Posted in Awakening, Books, Self help


Many of us try so hard to find our way, to learn about our purpose and to find a sense of belonging. Sometimes we spend a lifetime trying to figure it out, and while changes are always at work, we are often unaware of them and unawakened. Many go go through life trying to learn whatever lessons are in store, and throughout the process develop a self defense mechanism. It’s a means of protection, one that’s suppose to shield us from pain, one that lashes out from time to time and here and there rear’s it ugly head, ultimately holding us a prisoner.

It is said that our soul already knows the way and that we have everything we need within us. I’ve heard this saying a long time ago and was reminded of it just recently. In a different time and a different place, it would come to me with a new understanding and meaning.

I remembered it while being still and engaging in an old hobby. Reading. The first book that came to me after a long break of not reading, was called the Untethered Soul and it was the one that really put things into perspective for me. It helped me understand the reactions of others and my own. It allowed me to find compassion in the harfest to find places and forgive even when it seemed impossible to forgive. But it was the second book and reading about Soul Contract that made me remember this saying.

Both books (self help books) came with a bit of hindsight and with the realization that I was putting in the work already. Subconsciously I was already plugging away as if I knew exactly what needed to be done. My soul was already hard at work, guiding me and the books merely shed light onto what was going on. It was the books that brought the realization, the explanations, the understanding. There was no doubt that all Shadow work, had led me to my work with my soul contracts. It was during the last chapter of the book, in how to release the energy of the soul contracts that I nodded and became aware of that this is what must have been happening already.

MacKinnon mentions that during the process of releasing this dark, heavy energy many of her clients have unintentionally lost weight or became more physically active and healthy. They intuitively felt a desire to get up, get moving, and create a physical release, such as playing a sport or starting to exercise. One client started their own business while another quit smoking. One got a drastic haircut, or made other sweeping changes. Was this where my motivation cane from and what had ignited the fire within.


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 “Guided

  1. Thankfully our higher selves are gently…ok maybe not so gently sometimes, nudging us along our path with a synchronicity or two thrown in to keep us on our toes 😂
    But beautifully we are growing inside as we face all those things you mention dear lady, to eventually be set free and live and love from a heart reborn 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

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  2. A friend shared this quote with me tonight. ‘We accept the love we think we deserve.’ I so get this. I hope I can open up and grow. I’ve met so many dear good friends this summer and I have to leave them. I’m angry at mom and my sister and I’m not looking forward to being back in OR. But, I need to be. So, I’m going to splurge and get some expensive new shoes, if they fit properly!!!

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    1. I get it too and I think it’s true. In my eyes you deserve so much and I hope that some day soon you can look back at the last couple of years, be good to yourself and know deeply that you did amazing. I have a saying for you as well.
      Be proud of how you’ve been handling these past months/years. The silent battles you fought, the moments you had to check yourself, the only person you had on your corner wiping your tears and telling you to keep going. Acknowledge your strength. Despite everything, you still grow. ❤️
      Btw. Thank you so much for the card and your address. You made my day and you know how much I love old fashioned mail.
      I hope you got the 👠

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      1. Rhapsody. You are one of my heroes. These words of yours were on my wall while caring for mom. I brought them back with me. ‘Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need.’

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      2. You touch my heart in so many ways my dear sister, you have no idea. This means the world to me and you are beyond special to me. Thank you for being the amazing person you are.
        I remember similar times and you always being a couple of steps ahead of me. We faced so many similar times with our Mom’s. I will never forget you always being there and it helped me to go on 🙏🏼💙

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      3. We helped each other from across the worlds. I had someone tell me it wasn’t right to have online friends who were stronger than ones nearby. Piffle!!! Those people from WP I met over my journey have become some of the best people in my entire life!

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      4. I would agree and such a statement can only be made because of lack of their own experience and a hefty dose of jealousy. Pfft. I agree with you and some of the people I’ve met here are actually mich closer than the ones that live near by. Also family is not always blood.

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