Posted in Empowerment, Freedom, Journey

A huge weight lifted

It was indeed during my time when I was sick as a dog that I decided to streamline my journey. What was initially perceived as running behind and causing me a great deal of panic, not affording the time for being sick, turned as my perspective shifted and actually brought a great deal of comfort. Ten cartons were sealed and the eleventh still stood in the living room, nearly ready to be sealed. The contents of box number ten were still fresh in my mind while I decided to reopen the other nine boxes once more and comb through the content to see what I could eliminate. There were lots of things that would be nice to have, surely, but it would it be worth it to pay the heavy shipping cost? Was my heart truly set on a family heirloom or was it just stuff that would be cool to have? Especially the electronic pieces with different plugs and different voltages to content with.

Going through all nine Kartons was the first thing I did once I got better and returned back to the living. I eliminated, repacked and resealed each box. The relief that came with it was immense and something that changed everything. Arriving at the conclusion, saying to myself “how much do you really want to take, is it really worth paying that kind of money for a coffee grinder that you can buy ten times over for what it costs to ship and are you still on the path of minimizing your life or are you adding unnecessary weight again? Once I’ve asked myself these question and answered hin stay in accordance, the decision was easy. I felt so relieved, having finally arrived at the conclusion “hey, I’m done.” Mostly at least and while there is still stuff to be done, I have given myself a little breathing room to dedicate myself to other things that are important. I’m still working and I hope to finalize a video call with a moving company either late this week or the beginning of next to nail down a date and final offer. I feels surreal that I actually did it, that I managed and that I am nearing the end. There is quite a sense of relief p, a weight that has been lifted, but there is also more time for the emotional that sneaks in from time to time. What it has brought is a keen sense of awareness. A sense of making time and giving way to every feeling that must be acknowledged and processed. I have grown in my time here and I am truly claiming my power with panther spirit this month.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

4 thoughts on “A huge weight lifted

  1. You have been on a big path Rhapsody, which seemed so fearful to initiate. But the courage, growth, and inner love found has truly brought home a settling in your heart as many things were found and let go. Big hugs dear lady, may the pathway now only show the blossoming of those inner flowers you grew 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s