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Albert Camus

It’s quote time again and you already know what a sucker I am for a good piece of wisdom that speaks to me and my current journey. This piece from Albert Camus seems to reflect my way of thinking perfectly. I know I have not always felt this way, but being able to look back and recognize the progress, to see the areas that have improved, that in itself is very rewarding. Although it’s often a painful one in the midst of it, we learn to look back and most wouldnt’ change a thing, for everything we went through was required along the way. Nothing is ever easy and the path to wisdom or spiritual enlightenment, or whatever else you want to call it, is never all love and light. I’ve said it before, it’s hard work, guts and glory, dedication, commitment, bravery and much much more. I could go on listing all the different attributes you will encounter along the way, and maybe you too, reading this quote can recognize the changes within yourself and realize that it is time to give yourself a hand for how far you have come.

He said “In the midst of hate, I found there was within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

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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 🙏🏼💙🦋

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