Mercedes Maidana


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  • Why I’ve stopped making life plans


    Lately I’ve been asking less of the universe and just allowing it to lead me each moment of each day. Every time a desire would show up, I would just give it up and say to my Higher Power, “That’s yours…that’s yours”.

    I used to envision life goals, yearly goals, quarterly goals, monthly goals. I would go for them full force, full on, pedal to the metal to achieve them…Until I would either achieve them and never be totally fulfilled, or simply crash in the attempt.

    Since last year, my life experiences had shown me that if I wanted to make God laugh, I’d better tell him my plans.

    I think that planning is great: it gives us a focus, a purpose to follow, a direction to have. But, you can’t control how it’s all going to manifest, or if it is going to manifest the way you wanted. Read More

  • Do you feel fear of the future? How to overcome your rumbling mind and move into an abundant mindset


    Today I want to share an interview I did months ago with Mind & Money Coach Kylie Patchett.

    What started as an interview focused on how to move into greater Abundance in our lives, ended up as a raw, honest conversation about fear, overcoming hardship and finding a way to deal with our unconscious thoughts that are keeping us apart from our peace and happiness.

    When we recorded this interview, I remember feeling this energy of Abundance “taking over” me. There was a sense of enthusiasm coming through me and I couldn’t stop nor control the flow. I usually go where the energy leads me and in this case it was to share about a very personal process throughout the months that followed the separation from my ex-husband.

    I always believed that if any of my experiences may help other people to overcome their own challenges then I will share with an open heart and in all honesty. This is exactly what happened in this heartfelt interview. Read More

  • Four tips to overcome perfectionism


    Are you putting off launching your online program, writing your book, getting your website ready or doing your sales copy?

    Over the past few years, I’ve talked to hundreds of women who shared similar scenarios:

    They had a dream, but they didn’t want to fail. So they didn’t do anything.

    They said they were working on their projects, but they got stuck in the details. They wouldn’t let go of their work, wouldn’t let others see it, until it was absolutely perfect.

    Or even worst: they wouldn’t even start working on their projects because of the high expectations they had placed on themselves.

    The problem is that we stop moving forward because we get stuck trying to achieve perfection.

    When your creativity is held inside you, you get stagnant and start feeling disconnected from your Higher Self. When you’re disconnected from your true nature—the one that creates, manifests, activates, and shares, you may start feeling sad, angry or even depressed.

    Most of the time we have these feelings, because we’re avoiding what we need to do. In that avoidance, we get lost.

    If you are going through this situation, I want you to try something different. If anything, try it only for a day and see how it goes. It may be the start you need to break through. Read More

  • Let go of everything to receive EVERYTHING (+Take a peek inside my home!)


    Sometimes in order to make space for Abundance in our lives, we need to go through a huge shift. Sometimes we have to let go of everything to receive EVERYTHING.

    Sometimes it involves letting go of relationships that are not serving us for our growth anymore, living situations, the way we are approaching our careers or the way we are living our lives overall.

    Last year I “lost it all”: my health, my marriage, my home, my career for a full year, my joy, my happiness.

    For four months I could barely move out of the bed from an accident I suffered that led me to a brain injury that lasted 13 months. Every single day was a nightmare. My head was pounding and I couldn’t do anything at all. For the first three months I couldn’t even read an email because I would get fatigued.

    Then divorce came, shock, anger, depression, feeling totally lost.

    One night, as I was lying in the grass under a starry sky listening to Led Zeppelin, I realized that I was feeling totally empty.

    It wasn’t a “bad empty”, neither  a “good empty” feeling. Just neutral:  No desires, no pull, no wants.

    Total nothingness. A big, empty, uncomfortable space that I had no idea how I would fill up, if that would ever happen.

    I allowed myself time to heal and nurture my body and soul. I went back to the basics of eating well, spending time with my dog and surfing whenever my body allowed me. I meditated a lot and then some more.

    The void started to get filled slowly by a Loving force.

    Today, I feel full to overflow. Full of gratitude, joy and Abundance in my life.

    I see the perfect plan that the Universe had for me, that is much greater than anything I could have dreamed of.

    There’s only space for LOVE in my life, and nothing else. Just Loving (Love-in-Action) manifesting itself through my family, my old and new friends, the beauty of Hawaii, the connection with people like you that read what I write (thank you).

    As my life got fulfilled from within, the outer manifestation started to reflect that Abundance as well. Today I’m writing this post from my new condo as I watch the turquoise ocean from my window. Read More

  • A surprise I wasn’t expecting- How Abundance Manifests in Our Lives


    Hi there,

    I wrote this post a few days ago on my Facebook Page, and there was so much great response from my readers that I though I should share it with you as well:

    “Woke up for the first time in my new place. I don’t know how these things happen to me, but I ended up once again beside  the ocean. The Universe has a wonderful way of surprising me with its plans…

    A month and a half ago, I was informed I needed to leave my rental studio up in the hill in Pupukea. I went into a shock for five minutes, wondering why lately in my life there’s always more change on top of change. I didn’t have a clue of what to do next.

    I started looking for places to rent and that search changed into looking into buying my own place in Hawaii instead of renting. I found this tiny studio, with this ocean view at an incredible low price only 25 minutes from my favorite surf spots.

    Yesterday I moved in. It took 15 hours of non- stop work with friends helping along the way. Now I’m laying in my mattress (no bed yet), surrounded by boxes and bags, just a huge mess. But I couldn’t be any happier. This is the view from my bed.

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  • Learn one simple method to start making more money


    To expand into more abundance in our lives, we need to take small, consistent steps that change the way we view prosperity. In this video I share one simple way to start making more money. It will start working before you know it!

    This method is easy and fun, and it is meant to be done daily, every time you have contact with money. Read More