Posted in Inspiration, Life, Self care

Breaking the cycle

If you’re an empath, and just so happen to be an introvert on top of it, you will often find yourself carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. From time to time it just catches up with us, and we yearn for a break from all the times we had to be so strong.

I keep talking about what a huge transition year 2020 has been for me and it’s not over yet, and will cross into 2021. Eagerly I take each step, already looking forward to the next in anticipation of where it will take me on this journey called life. By now I have completely surrendered to being guided, and the only time I interfere is when things don’t feel right and are threatening my authentic self.

More and more it becomes obvious what I’m working towards and the rewards of such make every struggle worthwhile. I don’t complain and I recognize them as an essential step in the journey. I am picky these days, picky with how I allocate my time, who I spend it with and on what. It all has to allow time working towards a better future, while nourishing my soul, to stay healthy and as balanced as possible. When I say balanced I mean to support my health, since I fight a chronic autoimmune disease. It has taught me to look after myself more and putting myself first, I’m still a learner when it comes to that process but I’m doing it.

My plate is full with no boredom by my side, but I am not too busy that I forget to breathe deeply and take time. I have made it a priority and it is important for my mental and physical well being. As an introvert I need time in Mother Nature or time to myself to recharge. Gifting myself such moments is sheer bliss, but seldom understood by others. I come across as too busy and perhaps it must be boring to just sit there and gaze at the sky, to listen to the birds, marvel at the full moon, watch an animal nearby, smell the flowers, or daydream while letting my soul absorb the sweet nectar of such a precious gift. One persons boredom is my heaven and a time I need and commit to. Another is this blog, and a few more.

I have come to terms with so much over the course of this year. I am constantly adding more peace to what’s already within my heart. The struggle lessens more and more although some days still pack a heavy punch. Numbers appear as signs from the universe and especially today, the messages are so obvious and in plain sight. Three different number sequences appeared today with 777 being the last one.

“Don’t chase, don’t beg, don’t stress, don’t be desperate, just relax. When you relax it will come to you. Make your wants, want you.”

I am at peace and I am a warrior of the light. I am that person who breaks the cycle.

Where I was judged, I choose understanding.

Where I was rejected, I choose acceptance.

Where I was shamed, I choose compassion.

I am that person I needed when I was hurting, when I was growing up. I am not the person who hurt me.

I vow to be better than what broke me, to heal instead of becoming bitter. To act from my heart, and not my place of pain, no matter how many times it might be perceived as a weakness or foolish. My heart will not harden and it is not up to me to judge and punish those who take advantage of me, for they will have to answer in their own due time and my prayers continue to be with those. For they do not know what they are doing.

I am a warrior, the person that breaks the cycle and like a dear Sister always says “The revolution begins with me.” Come join us and see. But either way, please make sure to stop by her blog and say hello. You won’t be disappointed and she is simply amazing.

Posted in Health, Inspiration

❤️❤️❤️Rest❤️❤️❤️

The last month of the year has started and usually it’s one filled with a lot of joy, but akso some kind of hectic. Whichever it is, I know you will make it a good one. In the meantime I’m here sending you off with a little reminder about self care. Rest in specific, and for sure I myself need to follow my own advice.

My question is, are you getting enough rest these days? It’s hard to fit in, isn’t it? Days are simply not long enough and most likely taking care of yourself is one of the easiest things to compromise. After all, the chores need to be done, and when something unexpected adds to your already long day, it’s likely that sleep and rest are shortened and suffer. Who am I telling, it’s 7:30 PM and I have two loads of laundry going at this god forsaken hour when I really should rest and peacefully let the day come to an end, instead of racing the clock to finish, folding and all, but might put the finished laundry away another day, tomorrow.

I think my rest suffers a bit these days because I have a new Baby to care for. Cinnamon, my four legged baby. Can you believe that yesterday marked a month already since I got her? 😳 Another post is due to tell you about all the progress she has made. She is a joy but let’s just say she gets me up much earlier than I usually do, leaving me wanting to go to bed by 8-9 PM because I’m exhausted and tired. Perhaps I’m just getting old, ha, and it’s probably a bit of both.

Back on subject, rest periods and sleep are very important to you, and your body. You can run in super hero mode for awhile, but eventually your body gives out and sickness has an easier way to creep in. Keeping your immune system strong will be key to get through the winter months and a pandemic at large. There are a few things you can arm yourself with to keep your system strong. Conscious choices and changes whenever possible will be key for rest – sleep – and balance.

I know it’s easier said than done. I know that everyone’s circumstances are unique and different, so there is not a one fits all remedy. But there are guidelines, suggestions, ideas, motivations and inspirations that hold something for everyone. I know I have been blessed with time away from the rat race. Time to listen to my body and learn to obey it’s language. I have learned that treating ourself to rest is important, and at times our life depends on it.

Sleep is when the body repairs and restores itself to full function after another day of being alive. Relaxation is necessary for our mental and emotional well being. When our busy lives keep us buzzing, we can miss the signals to get the rest we need. More than ever we need to pay attention and reevaluate our circumstances. Listening to our bodies and implementing change, to be good to ourselves, keeping us strong and healthy will be key elements to conquer the months ahead. Winter and more indoor time add another hurdle to the challenges already at hand, so please take a moment and see where you can introduce a little zen to your routine. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of the time you already don’t have, but it should be something that fuels your passion. A bath, reading, crafting, going for a walk, calling a friend, listening to music, taking a nap, laughing, anything can do the trick to boost and recharge. Commitment and persistence will help you through, but if you need a little extra help, please check out my Ginger Syrup and Elderberry lung support Syrup to keep you strong and the trouble at bay. 🙏🏼

Posted in Inspiration, Warriors, words

Valda

Picture taken from google and loved this one.

It’s new word Monday and a special word spoke to me this week. The word is Valda and translates into “Spririted Warrioress.” It sounds amazing doesn’t it? Two little words with such a big meaning. A balance between kick ass and the right dose of wisdom to be guided by spirit. A shadow side to the light, a yin – yang, a toughness and fierceness to a softer side and poise.

Somehow this word has taken on a bigger meaning for me. I have learned to smile when the universe unveils the right symbols and signs at a time when I seemingly need them the most. There is a message waiting to be uncovered, and I think I know all too well what it is. It’s time to act. I while I relate to both sides well, it’s perhaps the poised side that is urging the warrioress once more to raise herself in all her glory, to fight for her dreams, to chase her stars, and to not lay down and let time pass and slip through her fingers.

The time has come for all of us…

Posted in Inspiration

Lifting each other through the rough bits of life

We talked a lot about struggle and pain lately. From time to time I can’t help but pick up on the vibrations of your pain. And sometimes I fall victim myself and sadness sweeps over me for no apparent reason. Stay tuned for another post about this. This week has definitely been such a week. You can check out how we got to talking so much about it, here, here, and here.

During that time, when I feel the burdens and sadness of the world, when picking up it’s struggles, I hear the unspoken words, the misery behind closed doors. Secrets and challenges not shared, kept deep inside, anchored to your soul. I hear the cries, yet no words are spoken. No SOS call is made, and yet I know and feel the need for one. It’s a time when we feel helpless and struggle to find ways to help. For ourselves and others, being the one affected or being the helpless bystander. How can it be that we are armed with wisdom and knowledge, but it merely deflects off of us? When we don’t hear our own voice and can’t see the light?

Perhaps the only way to make a difference is to practice awareness and mindfulness. To sit with yourself and allow those feelings. To not suppress them and putting in the shadow work on yourself. There has to be a reason this has come up for us. It is during that time, that we should recognize this important work in ourselves and in others. What could we do different to support and ease that time? Not all of us are always going to be down at the same time. We will likely take turns between being strong and needing a little TLC. A small token, a kind word, a smile, can make the difference for someone who is struggling. I know I have spoken about random acts of kindness before. Do yourself a favor and pay it forward to someone and see how good “giving” truly feels. It can make the difference for someone, it can make the difference for you.

Today I remember a time when I have found myself in such a moment. When a stranger gave me a compliment, or when someone simply told me how awesome I was, that I made a difference for them, that I helped them in some way. I want to remember that feeling, how good it was to my soul and my heart, even though I am, or you are, not the greatest at taking compliments. Fact is that from time to time we need to hear it, awkward or not. So get used to it and make it a regular practice.

I want to take this very feeling and use it to motivate you. I want someone else to experience this gift and pay it forward. To know that it made someone’s day, turned it around, gave hope, and a renewed look at life. What if we had the power to remove the darkness from someone’s life and show them the light at the end of the tunnel? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well guess what? We do have such a power and we can.

Today I’m using this platform to start, and I want to tell all of you how amazing you are. You all make a difference in my life and it means the world to me. I am forever grateful for all of you. May everybody reading this or not, find the blessing of a gift in some sort. And may everybody use that energy to bestow such a gift for someone else. A friendly smile at a stranger may be an easy way to start and you can layer on from there. We can do this, and together we will make a difference.

Much love, aways 🙏🏼

Posted in Healing, Health, Inspiration, words

Epigenetics

Picture by Rafael Obinski

If you ever thought it’s your genes and you can’t do anything about it, then you don’t want to miss this one.

It’s new word Monday and an interesting one has crossed my path. The word is Epigenetics and in short is the study of mechanisms that switch genes on or off. So what does that mean in detail? It means above the genome. It tells your cells what sort of cells they should be. Cell differentiation – skin, heart, hair, liver etc. It can regulate gene function and affect the way we produce proteins. It can be trans generational and contain heritable epigenetic information. It can have an impact on the interaction with our genes and the environment.

I found it very intriguing, a kind of unraveling and changing/programming/considering the way we think. You might want to take a deeper look at this. Let’s simplify this a little more.

It claims that we have the power over our health and wellbeing. That we are in control of our cells and genes. I previously read that we can grow an entire new body as organs and cells regenerate. Your thoughts and environment can literally heal you from the inside out. Finally something to back up what I’ve been talking about all along. I’ve always believed this to be true from my own experience, now I finally have a name for this feeling and it’s no longer a hunch, and something I can’t explain. It makes perfect sense, and our outlook as well as what we surround ourselves with, can make all the difference.

Science is proving that our bodies ability to heal and repair itself is greatly effected by our beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and intentions, for they have a profound vibrational effect upon our continually evolving genetic code. We are the programmers, the co-creators of the code. DNA activation is our software upgrade.

The field of epigenetics, led by Bruce Lipton, is proving that genes are not the end all, be all, of our health. What is more effective on our body is our belief, thoughts and feelings. Stop checking out and putting your life and health in the hands of someone far less qualified than you. How fast you age, and in most cases, what illnesses you create, is a reflection of your subconscious mind through your beliefs, thoughts and feelings. So stop giving away your power and take responsibility for your body – it’s a temple and you can make a big difference. Change the way you think and feel, and it will change the way we treat disease. You have more power then you think and big Pharma is not the answer. And don’t even get me started on the miracle of an all of a sudden 90% effective Covid vaccine.

We are not what we inherit. We are what we express.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Motivation,

A realization about happiness

Picture form earlier this year and another adventure.

I’m on the heels of realization today. The aha moments that sneak into our life’s and hopefully leave us feeling better, newly motivated and reassured that we are on track. You know what I’m talking about. Here are a few of such moments and maybe you find one or two you can relate to yourself.

You’re going to realize it one day – that happiness was never about your job, or your degree, or being in a relationship. Happiness was never about following in the footsteps, of all of those who came before you, it was never about being like others. One day, you’re going to see it – that happiness was always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and following it wherever it chose to go. Happiness as always about being kinder to yourself, it was always about embracing the person you were becoming. One day, you will understand that happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that happiness was never in the hands of other people. It was always about you. It was always about you. 🙏🏼💙

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Magic

Darling, you are Magic 💙

We have this one life.

How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Worrying? Pretending? Wearing masks to hide your true self? Running after people who don’t see you? Swallow your truth?

It’s not worth it, trust me. But instead….

Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Listen to your body. Take risks. Take the leap. Trust. Love with your heart vs your head. Breathe deeply. Slow down. Make time for what truly matters. Never delay telling someone how much they mean. Don’t go to bed angry. Start your day with intent. Let go of the past. Enjoy every moment.

You don’t need to believe in magic. You are magic, you just need to believe in yourself. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.

Posted in Blogging, Inspiration, Life, Self care

Work in progress – My About me page

rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com/about/

We are all work in progress and from time to time a update is necessary if we put pen and paper to who we are. Or screen and keyboard like it is in this case. You can can find this page under the menu section titled about me or the link above.

Much has happened on the Homefront since the last update and while essential fundamentals stayed the same, new wisdom and experiences were gathered, evolving me step by step into the person I am meant to become. Many of you have been there through the process and have guided me and thanks and gratitude for your time and efforts comes from the bottom of my heart. This is for you, for myself and a glimpse for my new followers that don’t know me this well yet. Thank you for believing in me, for your likes, follows and comments. For trusting in me and for choosing this humble blog worthy to fill a part of your day. It means the world to me.

Have you updated yourself lately. This year has been a wild ride and I’m sure there are things you can add to your repertoire. We are life long learners.

Namaste 🙏🏼

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Obonato

It’s new word Monday but the Moon made me do it and we are launching this new word on a Tuesday this week. Anywhooo, it’s time to learn about another new word, and this week it’s one that also translates into a beautiful true story. It’s a story that restores faith in humanity and truly touches the heart.

I read about this true story, a true event, the kind that allow us to dream and be hopeful. The one that fuels our imagination with possibilities of “what if” and what could be. A story that restores innocence and purity, a kind heart, and high beliefs in humanity at it’s finest. It’s a story that highlights core essentials and values for a world and all humankind to be reunited and living as one. It’s a dreamers wish and this is how the story goes…

The anthropologist invited the children from the African tribe to play one game. He placed a basket of fruit near the tree and announced, addressing the children: “The one of you who reaches the tree first will be rewarded with all sweet fruits.” When he signaled to the children to start the race, they locked hands tightly and ran together, and then they sat together and enjoyed the delicious fruit.

The astonished anthropologist asked the children why they all ran together, because each of them could enjoy the fruit for himself. To which the children replied: “Obonato.” Is it possible for one to be happy if everyone else is sad? “Obonato” in their language means: “I exist because we exist.”

And the morale of the story is that we are at the gates of a new world, a new way of life, of being and empowering each other. One will never be truly happy coming to success (whatever it may mean to you) by not being mindful and compassionate towards others. Together we win, United together, we grow stronger. Plus there is this thing called karma.

Posted in Inspiration, Manifesting, Moon

New moon in Scorpio

We just had a new moon on the 15th of November, and the time around a new moon is important for manifesting and setting the intentions of what we want to see coming to fruition. Today we are making an exception by delaying new word Monday until tomorrow so we can tap into this energy and start the week off strong. So let’s dig right in and see what we can expect.

Ughhh, we are tired aren’t we? You have worked so hard, doing everything you could about this past cycle. You have walked such a long way with seemingly no destination. It’s always the same and old patterns repeat. You took it to the ashes and you are expecting change. A fresh start. You need a shift, a change of scenery, a new dream to dream and a cure. You might even lost hope, only to find it later at another point once more. You have found your core, what matters the most amidst the external lack of bright plot twists or fairytale. But hope is alive and the wheel is turning. The path resumes again.

The new moon in Scorpio is said to bring a light out the uplifting energy to our lives. And who couldn’t use a little boost to help us face forward and release the past once and for all. Aren’t we all ready to make some forward momentum?

We are given the encouraging opportunity to initiate new projects, adapt new habits, and follow new paths every 28-30 days around the time when a new moon grazes the night sky. Interestingly enough, farmers once relied on the cycles of the moon and would plant under the new moon. It was the time the night sky was the darkest which gave seeds time to sprouts before the the night sky became illuminated enough for bugs and creatures to easily see them.

Have you thought about what you could plant in the darkness of the new moon? Scorpio energy is all about transformation, sex, intimacy and death. We are encouraged to explore the depths of our being, weighing light and shadow so that parts of us that no longer serve our greater purpose can die. Only this way will we transform into who we are meant to be. Take a moment and ponder who this relates to you and if there are parts of you that are no longer essential.

It is also through this evolution that we are able to connect with others more deeply. We are invited to commit to goals, habits and projects that allow us to access a deeper part of ourselves. It’s time to address any addictions, anxieties, intimacy issues or debts to connect with the freedom we wish to feel.

It’s a great time to review the last year and take stock of our shadow that represents our Dark sides. We are given the momentum to finally make strides and move forward. Jupiter and Pluto both are sending positive beams of support, providing clarity to our mental processing and ability to communicate effectively.

This new moon affects all signs and everybody has the opportunity to do well in whatever comes their way. Sometimes, like the new moon itself, we can’t always see the light in a situation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. We’ve just got to be patient and wait until it’s reflected back at us. Even if you struggle, this will be the best new moon of the year during which to step into your magic. The biggest question is, are you ready to transform?