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Perspective overhaul

Are you still waiting for that perfect moment, when the stars align and everything is perfect? When all your expectations are met? Are you still waiting for that perfect person that will meet all of your needs and can’t have any faults. Are you still walking away, unable and unwilling to invest and believe in someone or something? Are you still saving your best outfit for Sunday’s and special gatherings? How about that beautiful China, locked away behind glass doors that is only for special occasions?

Life has a funny way of reminding us about what truly matters and those particular things that should matter. What deserves your attention and what not. At times we get so wrapped up in every day life and the people that occupy this space. Sometimes we get sidetracked, we stray, and we try to please where there is no need for it. We do it for acceptance, to be liked, to be a part, to belong. Perhaps we are programmed to do so and don’t know how else to be. Next our wisdom and hard earned knowledge goes out the window and we forget that none of these behaviors are worthwhile. Especially when expectations are placed upon us by someone that should have our best interest at heart. It’s always easy to be there during the fun times, but it’s the hard times that truly matter and speak volumes, don’t they? In the process of it all we forget to have fun and we lose ourselves. We might even make a fool out of ourselves, but believe me it is needed because the comeback is always stronger.

Life has been something else for me this year. My hair is sticking straight up when I recount the moments. I have gained so much and I have lost. I trust and I believe. Gone are the illusions, the games, and even the mindfuckery. Pardon my own word but there has been a good share of it. But even that was needed to put things back into perspective. The other day I thought that I missed that Warrior inside of me, but she is alive and well. Stronger than ever. With a new perspective overhaul and some beautiful words by Mary Anne Perrone.

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days. I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fit it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred. I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; it’s just not their task. I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star. I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; it already did, and I survived. I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now. I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held. I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart can be stilled whenever it is called. I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out. I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough. I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle. I am no longer waiting for forgiveness; I believe, I believe.

Let us remember what we usually know already but sometimes forget. Let us say aloud “I am enough” because we always are. Let us take a moment and wish the ones that don’t see our worth, well. Let us forgive, let us live and let us move on, putting into perspective our truth, what we believe and trust to be.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

39 thoughts on “Perspective overhaul

  1. “Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
    ― Dag Hammarskjöld

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  2. Yes, we are enough, dear Rhapsody.
    Sometimes I think, that we need to be mature to be able to understand this fully.
    I agree, we need to live every day, as it was the last. We never know, when the last day will come and then there will be less regrets.
    For me, it is a little like procrastinating. Instead of fearing what is coming, we just need to start, then everything use to go more smooth, than we expected.
    How are your plans going about Germany? Remember your vaccines, as these are necessary to be able to get into Europe. Many places are closed without. Maybe also Cinnamon need a passport? I’m looking forward to meet you for real.
    Loving thoughts and much love to both of you ❤

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    1. I think so too Irene and without certain lessons and experiences we can’t understand the meaning of it all. Haha I procrastinate as well and sometimes it helps to put things into perspective and let it sit for a bit.
      I had moved Germany to the spring of next year not knowing how to tackle everything with the chronic pain, but new troubles have appeared on the horizon with the house so I am not sure how to manage. Once again I am scrambling and there really is no time for procrastination. Plus I am still not vaccinated and it looks as I have no choice in the matter anymore. I can’t bring Cinnamon as she would get in the way of what I need to do once I get there and I am trying to figure her accommodation as well. It breaks my heart to be without her but here too won’t be a choice. I will keep you posted. I look forward to meeting you too and that’s one thing I can’t wait for. Big love to you. 💙🤗

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      1. If it can be a help, I can offer you to take Cinnamon some days here or maybe a week. I’m not allowed to keep animals for myself right now, but the landlord have told me to ask, if and when I would like to have animals again. So I’m sure, this will manage.
        I don’t live that far away from your house here. You can sleep here too, if you wish to.
        As I read about vaccinations in US, all can have, if they wish to.
        Can I do anything to help you with the house?
        Much love to both of you ❤

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      2. You are most kind my dear friend and I am touched and moved by your kind words and offer. Thank you so very much. It truly means the world to me. It’s to early to see how everything is going to sort out and I am looking to possibly get my first vaccination shot this weekend. I need to talk to my family there and brainstorm on what takes priority and what could potentially wait. I need to either stay in the house or close by so I can be there every day and work on it as much as possible. Much personal stuff needs to be sorted and I have to see how I can list the house “as is” for sale. I will keep you posted of course and thank you, thank you, thank you for your support. Bless you and much love to you. 💙

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      3. You are welcome, dear friend. Just let me know, how and when I can help you.
        Good to hear, that you prepare yourself now for the travel. No matter when you will go.
        The only matter for me is, that I don’t have a car, so if I take care of Cinnamon, you will need to bring and pick her up again.
        Take good care of yourself ❤

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      4. Thank you again Irene. I think Cinnamon will stay here. I can’t see dragging her around with everything that needs to be done. It would only stress her out and as much as she means to me, and as much I will miss her by my side, her well being is most important to me. And I’m not by any means are saying you wouldn’t take good care of her. I know she’d be in the best hands possible and I thank you again. 💙💙💙

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      5. Probably come for the max stay which will be 3 month to get as much done as possible. It’s so difficult while dealing with a chronic illness and not having the energy but chronic fatigue and never knowing how your day is panning out. 😩

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      6. That’s what I have been doing recently. Each day brings new opportunities and each day has it’s own challenges. All I can do is to my best and the rest is out of my control. Much love to you my dear friend 💙

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      7. Sorry to poke my nose in here Rhapsody, just a little heads up. In the years that I have sold my house and talking to other people, whoever is selling your house for you ‘can’ tell you to do it up to get the best price for it, and you will. But just remember it is ok for the house sales man/woman to suggest away your time, money and body for it…but they don’t have to do a thing, just sit back and take the profit from it (if it’s a percentage and not a set fee). Over here they push for you to do it. Of course with ‘its for your benefit’ all over their face. By all means get it to look its best for sale but before you do check the market. Here in the country areas everyone is trying to get out of the cities because of the virus so the market here has gone ballistic so best to get an idea if its worth in your area before putting ‘too much’ into it. Best of luck! 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      8. Thank you so much. You know I value your insight greatly my friend. I am not planning to dump a lot of money into it at this time as this would bring additional responsibilities and time requirements I don’t have. Even if I hired someone, it just prolongs the inevitable and I want to be done with it. I’m not doing so great health wise and need to release this burden. Fingers crossed it all falls into place how it is meant to be. 😘💙🙏🏼🦋

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  3. That good old fashioned thing called fear is the tester of them all. It creates pain, scars and many memories…but in doing so it finally asks us to truly look inside and find something we have ever covered….and set us free to touch it and finally feel what we have ever searched for ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Awe I am so sorry to hear that, but then we probably all go through that phase so let me be the one telling you today that you are amazing and you will always be enough. You are unique and individually yourself. You are one of a kind my friend and I say that completely moved and with tears in my eyes. Don’t ever let anyone tell you different or wanting to change you. You are enough. 💙


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