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Time for a new word post and our word is Lyan. Pronounced (eye-an) it represents and stands for n. dreamer.

I look at this recent picture of myself. I see a tired, battle ridden self, mustering a faint smile, but I also see a survivor. I see the wrinkles just a little deeper, but hey…I earned them, right? The hair just a little whiter, a gaze that stares into the distance, who has a few interesting stories to tell.

But regardless of what I see, and what I have encountered in this life so far. What battles I have fought and what demons I have slayed. Throughout it all I have always represented this word and I have never stopped being a dreamer. It’s our dreams that keep us alive, that have us looking forward to all the possibilities, and it is our dreams that fuel our heart and soul with fire. So don’t forget to take time out and add a hefty dose of dreaming to your day. And remember that the best dreams are dreamt with your eyes wide open.

Have a great start to your week.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

13 thoughts on “LYAN

  1. Wow, is that look tired and terrible? Can I have some of that please, you look great 😀
    Mmm, maybe its the self love you’ve now opened up or maybe its all that ‘stuff’ you’ve now let go of….no, wait, I know what it is…your no longer on-guard to that rubbish that held you back…your free as a bird. I bet you race Cinnamon to everywhere she goes 😂 🤣
    Right, now you can step into the future, not drag your steps behind you. Go girl, you dream it all out there 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Awe, you wonderful charmer and kind man. Thank you so much. We self criticize, analyze and are often our hardest critic. In this case it was that honest look and recognizing the signs of the times. How they affected me and the trails that were left behind. I can easily choose to turn it into a negative but I am not. At the end I see a survivor, someone with a great opportunity, someone at the beginning of a new life, and it’s ok to look a little tired after walking through The Valley of loss. For all the reward and gain is waiting. 🤗😉
      I’m dreaming big right now and I have the means to do it.🙏🏼🦋😘

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  2. That’s the look of someone who can mentor, teach, share, and care about others. We earn our “battle scars” in this life. Perhaps, if our younger selves would have found the “easier path” – we would not be who we have become.

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    1. Hi Eric, what a profound and touching thing to say. I am truly humbled and touched and I agree with you on adversity being our greatest teacher. The lessons we experience in life are needed and necessary for us to grow into who we are meant to be. The lesson is indeed to see these experiences as opportunities even if we don’t understand them at the time. The goal is to stay positive and optimistic. Without those lessons we’d be just an empty shell and have no knowledge and wisdom to pass on. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for reading and commenting. 🤗💙

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    1. Thank you so much and I think you have a point. Perhaps all writers, poets, artist, (and more) are dreamers. We have something in common and that is to share something with the world. To help others along through our experiences and our voice while finding like minded souls that have walked the path before us and inspire us. Have you read the book “Blessed are the weird?” Jacob Nordby. Your comment reminded me of it. 🤗💙 Have a wonderful day dear fellow dreamer.


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