Story of Niyana
About 8 years ago , I climbed Mount Popa in Myanmar ; to join a full moon meditation at the Taung Kalat Temple.I met someone there who became to me an inspiration and indeed a revelation as it turned out later .A young Buddhist monk , no more than 18, but assured in his ways, easy to talk to and so very enthusiastic about everything he had to say to me. I was very curious.
How can such a man; in the prime of his youth , renounce everything worldly and walk away from all the pleasures of life , carnal and otherwise and choose a lifetime of meditation, spirituality, penance and emancipation. How could such a young man eschew the natural temptations of his age and his very being ?
I asked him.....
He looked into my eyes then , watched me intently and only said:
"My aim in life is to detach from those primitive needs which hold us back; and instead ascend to a higher level of consciousness through energy sublimation, solitude and absolute devotion to my chosen path"
I was mesmerized .His answer was intriguing and fascinating but shocking at the same time. It showed at once the depth and the authenticity of such a liberated soul. It also showed me the power of the will .
I asked him his name to which he simply answered: NIYANA.
Niyana means the wise one, the guide or the Path.
The name touched a chord as he himself had as a person. It was all so rhythmic to my inner seeking and reverberated in my own search for peace and happiness.
The beauty of this person combined with his ethereal name left me with a refrain that was sublime in its essence .
I promised myself that if one day I have a daughter, I would call her Niyana.
Years have gone by after that interlude and I continued walking my own spiritual path.
I encountered incredible beings, healers, shamans and guides during this time; with whom I have spent time , attended workshops, did sessions and practiced different techniques.
Always with that quest in my heart , an aspiration to find my own self, to dive deeper within me and to discover who I really was.
One day, while hosting a meditation retreat, a call for service, a desire to share blossomed in my heart. It throbbed and woke me up .
My purpose had to be to create a platform that would connect all those many guides I had met during my travels, all those many Gurus I had encountered as I trotted the globe and all those many enchanting experiences I had ; with all those who are in need for healing and are searching for connections to solutions that we all crave for and richly deserve as seekers of truth and peace .
I knew then that this vision was leading me to help others to find healing from their own conditioning , their own realities and their own restraints.
Yet also at that moment, my old fear of failing or disappointing appeared and haunted me .
It kept me away from a much needed decision . Over time however , I did discover that the inner calling was very strong and kept pulsating in me ;as some sort of a mission I could not or should not deviate from.
I then decided to look for a partner , an ally , a friend who could understand and nourish me and help me to achieve my goal.
And this is how Vasily: a trustworthy, tech-savvy, visionary and over all, a great guide and counsellor joined this project as the second founder.
Only a name was needed to get started on this journey of sharing with many others my own experiences and own learnings .
And that distant memory of a young sage and my promise to name my creation after him came back .
A not so subtle message during another meditation session: this network was going to be called NIYANA. Had to be .
That day, I knew that this project was going to be the daughter I had always wished for.
Finally, www.niyana.com .
This came as a blessing too , as this domain name had already been taken by someone else . But the universe came together for me .
A kind and beautiful soul bought it from this person as a gift for my project, as it resonated, he said very much with his own principles and vision.
Thank you (AA) for your support.
Niyana is simply a trustworthy platform that exists to help others and to spread love and wisdom. Its aim is to connect true teachers, shamans and spiritual guides that Fatima, Niyana’s founder, has met along her journey as well as other highly recommended healers, with all those souls who are longing for truth, peace, healing, authenticity and freedom.
Niyana is a sacred and safe space for healing. It is the summary of more than 20 years of my own spiritual quest, where I met very special, kindhearted and blessed beings who only want to serve others through their wisdom, expertise, inner light and purity of intention and also a place for new experienced healers who share our vision to serve the world.
We are all here on this planet to grow, evolve, love, heal, help and expand together. So join Niyana to find your own truth.