Posted in Healing, Life, Nostalgia


I think there is a certain perception around healers. One that would indicate that they live a carefree life. That all boo boos are taken care of, and that they can freely and effortlessly tend to their own needs. For myself and a few others I found that this limited belief holds no truth or value. In fact I know of a couple others, shamanic healers as well as energy healers that struggle along despite their abilities to spread love and light, myself included.

Fact is that healers are no wonder beings. They are not perfect and they are actually far from it. They get drained easily, putting all of themselves into a healing for someone else. They feel action, emotions and even the unspoken word at a much deeper level than most. Healers are people who stared into the face of pain and suffering, found the courage to go on and managed to stare right back at it. Healers are not born this way and spend a great deal in darkness, isolated, trying to make sense of it all while finding there way. They are created out of their own adversity and trials. In the process of finding themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same and in return they are rewarded with a great sense of contribution and making a difference in the world. This is one of the most important attributes of a healer. To matter, to help, to be heard and seen, to spread love and light, while instilling a sense serenity and hope. A sense of belonging. Healers are people who have learned to transform the pain into love and see the lessons and the silver lining.

Healers are people like you and me, struggling with every day life. We reinvent ourselves over and over, adjusting to stay flexible to the bends and twists of life. Healers light the way for others and usually carry a heavier burden until they arrive at that famous crossroads of giving up or serving as a beacon. All of us end up there, but not all of us hear the call to serve. It’s hard enough to make it on our own. Healers are no magicians and definitely don’t own a magic wand. There is nothing witch-crafty or abracadabra like going on, but a understanding that everything is energy and vibration.

I wish I could have known a healer or two throughout my life while I was growing up. To be able to tap into that guided wisdom while still figuring things out on my own. Sometimes it feels like an awful lot of time had to pass to figure it all out and I remind myself of the saying “Better later then never” while there is plenty left to learn. I can’t help but wonder at times of what would have been, who I would be, how lucky I would have been to have a father figure in my life and didn’t lose him at such a young age. I guess tonight I am walking down the path of memory lane, of what if’s, and what could have been. It’s a mere curiosity, one that doesn’t hold regrets or any hard feelings. It’s a realization that everything could have been completely different in the instance of a moment and it helps put my “now” into perspective.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

19 thoughts on “Healers

  1. Ah dear lady, I’ll ever remember the moment in a fit of anger, rage, helplessness and anxiety in a marriage break up…to challenge God to show me how all of this ‘life’ could possibly have meaning. What a fool…but now a very educated fool. He gave me Spirit and ‘it’ poked, prodded and waited for me to fall, of which I did with great regularity, and as the dust settled explained to me my journey, showed me (as required), what it did indeed mean. Not all of it or I would not understand the next fall, it was all a systematic instruction on each part of us…the anger, the happiness, the sadness and the most important of them all…the fear. And oh didn’t I get my nose rubbed in that one. Not deliberately either…I had never been touched with so much love and beauty while in the middle of the most painful time of my life, being shown just how much I project that fear out into the world and wondered why it came back…and could not see it. It takes understanding by experiencing it or with what would we compare it to. If I explained the workings of a computer it doesn’t really have any meaning, but if you use it, it suddenly becomes this amazing thing. Life is the same. Spirit said one day that spiritually we all know everything…but it isn’t until we come down here and experience it does that meaning become clear and fully ‘know’ this journey of love. Great post dear lady, your stumbling well…and ‘knowing’ the love beautifully in each step you take ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. As always there is so much wisdom, experience and knowledge in your words. Words that can only be spoken by someone who has walked this path and who can relate. I am privileged to receive your insights and first hand input.
      I have learned that every step is needed. The good, the bad and the ugly and like so many others walking before me, I wouldn’t change a thing. 💙🙏🏼🦋 thank you my friend. Words can’t express what you mean.

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      1. Just passing on the light that was given me kind lady, as we all in fact do all the time. It is second nature to project, it just takes a bit of fine tuning to understand as we struggle through the bumps. And when that moment comes and we ‘see’ it for what it is…we are glad that we have indeed had the chance to know love…the real one, clear and pure…no longer blunted by our journey 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      2. And you do it wonderfully my friend. And you are right and we all have something to pass on and share. Some lights are just brighter than others, when willing to receive and pay it forward. Your light shines brightly my dear friend and I am comforted in it’s glow. Thank you 🙏🏼💙🦋

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  2. Healers normally attract people who may seem “bad” but know they are just hurt and need guidance. Healers have a tough job because no matter how much people may advise them to leave somebody, they can’t because their spirit won’t let them leave someone behind as it is their calling. I wish I had a healer as well growing up. Great post as always!

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    1. Awe thank you so much and I am sorry for the late response. I see much truth in your words especially if a healer is an empath as most would have to be to genuinely care and be effective. I think divine timing also has something to do with it and a situation from the outside perspective is always easier to see clearly versus being in the middle of it.
      Great insight and thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful day. X


  3. Oh, I hear you, dear Rhapsody.
    I can only agree, that healers are not born like that. Only through experiences of different kind, we become healers. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to view the world, as it is.
    When you are working as a healer, you need to protect yourself before any session with clients. Otherwise you will suck up their emotions and illness and maybe make these your own too, which you don’t need and your client neither.
    Before any session it might help you to do a short meditation and imagine a white light surround yourself totally, before going in to the client. This will prevent you from sucking up their stuff and there for also help them to respect you and your abilities and avoid you to get abused.
    I wish, that I was able to help you more directly, but it isn’t that easy in our distance. I do send you healing and love, but directly work often better.
    Much love to you, dear friend ❤

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    1. You are so right and protection is such an important part of it. Otherwise you easily absorb trauma that is not yours, including illnesses. I have always made sure and cleared my own energy first before doing a healing. Calling for protection is part of that process as well as knowing how to cut the energy chord between you and your client.
      Thank you so much for your kind words my dearest friend. They never get old and mean the world to me. Despite the distance. I carry you close to me and distance has no meaning when it comes to energy.
      Much love to you always. 💙

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  4. I think we all can look back and think of times we needed a healer, maybe we’re meant to go that bit alone to give us that perspective as you say.
    Warm hugs to you healer friend 🙂

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    1. And here too I’d say you are right and certain paths have to be walked along. Thank you for the hug my friend. It made me smile big and I’m returning one to you filled with love and light. 💙


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