers

Picture taken from google/artist unknown

Have you ever felt like you don’t fit the norm? Like you don’t fit in? Perhaps even that this planet is not your home and you are just passing through? Well, you might be a Fringe Dweller.

Fringe Dweller are people who don’t fit the norm. I say they are not hippy revolutionaries living rough, or social weirdos: the one’s I speak of are ordinary people, you can’t tell them apart from others. It’s their minds that are different. They don’t relate to the rules and regulations of the status quo, the rhythms of a tick-tock life leaves them uninspired and listless.

~Stuart Wilde

If this resonates with you, you mithat find further confirmation here.

  1. From a very early age you have known that you were different
  2. You feel the pain of others
  3. You feel there is something more to this life
  4. You get bored easily with life
  5. You are highly creative
  6. You NEED a lot of alone time
  7. Little coincidences are happening more in your life
  8. You are attracted to lots of different spiritual teachings
  9. You don’t want a normal job

Just remember that you are not a weirdo, or strange, you are just on a dog free rent level of consciousness and know there is something more that you need to get from life. 🙏🏼

Posted in Animals

Welcome little ones

My little resident friend has babies and although I haven’t seen them yet, it was definitely obvious as Momma squirrel came to visit today. I couldn’t be happier to have this little friend stop by for her daily rations and I hope to see her babies soon. Have I mentioned that it’s often the little things that bring me Joy?

Do you have any animals visiting you in a regular basis at your home?

PS. By the time I finished writing this Momma squirrel showed me two of her babies. ❤️ Hopefully I get a picture soon.

Posted in Inspiration, Wisdom

Master Tolle

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non conceptual intelligence within you. Key stillness direct your words and actions.

~Eckhart Tolle

What are your thoughts on this and have you been able to experience such bliss?

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Hidden “Joy”

On my hike yesterday I found a painted hidden rock near this beautiful waterfall. Someone had placed it there for someone else to discover, and I did yesterday. The word written on the front “Joy” could have not been more perfect as it was instant joy to find this never before seen waterfall and the rock. On the back there was a message to submit a picture with the rock and to re-hide it. What a simple thing to do and how much joy it brought me. I immediately thought of paying it forward, making and hiding a rock of my own. Who knows where it could end up and how neat would it be to track it’s journey.

For me it is often the little things that get the biggest giggles and end up in a special memory somehow. Big things can impress me alike but are not required to keep this simple soul happy and content. Hmmm, actually I think I like it that way. But it also makes me think of all the people I used to work with. Prestigious people that lived for status and possessions. People that became somebody else, losing themselves (or did they) only to impress someone else, fighting for acceptance. It was the same people I sometimes caught a different glimpse of when their efforts got too exhausting and wore them down. These very people may lived in material bliss and would never relate to someone like me who could get joy out of finding this rock. But these people also at times were very lonely and the upkeep of pretending and upholding one’s status was simply too much at times.

I wonder about the battles they fought within themselves. I can only imagine. Apparently until you decide to stop and be true to yourself, you must have seen some kind of value in continuing. It made me sad and perhaps Joy was never experienced at such a profound level, although it makes me feel as if I’m judging and never knew 100%. Maybe they were true to themselves and it is what they wanted, but those glimpses that told me that something was very wrong, told me otherwise.

The dictionary defines joy as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Having Joy includes feeling good cheer and a vibrant happiness. Joy is a deep abiding and can be defined as the emotion evoked by well being, success, good fortune, or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.

In the conclusion it seems that joy means different things to all of us. And while I don’t relate to pure joy being based on only material bliss, I know for some it is and that’s ok as long as you don’t have to lose yourself in the process of impressing others. There, I would draw the line for myself.

Posted in Inspiration

More to consider

“Drink water from the spring where the horse Drinks. A horse will never drink bad water.

Make your bed where the cat sleeps.

Eat the fry it that was touched by a worm.

Freely pick the mushrooms on which the insects sit.

Plant your tree where the mole digs.

Build your house where the snake suns itself.

Dig your well where the birds build their nests in hot weather.

Go to sleep and wake up with the chickens and you will reap the golden grain of the day.

Eat more green vegetables and you will have strong legs and an enduring heart.

Swim more often and you will feel on land like a fish in the water.

Look at the skies more often and not at your feet, and your thoughts will be clear and light.

Keep silent more often, speak less, and silence will reign in your soul, and your spirit will be calm and peaceful.”

~St. Seraphim of Sarov in Georgia

Posted in Energy healing, Inspiration


Artist unknown

Dis-ease can not survive in a body of light. Remove your energetic blockages and be healed.

As an energy healer I have long connected with the belief that our emotional state of being has a lot to do with how we perform on the health front. I can’t explain how, but I believed in it long before getting involved with energy healing. It was simply something I knew, a gut feeling, something I might have learned a thousand years ago, something that found it’s way into a new existence of my reincarnated soul.

I knew it would affect our overall well being, and even link to autoimmune diseases. Stress and unprocessed traumas are reflected in energetic blockages within our body and our main chakras. These blockages choke the energy right out of us and eventually manifest diseases and illnesses.

The sentence “Remove your energetic blockages and be healed” is key, but also easier said than done. You might ask how to do this and how one would remove energetic blockages. And while there are various ways you can do so, I would say it always starts with an open mind, a willingness to learn more and expand your horizons, as well as a fair amount of soul searching and going within.

Chances are that you already know what needs to be done to remove such said energetic blockages, but are you ready to act and do something about it? Are you able to do something or are you bound by your circumstances? Perhaps you rather hide in the shadows because the light is too scary and too uncertain. There are numerous scenarios and there is no shame in any of them dear friends. I know the area well, for I have been there many times myself.

What I would say now is that everything is timing and that you can’t go wrong as long as you did the best you could at that given time. Even if you would do things different down the line. It doesn’t matter because much will happen in the meantime. You have grown and have earned new wisdom and experiences. So you can’t apply the same mindframe to something that happened “once upon a time.” Different times equal different circumstances.

You have to this on your terms, on your time and how it fits into your personal journey. Just remember that without the darkness the stars can’t shine. Just don’t stay there too long and always make an attempt to strive for the healing light.

Posted in Awakening, Love, Men, Warriors

An awakened Man

This picture is a few years old and was taken on the coastline at Highway 1, in California. A young couple, just married, was having their pictures taken from a professional photographer as we strolled along to visit the nearby lighthouse.

Sneaky me, got a few shots of my own, recording their special day. Later, this would leave me thinking that I wished I could have sent those pictures to their rightful owners. Surely they would love to have them as they were taken from slightly different angles to not interfere. I’m sure the professional pictures were killer, but mine weren’t all that bad either. And can you truly ever have enough pictures of your best friend, your soulmate, the one you love and sealed your forever with, especially on a day like this? I think not. Today, an amazing quote came along and this picture found it’s way back into my day. It turned out to be a perfect pairing, and it feels as if this picture that I took so many years ago, has finally found it’s purpose and meaning for me. What do you think?

An awakened man is a warrior of the heart. He calls to other conscious men to join the revolution, to lay down their ego, and with true masculine energy, demonstrate what it means to return to love.

~Daniel Nielsen

Posted in Inspiration, Mother nature

Where the Earth heals me

I made it to my “Vortex” the other day. It’s a place I find serenity and a calm that slows the inner dialogue. It’s a place I ground with the earth and just be still. It’s a place I heal. It’s a place I remember the words from Rockinruksi…

The earth, where the stars speak and remind me I’m not alone. Where the wind gently holds me and the tress listen to my pain. Where the birds sing my worries away, the sunshine removes my darkness and nature accepts me as I am.