Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The world between worlds

The world between worlds was a recurring theme during our time away and boy did our trip end on that sacred note. 

On the flight home, with just under 4 hours of Pacific Ocean to go before we landed in Sydney, an announcement was made asking if there was a doctor on board. Two doctors and two nurses emerged out of their seats to attend to a lady not feeling well. 

It was the time of night where everyone had been sleeping for many hours and were starting to wake up. 4 hours to Sydney, as anyone who's been on a long-haul trip to Australia knows, is the home stretch. A last movie, breakfast and the trip is over. Only our trip together as a very different kind of flight was just beginning.

The medical situation was happening just a few rows ahead of us near the exit. I could see the nurse's head furiously moving up and down as she started to do CPR. The lights were on by now, everyone was awake and completely quiet. Video screens were off or paused. The entire energy of the plane felt completely different to anything I've felt before on a plane.

Anywhere I looked, heads were bowed down, tears were in eyes, you could just feel everyone praying for that lady, for her dear husband next to her, and for that amazing, strong nurse who kept going and going.
10 min, 20 min, over half an hour, she kept pumping that lady's heart. She was relieved at times by the other nurse and doctors, but it is she who seemed most in charge. They were all incredible. The flight attendants were so kind and compassionate, and managed to walk that fine line so gracefully between being professional yet still openly showing their regular human selves, their emotions clearly being felt, supporting the husband, and putting the needs of this woman first by not leaving her side.

The pilot decided to re-route to Noumea where a medical team came on board. More CPR but this beautiful lady had moved on. It was with such tenderness that they informed her husband, "we can't re-start her heart, we are so sorry."

There we all sat in the plane on the Tarmac in Noumea, in utter silence, shared sadness and united as we saw her husband sitting there in shock and grief as they so carefully tended to his wife preparing her for this very different, most unexpected last leg home.

I saw the nurse sitting up the back with her boyfriend, clearly distraught. I felt compelled to hug her, and to let her know how it felt to see her do what she did, that she did such an amazing thing. I could see she wished she could have done more but for everyone looking at her that morning, she was an absolute angel hero warrior. She did everything humanly possible to try to keep that lady here, she wouldn't give up, it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.

This world between worlds. It is present when someone is born. It is present when someone passes. It is present in deep states of meditation or spiritual connectedness. It was present on that plane for those last hours back to Sydney. It makes us remember who we really are, it puts things in perspective.

Our deepest condolences go out to the husband and family, and prayers to you great lady for your journey home to the non-physical world. To the entire medical team, especially the main nurse, I am in awe of what you did and do every day. To the United crew, what a beautiful thing to see you treat this situation with such kindness, respect and reverence. To our fellow passengers, this is one of those things that unite us (on board United ironically) and it was touching to see everyone's humanity, patience and solidarity in this situation.
Rest in peace.

Transformation from inner and outer travels

Back home after an awesome 3 months based in Mexico and the US!

Travel is always so transformative, a kind of world between worlds, a pause between life chapters.
Being in a different environment, and this can happen in trips just days long, gifts you with the opportunity to remove yourself from your usual life. Stripped of much of your daily routine and surrounds, you get to BE anew. 

This pause is often the circuit breaker that has people coming home to realise parts of their old life no longer fit, while new pathways and expressions of self beckon. 

The accelerated energies of our present times being what they are, our 3 months felt like a year. Creatively, spiritually and physically it feels like we've gone through an inner systems re-boot, and I know many of you are feeling the same way. 

Martin Luther King Jr once said you don't have to see the whole staircase. You just need to shine your light on the one or two steps ahead of you. I'm using those words as inspiration as I create a brand new website, more reflective of what I now want to focus on. Life changes can be overwhelming, but if we take them one step at a time they feel more do-able.

If you are in the middle of a big life change, or want to make one, the one step at a time approach takes the fear out of it, and some time away even if you can just do a weekend, brings fresh clarity and opportunity for an inner and outer re-set.

Who is going through a big life shift and re-set right now? Who wants to? Share here, your tips and stories can help others. 

(C) Dana Mrkich 2015 

Sunday, August 09, 2015

This Weekend Only!

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Communities creating the New Earth

Mother Earth is astounding in what she looks like and offers us each day: beauty, oxygen, water, spectacular nature, and an environment that provides all we need to thrive. We don't need a New Earth, just new eyes and new ways to take better care of this Earth.

As more of us do this, over time it will seem as if we are on a New Earth and this is what visionaries have foreseen for so long. Collectively we are in the midst of this process right now. This has been so apparent to us this trip by the huge changes we have seen in the availability of food choices compared to 5 years ago. Organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free options are everywhere!

As individuals shift, purchasing decisions change, the demand for healthy food suppliers increases, options expand.

Global change in this new era is a grassroots movement facilitated by each and every one of us. 

Gandhi said it "Be the change you wish to see in the world." 

Are you feeling and experiencing a shift in your local world and community? 

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Full Moon, fertility and so many feelings!


A Full Moon was rising on our last night at the Rez last week. The Lakota don't have a word for goodbye, instead they say Toksha Ake meaning see you later or see you again. Big Wopila to everyone and everything there for as usual a truly powerful and beautiful time.

I was feeling so emotional prior to that last day. It was a Full Moon, Venus was and still is doing her Retrograde thing, and we completed our final thank you ceremony with the Medicine man and spirits, closing a circle we started 6 years ago when we did ceremony to help us conceive our now almost 4 year old Jaxon.

I am thinking of you all right now who have had, or are having, issues with fertility, women and men both. And thinking of all fathers and mothers, aunties and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, who are all joined together be it united during conception issues, or anything related to the healthy presence of all of our precious children.
Lots of love to anyone needing it right now x

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Bring back the Goddess!

Dear Instagram head honcho's,

How very Venus Retrograde of you to ban ‪#goddess! It is so fascinating to see you being triggered by the very current you are pushing against, love it! I hear that too many women choosing to post naked photos of themselves use #goddess, and I know how naked images of women so upset you, including breast-feeding mothers and nipple-revealing selfies. Women are just so outrageous aren't they!

I can just imagine your triumphant fist-pump when you got the idea: "I know! Let's ban the hashtags! That will show them! That will keep women quiet and covered!" But instead you have accidentally created a Goddess uprising! Women are banding together to ‪#‎bringbackthegoddess‬ and ‪#‎freethenipple‬, all because of you! 

A Goddess gave birth to you. Show her and half your followers some respect, and stop acting like a twit for Goddess sake!

#bringbackthegoddess #goddess

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Venus love and triggers

Venus is well into her 40 day Retrograde period. She governs all things related to our sense of self-love, self-worth and self-value. Our relationship patterns are often triggered at this time, as are any recurring income/financial issues, highlighting how we truly feel about ourselves deep down, what and how much we allow ourselves to receive, what we believe we are worth, the way we allow ourselves to be treated and ultimately the way in which we treat ourselves. 

If you need support with these areas, my online course Let Love In will most definitely get things moving on inner and outer levels. Check it out for more info.

Pay attention to the feelings that come up at this time. Anger, irritation, feeling used or unappreciated are common Venus triggers alerting you to the fact that something is wanting to be addressed and now is the time.

How are you feeling?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sundance Gratitude

 Image: Sundance by Joanne Bird

Just got some wifi access after a week out on the Sundance grounds. Watching Christian do this ceremony for 4 days, along with the 100+ other dancers, with people supporting every round by praying and dancing along in the arbor surrounding the Sundance Tree, was one of the most profound experiences of my, and his, life.

It was hot in the shade, meanwhile the dancers were out there under the sun, no food or water, praying while the singers and drummers sang the prayer songs. It is a huge physical, mental, emotional and spiritual committment and I am in awe of all the men and women who do it.

It was a time where time stopped and who we really are, and what really matters in life is felt deeply and strongly by everyone there. I am so grateful for the experience.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sundance Ceremony

We are on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation for the next few weeks, preparing for Christian to Sundance. I'll have wifi access very rarely so just wanted to pop on and let you know in case you are looking out for a message and wondering where I've got to! Haven't dropped off the face of the Earth entirely, although surrounded here by the Badlands and Prairie it could certainly seem so, in a good way.

Christian has been coming to the Rez here for 20 years. In 2009 a medicine man did a special ceremony to help us conceive, and Jaxon came along in 2011. Our committment with that ceremony was that Christian would return to Sundance, to give thanks, once our child or children were born. This year the stars were aligned allowing us to get back here, and here we are.

A lot of people think of Native Americans as tribes that used to exist long ago, but they are all still here today. Over 550 tribes living on 300 reservations across the US, still practicing their ceremonies, and praying for the people and the Earth. Amidst everything they have gone through, and are still going through today, they continue to pray, to do ceremony, and have faith in the Creator. I wanted to say this because I know that so many people aren't aware that Native American ways and people are still very much here today.

Thousands of men and women Sundance across a lot of these reservations every Summer, sending prayers out for humanity and Mother Earth. Thank you to all of the brothers and sisters that do this. They all appreciate prayers being sent their way, to help them through what is an awe-inspiring 4 days without food or water.

Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015 

Friday, July 03, 2015

Venus & Jupiter Meeting


Venus/Jupiter are together in the skies right now. It's the perfect time to open yourself up to the possibility of Receiving something that would truly nourish your body, heart and soul.

Sit quietly with yourself for a few minutes. Close your eyes. Give thanks that you now receive that which you truly most need right now. Share your gratitude prayer here if you'd like others to give it some extra love and support.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015