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What do dreams know of boundaries?

Have you ever been charmed before? I mean really bedazzled, by sweet talking glamorousness? I know I have. Whether men, women, employers, or employees, it can at times be so easy to be charmed by someone’s presence. Most often though once charmed, the appeal doesn’t last. Finding those people and experiences whose sincerity are rooted deep, truly are diamonds in the rough. Image is a lot in today’s society, however it’s the follow through that adds fuel to the fire.

Here are three keys I’ve found that are imperative to success and happiness.

  1. Quality & proper foundation. Without laying the groundwork properly your dreams will fall apart. It’s so important to add quality time to research, plan and structure your vision. Much like building a home, you want a stable foundation so it will last a lifetime. Quality is the secret to any success.
  2. Sincerity. You must have a sincere desire to truly be of real service with your passion or purpose, or your dreams will fizzle out. You must want your vision with all of your Being, holding nothing back and having no ulterior motives. When you can honestly say you are sincere and authentic in all you do, the universe can then fully conspire to help you by moving mountains to achieve your vision.
  3. Trust you intuition. Being willing to listen to that still, small voice within is challenging, especially when the mind can be full of so many amazing ideas and suggestions! The willingness to trust your heart and follow your intuitive knowing will guide you to every answer you need. Miraculous solutions will appear to what was once thought unsolvable. Your intuition will also guide you to awaken your senses to sincerity in others and experiences that are aligned with your life calling.

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” ~ Amelia Earhart

LATEST UPDATE:

In case you’re wondering, the ocean here in Hawaii is as alive as ever! With over 32 species of toothed whale and dolphins that live here year round in 100 ft. water visibility, Kona truly is a mermaid heaven!

The Humpback Whales have been singing up a storm this season and are just starting their migration back to Alaska. There is so much the whales and dolphins can teach us, are you ready to dive in and listen?

Sea you in the sea!*

Aloha! oO

Lessons to learn in any situation

In life, I’ve found that there is always something we can learn in any situation. The key is to be honest, open minded, and willing to see it! There are two sides to every coin and as Napoleon Hill states, “Every adversity carries within it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

Being willing to face and let go of what no longer serves us or change and grow to the next level, doesn’t mean we have to like it but it does mean we’ve made the decision to see something in a NEW way. This always takes courage. In my own experience, it’s so much easier to focus on the negative aspects. The positive aspects take work! Take a look for yourself and see how keen you are to be centered on positivity, success, and happiness all the time. Ask yourself how much time you spend seeing the good in life, others, and especially yourself? Complaining, worry, and fear can somehow become comfortable and seem to be the “norm” in the world. To “want” to be successful, and taking the road to your happy destiny, now that takes true courage and perseverance.

“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you find yourself with one foot in the door of success, and one foot still in limited beliefs and fear, what would it take for you to truly let go?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~ Marianne Williamson

LATEST UPDATE:
One of the many gifts our ocean gives us is to cleanse us of ailments. Whether physical or emotional, the sea is known to wash away what no longer serves you and is so healing. In Hawaiian culture, this is called a Hi’i'wai. One of the best parts of what I do is watching people’s authentic selves appear after a swim in the sea with dolphins. Worry and fear are washed away as joy and bliss emerge. Fun is essentially our natural state and the dolphins are truly our teachers in bliss!

The Humpback Whales are still here and in full swing this season! Whale song echoes throughout the sea here in Kona and serenade us with their song. Being around the whales and dolphins feeds my soul as a mermaidpreneur and re-energizes my purpose to spread the ocean & mermaid magic worldwide! The sea is calling; it’s time for you to dive in and answer! Discover YOUR true purpose in life and find out the depths of support and abundance that await you! The sea truly will set you free!

Remember I currently have a super special sea sister bonus to gift you 3 nights of lodging here in Kona when you book an Awaken Your Inner Siren VIP 2-day package with me by February 28th! You will still have 6 months to use your booking, so if you feel the sea calling to your inner siren, then take the plunge and dive in! A world of magic awaits you! Today is the last day to get your discount of $4500 for 3 nights and 2 days to swim with dolphins by private boat, full car service, massage, most meals, professional make up artist and mermaid photo shoot and celebration at the Four Seasons to send you off in true style! The rewards are infinite! Be sure to grab your space if this is calling YOU by starting the application process here: www.DanaMermaid.com/vip

Sea you in the sea!*

Aloha! oO

Expand into abundance by embracing balance in your life!

I recently celebrated a memorial for my Grandma who passed away. She was truly an amazing woman who built up the life of her dreams from poverty having raised two kids on her own to becoming an entrepreneur and living a life of class. She was only 4 feet tall but had a firecracker spirit and her smile could light up a room! She was a woman who was not afraid to get her hands dirty, yet she could knock ‘em dead with designer clothes and stiletto heels. As a successful entrepreneur in real estate, she designed and built the life of her dreams including her dream home modeled after Frank Lloyd Wright’s design and structured it so the windows faced where the sun rose and set. Most people would hire someone to do the work, but she was head of the construction crew with a shovel in hand while helping lay the mortar & bricks. She insisted on doing her own landscaping, yet could also enjoy the riches of life. She knew how to have fun and whether dancing or roller-skating circles around everyone, she loved to be the life of the party! The gifts she left are numerable including the most valuable lesson of all that life is short, live it to the fullest!

Embrace balance in life by knowing how to work hard and relax in luxury. Know that anything is possible no matter your size, gender, or life situations. If you have a dream and willingness to persevere, the universe will conspire to help you!

So celebrate life! Whatever physical or mental limitations you think are blocking you from your dreams and success, face them head on and move forward anyway. These blocks that appear so real now, will melt away when you make that decision to fulfill your heart’s desire!

Live, Love, & Laugh! Swim in the sea, BE FREE and BE of real service to the world! The world needs YOU & your heart will thank you!

Trailblazing as a Mermaidpreneur

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

As a captain and navigator on the high seas, I know the importance of charting a course and recognizing the signs of nature to reach a destination. Charting a course and tuning in to the world around you are also imperative within our selves to reach our destined vision on land. To start, you must be willing to create space for dreamtime, the magic place where you can allow yourself to close your eyes and go within to your heart. Ask yourself what is it you want? What is your definite purpose in life? When you get clear on your desired destination, then you can move into the success plan or charting your course. Get on paper exactly how you plan to succeed in your vision. Next step is to actualize it by putting your plan into immediate action! Before you know it, Ahoy, Land Ho!

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” ~ English Proverb

As with navigating the seas, charting a course within is full of twists and turns, you will encounter storms that will challenge you as you move through them and you will find out exactly what you are made of.  There are three main keys to successfully reach your destination, confidence and belief in yourself, what you are doing, and what you want to do. Without self-confidence and belief in your expertise you may falter.  When you truly believe in your self and know you will succeed on your clear mission, then you will not fail.  Along with faith in your self, you must also have deep faith in a power greater than you that guides your intuition. Meditation and prayer are essential to deepening this connection.

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Who or What Are You An Ambassador For?

The definition of ambassador is a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity. So who or what are you an ambassador for? What do you believe so passionately in that you are representing to the world?  Whether it’s the ocean, land, people, a product or service, it may even come down to representing the spirit of aloha. It really is the little things in life that mean everything!  There’s nothing like the kindness of a stranger, a smile or laugh to brighten your day. When someone, anyone throughout your day shows true sincerity in caring for you, excellent customer service that gives you that feeling of being supported and well looked after or simply, love. Your spirit and attitude truly makes a difference in all whose lives connect with you. I hope that someday the Aloha spirit will weave into the hearts and minds of people everywhere and awaken the world to our true purpose in life!

So, what are you waiting for?? Dive in to discover your greatness and the amazing abundance life holds for you. The sea truly will set you free!

I currently have a New Year special bonus to gift your 3 nights of lodging here in Kona when you book an Awaken Your Inner Siren VIP 2-day package with me by February 28th! You will still have 6 months to use your booking, so if you feel the sea calling to your inner siren, then take the plunge and dive in! A world of magic awaits you!

You can start the application process here: www.DanaMermaid.com/VIP

Generations of Creativity

Tis the season to be mer magical and merry! Time to let your light shine bright! As this year wraps up, it’s an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and share love with family, friends and all whose lives we touch! The New Year brings abundance and possibility for change, growth, and magic in renewing our heart’s declarations!

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

When I was a little girl I would look for Rudolph’s red nose up in the sky every Christmas Eve on the way home from my grandma’s house and truly believed in Santa Claus. My mom and I would run around the neighborhood late at night, leaving gifts on the doorsteps for neighbors to wake up to in the morning, then I would leave my list out with milk and cookies for Santa with some carrots and sugar cubes for the reindeer. Now as an adult I find that over 90% of the world is asleep to the magic that lives in this world within us!

Kids are still so connected to this magic and live from their hearts, which is why I have always loved working with children! If you find yourself doubting magic and miracles and are too stuck in “reality”, then challenge your beliefs! You may find a new reality full of magic and possibility that’s been waiting for you all along! One of the gifts my childhood Christmases gave me is that by declaring our wants and needs to the Divine power that created us and by having faith we will be taken care of, we can give to others and live in the magic of Christmastime all year long!

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Be of Service and Be Free!

I believe one of the keys to life is balance. In order for balance to happen you must be willing, honest with yourself, and open minded to possibilities. We also need to listen to our hearts, trusting ourselves at all times! Our needs must be met in order to provide the world with all our amazingness. This involves faith and service.

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. . . you may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” ~ Walt Disney

BE OF SERVICE AND BE FREE!
This is not caretaking, this is a deeper soul giving, really living your authentic self as a service to the world. Be honest, real, and take time to truly listen and care.

In this New Year of 2013, bust open and break free from anything that limits you from fully expressing your gifts in this world! People need you, God needs you and your heart needs YOU! There is no one else like you!

Dana Mermaid

My wish is for you all to be experiencing the magic of this holiday season and relishing in what truly matters in life* family, friends, love, peace, kindness, dreams, and more.
What magic will you bring into the New Year??

Finding Courage in the Face of Fear

Finding Courage in the Face of Fear

This month I want to talk about courage.  Recently I had the blessings and privilege to share some magic of the sea with a dear friend of mine who is normally petrified of anything in the ocean! She braved her fears, flew to Hawaii, donned a mask and snorkel for the first time ever and allowed me to guide her in the sea to swim with wild dolphins. She even braved a mermaid ocean swim in a tail without a mask!

She was astonished how something that was once so terrifying had become the most amazing thing she’d experienced in her entire life!

There is something so magical and empowering when we walk or swim through our fears and reconnect to the sea, which is our ultimate life source.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” 
~ Nelson Mandela

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Magical Sounds of Whale Song!

The tides are changing to wintertime here in Hawaii and the North Pacific Humpback Whales are starting to show up for their yearly migration to mate and calve in the islands! The seas are about to be filled with the magical sounds of whale song! Did you know that Humpback Whales sing without any vocal chords, just by passing air through chambers of their body!

We even received our first snowfall of the season on Mauna Kea, the tallest Volcanic Mountain in the world, starting from 19,000 ft. sea level to a peak of 14,000 feet!  Meanwhile, Pele the Hawaiian goddess of fire, destruction and creation, still continues to erupt flowing lava from Mauna Loa, our volcano on the South.

The Big Island is truly a magical and very special place!

Swim on over and say helloOoOo!!

Love & Service

There is a much deeper meaning to a mermaid ~ she is the siren of the sea, connected to creator, land and ocean and tapped in to her intuition and the rhythm of life. She calls you to wake up the siren in your heart to all the magic and divine abundance this life offers!

How many times has the fear of what people think prevented you from speaking your truth?

One of my favorite guiding principles is Love and Service.  If we can be of service to others, then we must do that in the unique way that we were brought here to do! When we think of how we can better the world in land or sea, it transcends the fear through the action of love.

What is your gift of service to the world and how can you shine your light in this world a little bit brighter?

What fears are blocking you from sharing your gifts fully in this world?

Are you ready to discover just how courageous you really are and truly become a Wahine Toa (Strong Woman)?

Only you can take that plunge and the choice is yours! What are you waiting for? Dive in to your amazingness!! The world needs you!