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Being satisfied with your choice

The other day I stared down the bottom of my glass and this is the view I got. I thought it was kind of beautiful. It reminds me of the artist within me, earlier times and when I took a ton of picture of ordinary things that in my mind looked extraordinary. It takes me back to a time when I won a photo contest with a picture of a weed, and my own belief to always remember that beauty is all around us. That it lies in the eyes of the beholder and that it’s often the little things that touch our hearts in the biggest ways.

Behind it, was my Himalayan salt lamp, giving it a nice little glow, illuminating the center. I’ve always considered myself as a person that viewed the glass as half full versus half empty. I was proud of that, as it signaled a positive outlook. This glass and the view was definitely empty and I’m not sure where I am going with all of this, accept that despite it being empty, there was still beauty to be found. Maybe empty isn’t all that bad, scary, or negative as we thought it to be. Maybe there needs to be an empty so we are able to fill it anew with fresh goodness, replacing something that perhaps has become stale. I don’t know, I am just pondering this morning. Maybe it’s the quote that I stumbled across this morning that is further shaping my Perspective overhaul. God knows I am a sucker for a good quote. To me they are tiny bits of wisdom, lived through experiences, passed on with loving intentions, not just to be heard and share a part of us, but also to contribute and help others along the way. To me, quotes are reminders of something we already know at times but often forget. A long time ago I have sworn myself to not live a life filled with regrets. And yet we make mistakes. We all have regrets. We all wish soon or later that we could get one more chance to hear the voice of a deceased loved one. That we could do some things over, take back words, live with more awareness and be more in the moment. Even if we manage to make drastic changes, we need to realize that there will be glitches. When we slip and when things are less than perfect. Today I remind myself with this quote and a prayer to embody it as often as possible.

“Speak to people in a way that if they died the next day, you’d be satisfied with the last thing you said to them.”

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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 🙏🏼💙🦋

18 thoughts on “Being satisfied with your choice

  1. There lived a wise Zen master. People travelled from far away to seek his help. In return, he would teach them and show them the way to enlightenment.

    One day, a scholar came to visit the master for advice. “I have come to ask you to teach me about Zen,” the scholar said.

    Soon, it became obvious that the scholar was full of his own opinions and knowledge. He interrupted the master repeatedly with his own stories and failed to listen to what the master had to say. The master suggested that they have tea.

    So the master poured his guest a cup. The cup was filled, yet he kept pouring until the cup overflowed onto the table, onto the floor, and finally onto the scholar’s robes. The scholar cried “Stop! The cup is full already. Can’t you see?”

    “Exactly,” the Zen master replied. “You are like this cup — so full of ideas that nothing more will fit in. Come back to me with an empty cup.”

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  2. Those many mistakes are jewels, they show us…us. And a chance to change with great love, not fear. We want to be better so they show us the way. We want to love so they ask us to trip and stumble. We want that love and happiness and in that first blindness they show us a light so that we can step beyond it, into that understanding and wisdom. But without that guidance we would stay blind, without that painful journey we would not appreciate what it had taken to find that very light. Thankfully, and sometimes as painful as it feels, we are being guided to something beyond words, something that when this journey reaches this point, we can look back at all we have been through and there is not a soul I have spoken to who has wanted to change anything, not a bit, not even a atom of all that was felt…for it has given us something so profound that we would not wish anything else if we had to do it again. And yes, that makes our journey ‘unconditional’, a total acceptance of exactly what we are. Your doing that now young lady, even in its pain can be seen that acceptance. Still a couple of bits to go, but hey, we can drag our feet where chocolate is concerned can’t we? 😂 🤣 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. All an important part of the journey and necessary. I am humbled by your input as always and await the bits I have yet to go. I am grateful for the journey so far and everything that is still coming my way. 🙏🏼🦋💙

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      1. Me too dear lady, each time I open my mouth to say ‘I’ve done it’, Spirit (with great love), shoves my foot in it. I don’t think we could ever finish something so incredible, all else has an ending but this love thing just goes on and on and becomes more profound each step we take 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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