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Quotes and random musings

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Food for thought. Actions and reactions. Give and take. Cause and effect. Being a sucker for quotes, they always seem to find me at the right time, speaking their magic meaning, often leaving me reassured, at times pondering, and sometimes on the heels of revelations and aha moments. I never heard it quite like this when it comes to the quote below, but I find truths between those lines and I’m sure we each have a little Story to tell.

“Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you.”


This post has been scheduled for over a week now and I feel the need to edit and add to it a little. While I still believe in much of it’s content, I have learned a few things in the past week. When I read the quote now, there is a deeper meaning that emerges. A meaning that tells me that a statement like this comes from trauma, a previous experience that has left a wound, a scar if you will. Because of this scar and the fear to experience this pain again, a warning is given to be careful of what you tolerate, putting the responsibility and the burden into your corner as if it was entirely up to you what follows next. Is it really all within your control, the control we urge ourselves so often to let go of? And is it fair to place such burdens onto ourselves? Surely everything has it’s limits, no different when it comes to this quote, but my main goal here would be not to let my experiences define me and harden my heart. Not to be obsessed with having control and the upper hand, but to trust and believe in the good of every situation, even if it has challenges attached.

What do you think?


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

12 thoughts on “Quotes and random musings

  1. The last part you wrote is so true. That quote is misused so much for people with trauma. I’ve had people say this to me as if I made the choice to be sexually assaulted or to have SRA. 😒

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    1. Awe thank you so much for sharing this with me and many blessings to you. You are absolutely right and trauma triggers many responses, each persons, misused, and often not understood unless some level of it was experienced in the inside vs being an outside bystander. Much love to you.

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  2. This life is an amazing thing Rhapsody. It will poke and prod so much that we learn to be ‘on guard’ in all our actions. But because of that we will experience so much, and in doing so ‘let go’ so much too as we understand. And yes, it can ‘harden’ us but again, if slowly, the wall gets chipped away until some light comes through. And like anything we try to understand the moment that bit of light comes through we go ‘yehaa!’ as we wrap our minds around it and find that it speeds up into a relaxation because it no longer causes us stress and we become more proficient at ‘doing’ whatever it is we were facing. My Diploma study was quite stressful, but now my Remedial Massage Therapy just flows.
    Mind you, I’m still struggling with healing the hearts of some of those people critters. Unusual creatures they are, all perfect pieces of nature so they must be all treated like the original pieces of art that they are 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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  3. for the loner or social loser
    such things are only intensified
    trust nobody
    like even fewer let alone myself
    never got past the first date
    after the divorce
    but doubt?
    sure it is a benefit to examine yourself each day
    why not?
    good post~

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