Posted in Inspiration, Spirituality

You are being called to rise

If you ever felt called to be a healer, a teacher, a salve for the people, now is your time to come forward.

If you are a word weaver or a light worker or a lender of ears, now is your time to come forward.

If you have been hiding medicine on your pockets, behind your eyes, beneath your tongue, waiting for the “right” time to share it, now is your time to come forward.

If you have been waiting for approval, for validation, for vindication before sharing your most precious gifts, now is the time to come forward.

If you are waiting for the perfect time, the perfect mentor, the perfect plan, now is your time to come forward.

If you can bring laughter, comfort and warmth to the most solemn spaces, now is your time to come forward.

If you have ever been called to use your life for something greater than yourself, now is your time to come forward.

Yes, might be terrified.

Yes, you might be unpopular.

Yes, you might disrupt the social norm.

But the world needs you. NOW. Come forward. Imperfect. Broken. Uncertain. Raw. Willing. Open.

Lend your gifts to the greater good. Help make the world a better place so we might all be free.

Author – L’erin Alta

Artist – Emily Kell

Posted in Inspiration, Relationships, Spirituality

Spiritual Relationships

Inspiration is all around us and can be found in the simplest of places. Once again the Minds Journal has nailed it with a paragraph that speaks to my current now. I feel spoken to as if someone looked inside of my heart and took note. One of the things that is ever changing for me is that time has become very important and has taken on a new meaning. I always knew not to take it for granted, but these days it holds even more significance. Perhaps we feel our mortality as we get older. Perhaps we become pickier and life teaches us not to take anything for granted. It’s a little like “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and it’s surprising how many of the once big things have turned into small stuff, no longer holding the same value.

Another thing that has changed is how, and with whom I want to share this most precious commodity and gift. How I fill my space and my time, whether it holds importance and meaning. Every moment is vital, meant to be felt and enjoyed. To be nourished, regardless in which way it appears. Of course we will always look for the moments that restore and fill the cracks of our breaking heart. Spent in solitude or with special people, these moments can only be shared with souls that truly get us. The Minds journal reminds us of our feelings and what’s going on right now. Take a peek.

“One of the changes you may be feeling right now is that you want to be with people who SEE you – the real you, all of you, those who get your FULLNESS.

It’s no longer about hangin’ with peeps you know just because you know them or have been in their lives for years; it’s being with those who understand all of your layers and dimensions.

They SEE your journey with deeper eyes,”

And I believe this is the point. To be seen with deeper eyes. To be embraced and accepted. No questions asked, no explanations, no judgements. Just pure love and comfort.

Posted in Inspiration, Spirituality

Talking to your DNA

Have you ever heard that talking to your plants is good, that it encourages growth and overall health? I frequently hear my neighbor singing to her tree and she swears by it. Believing that everything is energy myself, I can’t deny seeing value in those actions.

A new theory to ponder comes to us by “the minds journal” that suggests us talking to our DNA. It’s like a genie in a bottle, except they are genes in our body. Connected to the unified field of the universe, they react to our thoughts and make our wishes a reality by attracting people, things, and experiences which we desire and think about most.

So what are giving our thoughts to? What are we attracting?

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirituality

Full moon energy in Sagittarius and Lunar Eclipse

We just had another powerful cosmic event. A full moon in Sagittarius and a Lunar Eclipse. Honestly, I’ve been too exhausted to even pay much homage or drum like I usually do, as these days I just fall to bed exhausted, praying to be able to do it all over again the next day. However, I have heard others saying that they felt exhausted to and that it perhaps had to do with the full moon. I am not surprised as energies are shifting and intensifying.

Coming across a description from Neha Kulkarni, it begs me to take a closer look for us what this Super Flower Moon also known as the Blood Moon unleashed for us.

1. Clearing Karma

A huge karmic cycle is ending. Saturn is in retrograde and Saturn rules karma. Expect the results as per your karma. You will start receiving the rewards for the good karma. What you put out, you’ll reap, so be conscious of your vibrations.

2. Transition

A huge transition is happening at energy levels for the highest good of the collective. If things do not turn out as you have planned, trust that it is for your highest good. Just go with the flow. Surrender I hear.

3. Rapid Movement and Growth

If you were feeling stuck or in some kind of pause in whatever area of your life, if you are putting in a lot of hard work but don’t see any fruition, don’t worry. Energies are shifting. Expect movement and growth. Success and abundance is on the way.

4. Life Purpose

Many are stepping into their life purpose. Star seeds, light workers, all are stepping into their power, spreading their light and awakening the collective. Follow that inner nudge to get out of your comfort zone and follow your inner calling.

Oracle card for the energy update is Odin for his physic insight.

Collective consciousness is uplifting. Illusions will fade, whatever is hidden will come into the light. The truth will start shining. It is time to look at things from a higher perspective. Intuition is heightened. Trust and follow it. Protect your energies, cleanse, release, detach. Focus on your inner strength.

And that concludes another powerful message. Anybody else relating to it?

Posted in Journey, Spirituality

Hekate – Goddess of boundaries

April…month of setting boundaries.

Just a few days ago a snake slithered across the road, inches in front of my feet. A sign of change, rebirth, shedding ones skin to emerge a sleeker, new version. I wasn’t surprised to receive this message and sign from this spirit animal.

Given my current circumstances, I was also not surprised that Hekate crossed my path, although I didn’t know about her until now. She is known as a goddess in Ancient Greek religion and mythology, often shown as holding a pair of torches or a key. She is also shown as triple bodied for her ability to see the past, the present and the future.

Hekate is associated with crossroads, entrance ways, night, light, and magic to name a few. She is the goddess of boundaries and is associated with being “between”, frequently characterized as a “liminal” goddess. She stood guard, protecting the individual passing through dangerous liminal places. She can easily traverse between the realms.

It is said to work with Hekate when you find yourself at a crossroad. When you are ready to truly embrace your power. To help guide you into higher realms of consciousness. As a torchbearer she can help bring light to the shadows.

The signs are in abundance and I feels like I am being guided and reassured by unseen forces. A few hours before Hekate surfaced, a glance to the microwave flashed the number 444.

“The Protection” The universe and your spiritual guides are protecting you. Pay attention to your thoughts and your environment.

Posted in Empath, Inspiration, Spirituality

In Love and Light

Today I’m talking about the meaning of love and light. Surely you must have heard me saying it a time or two, especially when we are about to do our weekly Reiki healing.

It’s been a year since we first faced Covid. Not just the illness and deadly virus itself, but also all the consequences and lifestyle changes we had to endure with it. Our human existence and wellness is at risk with increasing anxiety, depression and suicidal cases. Covid has rendered us helpless in many instances and many are isolated and alone. To share a mantra such as “I live in the light” or wishing someone “love and light” seems important and more than appropriate for these times, although the saying has originated well before the pandemic. Let’s break it down and see what exactly it is we are trying to convey.

Love

  • The universal language and a word that encompasses our life. Love is part of the human emotional experience. Love like everything else is energy. Love is healing and so much more. A life without love and compassion is a lonely one and leaves us unfulfilled.
  • Picture a time when you feel loved. It’s a potent feeling, lifting, happy, joyful, giving us wings to accomplish and face anything we have to tackle. It’s a powerful source to raise our vibrations. There is literally nothing we can’t do, and we are high on cloud 9 when we feel loved and appreciated and when we are in love. The chaos and noise of the daily rut subsides and within ourself we feel peace and a reason to be.

Light

  • When we talk about light it’s not in the form of a light bulb, or that you may never forget to pay your utility bill. It is not wishing you to never sit in darkness, but it is for you to always remember that you are the light. It is more of a spiritual conversation. One that takes time and grows not necessarily on a daily basis.
  • Light is wisdom, the all knowing, guidance and your life experiences rolled into one. It is realizing that you carry everything you need already within yourself. Light encompasses our role models, our Sages, Guru’s Yogis and Masters. Even Yoda from Star Wars packs a great deal of wisdom.
  • To live in the light means accessing your inner wisdom, to live in the highest vibrations, to pay it forward and become a beacon of light for others to follow.
  • It means to shed the distraction , to trust the disruption and use those tools to carve out your own path, independent from the ideals of others.

Love and light

Therefore if you are offering someone love and light, you are offering the ideal energy of the universe, including it’s wisdom. Love is often said to conquer all, love is healing. Light cancels out the darkness, the sorrows and hardships we often face throughout life. Believe me when I say that they are needed and have their place. That they bare the greatest lessons for us. With each lesson we might inquire another crack, sometimes feeling that we are breaking in the process of it, but in reality it is another opportunity to shine brighter and let more of our light escape into the world to guide ourselves and others.

To send love and light is a wish for someone to stay strong, to take care of themselves and to be armed with the love and wisdom it takes to maneuver the sticky swamp, the meadow of loss or The Valley of despair.

May your heart chakra, the seat and home off your love be blown open wide, and may you face each day with clarity, reflection and peace.

Posted in Inspiration, Shadow Self, Spirituality

Shadow work

What is shadow work?

According to Lonerwolf shadow work is the process of exploring your inner darkness or “shadow self.” I know we have talked about this before and it can be a intimidating process. Perhaps if we change the approach to it and see it in a different, more compassionate light instead of a scary process, it is then that our courage grows and takes on leaps of faith. Let’s give it a try…

Shadow work uncovers every part of you that had been disowned, repressed, and rejected. It is one of the most authentic paths to enlightenment.

It was by the end of last year that I started to work with my own shadow work. Over the months I have learned to understand, forgive, and even love the darker aspects of myself. Fear and a wounded self was replaced with understanding and compassion for myself and the as to why’s. I way for pain to transform into love and compassion. I have learned that these behaviors are wounds and pains from hurtful experiences. That these behaviors are a mere coping mechanism to protect the soft inner core of vulnerability, so I might never experience such pain again. The downfall of it is that by doing so we live a life in fear, a prisoner to our own walls.

It started with shadow work, and what followed was inner child healing and processing ancestral trauma. Each step has fallen into my lap when I was ready to process more, ready to learn about the connection and how it affects us throughout our life’s. I can say that it will be the most important work you’ll ever do and you will become unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

I look forward to what’s next while watching the layers peel away. There is nothing scary about yourself that needs to be hidden and covered up. Meet yourself with love and know that you are beautiful inside and out.

Posted in Inspiration, My story, Spirituality

Phoenix Rising

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This post was created as an update to my about me page and to share some insights with you. I could no longer identify with naming this blog “A Warriors Story.” It used to be something I was very proud of, but these days it left me feeling sad that I had encountered so many incidents where I had to warrior through in life.

Fact is that we are those warriors, and there will always be a battle of some sort. Always an up hill mountain to climb because there is no rest for the weary. But in the end what is most important is how we fight and how we survive these times. How we reinvent ourselves and how we align ourselves with our most authentic self. How we support peace within us and pursue the things that set our soul on fire.

It’s not a matter of not having these battles for they are essential, but a matter of how we embrace the pain, the shadow side to ourselves, how we overcome ancestral trauma and how we heal our inner child. How we rise from the ashes and truly become free.

And here is a copy of the new “About me” page. I hope you stop by and if any of this resonates with you, please let me know right there.

About me: Rhapsody Bohème – Phoenix Rising

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 when 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 the hamster wheel, and I am in the process of 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.

Posted in Inspiration, Spirituality

The Faery Star

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Have you heard of the faery star? To me it sounds magical, perhaps a star of magic and wonder. Where the world is magnificent and filled with hope and stories of old tales and make belief.

The septagram, or Faery Star, is used instead of, or with, the Pentagram by many Faerie and Celtic based traditions. The seven points represent the Sun, the Forest (or Wood), the Sea, Magic, the Moon, the Wind, and Connection (or Spirit.)

An alternative set of definitions test upon use of the Faerie or Elven Star as a gateway to the Otherworld; each point of the Star is one of the entrances to the Faerie Realm, a pathway, or the 7 rays of manifestation of the Higher Self, as follows.

  • 1st point – Power, Personal Will and Determination
  • 2nd point – Unconditional Love, Wisdom, and Growth
  • 3rd point – Knowledge and Intelligence
  • 4th point – Harmony and Tranquility
  • 5th point – Powers of Mind and Science
  • 6th point – Devotion and Honesty
  • 7th point – Magic

The points blend with each other, nurturing and joining us as one with the Universe, bestowing personal and spiritual transformation.

The hopeless romantic and dreamer in me, beliefs that this is beautiful. It leaves me inspired in my crafty ventures to make a piece of jewelry or other artifact using the Faery Star as it’s motivation. Would you wear it or display it somehow?

Posted in Spirituality

The Akashic Records

Have you heard of the Akashic records before?

In theosophy and anthroposophy, the Akashic records is a compendium of all universal events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future in terms of all entities and life forms, not just human. They are believed by theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the mental plane. It is believed that all thoughts, words, intent, etc. generates its own unique “frequency or vibration” which is stored in the Akashic records.

It is said that we can access such records and they could be thought of as a cosmic computer system that has recorded every soul’s thoughts and experiences on a vibrational level. If you could access such records, what would you ask?

Here are a few examples.

  1. What are some of the main lessons and experiences my soul chose to experience on earth?
  2. How can I release blocked emotions?
  3. What fears, traumas or challenges am I carrying in from a past life?
  4. What is my Soul’s plan for romance in my life?
  5. What line of business will bring me the most fulfillment?
  6. What is the best course of action to heal a challenge I’m currently dealing with?