Archive for the ‘Freedom’ category

Curve-billed Visitor♡

December 8, 2018

There has been a curve-billed Thrasher visiting me for the last couple of weeks. I had never seen one before? He is a beautiful, big bird and loves to chat with me. Hope he stays a while!

GiGi’s Amazing “Okay, so…” Post

April 21, 2018

❤Now that’s writing!


February 13, 2018

☆~☆Photos taken from that spot in my yard where I find complete peace and I’m free to be consumed by stars.☆~☆

Oneiroi Dream

November 15, 2016

just one
so faint
I taste it’s core
it never went away

a sullen scent
night swallowed
by the day

one dream
wrapped up
in distant stars
burning memory

drift away
go far from here
though the dream
shall set us free

by Felicia Lujan

In Greek Mythology, “the Oneiroi were the dark-winged spirits (daimones) of dreams which emerged each night like a flock of bats from their cavernous home in Erebos–the land of eternal darkness beyond the rising sun. The Oneiroi passed through one of two gates (pylai). The first of these, made of horn, was the source of the prophetic god-sent dreams, while the other, constructed of ivory, was the source of dreams which were false and without meaning.” Source:


August 8, 2016

​When they ask… “Where are you going on vacation this week?” Well… paradise of course silly.

“Now they will rest before shouldering the endless work they were created to do down here in paradise.”

••| Toni Morrison, Paradise

•|PARADISE… better known as Mandrill’s Gym.|•

Training with Ade

July 4, 2016

On Saturday, Ade wanted to meet me at the gym to hit chest. We killed it up in there. So far, she’s the only one who’s kept up with me on the bench. I got super sore. After hitting heavy sets, I rep’ed a 35 twice for 15. My chest is tore up. Today is deadlift day and in honor of the 4th, my iron freedom cry will be explosive!


**| Felicia and Ade @ Mandrill’s Gym |**

Shoot ‘Em Up!

April 13, 2016


I went shooting with boys this weekend. There were a lot of people out there. We shot off over 300 bullets and had a blast blasting liters of soda that we shook the hell out of. At first I thought it was wasteful, but then Mike reminded me that “it was junk anyway” and we were basically saving people by ridding the planet of that crap.



I hadn’t gone shooting in a while, but I didn’t do to bad at all. I shot Mike and D’s MK22 SCAR and AR15 M4 COLT. I even impressed the boys by blowing away our only golden egg on my first shot with Rico’s 44 Magnum. The golden egg was a small, full propane tank. I hit that target and then walked away like a boss with the boys up in arms!!





December 10, 2015

Under armor fills this armory
Blackness, tight and whispering
Hear the battle cries of night

xX Felicia Xx


Meghan: Missing a Friend

June 13, 2015

Tonight I’m thinking about my friend Meghan as she treks across El Camino de Santiago. She started in Lisbon with her mother and is on day 5 on the Camino Portugués. Today she is in Portugal and she is heading to Santiago. From what I could find online, it seems they will be walking about 300 miles. Her journey is inspiring! She even tied the symbolic shell to her backpack.


•••Meghan...Day 4 on the camino.•••

I’m going to miss working with Meghan. I have had the chance to get to know her well and I’m really glad I met such a wonderful woman. I included some photos we took together on a site visit for work last month. We visited New Mexico’s largest petroglyph preserve, known as Mesa Prieta. The private preserve is a magical place and around 7500 years ago, Archaic people began carving pictures into these basalt surfaces.

Meghan and I had a great time that day. We both learned so much about how petroglyphs were made, how they are documented today, and the digitization project that this non-profit organization is working on. It was mind-blowing. We spent the larger part of the day with a very knowledgeable archaeologist. Our conversation was interesting. I love to learn and asked many, many, many questions.

I’m really glad Meghan and I got to spend that day together before she left my agency. There is nothing like having like minded friends when we are finding “the way.”  It reminds us that every single person we meet on our personal and professional journey will teach us something because we are meant to meet them. From Meghan I have learned how to stay inspired… how to stay smiling… and how to stay brave.


•••Meghan Bayer and Felicia Lujan visit the mesa.•••

How a Flower Feels

May 29, 2015


It matters not how gardens look,
just tell me how it feels?
Petal to skin and melt within,
a heartbeat it shall steal.

Softest brush on silken lips,
to induce a swollen rush.
Forgetting weeds and other
things, a flower is feeling lush.

It matters not how gardens look.
How does a flower feel?
Petal to skin and melt within,
a heartbeat it shall steal.

By Felicia Lujan


November 11, 2014

I am thankful for all the servicemen and women of the United States of America. I thank my cousin Justin who is currently deployed in Iraq. I also thank: my brother, Brian; my cousin, Melanie and her husband, Shane; my cousin, Jonathan (KIA); my cousin, Bobby (MIA); my uncles, James, Clarence, and Nelson; my grandfathers, Phil and Gilbert; Feliciano and Mike; my friends, Betsy and John; and all the military wives, husbands, and other people who provide support for those who have serviced or continue to service our country.  ~~~Sincerely

••See my military posts here.
••See my veteran posts here
••See a USSS post here.
••See other posts about the veterans in my family here.
••See my post about New Mexico’s Project Healing Waters here.



October 3, 2014


My Encounter with Themistocles

August 31, 2014

~A Polites Themistocles butterfly in my hand today~

Tonight I was looking at historic sculptures and information about Themistocles. It is interesting to learn more about him from artists and scholars. While I was researching, I came across a web page for the Polites Themistocles. How curious that I came across this page!? Was it a sign? Probably not.

The P.Themistocles is the name given to an interesting butterfly which looks like a moth. I believe I caught and released a big one in the gym today. How strange that I learned the name of this species of butterfly the very same day I had an encounter with one? While I worked out, he continuously caught my attention which is rare. He was frantic and I moved to him.

At first…I thought it was a trapped hummingbird. It was very large and was struggling hard to break free through the screen into the light. What was this species which “favors a wide range of habitats including alpine bogs, forest glades, grassy habitats, moist meadows, savannas, and stream sides” doing in my dark gym today? I found it interesting.

My girl, Janet

August 27, 2014

This is a very touching and very moving story. It was shared by someone I know well. I urge each of you to reach out and help Janet and others like her if you are as moved as I was when I read this. We can all do more.

Surfacing Frog

August 24, 2014

I attended an ARMA strategic planning meeting last week, and I really liked this slide. It is so true. The older I get, the greater my ability to surface becomes and the further my view expands.


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