Forging Your Own Dream Life ~ An Inside Look & Interview with Healing Facilitator & Adventure Guide Lynne Day
Today I’m happy to share an inside look and short interview with a visionary leader in her own right, Lynne Day – visionary of passionate living.
I believe that everyone has a unique story that imparts something beautifully inspirational and supportive even if they don’t think that they do. I like to find and reveal the hidden treasures in all people, all of life, and everything in between. 🙂 While living in service so naturally that it is out of thought, but merely a breath is wonderful, I also feel it to be valuable to honor, recognize, and have gratitude for those beautiful gifts. There are seeds of inspiration that when heard, read, seen, or experienced at just the right moment, can help foster the same in others.
This is part of the reason for sharing stories like Lynne’s – to help light that spark for others. I love to also share some of the inside things I have come to see and/or share with each person to offer another perspective that reveals their unique beauty I admire. Lynne is just one example of so many shining lights out there, simply “being” and “being” it well.
Lynne definitely is one that walks the walk of everything that is meaningful to her. She really knows how to live a zestful life and simply by being who she is and doing what she loves, she is an inspirational example to others. Everything she touches is full of love, laughter, light, and life.
I hope you enjoy a more intimate connection with her through my own sharings and some of her own.
And for some amazing insights from Lynne’s clients, check out these testimonials about her healing and guidance gifts: Testimonials
A Little Background On How I Met Lynne and My Words About Her:
Lynne and I both happened to live in Reno at the same time, unbeknownst to us. We shared a mutual friend who gifted her a Reiki session with me and from the moment she stepped through my door, we shared tears, laughter, and a kinship that was like connecting with a long lost friend. We both chuckled that we’d not met earlier, but all things have their divine timing.
Lynne also became my very first sacred tattoo design client, shortly thereafter. This was such an amazing experience to be part of with her (her first tattoo) and I still remember when we drove up to Lake Tahoe together (which we both LOVE) and I shared the drawing and symbolism behind it with her, how magickal it was to experience that energetic connection through its manifestation – the beginning of quite a journey with this for me. It was also a beautiful gift to see her eyes light up in love with it. 🙂
We share an ongoing joke about bananas that will likely not ever be embraced by anyone outside of us – all stemming from a raw food meetup in Reno we attended together (but turned out to be much different than we thought) where we sat in a circle and the leader had us “pass the banana” in order to speak (exactly their words). Who ever was holding the banana had the platform and this had us riddled with uncontrollable laughter, which just so mirrors the lightness and child-like spiritedness we share. It was one of those funny-bone ticklers that literally had me crying and laughter-tummy-sick for two days after. This is one of the things I admire most about Lynne is her knowing how to never lose that inner child, how to bring it out in others, and how to make the most out of everything.
And it wasn’t long after that we both moved back to Southern California – not planned and again unbeknownst to each of us, but we both received the message to move at the same time. She went first and I followed just shortly after, within like a month, feeling it was important to both of our journeys.
Since the first time we met at my home for her session, our times spent together (even though not often) have proven to reveal a kindred spirit we both share in many regards. Some of which include both being freedom lovers, adventure travelers of the world, lovers of nature and animals, and having an innate sense of not being able to conform to any reality other than our own. If not doing the work she loves, you’ll find her off on the next adventure exploring the nooks and crannies of nature near and far.
That is one of the many things I love about Lynne is that she just “is who she is.” She loves her life, she loves life, and she creates her life as “she” chooses.
This is one of the first things you’ll discover if you have the pleasure of meeting Lynne and receiving her gifts of service, is how much she exudes joy and love, how unconditional and nonjudgmental she is and how ready she is for the next adventure. You name it, she’s there! And yet she still manages to have this sweet shyness and demureness that is adorable.
I love her simplistic approach to life, as she truly understands what is most valuable and important. Like with anyone, there’s the ups and downs of life to maneuver in, but as her quote on her website shares, “The water knows its destination. Don’t fight it, let it take you there.” Lynne is an example of embracing and flowing with life, rather than fighting it, and where she arrives, she is, happily.
Lynne is multi-faceted in the hats she wears. She loves all of her “jobs,” although would never refer to any of them as that, as they just are natural extensions of what she loves doing, and she creates her own schedule around what feels right for her.
Lynne Day is a Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Hiking Adventure Guide, as well as works for Whole Foods and REI only a few days a week simply because she loves being of service, working in fields she loves (helping with nutrition and outdoor knowledge), and assisting in an environment of community. She is an example of seeing and loving the value of every part of her life, cohesively bringing all of her gifts together in a blend that gives her what she desires, and that speaks volumes.
Lynne expresses, ” I am a healing facilitator, adventurer and nature lover” who loves to “share with you my love of life, and to begin to bring awareness of living a happy, meaningful and fulfilling existence by maintaining a balance of body, mind and spirit.”
She really is an example of integrating all of her loves and gifts into creating anew each day, the life she desires to experience. She’s a perfect example of how to turn your passions into your life’s work, do what you love, and live your dreams.
Lynne also has a sweet shyness, as I mentioned, and very humble quality to her, which creates a nice balance with her fun-loving nature. This is part of why I also wanted to share my own insights alongside the questions I asked. I hope you enjoy knowing Lynne a little bit more through her words.
Lynne Day In Her Own Words:
“I am a nature girl at heart with a love of being close to a big city. I suppose this comes from being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where the natural world was everywhere, yet cities, with all of the culture they offer, were nearby too.
Today I can honestly say that Southern California is a perfect ‘home base’ for me. The mountains, the beach, the city, a major airport to fly off to places unknown, are all at my doorstep. I love it!
I consciously choose to see the positive in everything and every situation and consider myself a ‘glass all-the-way-full’ person. I practice living my life to the fullest each and every day.
I believe that happiness is a choice and yes, it is my choice! I take care of myself from the inside out and is the only way to finding the way back “home”. The outside shell is but a reflection of one’s inner life.
I look forward to connecting and smiling with you and to explore the possibilities for deep healing and inner discovery.”
A Short Interview with Lynne Day:
Tania: What things inspire you most in life and how does that translate into the services you share with others through your passions and gifts?
Lynne: Every day is a new day with infinite things to learn, explore and do. An infinite wisdom in the Universe, making it all somehow ‘happen’. It fascinates me and I always am inspired by it. I think by me living each day to it’s fullest and always seeing the positive and infinite possibilities in life, often times inspires others to do the same. That, in turn, inspires me to be more of me and share more of me. Does that make sense? lol
Tania: What do you love most about living in Southern California and how does it mirror who you are?
Lynne: The mountains and ocean are right here. The energy of both combined, fuels me. I love getting outdoors and exploring it all. I get to see the ocean every day! I love the diversity of people and things to do in LA. I love having my spiritual community close. I love having a major airport nearby where I can fly in and out so easily. And, of course the beach climate…for me, it’s ideal.
Tania: I see that you love to travel the world and are such a free spirit. What are some of the most memorable places you’ve explored and how have they influenced your life and work?
Lynne: Backpacking the Inca Trail through Peru was life-changing. I became very sick and was the sickest when I had to climb the highest peak of 14,000 feet. Without the support of my team/tribe, I would not have been able to have accomplished it. It made me realize that we all need each other, we’re all connected and that there’s so much connecting us all.
Bungee jumping in New Zealand was one of the scariest things I had done at that time (I am scared of heights). It was a metaphor for my life. I knew that if I could take that one step forward, that it would allow me to be free and give me the confidence to do others things that scared me. And I did it!!
Tania: Are there any particular people or experiences that have been instrumental in your life and how have they inspired you and your work?
(Tania:) Aw! Thank you
Tania: Do you have any favorite quotes or mottos that are the foundations of your life?
Lynne: “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein
Whenever I have a question, I can always look to nature for the answer. It just makes sense to me.
“Not all Who Wander Are Lost” ~J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m all over the place (lost it may seem to most) but as long as I’m grounded ‘within’ I am never truly lost.
Tania: If you could only use 5 words to describe yourself, what would those be?
Lynne: Loving, Adventurous, Spiritual, Peaceful, Optimistic
Tania: Can you share a little about how your journey in the healing arts and the world of nature evolved into your service to others?
Lynne: I think from a small child I was surrounded by nature and adventure and also grew up in a family dynamic where I was sort of the ‘center’ of the family, the one who was either the rebel or the ‘go to ‘ person for help. It sort of set the tone for who I am today. I find that I feel at my best with nature and adventure in my life and when I can help people through my energy work and wisdom of life experiences.
Tania: What do you love most about being a Reiki Practitioner? Massage Therapist? Outdoor Guide? And what do you hope to support and inspire in others through these services you provide?
Lynne: All of these things bring forth my greatest gifts. I feel that when we can share our gifts and our true selves, there is no greater success in life. To practice this and inspire others to do the same, inspires me like nothing else.
Tania: What are some of your favorite places to take people on an outdoor adventure?
Lynne: It just depends on the person/people. But I love showing people new places or watching them light up when they see something in nature that they have never seen or noticed before. It brings me great joy.
Tania: How has the practice of Reiki influenced your work? Does it enhance your massage work? And if so, can you explain how and what your clients have experienced through the combination of receiving Reiki and massage?
Lynne: Reiki has influenced every part of my life. I don’t really know how to explain it but my clients always tell me that there’s something ‘different’ in my massages. That I have a very peaceful energy about me and that they feel so much better when they’re around me.
Tania: You’re such a fun-loving person who seems to always have a positive outlook. Is there anything that brings you down in life and if so how do you find balance to return back to that positive state of mind?
Lynne: Thank you. 🙂 Yes, there are things that bring me down of course. One thing that pops up for me right away is people’s neglect for the environment and ignorance for what their contribution is to our failing eco-system. I find balance and optimism when I know that I am doing as much as I can, making a difference but especially when someone reaches out to me and expresses concern and wants to know ways in which they can help.
Tania: What are your dreams for your work?
Lynne: I have never been one with a big set plan. I just follow my heart basically and try not to look too far forward or too far back. Just stay in the moment and enjoy every one of them to the fullest. I guess that translates into my work always evolving and changing but at the same time having an intention of adventure, healing and bright light always!
Tania: If someone wants to contact you for a Reiki or massage healing session or to acquire your guide services, how can they reach you?
Thank you Lynne for allowing me to share more about you so that others may find inspiration in the qualities I admire in you.
Posted on January 25, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged doing what you love, hiking guide, interview with Lynne Day, living your dreams, massage therapist, reiki practitioner, Sacred Tattoos, turning your passions into your life's work. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.