Some peeps say you just can’t have it all and although it’s true that you can only be in one place at a time there is always room to experience so much more.
I say, why not have it all!?
When I’m out at sea with dolphins and we come across 2 different pods, some people may choose one or the other, but I like to go for both! Life is just more fun when you open to possibilities of more and the world always shows up for you.
The greatest lesson I want to share from my 13 years of living full time in the islands of Hawaii is that you really can be, do or have anything you want! All life begins with a dream. Plant the seed, water it and watch it grow and bloom. Even babies in the womb start with a dream of creation before they can develop and grow. Life truly is an expression of your deepest desire. If you’re not living or doing what you want, then ask yourself what fears or old stories are holding you back. Isn’t it time to break free? You, my dears, and only you hold the machete to cut your anchor free and sail to freedom. When you get clear on what you want and in-source to God, magic happens. We mermaids are in the business of magic and miracles and we highly recommend you dive in to your dreams today!
Here’s a few finned examples from my own life experience-
I dreamed of surfing and went from a California surfer to an island local in the lineup at some really awesome surf breaks, surfing waves bigger than I dreamed possible with hardly anyone else out! I even built up a quiver of 6, custom made boards and decided to craft my own which was a fun little project!
I dreamed of living in Hawaii and not only did, but became a local, knowing the ins and outs and being well known here and on the other islands. I took my love for the sea to another level and became a coast guard licensed boat captain, passing a series of 6 very intense exams, loads of sea time and am one of the very few clean and sober female captains in the industry inspiring girls to really be able to go for their dreams big or small!
When I thought about playing the guitar at the beach, I bought one and learned – and trust me I am not a mermaid who is vocally or musically inclined, however I had quite a lot of fun, because when it comes down to it really, why not?
I loved photographing dolphins so I designed a successful underwater photography and videography career through www.manakaiphoto.com and even had one of my dolphin photos used on national TV!
I dreamed of working with wild dolphins and I did not only that, but so much more! Since then I’ve swum
I wanted to work in film and have been hired for several documentaries sharing the message of ocean conservation. I even was hired as a dolphin decoy to bring the dolphins closer to the camera for a film project because of our connection. Needless to say, being known by the dolphins is checked off on the good ol’ reseme! I’ve even hobnobbed with celebrity and some of the most successful business execs around, sharing a mutual connection and love for our sea friends.
My dream of being a professional mermaid, began with the seed of love for the sea and vision that we all of us are mermaids embodying this innate connection to the ocean. I’ve since built a successful career through the creation of my first tail that has evolved into a business far reaching to both women entrepreneurs and children. I’ve been interviewed and publicized along with other top mermaids and have created a quality niche in the ocean world.
The time I’ve spent in the sea with dolphins and whales, intelligent conscious beings have accelerated my ability to clearly listen to my heart’s calling and intuition, and with connection to the Divine manifestation happens so much quicker! If the world took a dip in the sea with cetaceans – oh what a wonderful world it would be
The winds of change are a blowin! Change in life is truly a constant to be expected. It’s when change is resisted that stagnancy occurs. Change that includes amazingness right away is of course easy to go along with zest & enthusiasm. The biggest life changes are those that veer off to left field with the horizon of treasures untold in the distance. How often do you listen to the intuitive guidance within? Are you willing to listen when the seas of life are still as well as stormy? There is always a gem to find, even in adversity. Sometimes adversity itself carries the much needed treasure to us in it’s own swift way. Positivity is surely the key to all growth. Have you made the decision to leave behind any negativity or doubt within or around you? The more time you spend in cheering others on to their dreams, you double the effect through inadvertently blossoming in your own radiance at the same time.
“Imagine all the people living for today… Imagine all the people living life in peace… You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” – John Lennon
Have you noticed that everywhere you look today online, magazines, or television there are articles, programs or ads about “How to _______” From stress management to anger management to finding happiness and peace to being a money magnet, the list goes on. Wouldn’t it be epic if you didn’t need a “How to” for anything? What if you had all the answers already inside of you and all you needed was to become aware of the blocks, decide to let them go, and awaken to your brilliance? How cool would that be, right!? Well, I’m going to tell you that this is not only possible, but it’s factual. You don’t need anything outside of you. It’s time to wake up to the authentic abundance of peace and joy that dwell within you. The ocean is calling you home.
Here on the island of Maui the ocean is as alive as ever! With Humpback Whale season in full swing, I am watching whales breach and spout on a daily basis and the sea is most definitely beckoning while the sky is adorned with double rainbows and golden sunsets. February is one of the best months for whale watching here as most of the mothers have calved and they are used to the boats. As I write this a whale just breached off in the distance!
When the ocean is alive with the sound of whale song, you can surely find me on or near the sea! If you feel called to experience the whales and dolphins in the wild, I urge you to dive in and guarantee moments of magic like no other.
I’ll see you in the sea!
Have you ever been steam rolled over by life? We’re talking fish out of water status, gills going dry, flopping around on land when you know you really belong in the sea.
I’m convinced it’s our human nature in life to at some point or another know this feeling at least once in our lives. Perhaps you’ve gotten a tad out of balance, pursuing something you are absolutely convinced you must have and are no longer open to the signs the universe is giving you to turn another direction. Maybe that other direction the universe has in store isn’t quite as attractive as what you’ve been seeking, but guaranteed it will lead you to something better than you could even dream up! Know what I’m talking about?
I’ve certainly been there in many different seasons of my life, but most especially in times of great change and new chapters. I will never cease to be amazed at how intelligent and cunning the mind can be and yet how powerful the intuition and heart truly is. It is this deeper knowing that guides us to where we are meant to be in our lives and careers to truly be living our calling in this world.
When I listen to logic land or my mind, being the place that “makes sense” I always end up suffering with struggle or frustration, ending up out of balance. The still small voice within never really makes sense at all to the outside perspective. And yet, when I follow my inner knowing, that place that guides me to the next indicated step that may not even look or sound like something even helpful in reaching my desired goal, but I follow it anyway and lo and behold miracles happen. A path unfolds that I never could have thought up and even leads to new contacts and possibilities that would have otherwise remained in the unknown.
So, why is this the topic of this month’s newsletter, you ask? Well, my dears, the topic is because I see this as one of the biggest challenges we women face in our lives. By addressing this, my hope is that you will 1. Relate and 2. Be willing to step out of the fear and into the unknown and sometimes uncomfortable action of faith. Yes, I am a mermaid, an artist, and above all a dreamer and yet, I am also a woman who has also experienced the pains of fear and of having faith in this world that has it’s main society focus on materialism and superficiality.
It is our most natural state as women to embrace a deep Divine surrendered femininity of our intuition and the mermaid is the symbol who calls us back to our life source, the ocean. When we awaken our inner siren, we spark that beautiful polished pearl of wisdom within so the world truly becomes our oyster.
“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” ~ English Proverb
To all you beautiful women inspired by the mermaid message, I urge you to awaken to the source of bliss within, find the courage to shine brighter and listen to your innate inner wisdom regardless of what you or others think. The answers you seek have always been inside you. Imagine the sunshine sparkle trail on the ocean as the sun sets and know that your path to greatness awaits you, as it is now time to awaken and swim home.
If you would like more support on this journey of discovering your passion and purpose and calling in life, dive in for a mermaid reading or perhaps swim on over for one of our excursions as we here in mermaid town delight in making dreams come true!
From the bottom of the sea to you, we wish you oceans of gratitude, love and blessings as infinite and abundant as can be!
Are you a woman with a big vision, know you have a deep purpose, and want to create an impact in the world? Wanna know how you can let those “no’s” or judgements from others actually fuel your mission? Let me fill you in on a little secret the ocean has to teach us ~ When you can surrender to go with the flow (even when the flow is uncomfortable) then you are actually fueled with more energy to surf the waves as they come, which can actually be fun!
This can be applied to life and business when you get what feels like blocks to what you really want to accomplish. Instead of fighting against them or giving up entirely, focus on your breath to relax you and find the power in non-doing. This is completely different from giving up.
When you let yourself be and open up to new avenues or solutions to find you, then the magic happens. That block that may have been your biggest frustration, may actually be your biggest gift whether to teach a lesson, give you strength and empowerment, or provide an even better opportunity that’s around the corner ~ just out of your sea cave so to speak!
Don’t forget to make time for fun, no matter what your life or business situation looks like, solutions always appear much faster! Remember if you try to find the time, it may never come. So grab the helm and make the time. When you focus on a priority, it’s funny how time switches roles from master to servant and the time becomes endless.
So what are you waiting for? If you have a dream and a vision, quit waiting around for life to make it happen. Dive in, take the plunge and enjoy the swim!
Or as Mark Twain says ~
“In twenty years from now you will regret the things you didn’t do far more than the things you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Well, this has been a whirl wind of a month for mer~magic! Lots of letting go and riding the tides of change. When we commit to our calling, we must commit all the way… No Matter What! So when I took the plunge to dive in with both feet and grow a tail many years ago ~ we’re talking all the way in… I knew I was in for a wild ride! I’m an artist, free spirit, dreamer AND a mermaidpreneur committed to my mer-mission of saving the world one mermaid swim at a time. So when my intuition says to let go of something, place, or person I must listen and surf the waves to new expansion so my vision takes place in a truly BIG way. What is your intuition asking you to do or be?
I recently spoke for a teleseminar I was invited to participate in and was reminded of a time when I was little that I gave up a piece of myself to appear “cool”. I had always been really into fairy tales and magical make believe.. what can I say I’m a mermaid! Around the age of 9, I had a friend who said she was too old for that make believe, girly stuff and that I should grow up. I’ve since learned that “growing up” is wildly important… in the correct way. Growing out of childish and selfish views is important, yet keeping the childlike wonder and magic of life matches it’s equivalent.
My good friend and colleague, Keli Campbell is currently empowering women through her brand www.tomboybombshell.com. I highly recommend swimming over to check out her blog and guarantee you won’t regret it! To me this is a grown up empowered woman, who is able to get her hands dirty and still snazz herself up in glamour!
In my mermaid excursions, my hope is to allow the ocean to be a catalyst of change by awakening women to their full potential & unlocking the beautiful peal of authenticity within. Tapping women into their callings while awakening their senses & femininity to beauty and empowerment by opening the channels of intuition. This is where change takes place and not only in women, but the entire world will benefit. Ripples of effect from land to sea. Dana Mermaid guarantee! Oh, and did I mention the fun?!
Sending you waves of ocean inspiration and aloha from the deep ocean blue here in Kona on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!
The lessons the ocean and sea life can teach us are infinite. Relaxing and daydreaming are absolutely imperative to fuel your life with more efficiency. Summertime means long sunny days and time for play! How can you infuse more play in your life? It’s a funny thing that when you make play a priority, your work will actually blossom and grow! Camping, bonfires, s’mores, pool parties and salty beach filled sun kissed days are all part of summertime fun! So what are you waiting for? Throw on your favorite bikini and head to the beach, or take that family vacay that you’ve been saving up for! Camp under the stars in your backyard, build forts, treat yourself or a friend to a spa day! Whatever it is that will fuel your heart and spirit, go do that. You may be surprised to find the answers you seek for what you are meant to do unfold easily for you.
It’s Sum-sum-summer time!! And that means fun, joy, play and laughter! Time to play mermaids or lounge by the pool and soak up some sun kissed rays, blow bubbles at the beach or in traffic, have dance parties, spa days, create vision boards, paint, spin with dolphins, do cartwheels, climb trees, and plain and simple add smiles to the day!
“I never did a days work in my life. It was all fun.”
~ Thomas A. Edison
As entrepreneurs and business-women (including mermaidpreneurs)*, there are levels of responsibility that must be upheld, and what better way to complete your errands than by adding fun! How can you pizazz up your day to include more fun and play?
“Fun is good.” ~ Dr. Seuss
So kick off your shoes, sink your toes in the sand and splash in the waves of the sea! One of the main messages the ocean can teach us is to have more fun. By expanding out of your head, joy lifts you energetically to a higher vibration, thereby attracting positivity, fun, and a higher quality of life. Try having more fun ~ I dare you!
Awaken Your Inner Siren and the World is Your Oyster!
Discover the beautiful pearl within and clear away what no longer serves you to live the radiant life you are meant to!
The mermaid ocean experience awakens the divine within you and is incredibly healing. By awakening your femininity and tapping into the magic of the world, you are more deeply empowered by igniting your intuitive knowing. Refreshing and revitalizing you heart & soul, this elite mermaid experience truly awakens the Aloha within you, transforming you into the sea star you are.
Are you prepared to weather the rough seas of life & business? The storms are just as much a part of life as the calm seas. If you are not prepared to “baton down the hatches,” you may be left with a sinking ship! How can you prepare yourself in life and your career to stay steady through each storm that will enable you to be much stronger at the helm?
One of the best ways I’ve found is listening to my intuition. Being connected to that power of creation, called God, Great Spirit, Mother Nature, or any other, we are given every answer we need by listening to and trusting our intuition. This is generally that still small voice within that doesn’t always make sense and is sometimes drowned out by mindless chatter in the head.
When we slow down and listen within, the answers become clear. Whether we want to see them or not, they are always there.
The ocean is one of the best places to bring your senses to life and strengthen your intuitive knowing. Dare to be different in your life and career! Go against the grain of logic and trust your intuition. The results speak for themselves. Enjoy the ride!
Have you ever felt a bit too “Real” for this world? Realness is a quality sorely lacking in society and being called the “real deal” myself, it’s sometimes tricky to mix in the material world. To me, realness is being tapped in to the true meaning of life, seeing past the ideas that having things or becoming successful can ever bring true bliss. In order to truly succeed in life, you must be tapped in to what’s real, enabling you to then enjoy this material world on a much deeper level & in every possible way.
“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly.” ~ Mark Twain
How in love with your life and career are you? If you had all the money in the world to be living your dreams, what would you be doing differently? Ask yourself, is it really money that’s stopping you? Oftentimes there are other blocks that prevent us from happiness and offering our gifts fully to the world.
Attempting to succeed in life without being connected to your heart or that deeper meaning of life may seemingly work on the outside, but does it really bring success and the intrinsic power that comes from happiness and fulfillment? Connecting to the super forces of nature and our creator enables us to be the superheroes we are meant to be in our every day lives. There is deep power in surrendering and the sea alchemically helps us to remember that which is innately true.
Find some time today to connect to the sea, then ask yourself ~ what can you bring to the world to better this sea of life we live in?
Awaken Your Inner Siren and the World is Your Oyster!
Discover the beautiful pearl within and clear away what no longer serves you to live the radiant life you are meant to!
The mermaid ocean experience awakens the divine within you and is incredibly healing. By awakening your femininity and tapping into magic of the world, you are more deeply empowered by igniting your intuitive knowing. Refreshing and revitalizing you heart & soul, this elite mermaid experience truly awakens the Aloha within you, transforming you into the sea star you are.
So often I see so many women who are caught up in looking a certain way or finding someone or thing outside of themselves to give them answers or get more “things.” I’ve been there myself and thankfully found a new way to live by going within many years ago. Swimming in the sea is one of the fastest ways to reconnect to what’s real, discovering who you are and what life is about. Living a life of balance from land to sea and mind to heart is so imperative, without one or the other we suffer. When we put our heart first, then the material world becomes a playground and a place of service. Your heart contains all the answers and it’s up to you to dive in!
“For whatever we lose like a you or a me, it’s always our self we find in the sea.” ~ E.E. Cummings
We are connected to the sea, from the sea and will always end up in the sea. A life without water would be no life at all. We ourselves are 90% water and can easily forget that when spending time on land. Water is a creative space, ever moving and flowing with the rhythm of life. The ocean is a world of magic and much like that place in our hearts, when we tap into it then life truly begins to have meaning.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn