Posted in Awareness, Journey, Life


My dear friend Mark has left another powerful comment on one of my posts that triggered further pondering and ultimately this post. My initial post was about the Silence that continues to speak to me. Often times much louder than words these days. Old familiar subjects have taken on a new meaning, one that is deeper and is bringing a new level of enlightenment. I’ve mentioned that I have become somewhat selective in what I want to share, and often the need to share is not even existent. Things that previously demanded a reaction, no longer require a response and have turned into a mere meh….whatever….it is as it should be, and I’m fine with it.

Mark’s comment was “ You have become as one and can feel it all…but don’t have to speak or want to do anything…you’re already there.” Reading his comment brought a sensation of gratitude. It was like a validation for all the hard work I’ve put in over time. One that not only I have acknowledged, but one that was beginning to show on the outside. One that allowed my arrival to finally sink in. Like a movie on the silver screen I saw all the hours, days, months, even years of hard work and the preparation it required to finally come to the point of arrival. That particular spot, that destination that makes one say and realize “you’re already there.” There…

Never did I feel so good of having arrived at a destination that is not even a factual place. Where was this destination, that spot that I could not even point to on a map, how could this be explained in a logical matter? Thought #2, this isn’t a matter of logic, but rather a matter of maturity, a matter of the heart, a matter of becoming, a matter of raised awareness and at last a matter of the mind and realizing it all. And a matter of consciousness. And then it dawned on me and I realized that this destination is not a physical place. It’s not something you can drive up to or hike to, but it is something that takes place on the inside of you. Perhaps it is a stale mate between the battle of the mind and the heart. When one no longer interferes with the other and realizes that both sides bring important values to the table. When no longer a winner is required, but rather an alliance of coexistence and harmony is formed. It is then that we have arrived at the destination which in my mind is inner peace and an acceptance with all that is. It is then that we share our wisdom freely with a select few that can recognize and appreciate our journey. It is not for the sake of being heard, of being guided and reassured, but it is for the sole purpose to pay forward what we have learned and to ignite another torch of light for someone who is willing to walk the path.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

20 thoughts on “There…

  1. Thank you kind lady, it is indeed that place of where you will ‘know’ you are there. That balance where all the ‘what ifs’ have left the building, the ‘can I, or can’t I’s’ no longer have meaning. We are comfortable in just who we are, that balance of ‘knowing’ we have found that love and happiness we have ever looked for out there…which had been waiting inside for us to stop and see. But one cannot be found without the other, like anything we build it needs a good foundation ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🎅🏽

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  2. You describe that feeling so well… The silence is often deafening in its call to stillness.. One has only to listen to its call and know you have to sit in it for as long as it speaks..
    Mark’s words of wisdom have helped me through many a transition of noise.. 🙂
    Keep being true to your heart… It took me over five months to regain my blogging voice… Now its time to listen and speak.. 🙂
    Sending thoughts and Blessings

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      1. Bless you Rhapsody…. I like you am following intuition.. I am taking slow steps back… So many other things our hearts can share… But I now feel we are needed in guiding and enlightening others .. But without draining ourselves in the process… We have to nurture ourselves and find that balance.. As Mark so wisely said..
        Love right back… ❤

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      2. I couldn’t agree more Sue and I feel this as well. New layers to familiar, perhaps once discussed topics have been added. New depths and new understanding has prepared me to be selective with what I share to be of the best service possible. Not just to others but in turn also for myself. 🙏🏼💙

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      3. Yes… Being true to ourselves is important… both in what we speak and how we nurture and rest… People have no idea on the energy it takes in giving.. we can sometimes deplete ourselves…. So balance is the key xox

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  3. I love how you explained the duality between mind and heart in this. I think sometimes our true essence lives so deep and conditioning can set us at odds with it so that when the mind answers back it can be cruel..but getting the two in balance is such important work as the heart is the bridge between the lower and higher chakras and Sagittarius time does active the duality of the two.

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    1. I think you are right and it definitely is a process. It takes a long time and trial and error, awareness and courage to balance the body, the mind and the heart. Each want to be heard and each speaks a different language often foreign to the other part. But awareness and consciousness is a big key in this process, just as is patience, understanding and forgiveness. 🙏🏼💙


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