Thank God I have lived through civil war and nearly died three times

“Thank God I have lived through civil war and nearly died three times”.

A thought which went through my head the other day, and one I have shared with my sons.

Some may find it a strange thing to say, but by now you will have realised I don’t tend to worrry too much about what others things about what I say.

Unless of course it impacts my boys, and then the Mama Fire will come out and bite you on the arse!

You see, living through the Egyptian Uprising, and nearly dying three times has already taught me about what it is like to face my own mortality and take care of my health.

I have already lived under curfew and know these are some of the most productive times of our lives, if we allow it.

Isn’t this why we tell our children they are not allowed to have TV or game time until homework is done and their dinner eaten?

Or why we ground them to enourage them to consider their actions if they have acted out of character or caused harm or disrespect to themselves or others?

Most of the time I guess you could say I am in a self imposed curfew anyway.

There are things which are non negotiables in my life, and I do not tend to go to most places unless they nourish my bod, mind and soul.

What’s the point?

I would only be stealing from my own future and my own dreams if I chose to do things and be in places which take me away from where I want to be anyway.

Speaking with my youngest son the other day about the crazy hysteria going on around us at the moment, we were discussing the lifestyles and health conditions of those who are ‘reported’ to have died.

  • How old were they?
  • What kind of lifestyle did they have?
  • Which health issues did they have?
  • What were their mindset and positivity levels like?
  • Were they active?
  • What foods and drinks did they put into their bodies?
  • And why is it we are not seeing the images of those who have reportedly died from this virus?

And isn’t it interesting it seems to be affecting certain groups of the world’s population which is costing the government and healthy care systems around the world the most amount of money?

If it is so dangerous, then why are the homeless not being better taken care of?

And why has this virus been known about for years and a vaccine not created and already tested on humans?

Take the company Inovia who have just pocketed $208million in the last 2 months, having not had a product to market in 40 years…

Or how about the US Military developed the virus and introduced it into Wuhan days before the ‘pandemic’ started?

New York Times reporter says “there is not a shred of evidence to support this claim” but where is the evidence of all the people who are dying, the real hard facts and data to support this mass hysteria?

All we are seeing and hearing are projected numbers, heresay, and government incompetence the world over, again calling into question the leadership of those in power.

And for those of us who are smarter than the average bear, we know the only way the government control the populations in their country is to introduce another fear into the public domain.

This way they can make us afraid of travelling or visiting a specific country, become afraid of each other, introduce another vaccine which has knock on effects to our health, or release any other scare tactic they so desire so we follow like the lemmings they wish us to be.

Governments pass shocking education changes on the bottom of anti-terror legislation because we will never question anti-terror laws.

The WHO allows food manufacturers to put toxins such as weedkiller and rat poison into cereals such as Cheerios.

The WHO and FSA allow sugar to be added to foods, marketed to kids and devoured by the masses knowing it is more addictive than cocaine, and knowing it is one of the best ways to raise acidity in our bodies.

And what grows at alarming rates in an acidic environment?


The governments around the world, and the media stations are allowing false numbers, irresponsible journalism to be  propagated BECAUSE it is generating global fear, and when we are afraid, we don’t think, we just act.

Living through the Uprising in Egypt and facing my own mortality has given me insights not many people have.

Living through civil war and nearly dying three times has taught me to let go of the fear of dying; to embrace each moment.

These experiences also taught me to make the most of my life, to live my dream and spend as much quality time with my children as possible.

And for some who know I am away from my children at the moment, this might sound like a contradiction.

The quality time I spent with them on video calls almost daily, the opportunities they get to travel the world, and the 1:1 time we get together when they are with me, just enjoying life, has been incredible.

They are due to arrive with me in the next two weeks.  Who knows if this will happen, but we are just moving forward and getting on with life.  No fear, no stress and no worries.

What will be, will be.

The more we stress and worry, the more our bodies will become stressed, the more chance we have of getting ill.

This is also a really great time to get productive, spending quality time with family, getting jobs done around the house, writing the book you have always wanted to write, taking a good hard look at life choices, time to dive deep into what you want out of life.

It is time to create a new vision for the future, one where you are better equipped for all life throws at you.

It is time to rise and let go of the fears and hysteria created by those who wish to control us all.

It is time to start asking smarter questions of ourselves, and of our so called leaders; because remember at the end of the day they are all civil servants, and they are here to serve the civilians, not lie, manipulate and deceive us all.

There is a lot more to this fiasco than meets the eye, and it is very interesting to see how Vietnam, Thailand and China have contained this situation.

It is also interesting to see how the governments with the most arrogance and ego are the ones who are failing the global citizens of the world the most.

My time here in Argentina is almost up.  I am yearning for the beach, and I am just going to keep moving forward.  If my children are unable to fly out to be with me, and I have to amend their flights, then I will deal with that when the time comes.

In the meantime, I have books to write for clients, my own books to write, clients to coach and a lot more avocados, peanut butter and sauerkrut to eat.

Life is great.  Life is a beautiful gift, time with loved ones is precious, and it is a shame so many are wasting this time by stressing out and fighting with others over who gets the last packet of pasta and tomato sauce…

Which by the way, will raise your cortisol levels, along with all the other processed foods so many have been buying… and what does this lead to?

Yep, you guessed it… Diabetes 2… a self inflicted dis-ease; one the pharma companies then ‘help you’ get under control with the meds they produce,

Which makes them money so they can then fund the government agendas,

So they can pretty much create whatever they like because they funded the elections which means the muppets in roles of leadership turn a blind eye to what is going on, and then feign ignorance.

Oh, and just in case you didn’t know testing viruses on the human population isn’t new, and neither is chemical warfare.  Wikipedia may not be the final answer to all your questions, but it is a great place to start.

Living through civil war and nearly dying three times may have taught me to value life and live each moment fully, but being a geek and the annoying child who always asked why, developed my curiosity which led me to ask smart questions.

Where can you start asking smarter questions?

What fears can you face head on and let go of?

What life choices are you going to make from now on which have a more positive impact on your life?

It’s time to get smarter, time to rise even higher, and it’s time to get really curious.

And remember, live to laugh and laugh to live, it is the best way to reduce stress and cortisol.

Ciao for now x

Invest, relax, reflect.

Invest is normally a word used on Wall Street and conjours up thoughts of men in suits, looking tired and stressed.

Relax isn’t something a lot of people find easy to do, myself included for a long time.

Reflection is seen as something to ‘woo woo’ and spiritual, so many don’t make the time, or have the inclination to do it.

So imagine doing all three at once, and the results that come from that.

Last week I arrived in Darwin, extended my visa to a bridging visa whilst I found a way to leave the country. I stayed in an all female dorm in a hostel for two nights as part of my research into the behaviours of the female twenty somethings in today’s society.

It was a place I could not remain in, it wasn’t the right environment for me and so I got onto and started searching for a new location to stay.  Seeing the angels numbers 111 on a certain central location, with pool, gym, laundry and wifi, I booked straightaway; knowing that whatever happened, this was the place I was destined to be at.

And boy what a week it has been!  I have been in receipt of so much juicy goodness and so many blessings that I have been able to do just what I needed to do, and what my soul was calling for.  Invest, relax and reflect, letting go of so much stuff that wasn’t serving me, and was holding me back in achieving all I want in life.  For some that might seem crazy that I feel held back, but for others this will make perfect sense.

What is really interesting about this stay at The Leprechauan Resort on the Stuart Highway in Darwin, is the story behind the place; and the growth it has seen over the last 6 years; and we all know how much I love growth stories!

Back in 2012, The Leprechaun Resort was a run down motel with a low vibrational energy which attracted drunks, prostitues and drug addicts; not the kind of place you’d want to stay or even be near if you are anything like me! By 2nd April 2012 a new team of investors saw potential in the place and started to invest some serious thought, time, energy and money into the place.

2 years and $12 million later, the team of Indigenous owners ad transformed the place into what it is now, and WOW! Just WOW! Not only are the rooms comfortable with everything you need, but the energy in the place is so peaceful and healing.  You may have the Stuart Highway running along the front of the resort, and an RAF base on the other  side of the Highway, but honestly, you get so lost in the lagoon pool and the gardens that everything else just slips away.

The site had a lot of old infrastructure dating back to 1973 , and even survived Cyclone Tracey, so the foundations were strong, just like us humans.  We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for.  With a firm belief in what they were doing, the owners (all Indigenous) refurbished this place, building new units, private cabins, a large restaurant – just perfect for both business and private functions – 2 pools and installed a 24 hour gym and laundry facility; and now attracts both families and those working away from home.  It is also the ideal spot for a business launch and even weddings.

Many people would have written this place off, maybe demolished the lot of it, but with a vision and a purpose so strong, with a social enterprise running alongside of it, what has been created is a space that has given me some valuable time out to re-energise, regroup and refocus what my journey is; and where this whole Mermiad Mission is going.

What I can tell you is this, the way I have been doing it over teh last 3 months is not the way I am going to keep doing it.  I have learnt a lot about myself and sailing over the last 9 months since I left the UK.  I have been able to gain clairty on my higher vision, and what I truly want in my life going forward; and it is not going round from marina to marina, sailing club to saling club asking for passages to my destination.  That part of my journey is over.

The next level vision is now in place and I am feeling so positive; energised and even more excited about my journey than I have been since I came up with the idea of The Mermaid’s Guide to Hitch Hiking.  I am no longer going to be seen as a beggar, by myself or others who own their yachts.  I am not that person.  I have always paid my way, always worked for what I have, and I have a lot of skills, knowledge and experience that lend itself to the sailing world, and I am moving into the space with people who see that and value it.

Spending this last week here at The Leprechaun Resort has enabled me to invest in myself and my future, and I will be back to Australia in a few months to invest in myself further, gaining the qualifications I need to step into the next level of the sailing world; and to work with the owners at The Leprechaun Resort on their Indigenous Education Programmes, something the government of Australia have not invested wisely into for the last 30 years.  The projects are exciting, the work they are doing amazing and the energy and vibrations give me goosebumps!

With reflection comes a clear vision, with the willingness to invest in yourself, amazing things happen, and you will not only raise your vibration and happiness levels, but you will also provide others with the inspiration and energy they need to rise up in their power.

So a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at The Leprechaun Resort Darwin for all you have provided for me as I uplevel my life, gain clarity on my circumnavigation around the world, whilst I write my book The Mermaid’s Guide, and all my other books, coaching my clients and having much needed time for myself.

Remember, when you invest in yourself, magical things start to happen! 🙂 I do have some coaching sessions available, so if you are interested in moving forward in a chosen area of your life, then message me and I will get you the details….  and if I can do it, so can you! 🙂

With love to all of you,

Dawn xx

P.S. I am running a 7 day Author Challenge and a 7 Week Author Course when I get to Bali.  Due to the number of hours in the day to coach those that take part, I am limiting numbers, so if you wish to take part in either the challenge or the course, email me through this site and I will send you the details 🙂

7 Day Author Challenege

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