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Fill in the blanks challenge

Picture from this summer/fall and discovering a secret waterfall.

Fill in the blanks challenge. Today is a monumental day in history, but regardless of today’s events and history, I try to focus every day and at least find one thing to be grateful for. Life is moving really fast for me at the moment. I have been blessed with more opportunities than challenges. It feels like the universe has heard my prayers, and I generally find myself smiling more throughout the day. My Ginger Syrup is gaining popularity and the feedback has been great. I have regular customers and it feels amazing to create something that is so well received. I have a new Elderberry Syrup, slightly thicker in texture than the Ginger and it’s a delicious tasting immune booster.

The Fur-baby is bringing much joy to my days and it feels like she is healing a part of me that was inaccessible until now. Yet I worry because i will have to go to Germany sometime soon which leaves unanswered questions again. The timing for her coming into my life was not the best, but I have to believe that there was a greater reason as to why now.

Health wise, I am still hanging in there, building on the foundation that fell in place this year. I’m losing weight, slowly but keeping it off. My step goal has lowered over the last couple of weeks as my body adjusts to different barometer pressures and aches more. But even here I’m working on remedies and plans to not fall off completely.

I have the opportunity to work with a sweet lady I recently became friends with and become her assistant. Not only is there much freedom with the position (very part time) but also an opportunity to utilize the office space for Reiki and energy healing. How cool would that be.

There are a few more things going on and my days are filled to the brim. Let’s just say there hasn’t been a dull moment lately. So if I had to fill in the blanks today I would say that on a bigger scale than myself…

Today, I’m grateful that the world is celebrating with the US in our quest and hope of becoming reunited under a new leadership and direction.

How would you fill your blank?


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

23 thoughts on “Fill in the blanks challenge

  1. I’m happy that you’re life is going well. Health and fitness, weight, occupation, a positive outlook…. Good memories are much more important than material possessions. Hugs and warm love to you Rhapsody ❤

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    1. Thank you Jack. I appreciate the warm regards and your love, always. I think it’s mainly the outlook and by no means is everything a bed of roses. Challenges will always be in our life I think, but how we tackle these things might determine the weight we feel. 💙

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  2. The universe has this great habit of filling the vacuum’s I create with some amazing stuff. Last time I let something go I was asked by spirit to focus on this very cute body and find why I didn’t understand self love. My spiritual side was flying well, but somehow I had let go my foundation (my physical self), for this journey for down here. It has been interesting to say the least, I have faced, and still facing, some very amazing parts of me I had taken for granted. I am now in the middle of a change that is truly testing me but like I tell everyone else, I will not appreciate it truly unless I endure the many parts that I need to heal. And after…20, no 40…oh ok, 60 years of treating the poor thing badly, it is time to be true to it and my heart so that ‘middle ground’ that Val keeps me on my toes with, can be found and a smile a little deeper can be achieved. Hopefully that will fill in a few blanks on my journey dear lady…and maybe reduce the chocolate load a little 😂 🤣 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. That is wonderful isn’t it? I mean the amazing stuff. And it truly is amazing. Sometimes we just get reminders to take better care of ourselves and it’s needed.
      You have so much wisdom and insights my friend, I am certain that you fly through your change in the most beautiful and graceful way. 💙🙏🏼🦋

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  3. I am so happy for you!!!! Good luck with the office space. That sounds so awesome.
    Fur babies will definitely give you that love you need. I would have to fill my blank in thee same way. Thee new change of leadership makes me breathe a sigh of relief.

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