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Blessings in disguise

Hard times, who hasn’t experienced them? I’m sure we all had our fair share of it and I have yet to meet a person who is a fan of such times. But I do believe we can work on altering the way we perceive these times. How…how about this…

Have you ever looked back, years later and realized that all the hardship you endured was actually a blessing in disguise? That the universe had your back all along, regardless of how hard it seemed back then and how little sense it made. I’ve had such moments a few times by now. Looking back and remembering the pain, but also feeling more at peace with the outcome, to the point I’m even glad things turned out the way they did.

What if we learn to let go of all the resistance and allow life to strengthen us? If we somehow learned to hold our head up and kept going, no matter how much it hurt? Perhaps it is much easier to realize in hindsight, after the trauma has unfolded and we don’t find ourselves in the midst of it, overwhelmed. But what if we could remember this lesson when we are having a bad day, a bad week, a bad month, or even a crappy year? Wouldn’t we do ourselves a favor by doing so and wouldn’t we avoid a lot of headache and heartache for ourselves? Is it even possible? I know I haven’t always followed this, but I would like to think that in forgiving myself, I have always done the best I could at that particular time and with the learned resources at hand. Still it hurt and I went through the heartache and the headache. Maybe I didn’t see it as a blessing in disguise and therefore my perception could not embrace such a concept.

Truth be told that sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those our souls and spirit needs the most, whether we are ready or not. How could our past ever be a mistake if we learned from it? So take all the crazy experiences and lessons and place them in a box labeled “Thank you.” Make peace with the past, appreciate the lessons, learn from it and set your current moment, your now and your future self free.

Inspired by the writings of Manisha Shrestha Bundela


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

19 thoughts on “Blessings in disguise

  1. In the end the beauty within that pain is immeasurable. It is so profound to leave us in tears 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    P.S. A little request if I may, could you go to my site and send a quick hello from my contact page? 😀

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      1. No actually, I thought it was working. I have checked it from a couple of different devices at my end after I moved to the new site and it seemed to work fine. Ok, leave it with me and I’ll see if I’ve got any mice in the wiring 😂 🤣
        I’ll give you a heads up when I get it going again. As I said, there was no hurry for it. Thank you muchly 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  2. I so appreciated reading this. Once again, you have given me something to think about. I think I’m too close to see any solid changes in the last few years of my life. Maybe in a couple more years? I know they exist. I’ll keep my eye out, my dear friend!

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  3. I agree totally. Without letting go, I have found I seem to end up facing the same wall until I am able to acknowledge I do know my self best and to follow my path listening to my spirit and connecting with what others may see as crazy, is actually where I am most connected, content, and whole.

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