Raquel English

What’s Been Bubbling Up

Hello there my dearest friends,
I hope the days have found you well and you are enjoying the change of seasons that are transpiring about.
I most assuredly adore the fall season. So many beautiful things to look upon and appreciate.
Before I get going along, you may want to go get a lovely cup of tea and cookies before you settle in to read this post. Here’s mine.

image2I have lots to talk with you about. So, I’ll wait until you come back.

Okay, are we ready now?

First, I wanted to tell you how excited I am about the happenings at “The English Settlement”. I had numerous responses in regards to what the non-profit is exactly and how to participate. That’s so sweet and lovely sentiments from you. Thank you sincerely. It means oodles to me.

I thought I’d share the link to the page describing what the mission statement is and what the foundation is about exactly since several of you asked. So here’s the link The English Settlement Continue Reading

Hello Darlings

I’ve been gone from my blog, but you my dears… have been on my mind every day.

You may not have noticed from my main page under Oceans and Potions, but I added a drop down for The English Settlement . There you may swim on over and see what I’ve been steadily working on for the past 14 months.

I am in the process of purchasing my first home for The English Settlement, which is located in Carmel, California aka. (heaven on earth)  By this time next year, we will have had several fundraisers, as well as workshops and retreats. I can’t tell you how excited I am! To finally see progress and all of my efforts coming to fruition.


It’s a beautiful thing!

Thank you to each of you for reading my blog and supporting me. It means the world to me. I hope to see each of you in California. We’ll have a lovely experience together. Continue Reading

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

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… 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