Raquel English

How To Stay Propeller Focused

I’d like to tackle the subject of staying focused since Ive always struggled with this.

I’m a Pisces (maybe that has nothing to do with it), but Pisces seem to have a dreamy, flighty imaginative imagination and staying focused is a toughie for me.

Do you struggle with this? You spend an hour scheduling your weekly events, compiling a “to do” list, and then realize “oh crap” I didn’t get half of these things done!

What we focus on propels everything.

vicki in wings

When we have too many choices or decisions that have to be made, Science has proven we will opt for none.

Water has a significant different refractive index to air, and this affects the focusing of the eyes. Animals eyes are adapted to either underwater or air vision and do not focus properly when in the other environment. There is a lens of the fishes eye’s called the crystalline lens. They’re extremely convex and their refractive indices are the highest of all animals.

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Are You Lying About Your Emotional Algae?

As a Mermaid at Weeki Wachee, I had the lovely opportunity to enjoy all the beautiful outward appearances of being a performer.

As a mermaid trainee though (before I was officially a mermaid and able to swim in shows) I was designated numerous chores. The chores were given because Mermaids always pulled rank. Mermaids didn’t have to do work or chores, they had earned their ‘fins’ so to speak.

One of my jobs, along with other trainees was to clean all of the glass for the underwater stage, and all the props that were used in the shows. If you know anything about water and the natural cycle of algae you’d know it can start building up very rapidly. The algae had to be cleaned every other day.

dome with manatee

There was a particular area of the river that was on the outskirts part of where the shows were performed called the dome.

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Emotions On The Yoga Mat

Hello Lovelies,

Today on the yoga mat I had an onset of emotions.

me on the mat

-How many times I have to remind myself to NEVER EVER give up, especially when I really feel like it.

-How I am so full of energy and optimism and then my bi-polar sets in.

-How people challenge me and my beliefs. I want to get angry, defensive and spout off (the redheaded temper comes out), but then I’m reminded those are blessings in disguise. deep descent quote

-How I feel utterly alone and that no one is going to rescue me.

-Then I’m reminded that I am not alone, a Heavenly father loves me and that will suffice.

-I have felt the death of several friendships.Continue Reading

A Vietnam Veterans Journey To Recovery With Essential Oils

Hello Mermaid Junkies,

Are you getting ready for Valentines Day on Saturday? I hope you have a lovely heart filled Day!

Mermaid Alchemy

I wanted to share the story of how my Father went from being in constant pain to recovery with essential oils. He suffers from (Arthritis) caused by the shrapnel in the Vietnam War and mentally he was beginning to feel like he was deteriorating, very sad about his lack of mobility, energy and a number of other things. He actually stated to me he was really on the verge of giving up on life… like what was his purpose. He began sleeping all of the time. He also has severe cataracts and terrible vision and that seem to be fading also.

I wanted to have my father try some essential oils, but I wanted to do it in a subtle way so he didn’t feel like his life was being turned upside down.

You probably know what I’m talking about. Someone swims along and tells you they have the remedy that’s going to cure you, or at least make all your ailments go away. And then they list off a gazillion steps and you instantly lose hope again. Why… because no one wants to do fifty things to get results. It’s a proven fact that if you give people too many things to do or ask them to make too many choices, they’ll opt for nothing.

I have been studying {certified} aromatherapy for years, so I decided to make a few unique blend samples for my father and see what he thought.Continue Reading

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Wednesday: Upwelling Wednesday

This is the Spiritual need, the need to leave a legacy.

The need to leave a legacy, to have a sense of meaning, purpose, pride, personal satisfaction and contribution to the world.

I received a phone call tonight from someone that I revere as my mentor. Sena King is her name and she’s the most wonderful woman I know, besides my own mother.

I’ve actually known Aunt Sena since birth. You can read that story here if you’d like.

I was grateful for the in-depth conversation that I had with her in regards to appearances and being judged from an external perspective.

When you are always on the path to personal growth there’s’ a constant flow of the spirit helping to guide and lead you to more and more self-discovery.
As I was chatting with Aunt Sena she mentioned that because I had been currently using such verbiage as enlightenment, universe, affirmations and etc. (that she had failed to mention anything for fear of upsetting me), but she had started to believe I was on the brink of abandoning my religion.

I was very grateful to her to for mentioning her thoughts with me and that I could plainly see that perhaps there were others that may be confused or have become curious about my core values as well.Continue Reading

Are Your Anchoring Beliefs Weighing You Down?

Monday: Mermaid Monday Master This is the Mental need, the need to learn,  inspiring, teachable, encouraging, developing and growth. “Your ♥ is free, have the courage to follow it.” Hello, Mermaid Junkies Some of you may be completely happy and overjoyed by the month of love. However, there may be some that could use an encouraging…Continue Reading