How I started manifesting and attracting what I wanted and ended up doing ten days of silent meditation in Myanmar

Hi, I am Svenja @svenjawho


And somehow this universe dragged me towards channelling this mindful mess of my mind into these words, sentences and lines that I am now sharing with you. It’s past midnight and my mind wouldn’t shut up. Thoughts kept spinning, thoughts forming ideas like cloudscapes, my monkey mind playing its usual games with me. Making me realize that I might as well use that momentum to finally enter the world of Steemit as an outlet for my excess thoughts.
But first, let me introduce myself.

I am a redhead, making me part of a minority of two percent of the world’s population or less.

My personality type is the Advocate, giving me an inborn sense of idealism and morality. I tend to see helping others as my purpose in life, and my real calling is to get to the heart of issues so that people need not be rescued at all. Trust me, that is a curse and blessing at the same time. I am an empath and highly sensitive which is why I tend to get too involved with other people’s lives while I lose track of who my own needs.

My life was pretty average. University, decent job, moving in with my boyfriend (and so the story would have continued) until a few people and situations crossed my way.

Firstly, I totally lost myself in an unhealthy relationship with a drug addict. I was not aware of my co-dependency until I finally was that far from being myself, no longer knowing who I was, acting like an empty shell of a body with no soul. I broke up and simultaneously woke up. That’s where my story turned.


In short, I discovered spirituality, Yoga and embarked on a journey inward. Indonesia became somewhat my second home. I travelled to Myanmar. The law of attraction became my personal bible. I started manifesting and attracting what I wanted. That way I won 1 000 €, healed a long-term knee illness that doctors couldn’t even determine, started to attract people, and especially men, that would support me in my healing and growing process and no longer looked at my life from the standpoint of a victim.
Then I did 10 days of 10 hours a day of silent meditation in Myanmar. And I shed off loads and loads of layers, discovering what my true inner essence is. Powerful experience.


Now I am no longer this poor little stranger in a world full of boundaries.
I got a glimpse of what it means that I am the universe. And I am creating it, at every moment. I am happiness. I am love.
I wanted to hold on to the past, and I wanted to create the future. Until I realized that the only thing I can truly influence is the present. Until I realize that I can’t blame anyone for the world that I am in but myself. That I have all the power in this world to create this present moment and my present reality.

I don’t really feel like my story was worth sharing since I believe we are all unique and wonderful human beings, but some higher force just guided me towards this platform. So I hope I can share some of my humble insights on the art of living, Yoga and Zero Waste Living with you fellow Steemers and spread some love.

Leave a comment if you care, I am utterly excited about my Steemit Journey ahead !


Look forward to meditating together @svenjawho. Join us on Discord

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Wonderful story, full of ups and downs but the important parts of it are the ups! Really glad you found your path. Welcome to Steemit!

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What a great story of rising from the ashes and changing the direction of your life! You find great communities here align with your hobbies and interests around Yoga and meditation.

Welcome to Steem! You have taken the first step in achieving many goals here at the crossroads of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and social media. Consistent engagement is needed to progress and grow your following and influence. I am currently working on a weekly post to curate new users and providing them an introduction to the ecosystem. I have selected your post as one I will feature in an upcoming post! In addition, I have published a post that provides great references to assist you in your journey. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback!


Glad you made it.

And an inspiring story. I reckon there’s a lot of people who could relate to that. I know I could.

I’ve never been to Myanmar though. My partner has travelled through there, she says it’s pretty special.

Really looking forward to seeing your stories as they pop up on my feed.

You’re welcome to come and hang out with us.... steemflow has already told you about the #naturalmedicine and #mindfullife community. We all hang out and chat and share and cry and support each other here

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Wowo @svenjawho kind of filmy story ...welcome to the amazing community. I definately suggest you to look out @naturalmedicine community and be part of some mindful and spiritual journey. We would definately want to take few note from you....looking forward to you there....🙏

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Welcome! Am currently seeking a Vipassana in the Pyrenees Mountains where I will be returning to after a summer in the UK.

Found you on the Natural Medicine Discord group ;)

Myanmar? There is lately the newest nazi-like genocide, what just watching by the rest of the world, or not?

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Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings!

Lovely to have you join us, @svenja. What's next?

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Thanks, I will definitely check the app out (have to clear some storage on my phone first though, haha ;)

I am still new to everything and need to take some baby steps first...

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I love Little Orphan Annie since I was a small kid. Since then, I've always loved redheads. I taught English in Vietnam. I like yoga. Yeah, we are unique and that is what our stories are all about. I'm Joey. Welcome.

You’ve been visited by @riverflows on behalf of Natural Medicine!

We are really glad you shared your story as now we've found you! You'd love to join our community and we'd love to support you - please drop into our Discord and we'll make you a Natural Medicine member! @steemflow suggested you'd be a great fit and i think you are right! Was it a vipassana you did in Myanmar - I suspect so! I loved Myanmar when I was there and even went to the Ingyinbin monastry where I got to stay and meditate. I'm also a yogi and a meditator - and in our Nat Med Discord we also have a lot of meditators that post under the tag #mindfullife. Tagging a few others who might be interested in your story - @julianhorack, @vincentnijman, @bewithbreath, @consciousangel7.

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This is one of the most peculiar introductions I've read since using the platform. Welcome to Steemit Svenja! I hope you can share your thoughts with us, I will follow you because I do not want to miss your next post, I think you have interesting things to say. Greetings and welcome!

We are so pleased to have you here😊😊😊👍👍
And with the inspiring life challenging story
You've found your right path
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@svenjawho it’s nice to see new face on steemit, hope you will spread positive vibes in steemit.and keep up the good work on steemit...;-) and be regular on steemit it will make grow you faster... ;-)

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@svenjawho, Welcome to steemit. What a journey. Awesome post ! We also have a regular meditation session on steemit within the discord of #naturalmedicine and #mindfullife . Your post is powerful and resonates with me. I was planing to do silent meditation in the Himalayas this year as well. To join Steemians that meditate together:

Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Greetings, and Welcome to the Steem Community @svenjawho! The law of attraction is an amazing and powerful thing in my opinion... I always enjoy learning more about it.

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Greetings @svenjawho

I hope to learn more about the law of attraction in your next publications.

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hi there! very good introducing!
like it! really

Thanks for bringing this blog into my awareness @riverflows :>)

Welcome @svenjawho ! This is an inspiring story, indeed :>)

I am planning to go on a Vipasanna retreat in India, later this year. Although I moved around quite a lot in Europe, I‘ve never made it outside this continent uptill now.

Like you, I managed to throw my life around in the last couple of years. Steemit, crypto investing, meditation and the law of attraction have played an important part in that.

I am looking forward to learning more about you, getting to know you better and am hoping you will join us and the #naturalmedicine #mindfullife community In fact, it would be fun to have you share your energy with us - and vice versa - in a discord group meditation session :>)

Have an great weekend and I hope to see you around! :>)

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Welcome to Steemit, you and your interesting life.

Wow-what an amazing story @svenjawho, looks like you really had to dig deep and take a look at your life and made some pretty brave decisions and im glad its working out for you. Im sure you'll find steemit to be a great place to share yourself with an audience and learn from more people. Your first post has already won you a new follower in me and I hope you continue to contribute to the site and grow your presence here

See you around the blockchain and good luck

Welcome Svenja, I'm glad that you left behind all your negative experiences and got to the point where you are know, I'm sure that you'll positively affect the lives of many in here. I hope you find in Steemit everything you expected, and more!

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Very cool first post @svenjawho.

Sounds like you are enjoying your journey in this world.

I am not a bot, but a living breathing person that wanted to welcome you here.

I upvote new users as much as possible.

Sounds like you are going to have fun here and I appreciated your story.

Now following and looking forward to seeing what you get up to here. Cool photos. Looks beautiful there.

Namaste for making me want to go someplace new.

;) @snowyknight

ps. what does this mean:

"My personality type is the Advocate, giving me an inborn sense of idealism and morality."

i.e. what is the framework for this?

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Hello fellow Steemian,

nice to meet you here, i'm always pleased to meet new people here.
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welcome to steem platform
you made one of the huge decisions by joining us, we are looking forward from you ;)

by the way, you are similar to this actor, I knew her from Jumanji movie hehe

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Great intro.. a true inspiration into overcoming and learning to live your own life..

Looking forward to more posts..

Welcome to Steem, Svenja! We've many in our community who have hyperactive monkeys frolicking in our minds past the midnight hours so you're in good company. (Here's a hug and a cheer for you for removing yourself from a codependent relationship.)

All stories and experiences are worth sharing. One of the many blessings of our world is that there is always someone, somewhere, who will read your words someday and take hope from someone else understanding what they're going or have gone through.

I hope that you have a lovely day and please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.

We encourage everyone to explore the various posts and to leave personal comments on those that you wish (for example - your thoughts regarding the post's content). This platform thrives through interaction as it's the best way to build relationships with other Steemians while finding communities and initiatives that peak your interests.

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  • It helps to protect against copyright infringement when using material that is not of your original creation. Content (for example - images from a website) that grants permission for reuse is acceptable for content creators to utilize within their posts provided there is appropriate attribution to the source. Here's a link that will provide you with more information.

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