Posted in Anxiety, Disaster, Fire

One challenge down, another waiting in the wind

Last Monday the Crazy mattress nightmare was solved and actually worked in my favor. Robbed together, squishing a kingsize mattress out of the tiny abode didn’t seemed like a one man job, but was actually accomplished by one man. I was so skeptical and just couldn’t see it happen, but miraculously it did happen. Soon the mattress was loaded on a U-haul trailer and transported to my storage facility. The eminent problem appeared that there was no replacement mattress on order yet and both mattresses, the old one and the new one were gone, leaving behind a hard plywood platform for the new mattress. But that wasn’t even the problem and during the morning we received a fire evacuation warning for the area. Winds had shifted over the weekend and the fire was heading my way. Driving back it felt like I was driving into the belly of a monster that loomed high into the sky, threatening to choke off my breath with every passing mile. Cinnamon was riding co-pilot to me and I know she could pick up the vibe and worry. I actually made it a point to set my own fears to the side, to stay calm and comfort her by telling her that everything was going to be ok and that she’d always be safe with me. I wasn’t going to let anything bad happen to her.

Arrived at the tiny abode, the fire was awfully close and only a few miles away. People were starting to evacuate although it wasn’t mandatory yet and I couldn’t blame them. I quickly unloaded the car and made another trip to the local post office, hoping to intercept a few important parcels from Wales, England. My Luck continued and had I arrived one day later I would have missed my parcels and they would have gone back. Yeah, it’s a long story and quite the circumstances, but I got beyond emotional about everything working out during such a stressful time.

For the past week we’ve been under a close watch with the fire so close. We didn’t have to evacuate but conditions are checked throughout the day, especially when it comes to the wind. I want to say that we are out of the woods but I believe it when the flames are extinguished and no old threat remains. I need gentle rain and no lightening. Water reserves from a mild winter are beyond low after fighting these fires and although I am not praying for a harsh, strict winter, I know it is needed desperately. But first, lets hurry up and let my new mattress get here so I can get some well deserved rest.


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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 🙏🏼💙🦋

14 thoughts on “One challenge down, another waiting in the wind

  1. You are going through a challenge dear lady. By the end of this you could face a meteorite crash, volcanic mega blast and aliens landing and not bat an eyelid. Ok, maybe the alien landing was a bit much but hey, you got this my friend 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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  2. Oh, I do feel with you and Cinnamon right now, dear Rhapsody.
    Were you able to bring your temporary house, while leaving for a while?
    Good for the two of you to have each other in this tough time.
    You handled it very well with the Galliniper, I’m not sure, that I would have been able to act that came. Didn’t Cinnamon help you with this one?
    Wish you all the safety, as you might need for now and send you huge hugs and loving thoughts ❤

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    1. Thank you again Irene. I left the temporary house behind, knowing it’d be safe. I am so glad to have her. She is amazing and truly one of a kind. She is a blessing and we share a bond so special and precious it can’t be put into words.
      Much love to you 😘💙

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    1. Thank you, luckily they have moved on and are not close anymore. Still adjusting to the new mattress. It’s hard to find comfort when everything hurts all the time ughhh. But it’s better and that’s important. Xo


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