(A photograph of White Lotus flowers i found on internet. It is not mine.)
When I was young, I used to dislike my name because a lot of people didn't pronounce it properly.
I've been called many names : "Fanja", "Fania", "Fanta", "Fenja", "Fenza", and even "Fonzie". haha
Would you believe me if I told you that even the French Administration
typed "Fanta" instead of "Fanja" on my ID Card...?!
Most of my Teachers would put a "Z" instead of a "J", instead of trying to Remember it.
It's not the End of the world! you would say... But i suffered in silence for many years. I even sometimes felt ashamed to spell my own name... How Crazy is that?!
So, what made me and my "Ego" to Counter Attack? Well, I guess their Ignorance, but I also admit, mine too. I used to Ignore and Deny the existance of the Negative Thoughts that kept me all this Time Prisonner of my Negativity.
Now I know these Things don't matter. I already forgave them, and first of all, I forgave Myself. That is what liberated me.
My name is Fanja (pronounced "Fanza" or "Fanz").
In Malagasy language (in Madagascar), it means "Bud".
In French, we say "Bourgeon" and in Japanese "Tsubomi".
I believe this name is the One I have chosen and is the One that chose me.
It reminds me, at this Period of my Life, that I'm in the phase of Remembering Who I truly Am, my Deep Connection with Nature and our Universe and the Mission I have to accomplish on Planet Earth to help Bring back Love, Peace and Harmony, before I bloom and transform into a Flower.
Be proud of your Name, no matter what People say or How they could distort it.
Your name is Sacred. It is the Energy of Love and Creation Manifesting itself, that No One and Nothing can Destroy.
Search for its Real and Deep meaning. It certainly hydes Secrets and Magic.
Above all, You would be surprised to Discover how Connected you actually were with it Way before your were born.
If really you Feel that your Name has never fit you or doesn't fit you anymore,
you can search for another One, listening your Intuition...
To Every Fanja in the World and Every Little Buds who are also about to Bloom:
Let the Light guide your Heart, your Mind and your Spirit to the Awakening of your Truth.
in the name of "i aM presence".