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Fire warning watch

We have been under a fire warning watch for a couple of days when the evacuation notice came through. The national forests have been closed and as previously mentioned air qualities has been the worst in the world. There has been no shortage of full moments this week and it’s been filled with stress, worries and anxiety, keeping a careful watch on the ominous plume that rises to the sky only a few miles from me. Again, the winds have saved me so far and I’m beyond grateful. While most have evacuated despite the watch and not mandatory notice yet, I am still staying put in place as the danger and red flag warnings are fewer with each day. But make no mistake and know that everything is prepped to bail out quickly should it be required. The backyard is mostly taken down and The Tiny Abode is a mess. So please bare with me as I keep you posted.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Fire warning watch

  1. Wow. You are bearing intimate witness to a huge climate-change-related challenge/catastrophe. I hope you are able to remain where you are AND am glad that you are ready to evacuate if necessary…

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    1. Unfortunately true, and it’s beyond words. Awful and hard breaking to say the least. Safe for now and luckily the fire by me is thinning, but like the monster it is, it is still swallowing up beautiful areas, more homes and our wildlife’s resources. My heart is broken.


  2. Good to know, that you are prepared, if needed to evacuate, dear Rhapsody.
    I do still remember a fire close to my house, when I lived in Spain. It was terrible, when the evacuate was needed, as I didn’t know, if there would be a home after the fire. I was lucky, but the neighbors were not.
    Please take good care of both of you, dear friend. Dogs lungs are more sensitive to smoke, than ours are.
    Huge hugs and much love to both of you ❤

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    1. Thank you Irene, it’s awful. We are safe again and puppy is protected and well looked after. I hate having to limit our outside adventures and activities but I wasn’t up to it anyways and I won’t risk our health. Thank you for the hug. So appreciated and needed. Much much love to you sweet soul. 💙

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