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It’s time for another new word marvel, and today’s word is another close to my heart, one you might relate with also. Especially if if you believe that you are an empath.

For instance, have you ever walked into a room full of people and felt anxiety or out of your comfort zone?

Have you ever felt that few understand who you truly are?

Do you feel a sense of not belonging? Of having to behave differently from who you really are?

Have you ever felt lonely around the ones that you’ve known all of your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, today’s unusual word is for you and you are not alone. I definitely hear and see you.

Our word today is Monachopsis which is the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

28 thoughts on “Monachopsis

  1. I sat and spoke to a mother, father and two baby magpies today. I actually felt very comfortable with them with the chat and feed we had. Mind you, I did get the impression that my neighbors didn’t think so, so I think they do think I’m Monachopsis. If they only knew! Haha 😂 🤣
    Ok, I did have ulterior motives, one of the babies has fishing line tangled around his leg and he’s getting sore. I’ve been Monachopsis with them as I try to coax the young one to get closer so I can untangle him before it cuts any further into his foot . I’ve got mom and dad to eat out of my hand but I just can’t quite get the little one any closer than about three feet. But I’m working on it, maybe during the healing you can squirt him a touch of sleepiness so I can get a hold of him…mind you, I’ll probably be half asleep too at the time 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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    1. Oh Mark I do hope you are able to get the poor chicks leg untangled I have faith you will. We have just had magpies move into this area. I missed their song. Such great birds. May I ask what you are feeding them?

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      1. I gave them a variety to start with of fruit and veg and bread. Of course the bread was first and banana second, but the favorite was some chopped up meat. They mostly eat insect and small animals like lizards, worms and beetles etc but I didn’t have any of those in my fridge, I had already eaten them for breakfast 🤣
        I have heard they will eat dog food as it is more to their normal diet. I may have to acquire some as all else I gave them didn’t really keep them too interested. And I want to get closer to that baby so I can untangle the poor fellow. One thing I do know is a family of them would wander around my mum as she dug in her garden and they would swoop in fast if anything moved among the dirt she dug up, especially the worms 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      2. my heart is with you as you befriend the baby to help it. fingers crossed. Thank You so much for your information. I hope they will nest near by my place and I can enjoy them and it is so lovely hearing their songs I did not know how much I had misssed them

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      3. I always gently whistle and talk quietly with them. The whistle appears to say I make a sound like them and I may be an ‘odd’ bird so I’m harmless, but the main one is the quiet talking, it’s energy is very calming and peaceful to them and it makes them feel at peace around you. In the beginning just try to not make any loud noises or sudden moves and they will accept you quite quickly. Sorry Rhapsody, we’ve taken over your blog 😂 🤣

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      4. Oh no please don’t be. I don’t mind at all and it’s such a wonderful story to follow and be involved in. Thank you for sharing Mark and thank you for your kind interest Tazzie. Hugs to both of you.

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    2. Awe this is so sweet and I hope the little one has warmed up to you, allowing you to rescue and free him or her. I’m sure they couldn’t resist your charm in the end and knew they were in good hands. Literally 😉💙🙏🏼

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      1. Thank you dear lady. Actually the little one must have had a run in with someone. The second young one I can get reasonably close to but the injured one has trust issues. Probably someone else has seen his problem and tried to help and unintentionally scared him I think. And I’m loath to throw a blanket across him because if I miss it will leave him scarred with people for life. In the breeding season they are vicious in protecting their territory, if you come within a hundred yards of their nest they will dive bomb you and draw blood, it is quite painful. People have to walk around with push bike helmets on (put magpie helmets into google search, you’ll be amazed at what they have invented to keep their heads in one piece), with cable ties sticking out to stop them taking a piece of your ear off its that bad. BUT…if you feed them and be nice they remember that and will accept you into their territory. I’ve never been dive bombed in this area but I’m open market for others. And you hear how nasty they can be but their song is amazing. They greet the dawn with this incredible song and during mating, and the young ones sit with me and practice with mom and dad. It is so hard to live here 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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      2. Why is the thought of the Helmut making lol? Guess if I was amongst them, needing a helmet, I’d think otherwise. But joke aside, I didn’t realize they are “that” aggressive. Good grief…😳 I wonder if chocolate could help.
        Good luck with the little one. I’m sure it will give into your charm soon. 🤗💙🙏🏼🦋

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      3. Mmmm, my charm must be a bit rusty. He came over this morning and sang for me but alas I just can’t get that last bit to grab him. I could try chocolate but alas I have been hard on myself and reduced my intake…the cupboard is bare and only allowed on special occasions. Is ‘magpie catching’ a special occasion? (while encouraging a positive answer by nodding my head at you) 😂 🤣

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