Begin Here

 My dear friends,

I thought to begin your wee little voyage here, as a way to set you up for how to navigate throughout my blog. I will also give an explanation of what my "message in a bottle", is.

The most popular pages are located on the sidebar to the right. However, I wanted to explain the categories section in an attempt to carry you to what interests you most exceedingly.

I am an Author, Illustrator, and Lifestyle Blog with an emphasis on the Victorian era. I specialise in teaching principles/human development and thought leadership through my writing and painting using the Law of Attraction/ Abraham Hicks, Mermaid metaphors & homesteading. I try to anyway {I am a Pisces, so I do love a bit of everything this beautiful realm has to offer}. 

If you have read my about page, you know fully that I first began studying Stephen Covey concepts when I was quite young. I became vastly enthralled with habit number seven, which was about renewal and balance; he coined the phrase, ” Sharpen the Saw.” It was inspired by Benjamin Franklin's guiding philosophy of time management based on Franklin's proven self-improvement concept. "People's happiness and inner peace do not come from owning things, but identifying what is important to them." I will add to that my own proven happiness, which I believe lies with possessing self-love, self-worth and my knowing that I am a powerful creator. I began using this concept to incorporate into my children's school curriculum, as I felt it was quite useful for me, so of course, It'd benefit others, most notably my children.

In the posts, I intend to give you definitions/synonyms for spiritual words that would relate to someone, per se, as a Christian. I know that words tend to bring on some confusion when speaking about specific topics. The reason for offering this is because, as you know, I was raised a religious girl. Whereas nowadays, I do not follow any religion/religious beliefs, I am a highly spiritual woman. I know for Christians, women, especially, there is a tendency to shy away from anything consistent with the law of attraction. I believe this originates from the fear of the unknown and being conditioned as young girls that anything as such is considered witchcrafts ability to persuade us from God's teachings. This simply isn't truthful. It's a narrative that well-meaning folks teach us when we are young little sprites to keep us as women from our most precise nature; our inner being. Therefore, I understand and comprehend profoundly. That is why many bloggers refrain from such subjects as religion and politics. Not me, though, I feel that we should talk about such topics. Knowledge is power!

I think it is beneficial to explain (if you haven't heard of sharpening the saw before) to know what it means.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln

Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.

“What are you doing?” you ask.

“Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.”

“You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How long have you been at it?”

“Over five hours,” he returns, “and I’m beat! This is hard work.”

“Well, why don’t you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?” you inquire. “I’m sure it would go a lot faster.”

“I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,” the man says emphatically. “I’m too busy, sawing!”

I appreciate this concept. However, I have noticed as with many folks of the world that teach personal growth and development have a tendency to focus on working hard; basically; pushing against in an effort to accomplish things. Their concept is to push through, which is enormous resistance. Many leaders still use these concepts, such as keeping a schedule, regardless of emotions and feelings. Now, as much as I think those plans are lovely and sufficient for most, I personally, do not comply with those state of affairs. As a blogger/ businesswoman, I do comprehend that some appointments must be scheduled; for instance, a dental visit or a deadline from a book publisher. I can't change the way the world works, nor would I care to, however, I can choose to give a new fresher philosophy of concepts. I desire to inspire the world to see things through a new set of eyes. I believe wholeheartedly, the proper mermaids will feel my vibrational pull and want to join in. Nothing is changing here on ye olde blog, I just wanted to give an explanation for the newly displayed categories and why particular posts are listed beneath each one.

There are four dimensions to a human being. We each desire to have balance, to possess regulation, though, we must practice quotidian.

Initially, to increase my children's creative appetite, I renamed the four human dimensions to a more magical approach using mermaid metaphors.

I have taken the four dimensions and combined it with Abraham Hicks teachings {Law of Attraction}, and fine-tuned them into my very own renewal system. I wouldn't consider it extraordinary, in the sense that it takes many moons to comprehend. Although my philosophy is a powerful way to use our time to stay balanced and renewed all the days of one's life and to improve one's physical earth experience most significantly.

”Obtaining Your Sea Legs”

Means learning balance in the four bits of intelligence of a human beings natural state.

For example, I remember when I was learning this information, I began to clearly see why it was essential in the makeup of an individuals life to have balance in all four dimensions. Have you ever noticed, say, a person that is in excellent shape, spends an enormous amount of time eating the right foods, exercises; spending an excessive amount of time in the gym? However, as one would come to know this person, their personal life is all out of whack? This is a flowering example of a person lacking in balance. They are spending entirely too much time in the physical dimension and not enough to balance out their social-emotional aspect.

Folks aren't wrong; nor is it considered a mistake (we don't make mistakes) with what they're pursuing, however, practising this will have ramifications if we allow it to go for too long. It's universal law! Another beautiful analogy of this is the meaning behind my storybook, The Tale of Merrymaid Scarlette Rose. Scarlette Rose followed her own heart, this is true, however, because she ignored the mental, physical & social/emotional aspects she found herself reaping what she sowed. She became sick, was put to bed, she didn't get to have her favourite food for supper and lost her blouse and crown. All because she did not follow the promise she had made to her mother. 

Here are the four dimensions and I'll explain each:
John William Waterhouse, A Mermaid {1900}
{Photo is from my personal collection.}


Live ~ Physical {Mermaid Life} 
The ability to maintain and develop our physical fitness. It corresponds to the body. The requirement to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economic well being, and health. Examples: Wise nutrition, regular balanced exercise, proper rest, relaxation, stress management, prevention thinking, beneficial eating.

Love ~ Social/Emotional {Mermaid Love}
The ability to make social and emotional meaningful connections with others. It corresponds to the heart. Our self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy, and ability to communicate successfully with others. The requirement to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and be loved. Examples: Friendship, spending time and socialising with others. Making social and emotional, meaningful connections.

Learn ~ Mental {Mermaid Master}
The ability to analyse, reason, think abstractly, visualise, comprehend. It corresponds to the mind. Examples: Continued systematic study and education, cultivation of self-awareness, learning, reading, writing and teaching. 

Leave A Legacy ~ Spiritual {Mermaid Soul}
Our drive for meaning and connection with infinite intelligence/God/Source and leaving a legacy. It corresponds to the heart. Examples: Making and keeping promises, educating and following your conscience, asking questions to ourself and living the answers, spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer and service.  The requirement to leave a legacy is our spiritual desire to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.

I have given each quadrant their very own sobriquet {nickname} so that when you see these dimensions at the end of a tagged post, for example, you will now know what each intelligence is comprised of. 

When we live cognizant within the four dimensions, we are functioning on the most potent scale possible as a human being. These components will allow you to possess the keys to your underwater treasure chest. 

At the tender age of 17, I first began the practice of Sharpening the Saw, which is the act of taking the time to renew and refresh the four dimensions of our inherent nature. Whereas I have gained an in-depth knowledge of life's practical work from Mr Covey, I feel there was lack. I now possess a more profound understanding of human endowments after incorporating universal truths to the equation.

I'm so delighted you're here!